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taisto_s
10-22-2004, 02:18 PM
OK, Im having serious problems with Seafire OVERHEATING! Any suggestions how to operate the Merlin in pacific enviroment??

Thank you!

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taisto_s
10-22-2004, 02:18 PM
OK, Im having serious problems with Seafire OVERHEATING! Any suggestions how to operate the Merlin in pacific enviroment??

Thank you!

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VW-IceFire
10-22-2004, 03:06 PM
I've read that Spitfires were warm starters. So open the rad before you even start the engine.

Once you get moving you should be ok.

Hopefully the Mark V overheat bug isn't back (where you can't keep it cool once it overheats). BTW: Taking it above 3000 meters should reduce the heating.

gbleck
10-22-2004, 03:21 PM
It has a radiator controle? I thought it was purely automatic.

taisto_s
10-22-2004, 03:55 PM
Thanks Icefire, radiator open position fixed my overheating problems, but did the pilots in PTO use it to keep their supermarine cool??

VW-IceFire
10-22-2004, 04:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by taisto_s:
Thanks Icefire, radiator open position fixed my overheating problems, but did the pilots in PTO use it to keep their supermarine cool?? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I was reading about standard procedures for flying the Mark V in one of my Spitfire books. The pilot mentions that the radiator is open and you have to get moving quickly after starting the engine or it will overheat...I guess it needs that flow of air into it to keep it cool. He mentioned that once in the air it was less of a problem. Since the Seafire III and the Spitfire Mark V are nearly the same I imagine things are quite similar. Plus the PTO tends to be warmer.

I suspect that PTO Seafire pilots had similar troubles. My in-game recommendation is to not run on WEP, not use 100% throttle, and keep the radiator open or nearly open unless you need to keep it closed.

taisto_s
10-22-2004, 05:16 PM
Opened my copy of "spitfire V manual" and it says that one should Open the radiator shutter when starting the engine and warming up, and keeping it Open during the final preparations for take-off...

Has Oleg really modelled this aircraft this accurately?? WOW..OK! Now I have to finnish up reading the "pilot notes" to fly this bird like it should be http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks for the tips Icefire