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  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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  • Flight Simulators
    -IL2: BoX (rarely)
    -1C:Maddox's / Team Fusion Simulations' CloD
    -DCS, multiple modules and maps
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  1. Yea, so that sounds like a "no". What's the max speed of a F-86 at 5km?
  2. What is the likelihood of an F-86 intercepting a target with the following conditions? Target doing Mach 0.88 at 5km alt, straight and level. F-86 at 1km altitude 10km distant, carrying Aim-9.
  3. How about just fixing the RWR?!?
  4. The primary flaw in this module is the lack of a correctly functioning RWR. In an environment which heavily features multiple radar guided missiles (such as in multiplayer) this is a critical failure and makes the F-5e extremely difficult to use well when in combination of all its other issues such as Fox-2 limitations, etc. The RWR is there, and it should work well, but it doesn’t. There are many threads about it. The problem has been known for years by the developers, but inexplicably isn’t fixed. It is a huge shame, because it is otherwise an extremely cool, asymmetrically simple but efficient little jet.
  5. I'm sure that cooling the oil is what oil coolers do best, yes.
  6. Water also has a much higher specific heat, and its higher thermal conductivity than oil works both ways - both to absorb heat, and to release it into the atmosphere via radiator. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/thermal-conductivity-liquids-d_1260.html So water both can absorb a huge quantity of heat more than oil, and it also can absorb it faster and release it faster into the environment than oil. This makes it far better of a thermal moderator than oil - which why inline engines can be far more efficient in terms of space and materials of the engine design itself than radials. Why then, use oil cooling at all in a water-cooled engine? Because there are areas that cannot be cooled by water as they are not adjacent to water jackets or contiguous with areas of metal which are. These areas are critical, such as valve stems (and thus valve heads) which when not cooled, act as detonation flash points. Thus some cooling must be provided, and this comes in the form of oil cooling. Oil temperatures rise when the heat of these parts of the engine (which are not in contact with the water jacket) also rises. In this way, the internal heat of critical engine parts is independent somewhat of the engine water (glycol) temperature.
  7. A3 or A5 is lighter than A8 and has similar power. But, the A8 fits Normandy better whereas the Spit IX is still the main British fighter for that time.
  8. Horizontal scissors is the technique you use to escape pursuers.
  9. With increased polygons and graphical updates, there is more computing load for the GPU...
  10. Only skin action? Might be more nimble / slower with meatball camo... :)
  11. Pitot heating light not working correctly. When repairing the aircraft, after repair, the CB switches are visually left on however the system counts them as being off. Some of the new bomb variations are also meaningless, might be good to include some manual on use or actual difference between bomb models.
  12. Hi there. A8 electrical problems: 1. Landing gear indicator lights go off several minutes into the mission and do not return. Also pitot heat indicator. (already reported) https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=254778 2. Unable to independently fire 13mm nose MG using gun power controls on right console, unless 20mm inboards are also powered. 3. Ground electric power works, whether or not you have the external power switch enabled.
  13. Hi there- I enjoyed the circuit breaker realism on the A8. It just needed a little fine tuning. Now it's gone! I noticed that several people complained and now since a patch or two ago, not only has the A8's circuit breaker stopped popping on landing gear retraction (positive G should make problems on gear retraction per manual), but also the landing gear lights no longer work consistently. Additionally, why can I use ground power when I don't have the external power switch enabled? Other questions: Are we going to have additional ordinance options besides a single 250kg bomb? Are we going to have more advanced engine failure modes from pushing the engine? Although I think 100/130 PN fuel at 1.4 bar really isn't pushing to detonation point (unless compression ratio really high on BMW 801D?).
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