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lronSight
01-12-2005, 03:41 PM
I seems as if I'm not able to feather props on disabled, or shutdown engines. I know there's a key assigned to it, and I'm pressing it when necessary, but to no avial. Is there something I'm missing? Do I have to pump the blades to feather, which is completely opposite to their design...

I lost an engine in my 38L and I simply couldn't feather the propeller.

Help?

R_Mutt
01-12-2005, 03:44 PM
the feathering option isn't or wasn't available on all aircraft.

SlickStick
01-12-2005, 03:48 PM
I seem to recall that it was in mostly LW birds. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Focke-Wulf and Heinkel come to mind that it does work on. Don't quote me though, it's been a looooong time since I feathered a prop. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

dvergur
01-12-2005, 03:57 PM
The P-38 has feather prop. about two weeks ago I was in a P-38 online and got shot up a bit and had to shut down right engine to try and prevent fire, feathered the R. prop and continued flying a bit until some nasty finished me off ha ha!


HL: yamit

Kootenai
01-12-2005, 04:04 PM
Works fine in the BF110; I've been using that feature a lot lately.

Athosd
01-12-2005, 07:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lronSight:
I seems as if I'm not able to feather props on disabled, or shutdown engines. I know there's a key assigned to it, and I'm pressing it when necessary, but to no avial. Is there something I'm missing? Do I have to pump the blades to feather, which is completely opposite to their design...

I lost an engine in my 38L and I simply couldn't feather the propeller.

Help? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just checking - did you select the engine first before hitting your 'feather prop' key?

lronSight
01-12-2005, 08:51 PM
Yes, I selected the engine and hit the key.

The P38L definitely has feathering props, but no matter how many times I hit the button, that prop just keeps free wheeling.

Annoying. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Athosd
01-12-2005, 09:16 PM
The prop can only be feathered once (and can't be changed after that) - and feathering won't instantly stop the prop from turning, it just reduces the drag.
If your Hud Log (info text on the right side of the screen) is 'on' you should see a message pop up when you feather the selected prop.

ps the engine may also have to be 'off'

pps some battle damage can also make pitch control inoperable

Edit - Update: Just checked this out on the P38L - the engine does not have to be off before feathering the prop. Also once feathered the prop will fairly quickly come to a stop and stay fixed in that position for the rest of the flight.

Might be worth trying a different key in your command config - in case there is something wrong with the profile or the keyboard (seems unlikely).

lronSight
01-13-2005, 03:23 PM
Yeah, everything you stated there is what I figured, but it still wont feather.

I wanted to practice eng failures on take off. So I shut the engine down manually and try to feather the prop. Drop power on the good engine, feather prop on cooked engine, trim it out and power up again. But I still can't feather it.

I can only assume there's something wrong with the key assigned to it, although I've changed it before. Guess I'll have to try something else.

Touchwood
01-13-2005, 09:19 PM
Don't forget that complex engine management needs to be on for this to work.

IL2-chuter
01-14-2005, 01:53 AM
You can't unfeather? Not right!?! Why not . . . game engine? Oh, well. It would be nice if it was depicted graphically. And I'm still waiting for a featherable 109 prop . . . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif . . . it would come in handy when the engine is shot out or I run out of gas. And it would be like the RL plane.