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francesco.doenz
08 Feb 2016, 10:48
Forum: P-47 Razorback
Topic: Instrument panels and logic...?
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Instrument panels and logic...?

Yes, and most likely Republic Aviation and NAA did not speak much to each other inspite of being of the same epoch because of competition?!
Thanks for your inputs as always!
francesco.doenz
08 Feb 2016, 07:20
Forum: P-47 Razorback
Topic: Instrument panels and logic...?
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Instrument panels and logic...?

I am often suprised at the placement of the switches and gauges on the cockpit panels in different aircrafts, and I am only flying Spit, P47 and P51!? Is there any logic behind the different placement of the instruments in each plane? take for example in the P47 the placment of the fuel level instru...
francesco.doenz
05 Feb 2016, 03:24
Forum: P-47 Razorback
Topic: Fire after take-off...
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: Fire after take-off...

Thanks very much for your link, it is very well explained! I read a series of papers on engines which I also found excellent, John Deakin's Engine-Related Columns, http://www.avweb.com/news/pelican/182544-1.html Higly recommended for newbies like me, easy to understand and written with humour, a lit...
francesco.doenz
04 Feb 2016, 12:59
Forum: P-47 Razorback
Topic: Fire after take-off...
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: Fire after take-off...

Well, manifold around 50, RPM around 3000, I know it's not professional but I just wanted to fly for a few minutes to forget the day before bed, and tired was careless, cowlfaps near closed, to much power, to step and too slow...and when I switched to outside view I saw the flames coming out the und...
francesco.doenz
04 Feb 2016, 07:07
Forum: P-47 Razorback
Topic: Fire after take-off...
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Fire after take-off...

I took off yesterday night pretty late and was tired, so I forgot to open completely the cowls, and a few seconds after lift off I saw fire coming from the front underside, I scanned my instruments and noticed the CHT was just above the green. What was burning and where in the engine? Thanks again i...
francesco.doenz
03 Feb 2016, 01:35
Forum: P-51 Mustang (Military & Civilian)
Topic: Oil pressure low on start up?
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Re: Oil pressure low on start up?

Thanks very much for all your inputs!
Yes, when the oilpressure is low at startup the oil temp is in the green already, and the oilpressure gets into the green also when the RPM augment, so I think it's like the engine remembers the temperature of the previous flight, and I guess it is expected!
francesco.doenz
02 Feb 2016, 11:33
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Miles per hour...which miles?
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Miles per hour...which miles?

When talking in aviation about miles, most often in reference to speed, which miles? Nautical miles IT? Nautical miles uk?International miles? Statute miles? Does it change with each aircraft, or with the country origin of the aircraft?
Thanks in adavance for your inputs!
francesco.doenz
31 Jan 2016, 17:07
Forum: P-51 Mustang (Military & Civilian)
Topic: Steerable tailwheel meaning?
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Steerable tailwheel meaning?

With the stick in aft position the tailwheel is said to be steerable, does it mean it should move with the rudder? Or does it just mean that it is limited to about six degres of free swiveling, and unlimited swiveling with the stick forward of the neutral point?
Thanks in advance for your inputs!
francesco.doenz
31 Jan 2016, 17:03
Forum: P-51 Mustang (Military & Civilian)
Topic: Taxying and left drifting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: Taxying and left drifting?

Dear Sir, Thank you for your input, yes you must be right, I tested it with the Mustang going back AND forth, it always drifts to the left, on the same strech, and without wind. I then took the P-47, and same behaviour. Amazing that at 1000 RPM's you already have left driving forces, I guess P-facto...
francesco.doenz
31 Jan 2016, 05:19
Forum: P-51 Mustang (Military & Civilian)
Topic: Taxying and left drifting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Taxying and left drifting?

While taxying to the runway the aircraft has a slight left turning tendency, is it normal, expected, like on take off, or do I have some bug? Of course the controls are calibrated, wing tanks same quantity left right, rudder trim neutral, no brakes...but I have to constantly keep a slight pressure o...
francesco.doenz
30 Jan 2016, 16:13
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: To peel off?
Replies: 7
Views: 996

To peel off?

Being not of english origin, I do not understand the meaning of "to peel off" ? It is mentionned in pilot operating manuals, in the context of circuit flying near airports!?
Many thanks in advance!!
francesco.doenz
30 Jan 2016, 16:09
Forum: P-51 Mustang (Military & Civilian)
Topic: Oil pressure low on start up?
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Oil pressure low on start up?

What is the explanation or significance of a low oil pressure on startup with a cold and dark cockpit? Sometimes, when I start up the oil pressure is below the green, but comes up when the throttle is pushed?
I understand the logic of a high oil pressure on startup, but a low...?
francesco.doenz
24 Jan 2016, 09:53
Forum: P-51 Mustang (Military & Civilian)
Topic: Ideal Joystick length?
Replies: 29
Views: 5365

Re: Ideal Joystick length?

Yes, a car seat seems the best road to go, especially with some kind of wooden simpit like your last picture. Having started just with looking for a more real-life length stick I am now on the slippery road of a simpit, and negotiating some place in the appartment will mostl likely be the most time-...
francesco.doenz
24 Jan 2016, 09:45
Forum: P-51 Tech Support
Topic: Sound of controls lock, carburetor heat, air levers
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Sound of controls lock, carburetor heat, air levers

It's the civilian, and I checked it again, the lock control is absolutely silent, and yes the carburetor air and heat are audible, if there is no other sound! As I said, it's a detail, but out of sheer curiosity I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO KNOW where in the files you can manipulate the sound levels of ...
francesco.doenz
24 Jan 2016, 06:22
Forum: P-51 Tech Support
Topic: Sound of controls lock, carburetor heat, air levers
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Sound of controls lock, carburetor heat, air levers

Just a detail, no big deal, but curious to know if the controls lock and carburetor air and heat levers are also silent in real life, because I do not hear a sound when switching these buttons?

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