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CAPFlyer
14 Oct 2020, 10:22
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: gotta love that sound:)
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: gotta love that sound:)

The whistling comes from several places, so no one is totally wrong. However, on the P-51, the ports are the primary contributor. Rich Palmer did a series of tests with his P-51 "Bald Eagle" and Vlado in "Moonbeam McSwine" to show that you could get it with or without ports, but that with the ports,...
CAPFlyer
20 Sep 2020, 07:25
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Service Ceiling
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Service Ceiling

I think you're missing point of the responses. If you're worried about your career, don't go above FL250. Above that, the cabin pressure will be way too low and will result in lower passenger ratings because of it. Don't push your altitude too much. In a piston airliner, the difference of 2,000 feet...
CAPFlyer
21 Aug 2020, 19:43
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: MSFS complex third party planes, maybe not so soon
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

Re: MSFS complex third party planes, maybe not so soon

I disagree on the no more scenery addons. There are plenty of places where the scenery can be improved, especially with airports. I expect we'll see most of the major airports continue to be done by both old and new scenery devs in the Microsoft/P3D stable. Heck, we've already had an XPlane develope...
CAPFlyer
21 Aug 2020, 08:33
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: MSFS complex third party planes, maybe not so soon
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

Re: MSFS complex third party planes, maybe not so soon

That's a problem, but not much of one honestly. With modern development, this is the norm. I play many games that are in continuous development (pretty much the norm today) and have mods in most of them. Whenever there's an update, you go back to "vanilla" for a few days or maybe weeks while the mod...
CAPFlyer
21 Aug 2020, 07:27
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: MSFS complex third party planes, maybe not so soon
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

Re: MSFS complex third party planes, maybe not so soon

According to PMDG and a couple others, the timeline they seem to be thinking of is end of year 2020 to early (Jan - Feb) 2021 to start releasing their addons. The biggest issue seems to be the file system and changes to animation calls, not the systems that are holding them up. I think everyone who ...
CAPFlyer
17 Aug 2020, 18:03
Forum: Flight Academy
Topic: Do you fly with only one hand on the yoke?
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Do you fly with only one hand on the yoke?

Interesting rolling back to this thread today. I didn't contribute originally because I felt others answered the questions quite well, but there was something interesting that happened today that makes seeing this (thanks Dudley for adding to it and reminding me of this thread). That thing that happ...
CAPFlyer
17 Aug 2020, 17:54
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Dudley Henriques, Update
Replies: 23
Views: 1426

Re: Dudley Henriques, Update

Great news Dudley!
CAPFlyer
17 Jul 2020, 14:47
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Lean Of Peak
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Lean Of Peak

Huh, interesting. I'd always been told by the "old hands" that lean-of-peak had started resulting in significantly lower TBOs and this is why auto mixture was introduced. Lean of Peak operation was common on "light" and training aircraft during the 1920s and 1930s, so it would make sense that as pil...
CAPFlyer
13 Jul 2020, 18:35
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Lean Of Peak
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Lean Of Peak

LOP isn't recommended for most large displacement engines anyway. For small engines, it works fine, but big engines you're putting a lot of stress on the system which is part of why as the engines got more advanced, the use of automatic mixture controls became more and more prevalent.
CAPFlyer
10 Jul 2020, 20:56
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Tech Support
Topic: Engines weird behavior
Replies: 35
Views: 2462

Re: Engines weird behavior

I thought BMEP can be adjusted for. Then, why does Connie get RPM mismatched gauges needles? Can be adjusted? I guess from activating propeller Governor Switches? Yes, the propeller governor switches are what set the propeller RPM in the governed range. BMEP is used mainly to "trim" power settings ...
CAPFlyer
10 Jul 2020, 20:50
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Tech Support
Topic: Engine RPM mismatch after startup
Replies: 25
Views: 5424

Re: Engine RPM mismatch after startup

If you had one RPM low and dropping, you either had the RPM not at max prior to takeoff or you had some sort of conflict with a controller axis lowering your Engine 1 Propeller RPM. That you had no problem on a following flight would suggest that it was probably the former.
CAPFlyer
09 Jul 2020, 18:54
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Tech Support
Topic: Engine RPM mismatch after startup
Replies: 25
Views: 5424

Re: Engine RPM mismatch after startup

How much mismatch? Was it just one engine or more than one? Were your manifold pressures matched? Was the RPM steadily mismatched or were they fluctuating? Did you have the auto FE on? Was he actively changing the prop RPM? Need a bit more information that what you gave. Also, if you check the manua...
CAPFlyer
09 Jul 2020, 18:52
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Tech Support
Topic: Engines weird behavior
Replies: 35
Views: 2462

Re: Engines weird behavior

BMEP has nothing to do with your prop RPM mismatch. It's a measurement of work (specifically torque) that the engine is producing to give you an indication of how much load is on the engine.
CAPFlyer
23 Jun 2020, 21:58
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Tech Support
Topic: engineers GPU missing start run switch
Replies: 26
Views: 1954

Re: engineers GPU missing start run switch

That was an in-development screen when they had simply installed the B-377 GPU gauge/system during testing before making the decision to go with the GPU route.
CAPFlyer
08 Jun 2020, 10:20
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Jake Skydiving
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Jake Skydiving

Dude, under no circumstance would I ever jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Props for taking the leap!

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