View Full Version : does a single person here tell engine overheat by temp gauge?

12-14-2006, 12:53 AM
i cant temp for normal and overheat is the same

european air war worked i remember and it was very fun to put the engine to the limit

12-14-2006, 01:35 AM
It's easy in 109.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-14-2006, 07:28 AM
Same in Spits<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-14-2006, 07:57 AM
I do, mainly in Spits. I use TrackIr to look at the temp gauge then zoom in with a hat key in my HOTAS Throttle, one that I've mapped to zoomed view.
It's an OK system, but could be better. I hope it will easier in SoW with the 6DoF.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-14-2006, 08:41 AM
same here.

There have been an number of times on line where I managed to really overheat a 110 and watched the temp gauges slowley back down on lower settings.

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12-14-2006, 10:03 AM
Yes it indeed can be difficult to read gauges, but although it's not realistic it still fun to do it in a dogfight.
Track-ir helps a lot but fortunately the sim provides atleast som aids to help us through.

WW2 pilots had learned a scheme for reading the gauges and in most planes the layouts were simple and easily accessible, and gauges generally could be read just by moving the eyes and not the head.

The main reason it's difficult in the sim is the the comparatively small size of our screens.
Anyone that has looked into the cockpit of a ww2 fighter, or even a cessna or other modern small plane get the idea.

Really, no one should feel bad for using the aids for heading, speed, or altitude, or overheat. It's just an adaptation to the gear we have.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-14-2006, 10:07 AM
Yes, i read temp gauges

In fact I read the manifold pressure gauge to judge my landing power setting in P-40s<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-14-2006, 10:25 AM
I do...about half the time. The other half I use the temp warning light. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-14-2006, 10:45 AM
Yes me too, I use only the guages http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-14-2006, 10:52 AM
Hey Boltie... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Another way to lessen the 'burden' of reading gauges is open radiator and avoid going over
90% throttle more than very short periods and make a habit of it.

The most difficult gauge for me is the one for fuel.
Sometimes when swithing from plane to plane I forget wich one is the fuelgauge and then it's tricky to begin looking for it when flying fully visible in enemy teritory.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-14-2006, 10:54 AM
I rely on gauges. I TRY and fly only using the heading in the speedbar in aircraft with unreadable (due to obstruction) compasses. I dont wait for an engine to overheat to know that its overheating.

It is difficult to read some temp gauges, but you can usually look and get a rough figure at a glance, I like this because you dont really want to push your engine to the heat limit. If you keep it so you can see at a glance that the needle is below the limit, you know you still have some reserve for if you get bounced etc.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-14-2006, 11:02 AM
I have to, as i've turned off the onscreen text.
PS, warnings are q

12-14-2006, 04:39 PM
But not in the Fw190A. The operating range is so narrow, and so near the top, that it's not easy to tell whether you're overheating or nearly overheating.


12-14-2006, 05:12 PM
I am not single.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-14-2006, 05:18 PM
In the 109, the 'engine overheat' point is 125 degrees oil temperature. Because the gauge only goes to 120 degrees, I don't think it would help you.

If you did use the gauge as reference, you would be drastically underheating your motor, and losing a lot of potential power as a result.

12-14-2006, 06:27 PM
Unfortunately overheat only takes oil temperature into account; water/glycol/cylinder head temperature never changes... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

12-14-2006, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by Zoom2136:
Same in Spits yes y does a spit temp gauges ?