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harold x
07-01-2004, 03:56 AM
I recently tested out a Hurricane and noticed that the engine overheated too often despite my attempts to cool it. I was unable to get any kills against early Yaks or IAR.
Any tips on getting the best out of a brewster.Nice plane to fly but lacks speed/climb.

H

harold x
07-01-2004, 03:56 AM
I recently tested out a Hurricane and noticed that the engine overheated too often despite my attempts to cool it. I was unable to get any kills against early Yaks or IAR.
Any tips on getting the best out of a brewster.Nice plane to fly but lacks speed/climb.

H

michapma
07-01-2004, 04:03 AM
Hello harold, welcome to the world of early-war warbirds. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Concerning overheating in the Hurri, you should realize that there are large differences between the various types. The earliest type is very, very difficult to keep cool at high performance, and takes an incredibly long time to cool down once hot. You simply cannot fly even at 100% power for very long in it. My approach is to accept the fact that it is not a fast aircraft, and to keep the power settings at lower levels most of the time. Consider that lowering rpm (controlled by the so-called "prop pitch," which is a misnomer in most of these aircraft) also helps keep the engine cool.

Not being able to get kills against other aircraft is more an indication of pilot skill than aircraft performance. Please don't think that it is just the plane's fault if you're "not getting kills." You can shoot down a Me-262 with a Hurricane given the right circumstances, and a superior pilot will consistently be able to bring you down in an inferior aircraft. I've experienced it over and over.

I have little flight time in the Brewster, so I'll leave that for someone else.

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Zayets
07-01-2004, 04:38 AM
Early Yaks,or IARs can sustain negative G's thus they can dive away fast from you.And as far as I know they are faster.But that doesn't mean they are invincible against early Hurries.

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Soulmaker1
07-01-2004, 07:58 AM
Hallo Harold
The problem is commoon on all piston engines. Best thing to do is to avoid flying at 100%throttle setting. When overheating happenes throttle bach to 70%, open radiator completely and enrich mixture to 120%. Adding extra fuel helps cooling the engine from within. For extra airflow try to increase airspeed by diving. No cheat this happens in real life too.
Just try. Have fun!
S~