The A2A Simulations Community

"Come share your passion for flight"
It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:11 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:36 pm 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:31 pm
Posts: 12
Hi guys, trying to figure out what I may be doing wrong here.

I keep losing power or manifold pressure about 10-15 minutes into each flight and end up having to make an emergency landing.

All engine instruments are in the green...not sure what I am doing wrong.
Figured I am mistreating the engine but when I return to the hanger it says its in excellent shape. No fouled plugs etc.
Also not out of fuel.

Any suggestions where I may be going wrong here?

Thanks Jason


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:39 pm 
Offline
Staff Sergeant

Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:46 pm
Posts: 369
Check the weather around you: you might need to use the carb heat!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:42 pm 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:31 pm
Posts: 12
ah, certainly a good thought. Didn't think I would need it flying in summer weather. Hadn't occurred to me


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:48 pm 
Offline
Chief Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:06 pm
Posts: 5135
Yeah, hot and humid weather, or any conditions when there's moisture in the air (such as rain) present a risk of carburettor icing in the Comanche. Take a look at this article and the included chart if you get a few moments Jason, it gives a good summary of the phenomenon: Melting Moments: Understanding Carburettor Icing.

Cheers,
Nick


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:59 pm 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:31 pm
Posts: 12
Thanks guys. You guys rock


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:35 am 
Offline
A2A Lieutenant Colonel
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:22 pm
Posts: 26186
Location: Lowestoft Suffolk UK
Yup sounds like carb heat for sure, if in doubt/questionable conditions turn it on is a good rule in the simulator for it.

thanks,
Lewis

_________________
A2A Facebook for news live to your social media newsfeed
A2A Youtube because a video can say a thousand screenshots,..
My twitter for my own twitter and random A2A insights
My Twitch for my own twitch live streaming


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:59 pm 
Offline
A2A General
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:55 pm
Posts: 14742
Location: USA
And just in case there is any doubt, I've spent hours in the "soup" observing and timing how long it takes for the carb to start icing up. And we have it spot on just like the real airplane :)

Scott.

_________________
A2A Simulations Inc.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:09 am 
Offline
Technical Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2015 12:53 pm
Posts: 637
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Scott - A2A wrote:
And just in case there is any doubt, I've spent hours in the "soup" observing and timing how long it takes for the carb to start icing up. And we have it spot on just like the real airplane :)

Scott.


Had it happen last night on an IFR approach. Makes things very exciting until the ice melts.

_________________
P3D Version 3.4
ATC by VATSIM and PF3

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group