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  1. It is enough that throttle is closed in active pause for longer time
  2. Probably main engine bearing damage, no one knows why this thing brakes so easy if you wanted to ask about it.
  3. With 12:30 your engine will over rev faster, if high power for take off is used, governor has to be switched much early then at 12:00, this is the only issue with default 12:30.
  4. Just wait for GC to connect power then proceed further, it will cost you couple seconds more.
  5. @Mogster Wasn't dorsal fin added at some point so some examples may don't have it.
  6. Max continuous which is 46" 2700rpm is not enough power for dog fight, i use military rating 61/3000 and i can go with that power +15min, only thing i watch is the speed.
  7. I don't have much of problem to beat AI in P-51, once you keep this solid rule don't drop below 200 mph, P-51 is a great fighter. In P-47 your only concern is oil temp and carb air temp, but P-51 out class P-47 as a fighter by a lot. After couple years of flying i learned couple things about DCS P-51 do not touch WEP and don't go below 200 mph and P-51 will perform.
  8. This lower power run up is from P 51 manual, it consists reeving engine up to 2400 rpm and testing governor magnetos, most of procedures are used in modern examples as well. Probably you are right that dcs P 51 is based on modern examples, problem is that no one operate those planes at those power ranges, and this famous wep use certain death bug. Running today those birds is very expensive and founding is limited, lower power limits helps extend time between major repairs, back in WW2 this issue was a lot further on priority list.
  9. Wartime maintenance was way more intense, mainly because those planes were used way more. But maintenance would not affect engine limitations, unless there is something done very wrong. Modern P-51 most of the time uses modern fuel and engine is tweaked for this fuel, so de-leading procedure isn't used. But this does not mean that suddenly engine won't take that procedure and only proof of this is in manual because it is hard to find any one do this in multi million dollar hardware.
  10. Any one tried WEP climb at 165 mph in P-51 in DCS, i think engine would blow up at those speeds. It is impossible to prove how fast engine will die when coolant temp or oil temp being exceeded it is 100% up to ED, but at least we can prove that plane is just fine at 165 mph under full load.
  11. If ED is redoing cooling model, it is clear proof that old one isn't exactly 1:1 with real thing.
  12. @=475FG= Dawger if we get factory brand new p51, engine brake in is required it consist 2 or 3 10 min engine run ups before first take off. Maybe this explains why this engine is not robust.
  13. @Gunfreak DCS is the best thing on the market right now, maybe we could find some sim which do this better but their focus is only flying no combat, other combat sims relay simply on timers not really simulating engine at all. Lets hope that new cooling model will fix those problems.
  14. Some P-51's manuals claims that P-51 can go military power on the ground as part "before take off" procedures, so this cooling problems in P-51 has very long history on this forum. But things are as follows , for WEP or military power anything below 200 mph will make your coolant temp hit redline.
  15. @Gunfreak It is not about what you need or not, it is about how things works in DCS, you can use WEP in vertical climbs but when speed drops you need to level out or cut throttle. This is how it is in current DCS version, new cooling system model was announced some time ago, so maybe things, when it get released, change.
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