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JRJacobs
01-05-2007, 10:28 AM
Was shooting up some B-29s and after a few hits in an engine nacelle I noticed that from the radiator flaps back it was covered in oil.
http://my.core.com/~jrjacobs/29oil.gif
Tried this on a couple more just to make sure, and the same thing happened.
Is this new to 1946 or did I just never notice before?

JRJacobs
01-05-2007, 10:28 AM
Was shooting up some B-29s and after a few hits in an engine nacelle I noticed that from the radiator flaps back it was covered in oil.
http://my.core.com/~jrjacobs/29oil.gif
Tried this on a couple more just to make sure, and the same thing happened.
Is this new to 1946 or did I just never notice before?

Phil_C
01-05-2007, 10:35 AM
Its been doing that for a while. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Scrapper_511
01-05-2007, 02:34 PM
I've always noticed the B29 engines to darken like that after being hit in previous versions and now with 1946.

ElAurens
01-05-2007, 10:46 PM
Heh.

The real ones leak just sitting on the ramp.

There are always damp spots on the cowlings of "Bock's Car" and she had been sitting in the USAF museum for decades.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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smokincrater
01-06-2007, 04:08 AM
You also had to kept those engines cool. To much temperture and the rear cylinder exhuast valves use to brun out and cause fires.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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stansdds
01-06-2007, 08:28 AM
All radials leak oil, some more than others and the Wright radials seem to be among the worst. Don't think so? Go look at a Douglas Skyraider or a North American T-28. Basically, if you are about to fly one of these and you don't see oil dripping from the engine, don't start it because all the oil has already leaked out!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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LEBillfish
01-06-2007, 10:08 AM
Not to divert the topic, yet this has been my gripe about the Ki-61 windscreen oiling. What you see above should be the result with all our radials here when engine hit, oil streaming from the rad/cooling flaps.....Naturally, those with flaps near the cowl and higher on the fuselage worse....In contrast many inlines vented "under" the plane.....Though I give up trying to correct that error.

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Tater-SW-
01-06-2007, 10:19 AM
One note on the P-47 above (unlike any air-cooled US plane in Il-2), it probably had a few cylinder heads blown clear off a few hundred miles from that base where it has landed to have the picture taken. In Il-2, you'd take the engien hit and sieze, lol.

Sad that we don't get the huge benefit of radials (least in US planes, I have no idea about FWs since I've never flown them).

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LEBillfish
01-06-2007, 10:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
(least in US planes, I have no idea about FWs since I've never flown them).

tater </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

All radials sieze, FW's included in fact, to a rediculous degree and often......Though bind a piston right and if the rod doesn't break I can imagine them siezing easily....Part of it may be too to reflect other critical damage as well...but reaching there.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leeG727
01-06-2007, 04:05 PM
I had a friend whose father was a B-29 gunner and flew in the early developmental models. They had major oil leak problems. SOP was him watch the oil as it started leaking from the nacelle. When the oil finally started dripping off the trailing edge of the wing, the pilot would stop that engine.

He also mentioned the early gunner?s bubble windows had some issues when pressurized that resulted in his first and only parachute ride. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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F19_Orheim
01-06-2007, 06:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
..., I have no idea about FWs since I've never flown them).

tater </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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icrash
01-06-2007, 10:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stansdds:
All radials leak oil, some more than others and the Wright radials seem to be among the worst. Don't think so? Go look at a Douglas Skyraider or a North American T-28. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I noticed that The Lonestar Flight Museum keeps catch pans under all their flying warbirds because of the oil drips. I kinda figured that was how they kept the floor spotless.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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