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NawlinzVoodoo
12-19-2004, 09:01 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif<span class="ev_code_RED">Sorry if this has been addressed, but the 'search' functions doesn't seem to work!!! Anyways, why is that the Wildcat's performance really sucks at 8000+ ft? The engine loses power (rpm's) and does not perform at all, it will eventually stall. I have only gotten to 8450 ft. I know that I have read that the service ceiling is 30,000+ ft. Thanks for any comments or theories. </span>

NawlinzVoodoo
12-19-2004, 09:01 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif<span class="ev_code_RED">Sorry if this has been addressed, but the 'search' functions doesn't seem to work!!! Anyways, why is that the Wildcat's performance really sucks at 8000+ ft? The engine loses power (rpm's) and does not perform at all, it will eventually stall. I have only gotten to 8450 ft. I know that I have read that the service ceiling is 30,000+ ft. Thanks for any comments or theories. </span>

VMF223_Smitty
12-19-2004, 09:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NawlinzVoodoo:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif<span class="ev_code_RED">Sorry if this has been addressed, but the 'search' functions doesn't seem to work!!! Anyways, why is that the Wildcat's performance really sucks at 8000+ ft? The engine loses power (rpm's) and does not perform at all, it will eventually stall. I have only gotten to 8450 ft. I know that I have read that the service ceiling is 30,000+ ft. Thanks for any comments or theories. </span> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lean your mixture and kick in the supercharger. I've only taken it to 17000 feet but no problems. Don't forget to reverse the actions as you descend

RocketDog
12-19-2004, 09:34 AM
In the 3.03b patch the Wildcat has been corrected to have automatic mixture control, so there's nothing to worry about. If you haven't patched up to date, then from what I remember it is modelled with manual control of fuel mixture. You can tell when you need to reduce the mixture because the engine will start to smoke.

Regards,

RocketDog.

Tully__
12-19-2004, 09:48 AM
Also make sure you're using the cockpit instrument or you have the speedbar switched from metric to imperial altitude. By default the speedbar altitude is in metres. 8450m is nearly 28,000 feet.

VW-IceFire
12-19-2004, 10:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NawlinzVoodoo:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif<span class="ev_code_RED">Sorry if this has been addressed, but the 'search' functions doesn't seem to work!!! Anyways, why is that the Wildcat's performance really sucks at 8000+ ft? The engine loses power (rpm's) and does not perform at all, it will eventually stall. I have only gotten to 8450 ft. I know that I have read that the service ceiling is 30,000+ ft. Thanks for any comments or theories. </span> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thats 8000 meters which is around 25,000 feet (give or take).

Make sure that you change the supercharger blower settings (I think the Wildcat has these?) to stage 2 or 3. Its in the controls.

Hellcat and Corsair also need these things.

Fuel mixture is also something to keep in mind if you're using 3.0 or 3.01.

NawlinzVoodoo
12-19-2004, 10:58 AM
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Rgr that guys, thanks for the input. Man it was a lot of work flying that bird huh? Thanks again.</span>

SkyChimp
12-19-2004, 01:12 PM
The F4F is one of the most manueverable planes at very high altitude. Those broad wings and low wing loading make it very stable up there. Slow, but very manueverable.

Maj_Death
12-19-2004, 02:51 PM
I must agree with the chimp, the Wildcat is a very nice bird.

ElAurens
12-19-2004, 02:55 PM
In many ways I prefer the F4F to the F6F. It just flys "better".

If only there was a way to stuff an R2800 in there.....

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Kwiatos
12-19-2004, 03:51 PM
Only thing which is not correct is MAX DIVE SPEED - IS TO LOW IN 3.02 ONLY 700 km/h. Wildcat have no red line limit in dive. It should be dive much more.

IL2-chuter
12-19-2004, 09:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElAurens:
In many ways I prefer the F4F to the F6F. It just flys "better".

If only there was a way to stuff an R2800 in there.....

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You can't do THAT!!! Then you'd have a Bearcat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Texas LongHorn
12-20-2004, 09:49 AM
Everytime I smell a good thread Tully beats me to it &lt;ggg.&gt; Rocket was first to post correctly that the Cat has an automatic mixture control. Not unusual, many US aircraft had this as well as many German AC.. All the best, LongHorn