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Superjew1
07-18-2009, 03:49 PM
The last part of complex engine management that I have not messed with is the mixture. The onlything I know about it is %120 is optimal for carrier take offs, something about keeping the engine cool.

What is an efficient fuel mixture for cruising, and whats an efficient fuel mixture for dives/climbs/dogfighting?

I dont know what the standard mixture setting is, but Ive kept it at default for all my dives/climbs/takeoffs/cruising and dogfighting. Am I potentially missing out on a lot of hidden power because of this?

Note: I never have been able to get a F6F Hellcat to take off from an escort carrier on default settings.

Superjew1
07-18-2009, 03:49 PM
The last part of complex engine management that I have not messed with is the mixture. The onlything I know about it is %120 is optimal for carrier take offs, something about keeping the engine cool.

What is an efficient fuel mixture for cruising, and whats an efficient fuel mixture for dives/climbs/dogfighting?

I dont know what the standard mixture setting is, but Ive kept it at default for all my dives/climbs/takeoffs/cruising and dogfighting. Am I potentially missing out on a lot of hidden power because of this?

Note: I never have been able to get a F6F Hellcat to take off from an escort carrier on default settings.

DKoor
07-18-2009, 04:14 PM
All mix settings are the same regarding speed/range except that you have to switch them here and there in order not to see two black trails from your engine.
If you don't see them and your engine is running, your mixture settings are fine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.

Superjew1
07-18-2009, 04:55 PM
So right after takeoff, what should I lower my mixture to from %120? %80?

Muddy17
07-18-2009, 05:55 PM
ok so I dont know if will aply to the game at all {most likely not} but in the book ZERO by a Japanies ace, who's name I wont disgrace by trying to spell it right now. He was saying they would mix down untill the engens almost quit then bring it back up just a pinch for long range flights..
This also would be in a Zero, wich wo apear in places it could not be,, In the start of the war. He goes on about the usege of prop pitch, fuel mixture and throttle settins to bring tne Japan ari power to exteded ranges.

As always, I was not there and do not know this for fact, but this is what Saki wrote. I have seen quotes by Adolf Galland shot down in these forms by others who know better so take what of it you can or read the book,, It is a great read..

Muddy17
07-18-2009, 06:10 PM
Sorry about my bad grammer and poor typing,, LOL just read my own post and had a good chuckle, Im sure you will get the picture.

jayhall0315
07-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Typically Superjew, richer mixtures are used at lower altitudes and leaner mixtures are used at higher altitudes. For example, with the La7, 100% mixture from 0 to about 2500 meters, above that you can progressively dial it down to maybe 50% by the time you reach 6000m (say 80% at 3500m and 60% at 5000m and 50% at 6000m). 120% is really only needed at very close to sea level (say 500 meters or less) and only in heated combat. Staying on 120% though will burn thru your fuel very quickly, so use it only in short bursts close to the deck. This general formula also applies to almost all other airframes in IL2 with some small differences. Except for loaded airframes on carrier takeoff (say the Corsair with bombs), you dont need 120% mixture on takeoff.

Loco-S
07-18-2009, 07:06 PM
reduce the mixture until you see a drop in RPM, then increase until you see an increase of 100 rpm, it applies to any height above 5000 feet (1500 meters)

ImMoreBetter
07-18-2009, 07:28 PM
Typically speaking, the only time you should mess with the mix settings is if your plane is trailing two red-brown smoke trails (For demonstration, spawn just about any Russian plane at 7500m). If you see those two trails you must decrease the mixture percentage until they go away. Simple as that.

You can also lower it to save fuel, as Muddy said. But there may be a hit on performance, so it's not a good idea for a fight.

Otherwise, just keep your settings at 100% or whatever the default is.

You can go upto 120% for extra kick if you need it, but as Jay said, you will be burning fuel faster.

DKoor
07-18-2009, 08:23 PM
This was tested.

There is no performance hit.

There is no significance to this matter in game whatsoever.

There is no difference in speed, fuel consumption or anything else.

Once you see two trails from your engine (you will notice RPM drop too) just lower it. This is all wisdom to it.

Two posts below and someone will explain how you burn more fuel on 120% than on 80% mix.
I guess he/she plays different game.

Can't help it.

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