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  1. Don't want to set off another Battle of the Sexes thread here, but how hilarious would it be to have an optional woman-pilot model modification just called "Witches" in the drop-down menu LOL
  2. I would kill to have a modern update to Stormeagle's Jutland...or something highly realistic set in the age of sail. Dreadnought battleships and ships of the line are my favorite things.
  3. Rekt

    WT & IL2

    I still have a lot of fun playing low to mid tier tanks in WT...I just enjoy hunting other players I guess. We'll see, when Tank Crew comes out I may not have use for it any longer. Never play WT planes anymore at all...too spoiled by BOX.
  4. All of this sounds like a recipe for disaster..."Hey, what is that goat doing up here in the clouds?" LOL Thanks for the info! Edit: could it be that the reason why it has the standard pressure is that the atmosphere on that map is standard 15c and 1013...isn't that how it is on the Autumn maps?
  5. Would it really be the altitude above the surface of the airfield (QFE)? Or would it be altitude above sea level adjusted to the local atmospheric pressure (QNH)? Both require the pilot to enter a non-standard pressure reading into the instrument, but my bet is that it is QNH. I'll have to test it when I get a chance. Entering standard atmospheric pressure into the altimeter gives the "Pressure Altitude" (used for cruising at higher altitudes enroute in the "Flight Levels") which would not seem particularly applicable to BOX except maybe for keeping bomber formations together. (Apologies if you already know this terminology, just being overly detailed for the benefit of others reading it.)
  6. The cockpit altimeters should be displaying QNH. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/QNH
  7. LOL...looking over the aircraft in CLOD, I saw "Heartbreaker" and assumed it must've been a real hot rod version of the Spit that was supposed to break the Germans' hearts.
  8. I tested that, and you are correct. In sim we'd have to rely on the black smoke, oil on the windscreen or RPM fluctuation, all of which start to occur with oil temps still in the normal range per my testing. I went out in the Yak-1 and let enemy bombers shoot my engine repeatedly, and every time the oil temp stayed in the normal range long after I had black smoke, oil on the windscreen or fluctuating RPM to indicate a problem. With light engine damage (no smoke), the oil temp did not rise at all. In the specific case where the technochat said that the oil system was damaged, it still took a long time for the oil to get hot...long after the windscreen was black. True...but an oil temperature gauge (if installed) would not be telling you anything either in that scenario, per my testing described above. Let me ask the question a different way: other than the automatic oil shutter becoming stuck in the closed position (probably not specifically modeled in sim), tell me what scenario do you think would result in the oil overheating before the water? You are talking like having the oil overheat undetected and destroy your engine without any other indications is a realistic threat in the 109, when it is not due to the automatic control system. It would only be a threat if the pilot could close the oil radiator completely at high workloads. To test that my theory holds true in the sim, I took out the Yak-1 climbing at low speed on the Stalingrad summer map, at full power with the oil radiator closed and the water fully open. As expected, the oil heated up faster than the water, but as soon as I reopened the oil radiator it immediately dropped back down to the same temperature as the water. Oil radiators are very effective. Then I repeated the test with all radiators closed and the water overheated first...it wasn't even close. The water is the canary in the coal mine. I have no reason to believe that the relative sizing and effectiveness of the 109's radiators is any different. The 109 simply prevents the pilot from accidentally running with the radiators closed. TL;DR: the only situation in the sim where an oil temp gauge matters is when the pilot can control the oil radiator. Otherwise, rising water temp or other obvious indicators will tell you the engine is damaged (and in many cases it would just quit) long before an oil temperature gauge would tell you something was wrong. You can run with no technochat in the current 109 just as well without an oil temp gauge as you could with one.
  9. Most catastrophic damage to the oil system that would cause the oil to overheat before the water overheats (broken oil pump, perforated oil lines or oil cooler) should be seen first as a large drop on the oil pressure gauge. Damage to engine parts like valves, pistons, crankshaft, connecting rods, supercharger etc. would probably not cause the oil to overheat before the problem became obvious anyway via rough running/smoke/loss of power/stoppage. And of course if the oil simply leaks out, you will see it on your windscreen Otherwise, problems with oil temperature should be seen on the water temperature gauge first anyway. The only damage scenario that I can think of that would be detected by an oil temperature gauge would be if bullets specifically damaged the automatic oil radiator shutter control and the shutters were closed. Not sure if this is scenario is even simulated in BOX.
  10. I remember using it to shine up my plastic nametags...looked amazing. Just gleaming! Had to make sure to get the original formula in the metal can...the newer stuff in the plastic bottle wouldn't work.
  11. If you can't control the oil radiator, and the water by design will overheat first anyway, the utility of an oil temp gauge on the 109 in this sim is next to none (IRL it would need to be monitored to guard against a failure of the automatic shutter controls...not relevant in game). In Soviet planes where the oil radiator is controlled directly by the pilot, one could probably cook the oil but not the water via shutter settings. I haven't tried it.
  12. The Yak, LaGG, and MiG are noticeably different from the 109s IMO.
  13. My mind just exploded at the realization of this.
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