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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 10:50 PM
Oleg and/or co.

Great game/sim. Is shock cooling planned to be modeled soon?

Thanx

Hawk

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 10:50 PM
Oleg and/or co.

Great game/sim. Is shock cooling planned to be modeled soon?

Thanx

Hawk

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:00 AM
Would indeed make the engine manegment more realistic, and the combats as well.. And you're dead right, the best Flight Sim to date...

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:16 AM
-- the best Flight Sim to date...

Yes, a Flight Sim. Be careful here as this is not the same as air combat sim. With enough modelling "realistic" features, except pilot training and tactical doctrine, soon the fastest Intel CPU will not have enough cycles left to sim one enemy aircraft. We win the WAR by default, being the only plane in the sky. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 07:57 AM
What is this Shock Cooling ?

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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 08:56 AM
I hope it will not be included, it would be silly and unrealistic.

http://www.avweb.com/news/maint/182883-1.html

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 02:00 AM
http://www.ramaircraft.com/Catalog/Maintenancetips/shockcooling.htm

http://www.autopilotmagazine.com/200206/shockcooling.htm



... and then there are even more references and experts who know the seriousness of shock cooling, (and shock heating).

I have owned five aircraft, three of which I have rented out. I worked every day with A&P's and other maintenance personnel and owners. Shock cooling is a real problem.

It would be nice if more consequences of sloppy flying could be modeled into a sim like IL-2.

Hawk

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:35 AM
"Shock Cooling" is one of those iffy phenomena in aviation. The intresting part is that it didn't really come to be a major concern or topic among pilots and ground crew until the indruction of the aluminum block lycomings and lightweight civilian aviation engines.

Military engines where overbuilt and overcooled with as much surface area that could be made for air cooling on radials. As well as the fact that they where made of cast iron, which is extremely resistant to cracking and deforming from heat changes.

Basicly "Shock Cooling" is the same issue and discussion going on with aluminum block engines in automotive use. Especially among engines that have iron blocks and aluminum heads.

Comparing a WW2 military rated aircraft engine to a modern lightweight civilian aicraft engine designed to get the most power to weight out of a measly 300hp is like comparing a Moped to a Ducati.

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 05:55 AM
Good point Cragger

Although there were plenty of a/c pulled off to the side of the flightline in England waiting for new engines during the war because of cracked blocks, shock cooling wasn't the biggest maintenance problem.

If you can break an Emil, however, mayhap you can crack a Jug's, er jug. It would be another immersive jewel in an excellent game/sim.


Hawk