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    just out of interest - i was going to start a new thread but then i thought i'd just tag it on here

    i usually fly with mt radiator full open - so as to prevent overheating - what is the negative effects of this - i presume there is some otherwise it would be permanently open - does it slow the aircraft down?

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    Ketalar wrote:

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    - * Reduced top speed
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    - * Reduced acceleration (but longer sustained high
    - RPM)
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    - Basically you open up the smooth aerodynamic shape
    - of the aircraft to let cool air in, but this also
    - results in higher drag and some side effects.
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    Thank you sir [img]/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif[/img]

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