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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:06 AM
I've just taken up a me262a campaign in FB.I found that the engines on Me262 work very unstably,sometimes they catch fire right after I click "i" to start it.Is this setting realistic?Can somebody tell me how to avoid it?What should I take care of?

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:06 AM
I've just taken up a me262a campaign in FB.I found that the engines on Me262 work very unstably,sometimes they catch fire right after I click "i" to start it.Is this setting realistic?Can somebody tell me how to avoid it?What should I take care of?

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:13 AM
im really sure if this is what is wrong, but when u turn ur engines on make sure ur at 0% throttle. Also always advance the throttle very slowly.

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:17 AM
The engines of the 262 were very touchy: you should handle them with extreme care,don`t push throttle past 80%, unless for a very short period of time(few seconds), and avoid accellerating the engines abruptly (i.e don`t "yank" the throttle...). Also, i have the feeling that flying thight curves in the 262 creates more pressure on the engines, thus more failure, but this might be wrong.
As for starting engines: be sure to cut throttle before you press"i".....
Have fun with this beauty....

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:25 AM
spetsnaz26 wrote:
- I've just taken up a me262a campaign in FB.I found
- that the engines on Me262 work very
- unstably,sometimes they catch fire right after I
- click "i" to start it.Is this setting realistic?Can
- somebody tell me how to avoid it?What should I take
- care of?
-

Abrubt use of throttle could set early jet engines on fire. On Me 262, for start up the throttle must be used gently. Keep to this and you will never catch fire.
However in flight your task is easier, as the throtlle was automated over 6000 rpm. This means you can do whatever harsh throttle handling between 6000 and 8700 rpm (IIRC that`s above 50% throttle).
Cooling of the jet engine depends on your airspeed. When slow, your engines will overheat quickly at high power output, but at high speed you will overheat much slower and can safely use 100% throttle.

So in brief, set throttle to 0% before starting the engine, handle the throttle gently at take off and when under 6000 rpm. Above that you can use the throttle as normal. Follow these, and you will NEVEr catch fire.



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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:35 AM
In the pre-flight runup one of the tests was to rapidly ****** the throttle from 6000rpm to "idling" position. This must not cause the engine to flame out.

During runup, at 8700rpm(+/-200) the gas temperature should remain constant after 1 minute.

Highest permissable revs is 8700, permissable for 15 minutes. This may only be exceeded in climb, combat and at great height.

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:51 AM
i have read it was not construction problem,however lack of especially material(glue,alu etc)

is that right?

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 12:04 PM
Yep, not enough raw materials for high performance alloys.

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 06:01 PM
BTW In FB You can make rapid throttle changes between 80% and 100% without any problem. No flame out and no fire.

Above around 650Kph (depending on altitude) you can keep the throttle at 100% without overheating.

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 06:11 PM
JG5_UnKle wrote:
- BTW In FB You can make rapid throttle changes
- between 80% and 100% without any problem. No flame
- out and no fire.
-
-

Just as it should be. If 8700 rpm is taken as 100%, then 6000rpm is 70% throttle.


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