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XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 07:02 PM
I had an idea. I like to fly the 109 a keep the fuel load low for performance, 25-50% but it doesnt allow much flight time.


What if you put in 25% fuel and attached drop tank(s). Then flew to target area and then dropped tanks before dogfight ensued. Will it feed of drop tanks first? I assume it would.

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XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 07:02 PM
I had an idea. I like to fly the 109 a keep the fuel load low for performance, 25-50% but it doesnt allow much flight time.


What if you put in 25% fuel and attached drop tank(s). Then flew to target area and then dropped tanks before dogfight ensued. Will it feed of drop tanks first? I assume it would.

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XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 09:54 PM
I'm pretty sure it would. At least, it seems to work for me.

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XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 10:00 PM
/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Ya, it works. For some a/c though, adding a drop tank adds stuff to the a/c which might increase drag (never tested what n a/c that had droptanks can reach speeds of compared to one without). For some a/c always set for tank like the P-47 adding tanks won't make a difference after cause it's always rigged for tanks. Was thinking of doing that for a 109K, but just running 100% fuel for BnZ type flying won't be any different than 50% except you get more time in the air (at least thats my hypothesis).

XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 11:38 PM
Elfunko wrote:
- /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Ya, it works. For
- some a/c though, adding a drop tank adds stuff to
- the a/c which might increase drag (never tested what
- n a/c that had droptanks can reach speeds of
- compared to one without). For some a/c always set
- for tank like the P-47 adding tanks won't make a
- difference after cause it's always rigged for tanks.
- Was thinking of doing that for a 109K, but just
- running 100% fuel for BnZ type flying won't be any
- different than 50% except you get more time in the
- air (at least thats my hypothesis).
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Good point, what I think you are saying is the shackles have to be added for the 109 that arnt normally there adding drag after eject. I always thought more fuel effecting performance but I never really checked it.

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