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domenlovrec
05-11-2005, 10:46 AM
hi

i just wana know, in what position what prop. pitch should be set in combat, cruise, economy. tnx

domenlovrec
05-11-2005, 10:46 AM
hi

i just wana know, in what position what prop. pitch should be set in combat, cruise, economy. tnx

Pirschjaeger
05-11-2005, 10:56 AM
Does the Spitfire even have prop-pitch? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Hmmm, guess I don't fly it enough. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Fritz Franzen

BBB_Hyperion
05-11-2005, 11:05 AM
Thats a secret sry http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif It flys good enough without manual http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

domenlovrec
05-11-2005, 11:09 AM
****! Can't get any spitfire tutorial or manual. Just FW190 and Bf109! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Nah, my mates! Write something! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bolillo_loco
05-11-2005, 11:29 AM
if it isnt a bf 109 your wasting your time playing with prop pitch. I have played with people who swear that prop pitch works in other a/c, yet when we took off and climbed out after a few minutes they would say "hey bolillo why does your plane climb so well what prop pitch are you using" I answered "huh?" they said "dont lie what are you using?" I said "hey look I use prop pitch in the 109, but in all other a/c I just start the engine and take off, so I guess that means I use 100% all the time" I have had experiences like this in nearly every a/c in our game.

prop pitch is a placebo effect in all other a/c but the 109 in my opinion although the 109D9 may see some benifit because the prop revs over 3000 rpm when you go to 100%.

prop pitch may help you slow down quickly so you can make a guy over shoot and then out turn him, but in my opinion any benifit is not worth all the button pushing because it is small.

I have played against what many people consider the top 10% who use all the secret tricks and what ever else and I have no problem breaking even when I fight them. I do not use the tricks and secrets hence I believe them to be of little value.

as far as prop pitch in the 109 goes afj rsm has always impressed me with his ability to cem the engine till it screams like a 2 cycle chain saw and not over heat it or blow the engine. btw I am not easily impressed.

so go ahead cem your spitty all day long and if you believe it gives you some advantage....it will. as far as I am concerned its a total waste of time.

VW-IceFire
05-11-2005, 02:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by domenlovrec:
hi

i just wana know, in what position what prop. pitch should be set in combat, cruise, economy. tnx </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think running it at 60% prop pitch for cruise was the best economy with the throttle at 90% but the pitch lowered. I've read that something along those lines in the real plane did wonders for fuel economy.

Tvrdi
05-11-2005, 02:31 PM
I wonder why I never experienced wings falling apart after high speed diving with turbulence wher every other plane cracked...I wonder why the f Spit never heard for energy bleeding....why his diving capabilities are so good that FW190 and P47 pilots cant do better.....so i dont bother myself with prop pitch

vocatx
05-11-2005, 05:18 PM
I haven't got that many hours in many of the planes in FB/PF, but two that I know prop pitch makes quite a diffence in is the B-239 and the Hurricane Mk.I. I usually leave the 109 and the 190 on auto.

LStarosta
05-11-2005, 07:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by vocatx:
I usually leave the 109 and the 190 on auto. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And therein lies your problem.

flox
05-11-2005, 07:57 PM
I don't know why this is such a difficult question for everybody to answer...

domenlovrec, if you're flying the Spit Vc, prop pitch should be set to anywhere from 90% to 100%, depending on whether you're climbing or diving. The goal is to keep your revs as close to 3000 (the "red zone" on your RPM gauge) as possible-- just keep an eye on the gauge: if RPM's are too high, lower your prop pitch. If they are too low, raise it. If you're flying any other Spit or Seafire, prop pitch is controlled automatically and there's really no need to mess with it.

JG53Frankyboy
05-11-2005, 08:01 PM
the only planes you directly control the pitch ofthe propeller blades are with Bf109 on manual mode.

ALL others, except the ones with fixed wooden propeller and jets ( http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ) , you are setting the rpm for the engine. and the propeller is selecting a "pitch" for its own to mantain the wanted rpm.
the SpitIX/VIII is "just" a mechanical link betwenn throttle and rpm - not realy an automatik system like in Fw190A..

in game , if you fly a plane with CSP (constant speed prop), you set the rpm to 100% (thats always the best poweroutput) and can forgett it , even in high speed dives.
the only planes that overrev are both FIATS and both Brewsters (hope i didnt forget one).

its a game, it keeps it simple !

flox
05-11-2005, 08:07 PM
oops! double post...

WOLFMondo
05-11-2005, 08:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bolillo_loco:
if it isnt a bf 109 your wasting your time playing with prop pitch. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not with 190A's, prop pitch makes a world of difference to peformance.

msalama
05-11-2005, 10:04 PM
In this game you can set the RPM to 100% and forget about it, but you'll backload your radial causing crankshaft oil starvation etc. if you do that IRL. I dunno about a real-life Spit & its Merlin though, but surely it has some rules about the RPM vs. manifold pressure too because backloading reverses the forces acting on the engine & the gearbox/drivetrain anyway.

But yeah, no probs in IL-2! Which means that this game isn't _nearly_ as realistic as some indivuals perceive it to be...

Salfordian
05-12-2005, 02:00 AM
2850 rpm - max continuous
2650 rpm - cruise