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TAW_Oilburner
12-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Flying P40B against some zeros..take a cannon hit to the engine and it dies. I'm at 8000ft so what the heck, I can glide back to base. On the way I decide to try and start the engine...after 3 or 4 attempts it starts (I have never had an engine die after being hit by gunfire and then be able to re-start it). The plane wasn't smoking so I went back into the fight. The plane flew fine but something felt weird...just couldn't figure out what it was (didn't seem to be down on power). After the fighting I landed and started trying to figure out what was wrong and I stumbled upon the magnetos. Magneto 2 was dead, 1 was fine. With magnetos set to 1+2 or 1 it ran OK, with it set to 2 it ran very sluggishly and acted like it wanted to die (about a 300rpm drop instantly when switching to mag 2).

Can't post it, but I have a track if anyone wants to host it(or maybe I'll try to youtube it).

Waldo.Pepper
12-12-2007, 10:43 PM
Preaching to the choir.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/140...011079495#4011079495 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1401015395?r=4011079495#4011079495)

LEBillfish
12-12-2007, 11:02 PM
hehehe....I smell troll, it has been this way since the beginning....If not, welcome to the magical world of there is always something new to find in this awesome series....Bet I've only found 1/10th if that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

han freak solo
12-13-2007, 07:08 AM
I've only experienced that kind of magneto situation in the early P-40's myself.

I guess I've been lucky enough not to get that precise of a hit in the other aircraft. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MEGILE
12-13-2007, 07:16 AM
I never said they didn't.

han freak solo
12-13-2007, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
I never said they didn't.

I never heard you not say that.

HuninMunin
12-13-2007, 07:45 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
I'm full of it. This sim is supposed to be realistic you tell me? The f'ing magnetos have no f'ing function in this. Why do you do this to me Oleg, huh? I will go play CFS III until I get an official apology, Oleg, you hear?

Liar.

Diablo310th
12-13-2007, 08:16 AM
switching magnetos to 2+1 is an old Jug trick.

Deadmeat313
12-13-2007, 09:50 AM
I don't even have a key mapped to switch magnetos. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I'll have to look into that.

T.

buzzsaw1939
12-13-2007, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Diablo310th:
switching magnetos to 2+1 is an old Jug trick.

Old jug trick? I'd like to here about that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

crucislancer
12-13-2007, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by buzzsaw1939:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Diablo310th:
switching magnetos to 2+1 is an old Jug trick.

Old jug trick? I'd like to here about that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me, too.

TAW_Oilburner
12-13-2007, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
hehehe....I smell troll, it has been this way since the beginning....If not, welcome to the magical world of there is always something new to find in this awesome series....Bet I've only found 1/10th if that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Nope..never knew about this until yesterday...

Hydra454
12-14-2007, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
hehehe....I smell troll, it has been this way since the beginning....If not, welcome to the magical world of there is always something new to find in this awesome series....Bet I've only found 1/10th if that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I hear that.I just recently discovered that you can change what the gun sight looks like on the MC.205.Couldn't believe it was simple as hitting Ctrl-D though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

TAW_Oilburner
12-14-2007, 06:18 PM
LOL, I didn't either..that's pretty neat.

LEBillfish
12-14-2007, 07:19 PM
Btw guys...........Shift+F1 centers the Bf109's gunsight http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

general_kalle
12-14-2007, 08:04 PM
OI cool. a link to a topic started by me.

im honered http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

han freak solo
12-14-2007, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by TAW_Oilburner:
LOL, I didn't either..that's pretty neat.

+1 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Phil_K
12-15-2007, 10:38 AM
I can't seem to raise the undercarriage on the F4F.

Just kidding.

Is that magneto thing restricted to just a few planes though? I've had switching magnetos work on the P40, but not much else.