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jetguy06
06-18-2006, 11:06 PM
What is the deal with the radiator flaps?What are they used for?I noticed you can set them to the fo;;owing positions: position 1-4(5?), open, and closed/auto.What is the best position for what altitude/speed?Any and all help is appreciated.Thanks.

P.S.
I have quite a few questions in this forum alone.I'm deeply sorry if you get tired of seeing me ask so many questions.I have had this game for a while, but I want to experience the full realism of it, ubt I need to know the stuff for it, too.Sorry.

jetguy06
06-18-2006, 11:06 PM
What is the deal with the radiator flaps?What are they used for?I noticed you can set them to the fo;;owing positions: position 1-4(5?), open, and closed/auto.What is the best position for what altitude/speed?Any and all help is appreciated.Thanks.

P.S.
I have quite a few questions in this forum alone.I'm deeply sorry if you get tired of seeing me ask so many questions.I have had this game for a while, but I want to experience the full realism of it, ubt I need to know the stuff for it, too.Sorry.

FritzGryphon
06-19-2006, 12:11 AM
Predictably, opening the radiator will cool the engine more.

For a general idea, opening the radiator flaps fully will increase the time for a motor to breakdown from overheat by 1/3. However, the drag caused by the flaps will reduce your top speed by 15-25 km/h.

It turns out that an aircraft's top speed with 110% power and radiator open is about the same as the top speed at 100% power, and radiator closed. There is little practical reason to use the radiator flaps.

leitmotiv
06-19-2006, 12:29 AM
Real world Standard Operating Procedure is to open cooling gills/radiator flaps in combat. Why? Well, (1) Some aircraft will burn up their motors alarmingly fast with them closed (believe me I've done it!) and (2) the last thing you want to have to do is to throttle back to 50% in a combat area because your motor is unsustainably hot! Once your motor gets very hot it can take precious time to cool it down---time you do not have when there are enemies all around you. Some aircraft like the Japanese J2M3 Raiden will heat up alarmingly fast even with the gills open. Another reason to keep them open---if your motor overheats, it quickly recovers if you have been flying with open gills, and it recovers without having to throttle way back. Keep gills open while taxiing on ground. Close gills to take off. Open while cruising. In a combat emergency close your gills briefly for a fast getaway (like 60 seconds) but don't push it.

polak5
06-19-2006, 12:35 AM
keep a close look at your temp gauge. Then u will know when u want to sacrifice speed for engine temp.
I only jack with it in desperate situations.
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Btw, welcome to the forums
Regards, Polak

rnzoli
06-19-2006, 07:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">P.S.
I have quite a few questions in this forum alone.I'm deeply sorry if you get tired of seeing me ask so many questions.I have had this game for a while, but I want to experience the full realism of it, ubt I need to know the stuff for it, too.Sorry. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't be sorry.

However, do you know that you can get loads of information in a more organized way, at your own pace, at this site: http://www.airwarfare.com/sturmovik_101/faq_index.htm and http://www.airwarfare.com/guides.htm ?

Radiator positions are handled in CEM (Complex Engine Management) and it is discussed in one of the guides: http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_cem.htm

Feathered_IV
06-19-2006, 07:59 AM
Did someone say radiator settings?


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danjama
06-19-2006, 08:02 AM
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leitmotiv
06-19-2006, 08:56 AM
Smart cat!

I'll give you an example of the problems of operating one particularly difficult aircraft, the J2M3 Raiden. I was operating one in a dogfight situation with full throttle and cooling gills fully open. I had to continually throttle back to about 97% to keep the temperature out of the red. When I was momentarily fully engaged and unable to throttle back, the indicator was well into the red and I had to disengage and throttle back to 44% to get the indicator out of the red. The Raiden's chronic overheating was the result of a troublesome engine and it is a problem you will not encounter with high-quality engines in other aircraft.

TAW_Oilburner
06-19-2006, 10:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Smart cat!

I'll give you an example of the problems of operating one particularly difficult aircraft, the J2M3 Raiden. I was operating one in a dogfight situation with full throttle and cooling gills fully open. I had to continually throttle back to about 97% to keep the temperature out of the red. When I was momentarily fully engaged and unable to throttle back, the indicator was well into the red and I had to disengage and throttle back to 44% to get the indicator out of the red. The Raiden's chronic overheating was the result of a troublesome engine and it is a problem you will not encounter with high-quality engines in other aircraft. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

With the exception of the Corsair http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif