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Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:26 pm
by Reggie
This thread is for Moggy and any other educated users to post details of aircraft specific settings for best performance in an orderly manner. It is not a thread for discussion of these settings. If you wish to discuss or query settings posted, please do so in a new topic.

Any posts in this thread of that sort will be removed.

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:53 am
by Moggy
Going to use this post as the index with links to each of the aircraft settings I post here.

Spitfire Mk.IX Settings

P-38 Pilot Notes

FW-190 A8 Settings

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:49 pm
by Tom
P38 pilot notes:

http://akvictoria.by/wp-content/uploads ... htning.pdf

For flaps see pages 50-52 of the manual. There doesn't appear to be an indicator in-cockpit though there is a little red rod that extends on the left wing close to the trailing edge and just inside the engine.

I can't get manoeuvre flaps set auomatically.

Spitfire Mk.IX Settings

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:04 pm
by Moggy
Just leaving this here for future reference;

Engine: Rolls Royce Merlin 66 and 70

Engine Limitations
TIME LIMIT RPM BOOST
Max Cruising Unlimited 2,650 (64%) +7 (64%)
International (climb) power 1 hour 2,850 (83%) +12 (85%)
Emergency Max All Out (100 oct.) 5 min. 3,000 (100%) +18 (100%)
Emergency Max All Out (150 oct.) 5 min. 3,000 (100%) +25(100%)
Coolant Temps
TEMPS °C RATED MAX
Water 105-115 135
Oil 90 105
Recommended Speeds
IAS (MPH)
Take-off 100-105
Glideslope 90-100
Landing 80-83
Stall 88-101
Maximum diving speed 450
Recommended climb speed 180
Best climb speed 160
Pilot's Notes
Trim Tabs
Elevator - 1 div down or neutral
Rudder - Fully right

Take off at 7 to 9 lbs boost

Supercharger positions (manual mode or using 150 octane fuel)

Merlin 66
Climb - change up at 14,000 ft
Descent - change down at 12,500 ft

Merlin 70
Climb - change up at 21,000 ft
Descent - change down at 19,000 ft

Best sustained turn rate (mph IAS)
sea level - 20.3°/second 167 mph
10,000 ft - 17.6°/second 161 mph

Approach & Landing
Only lower undercarriage and flaps when speed is at 160 mph IAS or below

Spitfire Mk.IX Economical Engine Settings
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Engine is equipped with an automatic fuel mixture control which maintains optimal mixture if mixture lever is set to the forward position. To use automatic mixture leaning to reduce fuel consumption during flight move the mixture lever to backward position.

This is a good, easy to read Spitfire Mk.IX Pilot Notes;
www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Spitfire9_Manual.html

Requiem's Learn to fly the Spitfire MK.IX video;

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 pm
by Sparky
Mogs, thanks for the excellent information and the url for the Spit IX manual (which is terrific!). Very, very helpful, sir. :cool2

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:50 pm
by Moggy
Following tonight's mission, I've added engine settings for economical flying in the Spit IX and notes on the automatic fuel mixture control to the post above.

FW-190A8 Settings

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:51 am
by Moggy
FW-190A8 Settings

Engine: BMW 801D

Engine Limitations
TIME LIMIT RPM ATA
Max Cruising Unlimited 2,300 1.20
Combat (climb) power 30 min. 2,400 1.32
Emergency 3 min. 2,700 1.42
Coolant Temps
TEMPS °C RATED MAX
Cylinder head 180 220
Oil 65 85
Recommended Speeds
IAS (KMH)
Take-off 180-220
Glideslope 215-225
Landing 160-180
Stall 177-208
Maximum diving speed 850
Recommended climb speed 280
Pilot's Notes
• Airplane has a wide automatization of the engine systems, in fact, to control speed it is only necessary to use the throttle lever. There is no need to manually set engine revolutions and mixture or supercharger gear in normal flight. The engine supercharger has an automatic switch system which depends on altitude and engine revolutions.
• There is an additional emergency engine mode system installed. When it is engaged, the first supercharger gear pressure increases to 1.58 ATA and the second gear pressure to 1.65 ATA, the time limit is 10 minutes. This system is turned on by the engine boost command and works only when the throttle is set to 100%, automatic propeller pitch system is engaged, and the altitude is lower than critical altitude for a given supercharger gear.
• Outlet cowl shutters are operated manually.
• When the angle of attack increases to critical levels the wing may stall suddenly and unexpectedly. There is almost no pre-stall buffet before the stalling. To avoid this the pilot must pay additional attention when performing extreme maneuvering.
• Airplane has electrically actuated landing flaps with three fixed positions: retracted, takeoff (13°) and landing (58°). Flaps control buttons and indicator lights are located on left panel near the throttle. The flap angle may also be checked by indicators on the left and right wing outside the cockpit.
• Airplane has a tail wheel lock system which locks the tail wheel if the flight-stick is pulled backward. The tailwheel should be locked when taxiing straight for a long distance before takeoff and after touchdown upon landing.
• The standard bomb release controller (without modification) allows dropping the bombs only one by one. The strike modification (F-8) bomb release controller allows to choose the bomb release order for underbelly and underwing bombs and the delay between each bomb in the salvo.

Requiem's Learn to fly the FW-190A8 video;


FW190A8 Range & Endurance Calculations
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Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 11:53 am
by Bunny
Soooooo glad your back :-)

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 12:05 pm
by Moggy
@Bunny thanks Buns, it looks impressive but there's a lot of copying and pasting going on and if it wasn't for Reggie, I wouldn't be able to have a chart.

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:06 pm
by Sparky
Good stuff, Moggs. The speeds vary by weight so the 180km for takeoff is probably for a clean, low fuel weight a/c. The 220 is probably for full-fuel carrying bombs.

Is the 10 minutes with boost and 1.58 ATA the time it's go-juice lasts? Since the normal limit at 1.42 ATA is three minutes, is boost available for only three minutes intervals or you'll blow the engine? Wikipedia (for what that's worth) says the C3 injection system can be used for 10 minutes at a time up to three times during a flight as long as you allowed 10 minutes non-use between each 10 minutes boost use.

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 9:16 am
by Moggy
@Sparky I'm not 100% certain as I haven't tested anything but I think the additional boost might be just for the F-8 modification and you have to install it from the options list. I've always took the boost time to be the total time as it's the safer option and it makes for a good, safer, general rule of thumb for aircraft.
If you'd like to read the pilot's notes online, I found the English version here;

https://issuu.com/joete6/docs/pilot_man ... buch_-_/52

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:45 pm
by Sparky
Moggy wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:16 am
@Sparky I'm not 100% certain as I haven't tested anything but I think the additional boost might be just for the F-8 modification and you have to install it from the options list. I've always took the boost time to be the total time as it's the safer option and it makes for a good, safer, general rule of thumb for aircraft.
If you'd like to read the pilot's notes online, I found the English version here;

https://issuu.com/joete6/docs/pilot_man ... buch_-_/52
@Moggy, yes, I believe you're right. I'd forgotten that it's only with the modification but the boost really only counteracts the weight of the modifications and is time limited. My hazy memory is that with the additional boost the a/c acts for a bit as if it didn't have the weapons package in terms of speed. In maneuverability though, the weapons sled degrades performance with no fancy trick in equal the weight's effect.

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:54 pm
by Moggy
Quick heads up. I've changed the oil temperature figures as the cockpit gauge is for "oil temperature in" which is lower than the "oil temperature out" I previously posted.