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BlitzPig_DDT
03-10-2004, 09:26 AM
Why do engines burn when they are shut down? This happened to BP_Rocket when he was flying a P-38, I shot up and flamed one of his engines, he shut it down and feathered the prop and it was fine until landing, when the lower airspeed allowed it to burst into flame again.

Last night I was in the QMB messing around and cut the right engine on the 262 and a P-80 shot that engine up and it burst into flame. There was no fuel going to it, why would this happen?

Any chance this can be changed?

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BlitzPig_DDT
03-10-2004, 09:26 AM
Why do engines burn when they are shut down? This happened to BP_Rocket when he was flying a P-38, I shot up and flamed one of his engines, he shut it down and feathered the prop and it was fine until landing, when the lower airspeed allowed it to burst into flame again.

Last night I was in the QMB messing around and cut the right engine on the 262 and a P-80 shot that engine up and it burst into flame. There was no fuel going to it, why would this happen?

Any chance this can be changed?

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JR_Greenhorn
03-10-2004, 10:25 AM
In reality, there is oil that will still burn in an engine/under the cowling even after that engine is shut down. Also, once a fire has been ignited, there are rubber parts like hoses that will burn for a long time. Just because you shut down an engine and stop the fuel pump doesn't mean there is nothing in the engine left to burn.


Perhaps in your case of the Jumo 004 the engine shouldn't have ignited, but then one must consider the limitations of the coding itself. Perhaps something else must suffer to make it more correct?