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idonno
06-16-2005, 01:23 PM
Was this placed on the instrument panel just for looks?

http://www.geocities.com/idonno418/flap_speed.gif

I've flown in excess of 400 mph with the cowl flaps fully open. No problems.

VVS-Manuc
06-16-2005, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by idonno:
Was this placed on the instrument panel just for looks?

http://www.geocities.com/idonno418/flap_speed.gif

I've flown in excess of 400 mph with the cowl flaps fully open. No problems.

It's just eye candy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

idonno
06-16-2005, 01:41 PM
Ummmm... that's my point. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

But it shouldn't be just eye candy.

FritzGryphon
06-16-2005, 08:09 PM
Supercooling damage in general isn't modeled.

You can overheat the engine, open the cowl flaps all the way, back to idle, dive like lightning for 10,000m, with no ill effects.

Edit: Shock cooling, that's what I meant.

xTHRUDx
06-16-2005, 11:54 PM
correct, shock cooling isn't modeled.

msalama
06-17-2005, 12:52 AM
No it isn't, which is a pity. Careless pilots should have the right of getting their cylinder heads / blocks cracked in IL-2 too if they so choose!

But life goes on nevertheless...

VT-51_Razor
06-17-2005, 03:58 PM
...nor is the buffetting and excessive stress placed on the cowl flaps when they are opened above a particular speed. Let's face it people, as wonderful a sim as this is, it still isn't very close to being what you would call a "simulator". It's more of a game, and as such, there are a lot of concessions to game play. One good example would be engine oil temperature. All these engines need to be warmed up for quite some time before a pilot can go blazing off into the wild blue to do battle. Not many would hang in there on the ramp, warming up their engines for 15-20 minutes while their fields were bing vulched if this particular nod to realism were modeled.

DDad
06-17-2005, 05:10 PM
Ummm, while I may be wrong on this- Are you absolutely sure you flying at 400MPH?

400 KPH= approx 250 MPH, so I doubt that would be quite so noticable