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Old 02-16-2018, 12:46 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Can someone take a look at my track and tell me what's going wrong? For some reason my engine keeps catching fire. Am I overstressing the engine? Not sure if it matters to whoever views it, but I use VR.

Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:48 AM   #2
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For some reason my engine keeps catching fire. Am I overstressing the engine?
Yes, when you started to follow the treeline and climb, EGT reached 700°C, a minute or two later the engine failed.

BST are working on correcting the excessive EGT and premature engine failure, until a patch is released, it is important to monitor your EGT, as the current damage model is punishing.

EGT limits are:

Continuous 610°C
30 minutes max 610-625°C

Engine Start:
625°C to 675°C for 10 seconds
675°C to 760°C for 5 seconds
760°C Max.

At 2000 ft / 6°C, IRL you would have had more power available and lower EGT's than you did.

Note:
Engine De-ice = ON increases EGT excessively, making a bad situation worse.

In your track, the Huey spawns in below 5°C (4000 ft / 2°C), so spawns with De-ice=ON.

You could have reduced your EGT and increased available Torque, by turning De-ice=OFF. EGT would still have been higher than IRL but you might have avoided engine failure.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:25 AM   #3
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Wow, thank you for that information. I never even noticed the EGT. The harrier has made me learn the limitations of an aircraft. Now I need to go back a study the Huey.

Thanks again!
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:24 PM   #4
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Yes, when you started to follow the treeline and climb, EGT reached 700°C, a minute or two later the engine failed.

BST are working on correcting the excessive EGT and premature engine failure, until a patch is released, it is important to monitor your EGT, as the current damage model is punishing.

EGT limits are:

Continuous 610°C
30 minutes max 610-625°C
Yes, and those limits are not currently marked correct on the EGT-meter.
We hope they’ll fix it as well, so people just can look at the EGT-meter and stay below the appropriate red line.
Stressing it out, just to be sure BST notice it.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:54 PM   #5
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...BST are working on correcting the excessive EGT and premature engine failure, until a patch is released, it is important to monitor your EGT, as the current damage model is punishing...
Glad I found this too. Haven't flown the Huey in a while but find it overly sensitive at the moment!

EGT redlines almost out of the gate and is so sensitive that engine fires/failure make the module not much fun to fly at the moment.

Do hope they fix this ASAP as it's one of my favourites.

I will check to make sure De-icing is off though in the meantime. Good tip.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:55 PM   #6
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Yup, I am getting the same problem... flying the Huey as I have since I first started to use it... now I find I only get about 10 minutes of flying time before the engine goes poop. At first I thought it was a USB controller problem. D'oh, how can they break things that have been working fine up until now?

I hope Belsimtek has been made aware of the problem... else we could wait for ever for a fix.

The Huey seems to have fallen out of favour of late with a lot of original users... so many new treets in the sweet shop eh!
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I hope Belsimtek has been made aware of the problem... else we could wait for ever for a fix.
See all of this thread:
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=196588&page=33
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D'oh, how can they break things that have been working fine up until now?
Happens all the time to every programmer on this earth.
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About a month or more ago they updated the egr system and since you have to be very careful with the collective any substantial use will raise the egr temp and after short duration it will progressively damage the engine so now until you get use to it you. Have to watch your overall weight and the egr gauge keeping the needle below 625 degrees iirc
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