1. #1
    Bumping this from about a month ago. I don't want to se this going unnoticed...

    The issue is the same w/ the late BF's, wherein there is no real way of knowing when the MW50 has ran out..

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    old issue indeed. Just fits into the FB:FW190 debacle. Somehow the plane is seriously spoiled.
    - Engine (inconsistent MW50 functionality if compared to BF109s)
    - Damage Model (simplified)
    - the "unnameable" issue
    etc.

    and one I am not sure off but has anyone tried the early FW190s with underwing tanks ?
    They can't fire noseguns, regardless of the fact whether you have bombs loaded or not.
    I think there're numerous more issues open with this birdie...
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    Engaging/disengaging MW-50 is distinct from running out of it.
    IRL you could activate MW-50 with the empty tank and ruin the engine, the MW-50 system was activated through a switch (that's what mean engaged i.e the system will work if throttle is pushed beyond 100%). If activated MW-50 was send to the blower when throttle went past 100%, if not the engine ran at higher boost pressure but w/o the benefit associated with the use of MW-50.
    Once activated the only mean to determine whether you were running out of MW-50 was the MW-50 pressure gauge.
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    So why does the boost pressure rise when MW-50 is activated, but throttle is less then 100%? I've never understood this.

    --AKD

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    Pressure is taken at tank level, "engaging" the MW-50 by pressing W pressurize the tank readying it for delivery. A solenoid valve is activated by the throttle when it go past 100%, actualy delivering MW-50 in the blower.
    Engaging and actual delivery are two different things, it's like having a car's engine running and actualy moving. One being a prerequesite for the other.
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    Ah, I see. Thanks.

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    The biggest BUG on this 190â´s is the outmitted Propeller in Reviview

    its an old Bug but never corrected...

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    "Once activated the only mean to determine whether you were running out of MW-50 was the MW-50 pressure gauge."

    either that guage doesn't work or i'm looking at the wrong one in the Dora'45.
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    It doesn't, and you're not... That's precisely the issue at hand. The MW50 gauge in both the Dora '45 and the 109 K-4 are non-functional... I just think it's rediculous that there hasn't been a formal explanation about this issue from Oleg... at least a "We'll get right on it" or something.

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