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Sultan_of_Swing
02-07-2005, 07:28 PM
I know there's a tutorial somewhere on using magnetos. Could someone kindly point me to one.

Many thanks.

S!

Sultan_of_Swing
02-07-2005, 07:28 PM
I know there's a tutorial somewhere on using magnetos. Could someone kindly point me to one.

Many thanks.

S!

SlickStick
02-07-2005, 08:39 PM
There's really not much to them. They are used to generate the spark for the engine, like electronic ignition does in today's cars.

There are two so that you have a spare, but you get a few more RPMs with both enabled. I never touch magnetos, but to cut my engine for landing. They default to both on and there's no reason that I've found to not use both.

Sultan_of_Swing
02-07-2005, 09:03 PM
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WTE_Galway
02-07-2005, 09:17 PM
what slickstick said

you need to be on "both" to get both plugs firing and get max horsepower

the reason they are switchable in a real aircraft is so during runups on the ground the pilot can try each side individually just to make sure all is well .. we do not have simulated magneto/plug failures in game so there is no real point in doing a magneto check before takeoff

msalama
02-08-2005, 02:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>no real point in doing a magneto check before takeoff <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

...not to mention that real mag checks are usually done with full RPM & about 30 inHg. of manifold pressure, or thereabouts (@ approx. athmospheric pressure that is, though the details differ a lot according to the type).

Well I tried it & found out that the Yak-3 is quite a handful to hold steady with those power settings! Turn-bounce-turn-BUMP!-bounce... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif But yeah, the manifold pressure (I used athmospheric pressure) was probably too high - hard to tell since I've got no real-world ops data for this aircraft.

But I still do cycle trough mags, flaps, nav & landing lights etc. before flight for added realism, meaning I've got (& use) a checklist of sorts even if it's incomplete out of necessity...

TheGozr
02-08-2005, 03:18 AM
DOn't forget to yell loud "Clear" before ignition... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

msalama
02-08-2005, 03:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheGozr:
DOn't forget to yell loud "Clear" before ignition... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, _that's_ what I forgot!!! And the wife would probably love it as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif