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shifty_26
06-22-2006, 02:41 AM
ive played tons of flight sims and all on full realism and i always seem to do fine without using prop pitch

can someone explain what it does and when its good to use it?

shifty_26
06-22-2006, 02:41 AM
ive played tons of flight sims and all on full realism and i always seem to do fine without using prop pitch

can someone explain what it does and when its good to use it?

rnzoli
06-22-2006, 02:48 AM
here you go: http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_cem.htm#Prop%20Pitch

karost
06-22-2006, 02:50 AM
if you fly FW190 you must "know" about it

hard to tell you all
read by yourself here:
http://www.airwarfare.com/guides.htm

JG53Frankyboy
06-22-2006, 04:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1921082203

this topic is much shorter and explains it better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/412...121070924#4121070924 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4121070924/r/4121070924#4121070924)


as you see, a short "search" ...................

F19_Ob
06-22-2006, 06:19 AM
in most planes one seemingly get a marginal effect using manual prop-pitch.
As u say u do fine without it.

In the real world however there were gains in conserving fuel.

At high altitude bf109's could gain more from the supercharger by first setting fine pitch and rev up and the set coarser pitch to get more pull, if I understand correctly.
This also resulted in a characteristic falling and rising enginesound, and in a higher topspeed.
On low altitude I'm not sure if it worked the same way.


It would be real interesting if somone made a test to show what gain there is for the different planes in the sim.

For example how much is the speed gain in the FW190 with manual PP?

Bearcat99
06-22-2006, 06:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by shifty_26:
ive played tons of flight sims and all on full realism and i always seem to do fine without using prop pitch

can someone explain what it does and when its good to use it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can attain and maintain a faster cruising speed using less fuel by using pitch. You can also slow your plane by dropping pitch.... cool down your engine.. I think it's presence here is a nice touch personally.... using pitch in a 109 properly (carefully as well I might add... it is easy to fry your engine..) can be a big help.... Most American planes had auto pitch... due to CSPs... Constant Speed props.. Although at least in the P-47 you could switch between manual and auto prop....

JG53Frankyboy
06-22-2006, 08:53 AM
the "use" of manual pitch in the 109s is gone actually, was made some patches ago.

so, no need to go manual in DB601/5/3 engines anymore to use a gameexploid http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif