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  1. I think some people are confused about Prop Pitch and Prop RPM. Coarse Pitch - bigger blade angle - bigger bite of the air - lower engine RPM - used to Cruise Fine pitch - small blade angle (relevant to airflow) - small bite of the air - high engine RPM - used to Takeoff, Climb and generally at Landing A very fine pitch can also be used like a brake on landing - like on the 1950s airliner Fokker F27 - where you reduce the prop pitch below the flight fine limit to a ground fine limit. There also seems to be confusion regarding constant speed and variable
  2. They should be open on takeoff and close them in the climb, you close them enough to maintain a good temp normally under 100°C for coolants (decreases with altitude) so aim for about 80-90°C Range, Oil if it has IN about 60-70°C and OUT about 100°C. If you get a temp overheat message (make sure you have technical tips turned on settings enabled) then quickly set both the rads open and then start to close as you get the temps under control. Failing that you can use Auto Radiator control L-Shift+R if you allow it on your settings for single player- this prob disabled on Multiplayer servers thou
  3. Could be a few things - have you 100% ruled out the loadout/fuel, radiator positions etc...? He could be over correcting the controls so bleeding speed? Does he trim the aircraft correctly? Has he turned on an auto feature that you guys don't have on? (Not sure what server you playing on) - maybe he has some Auto RPM or some other Auto-Engine function on?
  4. When you continue do you choose a new unit? Can you switch aircraft types or does it upgrade with what the unit historically upgraded with?
  5. I'm loving the skin on the aircraft 1:21 into the music video!
  6. If anyone wants some inspiration to load up Flying Circus look no further then the 2008 Red Baron Movie available on Amazon for £2! Yeh there's the usual love story but there is also some great flying scenes. Also some ideas for new paint schemes! Oh an Sabaton music video with film snippets as well!
  7. You mean this: https://il2missionplanner.com/
  8. If you choose your airfield make a note of where you start then you can build on that, Each map square is 10km, if you are travelling at 100 km/hr you will travel 10 km in 6 min, at 200 km it will take you 3 min and at 300 km it will take 90 secs etc.. now on take off - start a stop watch (clock timer on your phone and write your heading and speed on scrap paper, keep updating it and checking the map, with the info above and looking out the window at whatever landmarks you find you should know roughly where you are. The more you fly maps the more you'll kind of know where you
  9. I bought the U-2VS collector aircraft to do the same a few months back - its very basic - no radiator controls, no supercharger, no prop control, no trim just a stick, throttle and mixture. Speed is low and its a nice trainer aircraft to get back into the game if haven't flown for a while or a new player. I loved it so much I did a career in it.
  10. Yes it is possible with Manual intervention to gain more power but it will be a trade off - a newer inexperienced pilot could damage the engine by failing to keep the engine within its limitations - I think this is why the 109 and 190 are quite popular with newer players as only one control to worry about - Rads, Mixture, Prop - all auto as standard.
  11. I think people are getting a little confused. A constant speed prop is a variable pitch prop. The write up in the manual doesn't help but see here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant-speed_propeller Basically you set the speed (constant speed) you want with the Prop Lever and the governor changes the pitch of the Prop (variable pitch) as required to maintain that. The manual setting on some aircraft is you manually setting the pitch - when you do this the RPM will change depending on the load on the prop - same as a fixed pitch prop - because you've manual
  12. The Mc202 and Mc205 both have Oil and Water Radiator manual controls - located on the left hand side panel, slightly behind the location of the throttle and propeller control, above the Horizontal Stab Trim Wheel. The Propeller Control was "Auto" with 3 settings on the Prop Control - A - Auto, M - Manual and S - Boost.
  13. Were you talking about the Mc205V? The Mc205 had a Licence Built DB-605: See Below The Italian DB 605 In 1942 the German Air Ministry granted Fiat the production license for the DB 605 A1 which was renamed Fiat RA 1050 RC 58 "Tifone". However, the official use of this nomenclature is not followed scrupulously according to the customs of the time which attributed little importance to rigorous designations. For example, in the Fiat manuals, published in several editions, the name "Mercedes-Benz DB 605" (Mercedes and not Daimler) always appears, although it is clear
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