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  1. I'd rather they go with the framed canopy. The bubble canopy obviously looks better, but the car-door style would allow us to get the Typhoon in much earlier scenarios as well, while staying historical for late-war scenarios. A good compromise would be: - Car-door canopy, Tempest tailplane, and both props as a mod. This way you go from 43 to may 45.
  2. Just as a note, couldn't Tacview help you with measuring AoA? Since IIRC Tacview receives enough information from the game to give us an accurate AoA.
  3. Mustang Mk IV, KH661, flown by Flying Officer P. Bremner. This is a US P-51D, s/n 44-11188, fitted with a cuffed Hamilton Standard prop, Inglewood style canopy, and shrouded exhaust. This aircraft is finished in the correct MAP colours of Dark Green and Ocean Grey with Medium Sea Grey undersurfaces. The spinner, antiglare panel and canopy frames are yellow. The aircraft is well kept and shows few signs of wear. Note that I based this mostly on the original KH661, not the current replica that you can find pictures of on Google. Still had to resort to that replica and imagination for some details, though. This is my first ever skin, so it's bound to have a couple issues, I'll take all feedback and update the thing if needed! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rzl3f2QqbprotOTBeh5HIq_zaOgEanEb/view?usp=sharing
  4. Brief description: The dual smoke dispensers on the P-51 appear a couple meters in front of the wing, attached to nothing. Detailed description, conditions: This can be seen both in flight and in the hangar. Single smoke emitter seems to attach at the right place. Additional assets (videos, screenshots, logs):
  5. Radiator should be closed as long as you're above 200mph, and frankly, given the current modelling, there is basically no reason to open it ever. I've never seen my engine overheat in the Tempest. In any case, if you see your temps rise a bit too high for your taste (and the gauges are easy to read in the Tempest), open the rad for a few seconds in level flight and you will be close to overcooling.
  6. Yes. Video is, at it's core, photography. Photos don't represent what your eye see, they represent what the camera sees, depending on the parameters used: Focal length, aperture, shutter speed, glass quality and ISO/ASA. You could take ten photos of the exact same tracer, at the same time, from the same position and obtain very different results.
  7. Hahaha. What kind of document is that. Guys, please, read your stuff before posting it. The 152 and the k-4 were the fastest and best turning aircrafts on the planet mid-44? Come. On.
  8. I've always assumed "turning circle" in AFDU tests stood for "turning radius". In which case, obviously, yes, you could have a similar turning radius but a higher turn rate, by pulling more Gs. But that's limited at some point by the pilot and/or the airframe. I honestly give very little value to that part of the tactical comparisons since it doesn't explain what is really compared, or how. Basically turning performance is down to 4 parameters: Airspeed, Gz pulled, turn radius, and turn rate. From that you could also derive corner speed. Fixing some of those parameters would allow a useful comparison. That's one more parameter that is not fixed. So yeah, those turn comparisons are pretty much meaningless. I'd assume they were not entirely stupid back then, though, so there must be some form of a protocol/procedure, but I don't know where that could be found. It may also simply be two aircrafts turning against each other til one gets on the other's six, who knows. JN731 was the ninth production Tempests, a Series I aircraft. So it was using a Sabre IIa engine. The Saber IIa was restricted to +7lbs of boost unless they had Mod. 158, 297, 276. It's likely it was running +7lbs, then, at this point in time (early 44). Note that it was also flying with the long-barrelled Hispano II cannons, which would affect handling. All that doesn't change the fact that the in-game tempest seems to have a quite "optimistic" low speed FM. But I can't for the life of me find any document to get a more accurate PEC or stall speed.
  9. (Some) very late Tempest V, late Tempest II and Tempest VI had a different pitot: it was coming out straight from the leading edge, at the very tip of the port wing. I don't know that Tiffies had that, though. In any case, any manual value you see regarding the Tempest V was obtained with the early, L-shaped pitot.
  10. IIRC it used an SU carb. As far as I understand it you can only adjust it thorugh an adjustment screw on the carb itself. Might be wrong about that though. Also note that currently in game, the start up procedure already includes setting the cut out lever back to "Normal" after the engine starts running. So it's basically already at 50%. If you have mixture mapped to an axis, you will need to move it to roughly the middle position, if you have it on buttons, you don't need to touch it ever.
  11. In game, the mixture lever is modelled correctly. I'm not home right now, but from memory it goes as follow: - from 0% to 24%, mixture is in the cut out position - between 24% and 73%, it's in the normal position - from 74% up, it's in the start. So you don't have to fiddle with it, set it roughly around 50% and you're good to go. The only thing missing afaik is that setting the mixture in the start position should induce a throttle stop at the start-up value.
  12. Where did you get that 90? IIRC the only one stating so is the American test on JN729, which is an early Series I Tempest V, with the long-barrelled Hispano II protruding from the leading edge. Any other figuree I've ever read is either 87 or 85 mph. (btw, that american test explicitly confirms that what is considered "the stall" is indeed the aileron snatch)
  13. Here we enter the massively subjective realm of first hand accounts and feelings, but overall, most fighter pilot memoirs show that the pilots were living on the edge. They were sleeping very little, constantly exhausted, kept going by abusive amounts of drugs, obviously suffering from PTSD. Add to that the fact that while you as a pilot can concentrate on executing your aerobatics perfectly, they were pulling like mad with the very immediate fear of dying from a shell to the face. All in all, it seems very logical to me to have a WW2 pilot handling Gs like a very tired modern aerobatics pilot.
  14. But more importantly, the 150 octane discussion is totally irrelevant to the Tempest!
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