View Full Version : Corsair/Hellcat supercharger use

11-08-2004, 09:13 AM
According to the read-me file of PF, the Corsair and Hellcat should shift their supercharger settings up at about 8000 and 26,000 feet.

I've seem on these boards some confusion of what setting the sim defaults to at spawn. Currently, when I take off, I leave the supercharger alone and shift upwards at those altitudes.

I've now read that the sim might start your supercharger at the first elevated stage at spawn on the ground. Therefore, it would be correct to adjust the supercharger down one
stage at take off and leave it there until you hit about 8000'. Is this correct?

11-08-2004, 09:22 AM
Yep. It should be stage one at sea level up to 8000'

11-08-2004, 09:32 AM
Thanks Tully - adjust down at take off and then adjust up at 8000' and adjust up again at 26,000'

11-08-2004, 10:00 AM
I seem to get some benefit by switching supercharger speed somewhat before 8000 feet (based on manifold pressure and engine sound). Like all planes it is worth experimenting I think.

El Turo
11-08-2004, 11:25 AM
Being that we get factory fresh planes (and engines) every respawn, temporarily over stressing the engine is not as big of a deal as it was/is in real life. Therefore, we get to do fun stuff like overheat, apply WEP and supercharger settings without having to hear it from the crew chief because he had to re-build the motor... again.

Hehe.. can you imagine if Oleg put in some guy screaming at you during your entire debrief for screwing up another engine?

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11-08-2004, 01:08 PM
oh no,

I`ve got enought of that whit my il-2 reargunner, thank you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

11-08-2004, 04:08 PM
You should change to stage 2 at about 2500m and stage 3 at about 8000m.

11-09-2004, 11:26 AM
Right - I just don't think some people are aware that the game defaults to stage one at takeoff. It does not start at neutral blower.