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angelherrera
08-13-2004, 02:58 PM
Hello all , i am new in EAP , i have a question the german planes in EAP not have manual mixture and manual propeller pitch ?. thanks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

angelherrera
08-13-2004, 02:58 PM
Hello all , i am new in EAP , i have a question the german planes in EAP not have manual mixture and manual propeller pitch ?. thanks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

RK_HH-Mainframe
08-13-2004, 03:16 PM
Mixture no... Proppitch; well you can set it to manual with Shift-0 but be aware that you are not running at full power because you will blow your engine before you can say oops.

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ZG77_Lignite
08-13-2004, 03:29 PM
The FW190 and the Bf109 both have automatic mixture controls (not adjustable by you). The He-111 and the Stuka both have manual mixture controls I believe.

Regarding 'prop pitch', beware as that is a loaded term. The FW190 has a constant speed prop with automatic manifold pressure and supercharger adjustment (also known as Kommandergerat); in 'automatic mode' the manifold pressure, engine RPM, supercharger and mixture are all controlled by one lever, in 'manual mode' the FW190 acts similar to American and modern Soviet aircraft (constant speed props). The Bf109 has a simple variable pitch prop with an automatic control system; in 'automatic mode' the automatic pitch control mechanism attempts to maintain correct engine RPM, and acts similar to the Kommandergerat system in the FW190, while in 'manual mode' the pilot is required to adjust the pitch of the prop to maintain engine RPM, while also adjusting manifold pressure for desired power settings. The Stuka and the He-111 both use constant speed props I believe (constant speed props automatically adjust their blade pitch to maintain the engine RPM that the pilot sets).

Here is a good website with some excellent information; beware as this is a complex (pun intended) subject.

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/cemguide/intro.htm

It is best to focus on a specific aircraft or aircraft type, many aircraft have large differences.

carguy_
08-13-2004, 03:42 PM
IIRC manual mixture control has been removed since release of AEP.Oleg never explained why.

http://carguy.w.interia.pl/tracki/sig23d.jpg

angelherrera
08-13-2004, 04:43 PM
Ok, thanks all for response , saludos desde venezuela