View Full Version : So. Has the FW190 €˜fuel leak bug€ been fixed?

02-16-2006, 03:04 AM
I only ask because I€ve been doing a practising offline whilst learning to use rudder pedals, and as usual, my targets are Focke-Wulfs, with arcade on. The DM seems quite a lot better now, more of a €˜happy medium€. They are still killable, but on occasion can swallow quite a number of hispano rounds (been learning Mossie too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).

I haven€t yet seen any dirty brown smokers yet though, and have seen rounds through the area of the fuselage that used to initiate that in earlier patches (spent quite a lot of time last patch looking into this).

Mondo mentions in another thread (thanks for the inspiration Mondo), so have any other Wurger drivers had the €˜running out of fuel in a jif€(where jif =< 2 min) experience since 4.03?

And what about the F4U?

If it has been fixed then some thanks and celebrations are in order.

02-16-2006, 03:50 AM
Think yes. Had it only once since 4.03. Not bad I would say. And was not that super leak of 100 liters per second.

02-16-2006, 03:59 AM
Don't know, but it's a good question! I'll keep an eye out for it tonight if I manage to get a game going.


PS - love your sig. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-16-2006, 05:29 AM
It definitely has not been fixed. Same 3 minutes roughly and every drop of fuel is gone.

The torque roll when the engine runs out of gas just dandy though.

In this sim, Spitfires and 109s are as tough or tougher than the FW190 and that is a fact.

02-16-2006, 05:49 AM
Respectfully disagree, in my opinon the FW190A is around twice as tough as a 109 or Spitfire.

Fuel bug needs fixing tho, this doesnt happen to other planes.

02-16-2006, 06:02 AM
The fuel bug is still there - or I had a REAL HUGHE whole in my tank. 50% fuel - gone in about 60 seconds.

02-16-2006, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
The fuel bug is still there - or I had a REAL HUGHE whole in my tank. 50% fuel - gone in about 60 seconds.

Do you remember if you had the 'brown smoke' from behind the engine area?

@Ratsack - http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-16-2006, 08:30 AM
I've not seen in it in the F4U either this patch. I've only flown a few sorties worth with it but got hit every time by carrier AA.

02-16-2006, 08:58 AM
the greybrown fuel leaks will drain all tanks of your plane, white ones can drain if your low, but they seal 95% of the time. will drain japanease fuel tanks tho i think.

flying a bomber, u will realise how stupid that is. u have lots of fuel tanks, so high chance of being hit and losing fuel. irl, thats why u have many tanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
in mossie cutaway i have on my wheel, theres fuel tanks in the inner wing, outer wing, and around the bomb bay.
10 in all, maybe more but i cba to look further.

ingame it greatly increases your chance of losing all fuel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

109 however, the only plane i can think of with 1 fuel tank, suffers from this the least http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

often id rather had a oil leak and lose a engine, than a fuel leak...

02-16-2006, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
often id rather had a oil leak and lose a engine, than a fuel leak...
That's because you fly Mosquito http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
This reminds me of that comic where P-38 pilot answers a distress call, and not knowing he is talking to a Mustang pilot advises "Just feather it buddy" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

In game only one fuel tank is modelled...so, no chance of a fix until BoB.

02-16-2006, 10:39 AM
It's still there but the probability appears to be greatly reduced.

I've only gotten it once in the last 20 odd engagements where I have taken damage and the majority of that seemed to be the classic wing holes that kill performance.

I guess it depends on whether you get a light peppering or severe hits...compared to how it used to be it seems significantly less though.

02-16-2006, 02:15 PM
Thanks for the answers all, I'll try to find some time to look into it further.