View Full Version : 109 Throttle... Jammed

09-14-2006, 06:36 AM
Would you believe, I was halfway through a mission in the very exellent Luftwaffe Pilot : Legion Condor campaign, when some lucky gunner whacked me, and jammed my throttle :
No, really he did, jammed wide open it was. The sad part is, I didnt even realise until I was about to land and a quick check of the airspeed showed in excess of 400kph!

Ive spent two years being shot to bits on and offline with IL2, and Ive had the problem with Spits and Hurries where the prop pitch govenor gets hit, and the engine over revs, but Ive never had this happen in a 109. Oh well, after two years, its good that Im still discoveringnew things, even if it is how to limp home after a mission and die on landing!

09-14-2006, 08:19 AM
That's weird. Same thing happened to me this morning. My F4 got sprayed by .303 across the top of the engine and then it was stuck at full tilt, I restarted the engine a couple of times but no joy, then it just carped out on me, no doubt from the heartless abuse it was receiving.

First time too.

09-14-2006, 08:35 AM
I've seen that as well, were you can't throttle back, makes landings a little difficult. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

09-14-2006, 08:37 AM
Can you turn the engine off and deadstick

09-14-2006, 09:07 AM
It happened to me few times. If you still have prop pitch control you can kill the thrust by lowering the PP, or feather the prop. It beats having to restart the engine on the down leg.

09-14-2006, 01:26 PM
That is so funny

09-14-2006, 02:27 PM
its on the he111 aswell, per engine :O
nothing like having 1 dead engine, other one stuck at fullthrottle:O

09-14-2006, 03:09 PM
It happens in P47 too.

09-14-2006, 03:29 PM
In my eyes, this is simply more proof.

09-15-2006, 03:08 AM
It seems your throttle cable was cut. When the cable gets cut, the throttle will automatically open up to full power. It's a safety feature in airplanes.

09-15-2006, 07:25 AM
I have had it happen in numerous aircraft, I usually just get some height near the airfield and cut the engine and dead stick in from a dive with late turn to bleed off excessive speed. The main thing to remember is that if you are gliding in you will normally be going faster than a normal approach and need to try and touch down on the runway as early as possible or be more aggressive on the brakes, otherwise you will go off the end of the runway.

09-15-2006, 07:49 AM
Happens in the Spitfire also.

Nice touch.

09-15-2006, 07:51 AM
You are quite the jokester.

09-15-2006, 08:04 AM
Happened in my BMW last year...scary as he||. The brakes were getting hot coming home. Just had to shut off the engine in the driveway.

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