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Tex-Hill-AVG
11-25-2005, 08:16 PM
Does anyone know what the optimum P-38 pitch settings would be in a combat situation?

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Tex-Hill-AVG
11-25-2005, 08:16 PM
Does anyone know what the optimum P-38 pitch settings would be in a combat situation?

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FritzGryphon
11-25-2005, 08:26 PM
Like all planes with CSPs, 100%

It's not prop pitch, but desired RPM.

BSS_CUDA
11-26-2005, 07:52 AM
I fight at 90%, unless I'm over 20,000 ft then its 85%, or even 80 depending, but with those settings at alt I dont usually go 110% throttle, she seems to fly faster at 100%. I will change PP in some instances in a DF. dropping it to gain speed faster in a dive, or lowering it if I'm in a steep climb.

JG53Frankyboy
11-26-2005, 08:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BSS_CUDA:
I fight at 90%, unless I'm over 20,000 ft then its 85%, or even 80 depending, but with those settings at alt I dont usually go 110% throttle, she seems to fly faster at 100%. I will change PP in some instances in a DF. dropping it to gain speed faster in a dive, or lowering it if I'm in a steep climb. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

dont you expect too much from the games CEM engine ??

because my observation is : best performance alwasy at highest engine revs.
so, actually, in CSP planes , you never "need" less than 100% "pitch" . and you have very seldom to be carefull with fuwl and engine durability (actually never)here in the game.

BSS_CUDA
11-26-2005, 08:32 AM
dont fly over 20,000 ft much do you, maybe you should try playing with your PP somemore, you'll find that if you keep your PP and throttle squared or close to it you get your best performance. since I fly only allied I cannot speak for the other side. but I can cruise along at 100 + 100 and drop it to 70 + 70 and actually pick up speed while saving fuel. over 20K ft the 38 is 40 KPH faster with 85% PP than 100% PP in level flight, while in a dive if I drop my PP to 50% I can gain on a 190 until we hit terminal speed then it will pull away, you should experiment more I think you'd be pleasantly surprised, and actually I expect more from CEM than this sim offers

OMK_Hand
11-26-2005, 11:43 AM
Hi Tex-Hill-AVG

There's a P38 Instruction manual here:

http://www.airwar.ru/other/bibl/p-38pilot.pdf

It contains all you need to know, and seems good for the game.

Maintaining RPM and manifold pressure appropriate to the situation is the key.

Tex-Hill-AVG
11-26-2005, 12:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OMK_Hand:
Hi Tex-Hill-AVG

There's a P38 Instruction manual here:

http://www.airwar.ru/other/bibl/p-38pilot.pdf

It contains all you need to know, and seems good for the game.

Maintaining RPM and manifold pressure appropriate to the situation is the key. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

From what I was able to find from this source, it would seem that in the P-38 you don't want to exceed 3000 rpm or get below 2600 rpm.

Professor_06
11-26-2005, 03:00 PM
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