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Adam906
04-02-2006, 12:18 AM
If anyone is interested in official handling notes for ferry pilots, I have official ferry pilot notes concerning flight procedures for the following a/c in FB/PF:

Airacobra
Beaufighter
Corsair
Dauntless
Gladiator
Hellcat
Hurricane/Sea Hurricane
Mustang
Mosquito
Mitchell
Spitfire/Seafire
Typhoon

Included in the notes is also notes on starting, warming up and stopping a Sabre engine. There is also conversion tables for boost and tempurature, fuel consumption for most a/c types listed above and Engine temp for air-cooled (British/Brit. Sleeve-valve/American engines) and Liquid cooled (R.R/Napier(Sabre)/Allison engines) and various engine oil pressures for different engines.

If anyone wants me to post the official ferry pilot notes for the a/c then please say so. Please keep in mind that I do have a day job (and a second night-job!) and so don't say all of them and expect it done by yesterday!

Having said that, I have noticed that when flying the Mitchell my notes don't in anyway match the ferry notes. For take-off it says boost of 44" and RPM of 2,600 with mixture RICH and gills closed - no problems. But it says elevator trim: "1 Div. Nose Up" and rudder and Aileron: "Neutral" with flaps at 15 - 30 degrees (1/3 - 2/3). And safety speed 150 mph.

I can get my Mitchell fully loaded off the ground with 15 degree flaps at 2400 RPM with about 900 yard runway (by bringing up full rpm and boost and holding the brakes till max. power). But the cruncher is that I need at least 2 Div. right rudder dialed in with a fair dose of right rudder applied (via peddle - not trim) when the engine is brought up to power to conteract a pretty hefty swing to the left (assuming brakes are not held). Then when airspeed reaches about the 90 - 100 mph ind. I have to retrim the a/c to neutral/1 Div left rudder for a straight run. Keeping the rudder neutral trim requires a lot of work on the rudders during take-off role.

According to the notes a stall is listed, Flaps and U/C up, as 106mph. Most of the time I stall out at about the 120mph ind. mark. Yet a/c like the Spit, Hurricane and Corsair seem to stick pretty closely to the notes I have.

Maybe I was just no cut-out to be a bomber pilot but any comments on this be bomber pilots out there?

Cheers!

Tully__
04-02-2006, 10:45 AM
...Mitchell fully loaded...
If fully loaded includes a full bomb load, stall speed will be higher than the ferry notes indicate due to the extra weight.

Waldo.Pepper
04-02-2006, 01:00 PM
If anyone wants me to post the official ferry pilot notes for the a/c then please say so. Please keep in mind that I do have a day job (and a second night-job!) and so don't say all of them and expect it done by yesterday!


Yes please!

Archer_F4U
04-02-2006, 05:11 PM
I'd love to see these posted. I'm most interested in the Beaufighter, Corsair, Hurricane, and Dauntless in case you can't decide what order to post them in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jocko417
04-02-2006, 06:31 PM
It tells you to keep the rudder/aileron trim neutral so if an engine fails on take off you aren't making a bad situation worse by having trim applied (perhaps in the wrong direction for the failure).

Adam906
04-02-2006, 07:00 PM
With regards to the rudder issues - Derrrr! Now why didn't i think of that?!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

As for the stall speeds, no this is listed as undamaged no bombs. Stall speed is about 143 mph ind. on one engine (obviously higher thanks to the drag of a dead engine) but still....

As for the ferry pilots notes on a/c... I will start and new post and eventually post them all under the same topic - if someone can make it a sticky so a)I don't have to keep looking for the post each time I go to add some new particulars that would be great!

Cheers

Tully__
04-03-2006, 01:31 AM
...so I don't have to keep looking for the post each time I go to add some new particulars...
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HotelBushranger
04-03-2006, 04:49 AM
Beaufighter please http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif