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kid_SA
01-19-2008, 12:24 AM
Though I'm very careful to keep the FW (anton) engine within the overheat boundary, sometimes it just dies out (engine inoperable) without any warning. Sometimes with the boost, sometimes even without. Always (so far) when climbing or diving. Is this some supercharger thing that one should be aware off? Help!

kid_SA
01-19-2008, 12:24 AM
Though I'm very careful to keep the FW (anton) engine within the overheat boundary, sometimes it just dies out (engine inoperable) without any warning. Sometimes with the boost, sometimes even without. Always (so far) when climbing or diving. Is this some supercharger thing that one should be aware off? Help!

FoolTrottel
01-19-2008, 03:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Is this some supercharger thing that one should be aware off? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Using the Find function on the Forums here, a thread showed up, with a reply in it, of which I only pasted a small part here:

"Engine damage still seems to occur when activating MW50 while the throttle is over 100 percent, or when turning MW50 on/off/on too fast."
(Source: here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/258101983?r=281103983#281103983))

Have Fun!

kid_SA
01-19-2008, 07:47 AM
not the MW50. I was flying the Antons.

FoolTrottel
01-19-2008, 09:24 AM
You sure you are not over-revving the thing?
(Can one even do that in an Anton?)

Oh well, maybe ask this in General Discussion (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&f=23110283) forum... for more attention... of more knowledgeable ppl....

VW-IceFire
01-19-2008, 01:11 PM
Use auto prop pitch and the engine will rev appropriately. It can overrev in a steep dive if manual pitch is being used.

Osprey_334th
01-29-2008, 02:47 PM
You have 5 mins of full power on the Anton with the rad open and auto pitch before the overheat HUD. Then you have 4 mins before it grumbles and quickly dies. If it is ceasing then you are either hit or you have let it run on overheat for too long.

To cool quickly open the rad, turn off the boost, drop throttle under 100% and drop the pitch to 30-40% and she'll cool very quickly.

~S~

kid_SA
01-29-2008, 03:23 PM
neg, osprey, as I said in my post, it dies with no warning, that is to say, no overheat message. And not always in a dive, either. Also not always when using the boost. Just normal flying, (so far) in a DF, and wham, the engine cuts and dies with an "engine inoperable" message.

I do use manual pitch on the antons though.

As an unrelated question: the pitch on the Dora, is it fully manual (as in the angle itself is controlled, a la 109) or another CSP-like gadget?

Thanks for the replies so far. Much appreciated.

Outlaw---
01-30-2008, 02:35 PM
Are you sure you don't have the HUD messages turned off, and therefore are not receiving the overheat message?

--Outlaw.

kid_SA
01-30-2008, 02:48 PM
I'm quite positive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

That, I'd have noticed.

VW-IceFire
01-30-2008, 09:00 PM
I think its time you recorded a track for us and we'll have a look at whats going on. Bind a key to start/stop recording and set up the scenario.

kid_SA
01-31-2008, 01:03 AM
unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) it doesn't happen with any regularity, but I'll record my 190 flights when I use the ButcherBird and see if it happens again.

What are the thoughts? That I'm over-revving the engine. Any other possibilities?

Thanks for the help so far.

Xiolablu3
02-03-2008, 04:00 PM
Thats a wierd problem I have never experienced. Only the MW50 Fw190D can really have that happen.

The Antons WEP just sparys more fuel into the engine giving it a boost, it never wrecks the engine except by overheating...