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mike_espo
04-26-2004, 04:09 PM
I posted this in ORR, got no responses. I flew a mission with the CR.42. 530km round trip. I barely made it back to base. My 3 AI wingies had to ditch 20 km from the base.
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The published range of the falco in the aircraft section is 780km. I only made it back cause I fiddled with the mixture when I was running low.

I was at 4000m and had mix on 80% Throttle at 60% pitch about 75%. That made speed about 230km/hr give or take. No combat, just a escort mission. Started with 100% fuel. I did not waste fuel.

Anybody experience this with other planes?

thanks

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mike_espo
04-26-2004, 04:09 PM
I posted this in ORR, got no responses. I flew a mission with the CR.42. 530km round trip. I barely made it back to base. My 3 AI wingies had to ditch 20 km from the base.
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
The published range of the falco in the aircraft section is 780km. I only made it back cause I fiddled with the mixture when I was running low.

I was at 4000m and had mix on 80% Throttle at 60% pitch about 75%. That made speed about 230km/hr give or take. No combat, just a escort mission. Started with 100% fuel. I did not waste fuel.

Anybody experience this with other planes?

thanks

"Fatte vede che ridemo!"http://www.flying-tigers.net/caccia%20WW%20II/g50.jpg

carguy_
04-26-2004, 05:38 PM
I`ve experienced that in Me109 even if you run at 60% throttle,if you hold 3000RPM the fuel consumption will be very similar to 100% throttle.

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