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Avio
13 Aug 2020, 19:31
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Engine Failure on Take-Off

Ok mystery solved ! Continued to test taking off from high altitude (this time 5,800 ft) OAT 30 degrees C and even with reduced power of 30" and 2100 rpm, the engine still quit after takeoff within not even 30 secs. Maintenance check showed all okay in good condition. As I loaded A2A "Used" model, t...
Avio
10 Aug 2020, 19:01
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Engine Failure on Take-Off

Thanks Rob. Not sure if the issue arises due to Active Sky though. How I leaned the mixture was I ran the RPM to 2000, then leaned till the rpm drops, then add back a couple of notches of mixture to raise back up the rpm. As long as right after takeoff I reduced engine power (32 MP, rpm a little mor...
Avio
09 Aug 2020, 17:53
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Engine Failure on Take-Off

Thanks Rob and folks. I did pretty much as described herein. On power reduction after takeoff, I notice that would have to be done almost like within a minute, else the engine would start quitting. But once power is reduced (MP 30 and prop 2000 pm), it would do fine. Wonder though is this how it is ...
Avio
09 Aug 2020, 07:34
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Engine Failure on Take-Off

So far even when leaned correctly, engine still sputters and quit, only to wake up again if i bring throttle back before slowly adding back power. Also, the prop needs to be about 2000 rpm. My guess is it could be overtemp somewhere at full power, even though CHT was within range. Manual says mix to...
Avio
09 Aug 2020, 03:27
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Engine Failure on Take-Off

Did already. Everything is fine, except for a few cylinders showing 60 to 70 percent compression.
Avio
08 Aug 2020, 21:13
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Engine Failure on Take-Off

The manual says to use Rich mixture when MP and RPM in yellow range. When I set to rich mix, full MP and full prop takeoff at 4500ft the engine tends to quit within a minute unless I bring back power almost immediately after takeoff.

Now which is right for high altitude takeoff - lean or full rich ?
Avio
08 Aug 2020, 17:33
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Engine Failure on Take-Off

Tried various attempts and found that the only way to prevent engine failure (airport altitude about 4,500 ft), was to lean the mixture correctly first on ground check, and set the prop to 2000 rpm. Then takeoff at 32 MP. Take way the engine held up fine. Is that the way to do high-altitude takeoff ...
Avio
08 Aug 2020, 06:01
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Engine Failure on Take-Off

Was attempting a short flight around PNG (Tapini - high altitude) with AS16 historic weather of 30 degrees C, dew point 22, and just within a minute of full power / full prop takeoff (mixture correctly leaned / mags ground-tested okay), the engine started coughing and appeared to go dead, and I had ...
Avio
26 Jul 2020, 18:47
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: Major Hydraulic Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Major Hydraulic Leak

Actually now i wonder if it was just luck. There were times when i did much braking, at times when speed was still quite fast. Not sure that could be cause though.
Avio
26 Jul 2020, 18:44
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: OAT Inaccurate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: OAT Inaccurate ?

Okay great. Thanks Scott.
Avio
25 Jul 2020, 17:43
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: Major Hydraulic Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Major Hydraulic Leak

For the span of 25 hours flying this plane, i had encountered 2 times major hydraulic leaks that needed a fix.

Is this being over modelled?
Avio
25 Jul 2020, 17:41
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: OAT Inaccurate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: OAT Inaccurate ?

Thanks Scott. I just confirmed the OAT shows 16 degrees on ground, sea level. I loaded default cessna and also the T6 and both shows 15 degrees. With AS16, when temp was to 30 degrees, the B17 OAT showed something like 32 or 33 degrees when on ground. So this is because of ground heating modelling? ...
Avio
22 Jul 2020, 18:49
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: OAT Inaccurate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: OAT Inaccurate ?

Thanks Lewis. Ok will do a test on that.
Avio
19 Jul 2020, 22:00
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: OAT Inaccurate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

OAT Inaccurate ?

I have been flying with ActiveSky16 and noted that the B17 OAT shown in the temp gauge seems to be always 2 or 3 degrees higher than that reported by AS16. Anyone else seen this? I run AS16 together with the Icing gauge made by Charles Owen. Are these two compatible? Or should I remove the Icing gau...
Avio
08 Jul 2020, 23:07
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: WOP2 B-17 Accusim repaints
Replies: 406
Views: 93125

Re: WOP2 B-17 Accusim repaints

All those links for downloads seem to be no longer there. Anyone knows where else can I download these ?

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