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HQ1
11-01-2004, 10:49 PM
Yesterday I fly 109G6 mission My plane carries drop tank because the long range I should fly. but I found that the drop tank doesnt work anyway!there is no difference on stay air time between with droptank and without it .Oleg pls check this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BBB_Hyperion
11-02-2004, 12:10 AM
Problem is known and will be fixed in next patch.

ElAurens
11-03-2004, 12:33 AM
Same problem with Ki84.

VFS-214_Hawk
07-26-2005, 05:15 PM
Has this been fixed in 4.01?

JG53Frankyboy
07-26-2005, 05:31 PM
test it.

Willey
07-28-2005, 02:36 PM
Tested it with a 109G-6/AS on Test3 runway, chocked. 1% fuel in FMB, with 110% MW50, ~20-25sec until it's dry. With a DT I didn't want to wait any longer than a few minutes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

VFS-214_Hawk
07-28-2005, 03:30 PM
Oh, forgot I replied to this.

Yes, I tested it the other day and found it to be working properly, for a ten minute flight anyway.

I was in the F4U-1A


...but doesnt the F4U-1A have wingtanks with no guage?

BSS_Vidar
07-28-2005, 04:21 PM
No, the Corsair only has a fuel tank in front of the cockpit. The wing roots house the radiators and main wheel-wells. Guns are the only additions to the wing outboard of the wing fold mechanizum. Even Naval aircraft today don't hold fuel outboard of the wing fold. It's just too much weight for the hinges and any motors, and/or hydrolic systems used to actuate the wings.

VT-51_Razor
07-30-2005, 01:45 AM
Hehe, except for those old F9F Panthers and F2H Banchees Vidar! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I'm in Greece right now on business Vidar. Sorry for dropping off the radar so abruptly. I'll get with you after returning home.

DangerForward
07-30-2005, 06:52 AM
I'm pretty sure the droptank on the P47 works, I've used it many times and watched the gauges.

Atomic_Marten
07-30-2005, 06:08 PM
Droptanks are $crewed anyway.. I have attempted to set one on fire in vain..
Bullets seems to travell thru the tank without doing any harm. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Dash_C.
07-31-2005, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Atomic_Marten:
Droptanks are $crewed anyway.. I have attempted to set one on fire in vain..
Bullets seems to travell thru the tank without doing any harm. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Not quite. On the P-47 and a couple others, droptanks will burninate and asplode if shot.

BSS_Vidar
08-01-2005, 12:39 AM
I believe the Spit's tank isn't carring gas either. Only internal gas was being burned.

MAILMAN------
08-03-2005, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by BSS_Vidar:
No, the Corsair only has a fuel tank in front of the cockpit. The wing roots house the radiators and main wheel-wells. Guns are the only additions to the wing outboard of the wing fold mechanizum. Even Naval aircraft today don't hold fuel outboard of the wing fold. It's just too much weight for the hinges and any motors, and/or hydrolic systems used to actuate the wings.

Didn't the F4U-1 retain the wing fuel tanks that were in the original design, XF4U-1? I thought that I read that the wing folding mechanisms and tail hooks were removed due to the fact that the F4U-1 had poor suitability for carrier operations relegating it to land based operations where there was no need to fold them for storage. The result being that the removal of the wing tanks on the production line began with the F4U-1A & Corsair MKII when the Brits showed how to land them in that left hand curved approach. I might be wrong on this, but darn it now you got me looking through all my literature to see where I read or misread it <G>.

It is interesting to note that the F4U-1 was flown in combat only by the USMC (Guadalcanal starting in February 1943) and later New Zealand yet unless you download a skin it is represented by the Corsair MKI. The Corsair MKI was never flown in combat by the Brits. Their first combat Corsairs were the MKII and these flew escort against the Tirpitz in Norway in their first mission. It is a shame they never tangled with Luftwaffe Aircraft during this mission in order to get some type of comparison.

MAILMAN------
08-03-2005, 06:58 PM
The one plane that I know for sure has a fuel gage problem is the F4U-1D. It indicates approximately 1/2 full (or empty depending on your outlook) even when carrying 100% fuel and two to three drop tanks. This problem does not exist on any of the other Corsair Versions -1, MKI, -1A, MKII, -1C (Haven't checked the Brit Version of the -D model yet, but I imagine it would have the same problem.)

x__CRASH__x
08-06-2005, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by BSS_Vidar:
No, the Corsair only has a fuel tank in front of the cockpit. The wing roots house the radiators and main wheel-wells. Guns are the only additions to the wing outboard of the wing fold mechanizum. Even Naval aircraft today don't hold fuel outboard of the wing fold. It's just too much weight for the hinges and any motors, and/or hydrolic systems used to actuate the wings.
Doesn't the A-6, and now the EA-6B hold fuel in the outer wing? Or is that just where the vents are? I swear I saw A-6's dumping fuel out of their wing tips, while folded.