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blabla0001
03-10-2004, 05:35 PM
When you and your crew look into it please take in account that the Spitfires overheat normally a very low alt, only at mid and high alt it take a while for them to overheat.

Down low it's even pretty hard to cool down the engine.

I had to put both trottle and prop pitch on 70% and the cowl flap all the way open in order to cool it down.

I wouldn't want to see that the Spitfire overheat issue get's fixed with the result that it creates another overheat issue when you fly low.

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blabla0001
03-10-2004, 05:35 PM
When you and your crew look into it please take in account that the Spitfires overheat normally a very low alt, only at mid and high alt it take a while for them to overheat.

Down low it's even pretty hard to cool down the engine.

I had to put both trottle and prop pitch on 70% and the cowl flap all the way open in order to cool it down.

I wouldn't want to see that the Spitfire overheat issue get's fixed with the result that it creates another overheat issue when you fly low.

Thx. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

faustnik
03-10-2004, 05:52 PM
i noticed that too with the Spit VB LF. I got the overheat message while around 1000m. i opened up the radiator and kept lowering the throttle and prop pitch to get it to cool. It took forever!

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Hunde_3.JG51
03-10-2004, 06:16 PM
It seems to me the Spit takes too long to overheat, but as was said in original post it seems very/too hard to cool engine once it overheats. Sorry if this was mentioned, just wanted to offer support for orginal post.

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biggs222
03-10-2004, 07:25 PM
i usually fly wiht the rad full open and wep enabled, when i over heats i just turn off wep throttle down to about 75% and it cools off reasonably well, with out dropping to much speed.

i dont think it over heats any slower then the P51 does

ucanfly
03-10-2004, 09:58 PM
In the middle of a protracted dogfight I found that I couldn't get rid of the overheat message in the LF Eliptical unless I throttled to idle. Need to test some more, but cooling is a lot different than the P-51 in my opinion.

blabla0001
03-11-2004, 01:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by biggs222:
i dont think it over heats any slower then the P51 does<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Your right, funny that nobody ever said anything about that.

WWMaxGunz
03-11-2004, 02:37 AM
Try cutting the prop revs using the pitch control. It may be modelled that full bore revs (3000rpm) make more heat.


Neal

blabla0001
03-11-2004, 02:45 AM
I use the pitch control all the time Neal. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Basicly I match pitch with the throttle most of the time.

Kwiatos
03-11-2004, 02:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cappadocian_317:
When you and your crew look into it please take in account that the Spitfires overheat normally a very low alt, only at mid and high alt it take a while for them to overheat.

Down low it's even pretty hard to cool down the engine.

I had to put both trottle and prop pitch on 70% and the cowl flap all the way open in order to cool it down.

I wouldn't want to see that the Spitfire overheat issue get's fixed with the result that it creates another overheat issue when you fly low.

Thx. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes you right when Spitfire starts to overheat it's hard to cool his engine compare it to other fighters (Bf, Fw190).
Other hand what i reported in other topic Spitfire could climb with 110% power and Boost, radiator 6 about 15 minutes ( Bf, Fw 190 - about 3.5 min)

blabla0001
03-11-2004, 02:55 AM
Kwiatos, I read your post.

I am not saying everything is correct right now, I just want to prevent that Oleg changes the overheat on the Spitfire at high mid and high alt and that this change backlashes to low alt overheating and creating another issue.

Kwiatos
03-11-2004, 03:18 AM
Yes you right i care of it the same. My fault that i didnt write about difficulty to cool engine spitfire before. But i hope Oleg M. will check these two problems.