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    Does anyone notice that if you nose down a hurricane that the engine cuts off or revs down spontaneously?

    Is this a bug or is there a reason why it should?
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    BaldieJr's Avatar Senior Member
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    this don\'t make no sense!
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    Its a huge bug left in by RUSSIAN developers who don't like the idea of BRITISH engineering being superior. Be sure.
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    Zeus-cat's Avatar Senior Member
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    It is supposed to be there. It simulates the carburetor not getting any fuel when you pull negative g's. Same thing happens in one of the biplanes.

    If you need to dive quickly, roll on your back and then pull back on the stick to bring the nose of the plane towards the ground.

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    It is because the engine had a carburettor and not fuel injection, when the aircraft nosed down you pull negative G, this forced the fuel back from the carb and the engine cut until positive G or no G was resumed, A fuel injected Engine does not suffer this, Early Spits and Hurricanes used to roll inverted and maintain positive G in the dive..... The problem was cured by I believe a Mrs Shilling, A Rolls Royce or RAE Engineer and involved fitting a Restictor in the fuel line, a bit like a penny washer, this acted as a baffle and prevented the fuel flowing backwards.... It was as would be expected refered to on the Squadrons as Mrs Shillings Orifice................ Ignore Baldie, he has been left out in the sun to long again
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    Airmail109's Avatar Senior Member
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    Well said TT!
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    didnt let the fuel flow back, but.. still, fuel wasnt go in right way eighter.
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    This only happens in a few planes....
    The early polikarpovs like I-16 and it can also happen in the swedish variant of the Gladiator (J8) or Fiat G50, and the hurricane as mentioned.
    You can flood the engine so it cuts out.
    If that happens, Idle the throttle and wait up to 10 -30 secs before trying to restart the engine again.
    U can push the stick forward without cutting out if u have the throttle idle before u do it.

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    Well, a nice, accurate feature of this simulation mistaken as a bug!
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    If you ever fly an F4 and find an I-16 sticking with you when you get jumped and suddenly go nosedown to use the gravity-fed carb of the Polikarpov to your advantage, know it's me.

    I will almost invariably roll inverted right before I release my first volley. when you go nosedown "I" then have MORE control than you do...for about 3 seconds anyway...which is usually enough.


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    why do the hurri's,spits & early zero NOT cut out in PF?

    Rev
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