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Mad_Moses
02-21-2005, 08:38 PM
Hi,

Has anyone made a chart showing the actual maximum flight time or range for each of the aircraft in IL-2-FB?

If not, is there a program that I can download where I can check each plane?

Thanks in advance.

<PF>Mad Moses

PF_Coastie
02-21-2005, 10:06 PM
Bump^^^^

ClnlSandersLite
02-22-2005, 12:55 AM
Not that I know of, but to put it in perspective: A P-38J can cross the moscow map at LEAST 5 times with CEM on, prop pitch of 60% maintaining 230 MPH at 5000 feet. I got bored after that so I didn't keep testing. This is WITHOUT drop tanks.

This is from a post I made on another forumn som time ago.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Example: The P-38 J has roughly 40 mins of powered flight on 25% fuel under these conditions:
low altitude, 100% throttle, 100% prop pitch, default loadout. You can burn 100% for the full 40 mins with the radiator closed and you won't overheat once. If you reduce your prop pitch and manifold press, you can fly a hell of alot longer. Yes, I'm a lightning jock .

edit: perhaps it was 25 mins. I could check it if someone cared enough, but in a df 25 mins is a long time in the air.

Edit 2: Checked it, It is in fact very close to 40 mins. Call it 35 if you use Military power or care to land or both. If you're perfectly content to jsut crash or glide back to base. Go ahead and use all 40 mins (if you can live that long). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

2.66 hours of full throttle flight (non wep) at low altitude with a full fuel load. Drop tanks will extend this flight time by another 2.5 hours... With the exception of some of the planes that have VERY short flight times, there is little to no point in worrying about fuel on most missions. That is, until you get a fuel leak http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Tully__
02-22-2005, 01:18 AM
I tested a 109 one time (coz someone asked) and it flew nearly 2 hours at best climb speed and only 54 minutes at full throttle. Range will vary with load, altitude and engine management settings.

PF_Coastie
02-22-2005, 08:55 AM
Just to clarify what MadMoses is looking for here guys.

He is building missions for VOW2 and is looking for a full comparison of all planes. The loadouts are set for this war and he is just trying to get correct amounts of fuel in AC without being overkill.

ClnlSandersLite
02-22-2005, 04:21 PM
VOW2? If you can be more specific on what you're trying to do, I might be able to help you.

But honestly, even on 25% fuel, most planes will stay in the air longer than your average gamer will care for. Baring a fuel leak of course. This is especially true with CEM on with a player that knows even the beginings of economy flying. Of course, there are exceptions. I imagine some of your BI-planes have considerably less fuel. There where a few aircraft in ww2 that where noted for their short range, but just look in the object viewer and it'll tell you, most of the time, when this is the case. Of course rockets don't have Jack for fuel, but that's not their purpose. While IRL, a B-17 most probably outranges he-111s by quite alot; in game, this isn't an issue as both bombers can cross the largest map we have at least twice.

Tooz_69GIAP
02-22-2005, 04:27 PM
why lock the fuel loads?? That's daft. If a pilot isn't able to correctly choose the fuel load for his task, then it's his own fault, but he should be left to make the mistake. Having locked loadouts just plain sux!!

p1ngu666
02-22-2005, 07:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
why lock the fuel loads?? That's daft. If a pilot isn't able to correctly choose the fuel load for his task, then it's his own fault, but he should be left to make the mistake. Having locked loadouts just plain sux!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

stops ppl taking mk108's in 42,43 etc, when they wherent in use. and yes i know many claim to use mk108 cos mg151 sucks, but hey take it elsewhere http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

i suggest u get a "aircraft of ww2" type book, alot of em about, list top speed, range, bomb load etc http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

JR_Greenhorn
02-22-2005, 08:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
why lock the fuel loads?? That's daft. If a pilot isn't able to correctly choose the fuel load for his task, then it's his own fault, but he should be left to make the mistake. Having locked loadouts just plain sux!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I've no experience in online applications, but offline, you can specify a more precise fuel load in the FMB than you can from the Aircraft Customization (loadout) screen.

For example, I've set planes at 11% fuel load and other numbers like that. If you were to try to change this fuel load as a player, you could only specify 25%, 50%, etc. This seems to hold true offline, someone will need to verify it for online.

EmbarkChief
02-22-2005, 09:08 PM
Its been a long time since I've seen it mentioned, but wasn't there a bug that caused your engine to burn fuel even if it wasn't running?

Tooz_69GIAP
02-22-2005, 09:39 PM
Well, I was talking about the fuel loadout. I flew in a mission once, which was just a 50km there and back escort/jabo mission in Yak-9Us or something. Barely 45 mins flight time which in that aircraft only requires 50% fuel, and even then it's a lot of fuel. The mission had it locked out at 100%!!!!! Talk about overloading!! The thing flew like a beached whale!!!

As for weapon loadouts, yeah, ok, for the axis side, choosing the nice big guns on 109s and 110s is probably not best if you are attempting to recreate history, but it still sux to have locked loadouts.

AlGroover
02-23-2005, 05:22 AM
The exact range is variable with CEM engaged. I suppose you could get the info by setting up a dummy mission in FMB with a few percent fuel load and fly it around until it runs dry. I built a mission once as part of a campaign for new players where their I153 would run out of fuel half way to the objective to make them complete an unpowered landing. I seem to remember settling on 7% after a few trial runs.

p1ngu666
02-23-2005, 06:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EmbarkChief:
Its been a long time since I've seen it mentioned, but wasn't there a bug that caused your engine to burn fuel even if it wasn't running? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah ive had that
id parked up, no fuel leaks, 5mins later i was "out of fuel" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

was ages ago, still might be there tho http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif