1. #1
    Hi fellow pilots! [img]/i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif[/img]

    Researching for guides can be tiring work, especially when it comes to covering all the flyable aircraft. Wouldn't mind a little help from you guys! [img]/i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif[/img] Actually the community has been a great help in all my little projects. For the online CEM guide I'm working up, I'm trying to gather info on the in-game characteristics for WEP and mixture. I just don't have time to investigate each aircraft in-game myself.

    Below are the general models of flyable aircraft without listing their types; I got this from the FB features page. (Forgive me if I overlooked any non-jet.) If you know how the WEP and mixture work for this specific aircraft, please post it. For example, most of the aircraft have the 101-110% range WEP, but if you know that one doesn't, please let me know. Some aircraft, such as the FW190s with its MW50, have a special WEP or cooling system. Some of the planes have manual mixture control, others, such as the P-39 and P-40, ran on auto-mixture and can't be controlled manually. (In fact I think this has changed for the 109s since the patch.) Same goes for supercharger stages; all aircraft have a supercharger, but some have an additional supercharger that engages/disengages automatically and that the pilot can't control. If you want you can even give your tips on how to use these systems. Especially interesting for mixture would be your own experience on how the mixture and supercharger systems behave with altitude, especially if it is different from the recommended manual setting.

    If your comments are specific to an aircraft type (say for instance the Bf-109E and not later models) please note that. This is important because of the different engines used.

    Please don't feel you have to be a smarty-pants to give your 2 cents. I'm just looking for how the airplane works in the game, especially after the patch. Historical info is welcome but not necessary.

    Ju-87
    Bf-109
    FW-190
    He-111
    B-239

    Hurricane

    PZL P.11

    TB-3
    La-5
    La-7
    I-153
    P-47
    P-40
    IL-2
    I-16
    LaGG-3
    MiG-3
    P-39
    Yak-1,7,9,3



    If you really feel up to it, feel free to comment on special propeller and rpm-control systems too! I just didn't want to ask too much at once, which I guess I did anyway.

    Thanks all,
    Mike

    Edit: didn't like the original title.

    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"><tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#3e463b"><td height="40" colspan="3" align="center">The ongoing IL-2 User's Guide project</a></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#515e2f"><td width="40%">FB engine management:
    Manifold Pressure sucks
    Those Marvelous Props
    Mixture Magic
    Putting It All Together
    Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6)</td><td align="center">

    ‚ =69.GIAP=Chap‚

    69.GIAP</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
    Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed
    Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step
    Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games</td></tr></table>

    Message Edited on 08/20/0301:30PM by michapma
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  2. #2
    Hi fellow pilots! [img]/i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif[/img]

    Researching for guides can be tiring work, especially when it comes to covering all the flyable aircraft. Wouldn't mind a little help from you guys! [img]/i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif[/img] Actually the community has been a great help in all my little projects. For the online CEM guide I'm working up, I'm trying to gather info on the in-game characteristics for WEP and mixture. I just don't have time to investigate each aircraft in-game myself.

    Below are the general models of flyable aircraft without listing their types; I got this from the FB features page. (Forgive me if I overlooked any non-jet.) If you know how the WEP and mixture work for this specific aircraft, please post it. For example, most of the aircraft have the 101-110% range WEP, but if you know that one doesn't, please let me know. Some aircraft, such as the FW190s with its MW50, have a special WEP or cooling system. Some of the planes have manual mixture control, others, such as the P-39 and P-40, ran on auto-mixture and can't be controlled manually. (In fact I think this has changed for the 109s since the patch.) Same goes for supercharger stages; all aircraft have a supercharger, but some have an additional supercharger that engages/disengages automatically and that the pilot can't control. If you want you can even give your tips on how to use these systems. Especially interesting for mixture would be your own experience on how the mixture and supercharger systems behave with altitude, especially if it is different from the recommended manual setting.

    If your comments are specific to an aircraft type (say for instance the Bf-109E and not later models) please note that. This is important because of the different engines used.

    Please don't feel you have to be a smarty-pants to give your 2 cents. I'm just looking for how the airplane works in the game, especially after the patch. Historical info is welcome but not necessary.

    Ju-87
    Bf-109
    FW-190
    He-111
    B-239

    Hurricane

    PZL P.11

    TB-3
    La-5
    La-7
    I-153
    P-47
    P-40
    IL-2
    I-16
    LaGG-3
    MiG-3
    P-39
    Yak-1,7,9,3



    If you really feel up to it, feel free to comment on special propeller and rpm-control systems too! I just didn't want to ask too much at once, which I guess I did anyway.

    Thanks all,
    Mike

    Edit: didn't like the original title.

    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"><tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#3e463b"><td height="40" colspan="3" align="center">The ongoing IL-2 User's Guide project</a></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#515e2f"><td width="40%">FB engine management:
    Manifold Pressure sucks
    Those Marvelous Props
    Mixture Magic
    Putting It All Together
    Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6)</td><td align="center">

    ‚ =69.GIAP=Chap‚

    69.GIAP</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
    Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed
    Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step
    Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games</td></tr></table>

    Message Edited on 08/20/0301:30PM by michapma
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  3. #3
    Hi Tailspin,

    I had already planned to link to the fbengines PDF document on your site as one of the references. Since you've updated it manually, I'm sure I can get useful info from it.

    Would of course still like to hear folks' comments about their favorite aircraft.

    Cheers,
    Mike

    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"><tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#3e463b"><td height="40" colspan="3" align="center">The ongoing IL-2 User's Guide project</a></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#515e2f"><td width="40%">FB engine management:
    Manifold Pressure sucks
    Those Marvelous Props
    Mixture Magic
    Putting It All Together
    Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6)</td><td align="center">

    ‚ =69.GIAP=Chap‚

    69.GIAP</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
    Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed
    Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step
    Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games</td></tr></table>
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  4. #4
    ^

    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"><tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#3e463b"><td height="40" colspan="3" align="center">The ongoing IL-2 User's Guide project</a></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#515e2f"><td width="40%">FB engine management:
    Manifold Pressure sucks
    Those Marvelous Props
    Mixture Magic
    Putting It All Together
    Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6)</td><td align="center">

    ‚ =69.GIAP=Chap‚

    69.GIAP</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
    Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed
    Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step
    Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games</td></tr></table>
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