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geetarman
12-28-2004, 09:54 AM
I have started to fly the Mustang again after a bit of a break. I would like to operate as effectively as possible. Does anyone have a link to any performance charts and engine management charts? I tried the one at Zeno's and it is very hard to read.

As a sidenote, I've heard that the proper MP at takeoff was about 40" and that RPM's should be set at about 2,500. When taking off in the game, the Mustamg seems to need almost 60" and 3,000 rpm to get up to speed quickly enough to lift off. I must be doing something wrong. Any suggestions?

geetarman
12-28-2004, 09:54 AM
I have started to fly the Mustang again after a bit of a break. I would like to operate as effectively as possible. Does anyone have a link to any performance charts and engine management charts? I tried the one at Zeno's and it is very hard to read.

As a sidenote, I've heard that the proper MP at takeoff was about 40" and that RPM's should be set at about 2,500. When taking off in the game, the Mustamg seems to need almost 60" and 3,000 rpm to get up to speed quickly enough to lift off. I must be doing something wrong. Any suggestions?

FatBoyHK
12-28-2004, 10:46 AM
I usually leave it at MAX rpm and rad fully open, by this setting you can run your engine at 110% almost all day long.... even there is an overheat, juts reduce throttle to 100%, engine temp become normal immediately, and you can go for 110% again!!

Tried other rad sitting, but they don't give any significant performace gain IMO, and the engine just overheat waaaay faster... so I just leave it as fully open

geetarman
12-28-2004, 11:30 AM
Understood - however, I'm trying to operate in a more historical fashion, just to see how the plane flies in the game.

P.S. - if a real Mustang pilot flew his mount in the fashion you do, his crew chief would have him for lunch! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

FatBoyHK
12-28-2004, 12:03 PM
that's true... but if you fly online, especially on those "experten" server like Warclouds, everyone is pushing to the limit... Easy Engine management is one of the US planes' edge, so I gonna use it to its max http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I also run with 25% fuel... It give me a significant boost, and still leave me about 30 minutes of endurance. Who said range isn't useful in this game? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

ZG77_Lignite
12-28-2004, 01:23 PM
Not sure where you got a takeoff power of 2500RPM/40", that sounds like a medium cruise setting (or a different aircraft all together). The Mustang's engine operated at 3000RPM (climb/combat), and varied in manifold pressure from 55-75Hg depending upon model, date, fuel and ground crew. I am under the impression that Merlin power settings are in the neihborhood of:

Climb/Combat 3000RPM/67MAP
Economy Climb 2700RPM/48MAP
Cruise 2500RPM/42MAP
Economy Cruise 2200RPM/35MAP

I'm not sure what is available in-game, however if memory servers they are quite similar.

Raptor_20thFG
12-28-2004, 01:33 PM
I run My Mustang at 95 and 95 with the RaD closed Engine holds out at 3000 RPM and runs like a dream

Jagdklinger
12-28-2004, 08:48 PM
I'm no expert, but I've been flying a P51 pretty estensively lately. Cowl closed, 105%, never seems to overheat (at least 20-30minutes - which is when I run out of ammo/get chased home anyway...) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

geetarman
12-29-2004, 11:55 AM
Thank you Lignit - the settings you cite do tend to match in-games requirements nicely. Somewhere, I thought I read that max. RPM and MP were much lower for takeoff and climb.

Your settings are much higher, but apparently mucm more accurate.

All other posters remember - adjusting throttle is only one activity to get best performance from your plane. On some models (i.e. U.S.) to set required RPM, a combo of throttle and prop pitch is used.