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P-38's intercooler can be adjusted by outlet cowl shutter command

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P-38's intercooler can be adjusted by outlet cowl shutter command but there are no tooltips on the screen,and the intercooler controller in the cockpit has no change.And there are no discriptions about radiator and intercooler in P-38's specification in the game.

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I think the stuck switch is a little joke from the developers. Hopefully soon fixed. :)

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(assuming they want us to manage the carb air temps - which I'm fine with)

PS - I love the 38!

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It might need a tweak or 2, but it’s got lots of potential for sure. I am still trying to wrap my virtual controls and head around it ... 😜

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For what I could see the effect is only graphical, neither the speed nor the carburetor air temperature change when adjusting the intercooler shutters.

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Per the developers, the intercoolers are not controllable right now. 

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10 minutes ago, LukeFF said:

Per the developers, the intercoolers are not controllable right now. 


The outlet cowl shutter command does make the intercooler shutters open and close, but as I said in my earlier post it is a graphical effect only (no impact in the speed or temperatures).
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Posted (edited)

So the P-38 has 3 different cooler shutters (correct me please if i am wrong).

 

 OIL- COOLER  (on side of engine nacelles)


INTERR-COOLER  (on  booms) ?

 

WATER- COOLER  ( on bottom of engine nacelles) ? like in the  pix above.

 

 

INTERR-COOLER  and  WATER- COOLER  are connected together at the moment .

 

They are working but not separately like in the P-47 as it should be.

 

Is this correct?

Edited by Yankee_One

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Not quite. Under each spinner you've got triple intake with middle inlet for intercooler and the outer ones for oil coolers. The ones on tailbooms are for engine coolant.

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Thanks Art-J!

 

So 4 coolers, a lot of keybindings for my hotas then.

Now its clearer for me.

S!

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Posted (edited)

Nah, If we wanted to count them literally, there are five radiators per each fuselage, but function-wise they work within only three systems (Intercooler, oil, coolant), so it's comparable to Thunderbolt from your hotas binding point of view. Even easier, as we don't have to operate turbos separately.

 

I don't know all the detail of their operation in real A/C though, nor did I examine how they're implemented in the game so far (apart from limitation noted above).

Edited by Art-J

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The intercooler vent controls are automatically controlled in the sim as of right now. Real pilots adjusted them based on carb air temps (more turbo spool, more air temp).

Personally, I find the implementation to be consistent with other AC, and I do notice when the carb air temps are rising (I took the 38 up to 34,000 foot alt, where it maintained maximum continuous power).

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