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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 05:00 PM
Hello everybody.

Various times, I had a problem piloting the russian I-16.
Sometimes, when I point the nose down quite fast, the engine stops and I cannot re-start it.

How can I avoid this or re start my engine ?

Thank you !!

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 05:00 PM
Hello everybody.

Various times, I had a problem piloting the russian I-16.
Sometimes, when I point the nose down quite fast, the engine stops and I cannot re-start it.

How can I avoid this or re start my engine ?

Thank you !!

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 05:10 PM
The not wanting to restart is a bug in the FB V1.0
this bug is fixed in the patch.
The only thing you can do is land in the field (if neccessary) and restart on the ground - that works :-)

The engine stops in the patched version (FB V1.1b) too but can be re-started in the air...

hope this helps S~

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 05:10 PM
Engine quits due to negative G fuel starvation.
You are unable to restart.
Have been informed that the new patch allows restart.
To avoid neg G starvation roll inverted before diving.

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 05:13 PM
It is called engine starving (or may be the opposite - carburetor flooding with gasoline) after negative G maneuver. You can also encounter this phenomenon on early Hurricanes and I-153. If we will ever have early Spitfires - they would suffer from it as well.

To avoid it - you should try to go inverted before puling the stick - that's what real pilots did in same situation. There is another trick - cut your throttle to 0 before doing negative G maneuver, do your maneuver and then throttle back up - you engine still <u>may</u> work. You would need to experiment with this one.

You cannot restart the engine in flight, at list not in I-16 and I-153.


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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 05:25 PM
Thanks a lot to you three !
You saved the Motherland and one of his lousiest pilots !