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Mysticpuma2003
04-15-2004, 03:20 AM
Flying my trusty P-47 the other day, my plane took some lead and started to leak fuel. About a minute later the engine spluttered and died. In the vain hope that I could restart it I hit the 'i' key (default start engine). The engine started ran and stopped. I hit the 'i' key again, and kept tapping it constantly. The engine starts and keeps running. Now before this point I was heading to the ground, but with the engine running effectively at idle, because there is no throttle response, I managed to keep at a level heading until I could find some flat land to ditch on. Now I think this is more of an exploit than a bug, but I think it could or should be addressed so that when the fuel runs out....so does the engine, i.e it can't be started at all. Just a heads up for the development crew, who I think have created a brilliant piece of software, chears.

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Mysticpuma2003
04-15-2004, 03:20 AM
Flying my trusty P-47 the other day, my plane took some lead and started to leak fuel. About a minute later the engine spluttered and died. In the vain hope that I could restart it I hit the 'i' key (default start engine). The engine started ran and stopped. I hit the 'i' key again, and kept tapping it constantly. The engine starts and keeps running. Now before this point I was heading to the ground, but with the engine running effectively at idle, because there is no throttle response, I managed to keep at a level heading until I could find some flat land to ditch on. Now I think this is more of an exploit than a bug, but I think it could or should be addressed so that when the fuel runs out....so does the engine, i.e it can't be started at all. Just a heads up for the development crew, who I think have created a brilliant piece of software, chears.

http://www.aqqm31.dsl.pipex.com/Mysticpuma.jpg

PlaneEater
04-15-2004, 03:57 AM
I'd need to see a track to know for sure, but there's a few things that might have been going on.

First, you might not have been completely out of fuel. It sounds like you may have suffered the Evil-One-Shot-P-47-Engine-Kill-Voodoo-Bug-Of-Doom.

If you weren't completely out of fuel, what may have been happnening, was you were effectively 'holding down' the starter motor, and *that* was forcing the engine to turn over.

Hard to say without an ntrk.

Mysticpuma2003
04-16-2004, 02:26 AM
OK, I'll wait to get shot down again, and try to repeat the levitation feat...lol....here's hoping I don't record that track soon.

http://www.aqqm31.dsl.pipex.com/Mysticpuma.jpg