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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 06:14 PM
Hi Guys,


I normally fly with all difficulty set to normal apart from the engine, as I dont really understand how all the diff settings work. Could someone explain how they work, perhaps in the Allied planes?? Eg superchargers, prop pitch, etc etc I fly later mark Hurri's and the p47. However a general overview would be great.

Cheers guys in advance.

Regards Iamsnip

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 06:14 PM
Hi Guys,


I normally fly with all difficulty set to normal apart from the engine, as I dont really understand how all the diff settings work. Could someone explain how they work, perhaps in the Allied planes?? Eg superchargers, prop pitch, etc etc I fly later mark Hurri's and the p47. However a general overview would be great.

Cheers guys in advance.

Regards Iamsnip

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 06:50 PM
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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 06:58 PM
The Jug is pretty simple and straightforward. The supercharger is automatic dependent upon your altitude. As for prop pitch, i find it easier if you don't mess with it too much. just leave it at 100% in most cases. If you've got a long flight at higher altitudes you can trim it back to...say, 80%. Otherwise just leave it alone.

Mixture is a different story. This (combined with supercharger) is the one I use most often to keep horepower at altitude. My own rule-of-thumb is drop it to 80% at 3000m-3999m and another 20% down to 60% over 4000m. This will cover most circumstances and you can determine if additional leaning of mixture is necessary as you climb higher. I don't usually go over 5000m (unless WUAF_HERO is on the server /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )

This is quick and dirty, but I hope it helps.

Michapma also has a detailed... "thesis" /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif on the subject. I'll try to find the link.



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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 08:15 PM
I only do the basics when running the engine controls. I tend to fly the HE111 alot on-line.

I've mapped:
CTRL+1 to CTRL+4 for the engines.
CTRL+A to select All engines.
Z = Prop decrease pitch -5%
X = Prop increase pitch +5%
, and . for mixture (rarely used)

On full engine servers, I need to turn on each engine one at a time. So:

CTRL+1 for engine 1
'i' starts the motor
set throttle to 30-40% (on engine 1 only)
CTRL+2 for engine 2
'i' starts the motor
I now let the left engine pull the nose around until (with brakes and rudder) I'm pointed in the general takeoff direction.
CTRL+A (all engines)
Flaps to Take-off
Throttles to 100-110%

Once airborne, gear up, flaps up, engines to 100%, Prop pitch to 80% in level flight for speed, 100% for climbing.

I seem to get by OK. I cycle through the 'r' key when the motors get hot.