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IL-2 engine start procedure correct ?

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I tried a few times to analyse the auto-start procedure in IL-2 of some planes and I noticed on the ones I did, the last step is switching of ignition coils. I am not a plane-tech but interested because as a hobby I have worked a lot on classic/vintage cars and motorcycles (for over 30 years) and if I switch off the ignition or ignition coil the engine stops (if it does not you have a big problem 😉 ). 

 

Seeing how painstakingly  everything is modeled in IL-2 I am probably wrong, so I was just curious if someone knows this. I am just curious how plane engines from that period work.

 

I tried to find the check lists pilots used to do pre-start checks and settings but I can not find a single one. (probably just wrong search terms )

 

I am complete new to IL-2 and to planes in general, my first IL-2 was TC because I am a long time tank fan and very afraid of flying in real, but the technical side of WW2 planes is unexpected fascinating (as is the sim-flying). I have a car from 1936, that engine looks like stone-age stuff compared to the engines of planes of the same time frame, that car engine is more like the FC planes (I think) And not only the engine, the cumbersome brakes, leaking felt and leather seals,  no shock absorbers etc. Planes made a huge step if you compare 1940 to 1945. 

 

I love seeing things like the whole start up routine of real planes. I watched a training video for the flight engineer of a big bomber, I would like to see more like this but I think I use the wrong search terms (most results show pages of tutorials for plane sims) But for those also interested, this one is great (as an EE I love things with many meter-movements and switches)

 

 

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Typically, aircraft from this period used two magnetos for ignition.  The "ignition coils" are a separate ignition system that is engaged solely for start up, to give extra voltage, thus better spark, at low rpm while cranking.   As I understand the system.

 

I too work on vintage automobiles, professionally for 20 years now.

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15 hours ago, pa4tim said:

I tried to find the check lists pilots used to do pre-start checks and settings but I can not find a single one. (probably just wrong search terms )

 

https://www.docdroid.net/Go1Rgae/flight-manual-il-2-aircraftenglish.pdf#page=6

 

https://www.spruemaster.com/wp-content/gallery/manual/Republic P-47 AAF Manual.pdf

 

https://www.scribd.com/document/27758155/P-38-Lightning-Flight-Manual

 

http://www.qattara.it/Documents/fw190a8.pdf

 

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/spitfire-manuals.9050/

 

Search for XXX aircraft name... “Flight Manual”

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Thanks, I did not know it was called flight manual. This helps.

 

btw I found out there are more training videos of the B29.  I found  one yesterday that was about the captain's job.

 

The FW190 manual is in English. I can not imagine the Germans making it in English during the war. So I think somebody was creative and made this later. 

 

http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/techref/manuals/bf109g6u4.pdf  an original 1944 German BF109 manual (I can read German)

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15 hours ago, pa4tim said:

 

The FW190 manual is in English. I can not imagine the Germans making it in English during the war. So I think somebody was creative and made this later. 

 

I don’t know the date, but it’s probably a USAAF manual put out for test pilots flying captured aircraft before the end of WWII

 

It could also just be a later translation?

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