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mute91
04-22-2006, 10:58 AM
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Hi, im new here but i hope someone will read this anywayhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The thing is, i have no idea what most of the gauges in the airplanes does. So i thought if i post a picture here and give every gauge a number, maybe someone could help me and write what they do? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Like:
1. bla bla bla
2. bla bla bla
3. bla bla bla
...
I've only been playing Il2 sturmovik for a week so im a little bit "noobish"http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Ordered the "Forgotet Battles, Ace expansion, Pacific Fighters-pack" today ^.^
Thank you ^.^ //Tobias

mute91
04-22-2006, 11:25 AM
If you dont know what they all do but you know some, feel free to tell me about the ones you know http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thank you

rnzoli
04-22-2006, 11:29 AM
Tobias, welcome in the community,
there are ready-made explanations available, you can find them here
Aircraft Reference Guide - http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#001

..and many other good readings, that will keep you busy, let's say...for the next 4-5 years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (no joke by the way)

vocatx
04-22-2006, 11:30 AM
Complete cockpit guides are available here:

http://free-st.htnet.hr/dvd/

Chuck_Older
04-22-2006, 11:31 AM
2. clock (non-military 12 hour model) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

guesses (good ones)

14. fuel tank selector?
8. intake manifold pressure?
1. altimeter (almost 100% positive on that one)
10. coolant temperature?
7. oil temperature and pressure?
9. inclinometer?

mute91
04-22-2006, 11:44 AM
Thank you all three http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I will check it out, however... you can se this thread as a little competition to se who can get all the gauges right first ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

dbillo
04-22-2006, 03:54 PM
My stab at this:

1. Altimeter (km)
2. Clock
3. Radio
4. ? (duplicated at lower left)
5. ? (duplicated at lower left)
6. Manifold pressure
7. Oil temp, oil pressure, fuel pressure.
8. Airspeed (x10 km/hr)
9. Vertical speed indicator (m/s)
10.Temperature of something? (cylinder head?)
11. Engine RPM
12. Fuel gauge
13. ?
14. Magneto selector
15. ?
16. ?

Tully__
04-22-2006, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
2. clock (non-military 12 hour model) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

guesses (good ones)

14. fuel tank selector?
8. intake manifold pressure?
1. altimeter (almost 100% positive on that one)
10. coolant temperature?
7. oil temperature and pressure?
9. inclinometer?

Ouch, that didn't go so well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

dbillo on the other hand has done quite well.

Skycat_2
04-22-2006, 08:59 PM
"IL-2 Sturmovik" and "Forgotten Battles" each came with a key card that had examples of various guages used by various nations. Going by that and copying the description:

1. Altimeter -- shows the altitude of the plane above sea level.
2. Clock -- shows time.
3. Unspecified. I'm guessing radio dials.
4. Unspecified.
5. Unspecified.
6. Manifold Pressure Guage -- shows supercharger pressure.
7. Engine Guage Unit -- Shows fuel (left bottom) and oil pressure (right bottom) + oil temperature (top).
8. Air Speed Indicator -- Shows current air speed.
9. Variometer (Climb Indicator) -- Shows rate of climb/descent.
10. Oil Temperature -- Shows engine oil temperature.
11. Tachometer -- Shows engine RPM.
12. Fuel Contents Guage (Liquidometer) -- Shows fuel quantity.
13. Unspecified.
14. Unspecified. I'm guessing magnetos.
15. Turn and Bank Indicator if you mean the guage above the number -- Shows slip angle (horizontal) and turn rate of the plane. "Unspecified" function if you mean the small guage below your red number.
16. Unspecified.

msalama
04-23-2006, 09:08 AM
1) Altitude
2) Clock
3) Radio
4) Pneumatics / hydraulics gauge?
5) Pneumatics / hydraulics gauge?
6) Manifold pressure
7) Engine multi-gauge (enginge water temperature & oil pressure & fuel pressure)
8) Indicated airspeed
9) Left: turn & bank - right: vertical speed
10) Left: ? - right: engine oil temperature
11) Propeller RPM
12) Fuel
13) Pneumatics / hydraulics gauge?
14) Magneto switch
15) Pneumatics / hydraulics gauge?
16) Electrical current flow

Tully__
04-25-2006, 10:36 AM
Another link:

http://www.partizanska-eskadrila.com/reference/cockpit.htm