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    Though I'm very careful to keep the FW (anton) engine within the overheat boundary, sometimes it just dies out (engine inoperable) without any warning. Sometimes with the boost, sometimes even without. Always (so far) when climbing or diving. Is this some supercharger thing that one should be aware off? Help!
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    Though I'm very careful to keep the FW (anton) engine within the overheat boundary, sometimes it just dies out (engine inoperable) without any warning. Sometimes with the boost, sometimes even without. Always (so far) when climbing or diving. Is this some supercharger thing that one should be aware off? Help!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Is this some supercharger thing that one should be aware off? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Using the Find function on the Forums here, a thread showed up, with a reply in it, of which I only pasted a small part here:

    "Engine damage still seems to occur when activating MW50 while the throttle is over 100 percent, or when turning MW50 on/off/on too fast."
    (Source: here)

    Have Fun!
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    not the MW50. I was flying the Antons.
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    You sure you are not over-revving the thing?
    (Can one even do that in an Anton?)

    Oh well, maybe ask this in General Discussion forum... for more attention... of more knowledgeable ppl....
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    VW-IceFire's Avatar Senior Member
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    Use auto prop pitch and the engine will rev appropriately. It can overrev in a steep dive if manual pitch is being used.
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    You have 5 mins of full power on the Anton with the rad open and auto pitch before the overheat HUD. Then you have 4 mins before it grumbles and quickly dies. If it is ceasing then you are either hit or you have let it run on overheat for too long.

    To cool quickly open the rad, turn off the boost, drop throttle under 100% and drop the pitch to 30-40% and she'll cool very quickly.

    ~S~
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    neg, osprey, as I said in my post, it dies with no warning, that is to say, no overheat message. And not always in a dive, either. Also not always when using the boost. Just normal flying, (so far) in a DF, and wham, the engine cuts and dies with an "engine inoperable" message.

    I do use manual pitch on the antons though.

    As an unrelated question: the pitch on the Dora, is it fully manual (as in the angle itself is controlled, a la 109) or another CSP-like gadget?

    Thanks for the replies so far. Much appreciated.
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    Outlaw---'s Avatar Senior Member
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    Are you sure you don't have the HUD messages turned off, and therefore are not receiving the overheat message?

    --Outlaw.
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    I'm quite positive

    That, I'd have noticed.
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