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eddiemac0
01-23-2005, 01:53 PM
Hey all,

I'm still going through all the game's planes and I took the J8A for a spin in QMB. Well, the engine kept dying on me and I couldn't find a mixture setting to keep it happy. Any help is as always much appreciated.
Thanks.

eddiemac0
01-23-2005, 01:53 PM
Hey all,

I'm still going through all the game's planes and I took the J8A for a spin in QMB. Well, the engine kept dying on me and I couldn't find a mixture setting to keep it happy. Any help is as always much appreciated.
Thanks.

Oilburner_TAW
01-23-2005, 01:58 PM
The J8A and some other older planes have simple carbureators which require gravity to work correctly. So, don't push the stick forward and it will run fine (no negative g's). If the plane can be trimmed, it also helps to trim it level or slightly negative (nose down) so you don't need to constantly apply forward stick pressure. If you need to go down, do a half roll (so you are upside down), then pull back on the stick, half roll again (right side up), pull back to level out. This is actually good behavior for any plane becuase anybody that has actually flown will tell you that negative g's are one of the most unpleasant sensations you can experience.

eddiemac0
01-23-2005, 02:04 PM
Oh, that's good to know... kind of like the zero cutting out in 3.01. Also, I can't believe I didn't recognize this at first, but the J8A is a gladiator isn't it?

heywooood
01-23-2005, 02:12 PM
yes - J8a is Gladiator...

sithgod
01-23-2005, 09:28 PM
Same as early Spits. They had some Spitfire pilots saying what they hated about the 109's was they could just stick their nose down while the Spit had to roll to avoid the Neg G's and sometimes by the time they did the 109 had buggered off.

I tend to stall my J8 when I get into some really twisting fights with I-16's

Latico
01-23-2005, 11:56 PM
Those I-16's will spit and sputter from neg-G's as well if I remember right.

p1ngu666
01-24-2005, 04:31 AM
not if they are ai http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Arm_slinger
01-24-2005, 08:38 AM
I read somewhere that the gladiator had a 9 litre fuel tank in it that fed the engine when the aircraft was inverted...