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buzz69uk
01-18-2004, 03:49 AM
Trying to play through the early campaign with the default Polikarpov I-16, i find after a short while in most missions the engine packs up with no reason given, even before reaching the mission objective. Have tried setting unlimited fuel; no engine overheat in options to no avail, am using latest version. Is this some integral design flaw of the plane or am i doing something wrong, help appreciated. The manual offers nothing conclusive.

buzz69uk
01-18-2004, 03:49 AM
Trying to play through the early campaign with the default Polikarpov I-16, i find after a short while in most missions the engine packs up with no reason given, even before reaching the mission objective. Have tried setting unlimited fuel; no engine overheat in options to no avail, am using latest version. Is this some integral design flaw of the plane or am i doing something wrong, help appreciated. The manual offers nothing conclusive.

Extreme_One
01-18-2004, 03:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by buzz69uk:
Trying to play through the early campaign with the default Polikarpov I-16, i find after a short while in most missions the engine packs up with no reason given, even before reaching the mission objective. Have tried setting unlimited fuel; no engine overheat in options to no avail, am using latest version. Is this some integral design flaw of the plane or am i doing something wrong, help appreciated. The manual offers nothing conclusive.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The I-16 and early Hurricanes suffer from negative G.
When you perform a negative G manoever the carboretter (spelling?) is starved of fuel (in my simplified understanding of things mechanical).
If you want to lose height fast in an I-16 then invert first and dive inverted.

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Fornixx
01-18-2004, 04:04 AM
Yepp, put very simple, the fuel system can't handle negative G forces, that is pushing the stick forward when flying level and upright for longer than a second or two. If the engine stopps, just restart it again.

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AirBot
01-18-2004, 04:05 AM
Like Extreme_One said, some aircraft have carbureted engines which are starved of fuel when pulling negative Gs. In game the I-16 and Hurricane Mk. I are affected by this, if I'm not mistaken.
If you have sufficient airspeed you can restart the engine mid-air, so it shouldn't be such a big problem.

LEXX_Luthor
01-18-2004, 04:51 AM
I~16 engine cut out here.......

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CantabCommie
01-18-2004, 04:53 AM
buzz69uk -- I have been having the same problem. Check out lengthy thread on this subject which I initiated a couple of days ago(search my postings or look through. page 2 of Discussion forum where it is about now...).

buzz69uk
01-18-2004, 04:53 AM
Excellent, thanks for the advice.

x6BL_Brando
01-18-2004, 05:15 AM
Throttle back as you push the nose down...bank before you dive....use some prop pitch and the engine is less likely to choke...try to avoid neg-G manouevres close to the ground, you will need 160kph to restart your engine.

If you need to restart, don't forget to close your throttle...and if you're near the deck, ease it back on and pull out gently....don't forget the torque effect of the big radial as you power on again.

The Polikarpov planes take a lot of in-flight adjustment compared to later a/c....but I love my Mosca http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Don't forget to re-adjust your supercharger as you go below 2200 metres - that's the classic error. It's easy to remember otw up....but easily forgotten in the heat of battle!

I have a handful of "WW1" coops by 6BL-BirdDog - all in Chaika's - so please drop in and practise your combat-engine-management if you wish.