View Full Version : I-16 typ18 engine issues!

02-26-2004, 03:13 AM
What it with that.... in the midle if flight the engine stops working and it can't be restarted... no owerhiting, no forced throtle..?

02-26-2004, 03:13 AM
What it with that.... in the midle if flight the engine stops working and it can't be restarted... no owerhiting, no forced throtle..?

02-26-2004, 03:16 AM
It has a gravity fed carbutor (like the Hurricane) instead of fuel injection. So when you pull negative g's, the engine gets no fuel and cuts off.

Solution: Roll inverted before you dive.



02-26-2004, 03:19 AM
If you pull a big enough negative G manuver the engine cuts out. If you have enough altitude you can restart, I think. You'll probably get a more detailed answer than me, but thats what I know.

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02-26-2004, 03:21 AM
Dont push the nose down in flight, if you do, the engine doesnt get its fuel and sputters and sometimes stops working. So if you want to fly down, roll over and pull. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And it should be possible to restart if you lose the engine, I have that happened to me while in stormy weather, it might take some patience.

EDIT: I now understand why the first pages of a thread all consist of the same answer on this forum. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-26-2004, 03:29 AM
Engine stalls during negative g-force (ie pushing your stick forward) due to the type of fuel pump that was used in this plane.
'No engine restart' was a feature of this plane in early patches. It was later considered unrealistic by players, and Maddox changed it later patches. I just tried it in version 2.22final and the I-16 is much harder to stall in the first place compared to earlier versions, but also the restart definitely does work.
If you do need to dive forward, try cutting the throttle before the manoeuvre.
Also, engine restart might only work if the airspeed is enough to crank the prop.

Edit: Hmmmmm, I did think it was suspicious that no-one had answered this during a whole week. Oh well, live and learn.


02-26-2004, 06:14 AM
Airspeed must be above ~200km/hr to restart. Give it several seconds, it does take time. Watch your engine guages. Indeed, if you push negative gee with joystick, you can see the Tach guage drop, but it does not always cut out.

Engine cut~out can surprise you, especially in stormy turbulent weather found in the stormy settings.

I~153 and Hurricane suffer from this too, but the Hurricane can be re~started at any airspeed, even zero airspeed. Not so I~153.

Once you master this, you will find I~16 to be the most Fun plane over the FB.

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02-26-2004, 07:17 AM
I belive the Spitfire Vb when we get it will also suffer from this.


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