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AWL_Frog
05-03-2004, 09:17 AM
In about every description of WWII air combat you can read something like "I knew that the enemy pilot was on full throttle because I could see the smoke coming from the exhaust pipes of his plane".

As we already have the proper graphical effect (the brown smoke trail you leave at high altitude when you don't lean the mix), wouldn't it be nice to add this effect also when having the throttle wide open?

[This message was edited by AWL_Frog on Mon May 03 2004 at 09:00 AM.]

AWL_Frog
05-03-2004, 09:17 AM
In about every description of WWII air combat you can read something like "I knew that the enemy pilot was on full throttle because I could see the smoke coming from the exhaust pipes of his plane".

As we already have the proper graphical effect (the brown smoke trail you leave at high altitude when you don't lean the mix), wouldn't it be nice to add this effect also when having the throttle wide open?

[This message was edited by AWL_Frog on Mon May 03 2004 at 09:00 AM.]

Kurfurst__
05-03-2004, 10:17 AM
Actually, it would be fun too, if there would be PERIODICAL black smoke from the engine at throttle changes... this happened as the mixture was right for the boost setting immidiately.

IIRC it is told about Galland that he used to play with the throttle to pop out smoke from the engine, and mislead enemy fighters that his engine was damaged and smoking..

Would be a cool feature if the engine would small amounts of smoke when there are certain amounts of throttle position changes... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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crazyivan1970
05-03-2004, 10:52 AM
That and exhaust sparks and flashes at night... maybe BOB?

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Aaron_GT
05-03-2004, 11:15 AM
You do get smoke now if your mix is too rich
for the altitude you are at. I've called out
to planes before thinking they were damaged to
get a reply online that the person had in fact
simply forgotten to lean their mixture. Yaks
seem particularly prone to this.

jmmoric
05-03-2004, 06:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
You do get smoke now if your mix is too rich
for the altitude you are at. I've called out
to planes before thinking they were damaged to
get a reply online that the person had in fact
simply forgotten to lean their mixture. Yaks
seem particularly prone to this.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm not sure, but now-a-days you enrichen the fuel fully before take-off and landing and changing altitude to ensure enough fuel is flowing to the engine, if taking of from fields and climbing at higher altitudes you have to lean to get the required performance.
But wouldn't you, in a dogfight, place the mixture at the the safest possible position, like rather a little rich than leaning it to much, to avoid engine failure during climb? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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p1ngu666
05-03-2004, 08:44 PM
irl ud go full rich to what u remmbered or a chart
also it wouldnt be lightswitch like in fb

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Charos
05-03-2004, 09:27 PM
From all accounts I have read both allied and German - The BF109 Seems to have been the main Culprit for leaving Black Exhaust Trails when under High power Regimes. Although all aircraft must do to some extent.

This would be a Great addition.

HW3
05-03-2004, 11:11 PM
The more graphic detail you add, the lower your fps will go.

Angelus897
05-03-2004, 11:29 PM
^ Umm, we already have smoke effects, and fps doesn't take much of a hit from it. Exhaust also wouldn't take away much fps. Unless you people are all running this game on a TNT2 or a GeForce 4 MX (but than that's why there is detail settings).

Fehler
05-04-2004, 01:33 AM
Hot exhaust manifolds should glow slightly at lower levels of light. Not bright red/orange because this means something is wrong; the engine is too lean. But I have read quite a few accounts of pilots locating other aircraft at night by hot exhaust glow. Having everyone use navigation lights in night missions is an alternative, but you just dont get the same feel, plus nav lights show direction as well...

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609IAP_Recon
05-04-2004, 05:32 AM
nice.

exhaust smoke and reflections off canopy's would be superb!

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BBB_Hyperion
05-06-2004, 01:54 AM
I am with it hopefully they added the engine washout to speed then http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

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