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varus1985
09-22-2006, 01:15 PM
I have trouble getting enough power to the engines in the Stuka(il2).

The group i am flying with are flying at 230 knots, but i only reach 200 knots. I have tried prop pitch and full throttle 110% but i only get engine overheat.

Does anyone know how to get sufficient power to keep on with the rest of the group?

varus1985
09-22-2006, 01:15 PM
I have trouble getting enough power to the engines in the Stuka(il2).

The group i am flying with are flying at 230 knots, but i only reach 200 knots. I have tried prop pitch and full throttle 110% but i only get engine overheat.

Does anyone know how to get sufficient power to keep on with the rest of the group?

cawimmer430
09-22-2006, 01:18 PM
Is your radiator open?

Are your flaps in "raised" position?


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p-11.cAce
09-22-2006, 01:26 PM
Raise the gear http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I love the Stuka - well the D5 anyway (stuvi= http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif) - make sure you let your speed build abit before you launch into a climb...once you get slowed down you will never regain speed until leveling off. Make sure your flaps and rads are up and closed...oh and switch your supercharger when you get above 2800m. Remember she's a big DRAGGY plane so she takes awhile to build speed but will sure burn it off in a hurry.

Hanglands
09-22-2006, 01:28 PM
I guess youre flying an offline campaign then.

As cawimmer and p11.ace say, check flaps and rad. Make sure they are raised and closed respectively.

On take-off, throttle up and go just a few seconds after the Stuka in front of you, and while climbing after take-off, keep your nose lower than the aircraft in front of you, do not 'aim' your aircraft at his.

It does seem to take a while to catch up with the group, they all look so close together and in formation when viewed through your own crosshairs, but if you cycle through friendly views, they arent always as close as they appear, theyre all trying to keep up with eachother.

If all else fails, smash your undercarriage off on any hill you pass to cut down drag.

TeufelHund84
09-22-2006, 01:30 PM
If this 'group' you are flying with is made up of AI pilots then you are at a disadvantage right there. It's pretty hard to work with the AI (the BIGGEST drawback of this excellent game IMHO) in formation flying, but it is not impossible.

Try cutting pitch back a little bit and don't go over 100% throttle (maybe even drop it just a little?) The nice thing about flying with humans is you can communicate with them in more depth, i.e. what speed you are flying at, cruising altitude, whereas AI you just get direction and height. Just catch up and hope you don't fall behind, at least in my experience.

And like cawimmer said, check your radiator for open/close, flaps, dive brakes even??

Oh and don't forget landing gear http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

varus1985
09-22-2006, 01:42 PM
Alright, thanks for the tips http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I always retract flaps and gear, but the gear on the ju 87 seem to be non retractable.

slo_1_2_3
09-22-2006, 03:53 PM
thats because its a fixed gear plane
(they were screwing with your head)

NekoReaperman
09-22-2006, 07:17 PM
You must be a real pilot :-)


(FYI, many aircraft have a system for injecting more gas into the engine when the throttle is pushed all the way in, so a way to cool an engine is to go full-throttle, sounds weird in IL2land i know...)

Skycat_2
09-22-2006, 08:19 PM
When all else fails, use the autopilot after getting airborne until your plane catches up to the formation.