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ImMoreBetter
07-11-2007, 09:07 PM
When I was dogfighting in a Fait CR.42 or a J8A my engine would mysteriously cut out every two or three minutes.

I wasn't hit by any bullets or shrapnel, my just engine turned itself off. I watched the track of my Fait flight again. I did not see my guages show anything unusual before the failure.

I did have a hard time starting it. I had to press the key several times to get it going again. I did not change anything each time I pressed the keys.

"Engine: Off
Engine: Off
Engine: Off
Engine: Off
Engine: Starting"

Afterwards I flew around in my N1k2 to see if that would have the same engine failures. Nothing.


Is it something to do with pre-war planes? Or is my game glitching?

ImMoreBetter
07-11-2007, 09:07 PM
When I was dogfighting in a Fait CR.42 or a J8A my engine would mysteriously cut out every two or three minutes.

I wasn't hit by any bullets or shrapnel, my just engine turned itself off. I watched the track of my Fait flight again. I did not see my guages show anything unusual before the failure.

I did have a hard time starting it. I had to press the key several times to get it going again. I did not change anything each time I pressed the keys.

"Engine: Off
Engine: Off
Engine: Off
Engine: Off
Engine: Starting"

Afterwards I flew around in my N1k2 to see if that would have the same engine failures. Nothing.


Is it something to do with pre-war planes? Or is my game glitching?

berg417448
07-11-2007, 09:10 PM
It is called negative g engine cut out. It will cause the engine to quit if you push forward on the stick hard. A number of planes in this sim have it modeled if they suffered from it in real life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Shilling's_orifice

tigertalon
07-11-2007, 09:14 PM
Early engines had a float carborateurs, so if you do any negative G maneuvers engine will starve fuel and cut out.

Basically, engine will cut out at same moments as your pilot would fly out of plane wouldn't he been straped to seat.

Cr42, G50, Gladiator, HurricaneMk1, I-16, I-153 are 'infected' from the top of my head, probably missing some more.

ImMoreBetter
07-11-2007, 09:28 PM
Yup. I pulled a sharp negative G just before each cut.

Thanks.

slo_1_2_3
07-11-2007, 09:47 PM
I was flying a do-335 in italy last night ,completely empty map I was the only thing in the whole place, no guns, boats, planes ,nothing. My front engine just blew up in flames but I didn't get the engine fire message, and the smoke was spread realy far apart likelittle smoke bubbles as was the fire ,It just looked like I was on fire but I wasn't I didn't get cooked in the cockpit or anything. I'm still not sure what happened.

WOLFPLAYER2007
07-11-2007, 09:57 PM
Yes, that happened to me with the CR.42 too, the question is if the engine when cut, how many seconds it will back to normal again? because i had to bail since the engine wasnt working anymore.

DKoor
07-11-2007, 10:42 PM
When engine dies you need to restart it in teh air..... sometimes you'll manage to do it sometimes you'll be 0wned due to low alt..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Just press start engine button until you see "Engine: Starting" message.

Friendly_flyer
07-11-2007, 11:14 PM
You'll find the same problem in early Hurricanes, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Shilling%27s_orifice

PBNA-Boosher
07-12-2007, 01:02 AM
It's a common beginner's thing, don't worry, you'll gain expertise in this sim and the "cr@p planes" (as we call them) soon enough. If you know you're going to pull a negative G maneuver, cut the throttle. Then add it in once you pull back to positive G's.

rnzoli
07-12-2007, 04:59 AM
For clarity of terms, can we agree that negative G-s are not pulled, but rather "pushed"? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif