Haha, oh boy...
I think some of the confusion people may have, as I did initially, is why the needle stops at either end. Yes, we know that the Merlin puts out more boost and vacuum than the gauge can handle, but why doesn't the needle keep going past the end of the scale? Because it does! I suppose it would've been a bit more obvious if the travel stops for the needle were visible pegs like on some automotive gauges.
You raise an excellent point and it was a question asked of me in beta..
It would have been more clear but that is not how the guages actually worked. It is crazy that the Spitfire I had 4lb originally, given that it was 6 1/4 capable from early on. It is funny that the gauges were not changed in the Mk II a lot earlier but there you go.....
Oh, just to be clear, I have no problem answering questions all day..I just get frustrated when they are ones that have already been answered a few times on the forum and particularly
when the very thread on which the question is asked has already been completely devoted to answering that exact question!!
A2A make very accurate aircraft (in my opinion THE most accurate in every way.but I'm clearly biased towards Scott and his team!!!!!!
) and they understand that this carries with it a responibility to explain these aircaft a lot more extensively and also to be ready to explain to people that "yes, it WAS exactly like that and yes, it does work correctly and NO they wouldn't hve lost the "Battle of X" if "Y" aircraft had been that hard to fly. " etc etc. Customers ar not, as a rule, trained military pilots (neither am I!! but some of the beta testers are) and it must be a priority to make them understand that flying high performance Aircraft and particularly military ones, will require a learning curve.
I have spent almost as much time answering questions as I did on research and beta for the Spitfire, no small amount I can assure you!
If that makes me a completely impatient old pedantic grouch sometimes...I'll wear that