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Urmo22
06-11-2009, 01:17 AM
It happens that for me it is very hard to intercept JU-88 fast bombers at higher altitude (4000+ meters) with Yak-1, cause my engine starts to smoke (2 little stripes out of exhaust pipes) even when it is not overheated and engine performance drops heavily. I cannot dive on bomber or execute any more complex maneuvers, i barely manage to close them slowly at 6 witch is suicidal cause sharp shooter tail gunners does short work of me...

What can i do to intercept them succefully without smoking engine.

I can see how other team with Airacobras perfectly slaughter them at ease...attacking frióm everywhere at high speeds.

Urmo22
06-11-2009, 01:17 AM
It happens that for me it is very hard to intercept JU-88 fast bombers at higher altitude (4000+ meters) with Yak-1, cause my engine starts to smoke (2 little stripes out of exhaust pipes) even when it is not overheated and engine performance drops heavily. I cannot dive on bomber or execute any more complex maneuvers, i barely manage to close them slowly at 6 witch is suicidal cause sharp shooter tail gunners does short work of me...

What can i do to intercept them succefully without smoking engine.

I can see how other team with Airacobras perfectly slaughter them at ease...attacking frióm everywhere at high speeds.

Kurfurst__
06-11-2009, 01:27 AM
The problem is two fold. First, Soviet aero engines generally run out of steam over 4000m (MiGs being the exceptions), so Soviet fighters will be at disadvantage at higher altitudes.

Second, on Soviet (and maybe some other too) fighters much of the engine operation relied on the pilot manually setting the proper mixture for the engine - you have smoke coming from the exhaust because you did not set the mixture to a leaner value, appropriate for high altitudes. Find which control sets the mixture, and adjust it until the engine no longer smokes and you get the highest speed - though the Ju 88 is fast, you should easily catch up with it easily with the proper engine settings.

Trefle
06-11-2009, 01:33 AM
Yep , if i remember well , you should set supercharger to stage 2 above approx 2500 meters with Yak-1 , then decrease fuel mixture to 80% above 3500-4000 meters, somthing like that , good luck m8

M_Gunz
06-11-2009, 02:35 AM
+1 on the supercharger and leaning the mixture. When you see the smoke, it's running too rich.

Urmo22
06-11-2009, 04:39 AM
Than you sooo much, it worked well! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TinyTim
06-11-2009, 05:19 AM
Also - you can play a bit with supercharger while keeping an eye on a mainfold pressure - for optimal power output always shift the supercharger into the stage which gives higher pressure.

You need to be careful tho - running a high supercharger stage at low altitudes will result in a damage if memory serves me well.

At first sight it may seem as an additional unnecessary pilot workload when compared with western birds (be it allied or axis) which have all these little things automated, but I fly russian planes a lot and really don't find it as such. It becomes sub-conscious, automatic even in a middle of dogfighting. It's like driving a manual transmission car - where you can choose at which rpm's you'll shift the gear.

DKoor
06-11-2009, 08:29 AM
Yesterday I forgot to remember to put charger in stage 1 while I chased Bf-109 down low in LA-5FN... I wondered how it is possible that he escapes me while I should have upper hand on deck http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .

Ah... it happens. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Yak-1 is sweet plane although I favor Yak-7 over it.

danjama
06-11-2009, 09:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
Yesterday I forgot to remember to put charger in stage 1 while I chased Bf-109 down low in LA-5FN... I wondered how it is possible that he escapes me while I should have upper hand on deck http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .

Ah... it happens. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Yak-1 is sweet plane although I favor Yak-7 over it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same thing happens to me in Zeke vs wildcats last night.

me and my wingman are chasing a couple of Sairs down to the deck from about 4000m and my wingman PLUS the Sairs are easing away from me! WTF http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Silly me forgot to change supercharger back to stage 1 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif