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I-16 Constant Engine Damage

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Folks,

 

I am experiencing constant engine damage to my I-16 on Realistic settings. At first, I thought it was the oil and cowl, but still experiencing this problem with them wide open. Now, thinking it may be prop pitch? If so, not sure what settings should be used for flight and fight. Perhaps it is something else?

 

Best,

TS!

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Prop RPM governor whatever 90%, Water rad 1/3 open, oil rad 1/5 open, throttle maybe 90%, fuel mixture 100%, with these settings you should be able to cruise endlessly.

 

You need to keep the temps in check. Water rad related temp not above 100 Celsius, and cylinder head temp not above 200 Celsius. 

 

If you let RPM go high like 2400+ for prolonged periods it supposedly breaks your engine. ATA should be at instrument number 9 and max 11.

 

If you have patience you could do testing to get accurate settings and an better idea what the engine can stand. I only do testing when cruising to mission objectives, so I get bits of info hear and there. Would be worthwhile to just do proper testing.

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