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 Post subject: Engines smoking
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:00 pm 
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Hi guys! Lately it seems that every time i take her up for a flight the engines smoke. Even after I have had her in the
maintenance hanger. I only have about twenty hours flight time on the engines. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. A2A,
this is by far the best plane i have in my "virtual hanger".

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 Post subject: Re: Engines smoking
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Hi.
What is your oil consumption , and how many hours on the engines , how hard do you push the engines , do you allow proper warm up prior to opening the throttles, how bad are the cowls vibrating , all these things can indicate excesive ware in the engings , even if eveything is in the green at the moment, also what fuel grade are you useing.
regards alan. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Engines smoking
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:53 pm 
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If they are smoking like they are on fire (tons of smoke) then you need to check your realism settings and make sure 'auto-mixture' is OFF. Other than that you need to check each engine individually and see if anything is in the yellow or red color. The only other thing I can think of is pressing the smoke key which I think is the letter 'I' on your keyboard.

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 Post subject: Re: Engines smoking
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:20 pm 
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Another thought is to make sure you are not using Full Rich mixture. Auto Rich or Auto Lean should be used for most flight operations.

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 Post subject: Re: Engines smoking
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:14 pm 
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Come to think of it, the automixture was on. I had been flying two different flights and saving them. At a later date, I would
continue the flight in progress without starting over. After making this post yesterday and reading some other posts I checked
the realism settings and sure enough I had forgotten to uncheck the automixture. I started a new flight everything is working just fine.
No smoke! Rookie mistake. This is the most realistic flight sim I have ever flown! Wow! What a great plane! Thanks for all the good
help! Edmeister :D


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 Post subject: Re: Engines smoking
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:42 am 
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Glad to hear you got it sorted and don't worry it is more often than not the simple things that catch us all out

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