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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 04:52 AM
can someon give me some tips on useing prop pitch. when to change it, how to improve my flight by using it. im somewhat new to online multiplayer and any advice on prop pitch would be apreciated.

thx in advance

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 04:52 AM
can someon give me some tips on useing prop pitch. when to change it, how to improve my flight by using it. im somewhat new to online multiplayer and any advice on prop pitch would be apreciated.

thx in advance

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 04:55 AM
When diving and you want to have the best control and speed, deploy flaps to take off or so and prop pitch to zero. then reverse. Essentially, higher prop pitch = more power but harder on the engine and gas, while lower prop pitch = less power but much easier on the engine. Feathering the props, or putting them fully into the wind, is VERY usefull when your engine cuts out, as it reduces all drag from the props.


I'd suggest watching the training videos and note when the pilot changes the prop pitch...and apply those to your flying. That's how I learned.

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 04:56 AM
I'm using the "idiot's version."

Leave it at 100 for take off and climb. When you hear your engine really revving up, drop it a little bit. With most aircraft, once I get to where I'm going, I set it around 70-75% and use the throttle to adjust revs.

I'm sure some other folks can give you better advice, but doing this should keep you from burning out your engine.

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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 05:04 AM
i assume you are talking about variable pitch planes like the Emil that do not have an auto setting.


basically just set throttle (I use 85% cruising, 100-110% in combat)and then use the pitch to keep revs at the optimum setting. In the emil that is 1800-2200 in cruise and 2200-2500 in combat.

The only time you may need to touch the throttle is in a steep dive where the engine will over-rev no matter what pitch you select if you leave throttle up around 80-100%. Otherwise control revs with pitch.