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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 10:20 PM
I've been flying the 109E-4 a bit recently but the engine seems to overheat and then fail no matter what I do. I keep the power down below about 90%, even at take off - but even then it will eventually overheat and pack up.

Is there something that I'm doing wrong or is it a bug?

McN

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 10:20 PM
I've been flying the 109E-4 a bit recently but the engine seems to overheat and then fail no matter what I do. I keep the power down below about 90%, even at take off - but even then it will eventually overheat and pack up.

Is there something that I'm doing wrong or is it a bug?

McN

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 10:25 PM
Lower the prop pitch to 70% or so once you get to altitude. Remember to lower it again in a dive and raise it back up in a climb. Listen to the revving of the engine.


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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 11:11 PM
thanks cossack- I'll give it a go...

McN

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 11:15 PM
You should read the PDF manual on your FB cd. It contains usefull supplemental info on all flyable FB aircraft, like cruising altitudes and cruising RPM's.

the 109E cruises at about 2100 RPM IIRC, check the PDF file for exact figures.

Anyhow, the overheat issue is the reason I don't fly the 109E series very much.

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 12:24 AM
its not actually overheating

you are overrevving and blowing the engine



use prop pitch to keep engine revs below an absolute max of 2500-2600 in combat and 2000-2200 when cruising.

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 12:29 PM
Thanks all for the advice - especially kind of you as this is clear RTFM situation...

WTE_Galway wrote:
- its not actually overheating
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- you are overrevving and blowing the engine
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I've got that now - but the game does tell me the 'engine overheat' message which was misleading me. I suppose the overheating is the symptom of over-revving?

McN

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 01:02 PM
I checked the revs with CEM off. They seem to be optimal.

110% - 2450
100% - 2300
90% - 2150
80% - 2000
70% - 1850
60% - 1700
50% - 1450

/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif . No overheating at all @100% - 2300 /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif . Of course you can do 110% - 2700 for example which gives a bit more power, but it overheats much quicker then.


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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 01:12 PM
Ah lord...I was running it at 2700 cruise...lol.

Had the same problem, but it's getting better now.