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Old 08-04-2019, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Flight Manual Startup Error?

This seems like an error on Page 137

“Engine warmup
• After successful engine startup, pull back the idle cut.off control to its rearmost position.”

This will stop the engine. So why is it in the startup procedure?
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:23 PM   #3
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Good question, +1
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:07 PM   #4
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Therefore it is better to use exclusively the Chuck's Guides: https://www.mudspike.com/chucks-guides-dcs/
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Or you can dig for original spit IX manual, works too.
Shame that ED pass over part about need of priming until engine start running smooth

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Old 08-05-2019, 08:26 PM   #6
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Or you can dig for original spit IX manual, works too.
Shame that ED pass over part about need of priming until engine start running smooth

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That is for Merlin 61 and 63 engines. Our Spitfire has a Merlin 66 engine. It actually says in your screenshots between the parentheses.
And that's a pilot's notes manual. A little different from a normal flight manual, not as specific and covers more important or notable items.
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That is for Merlin 61 and 63 engines. Our Spitfire has a Merlin 66 engine. It actually says in your screenshots between the parentheses.
And that's a pilot's notes manual. A little different from a normal flight manual, not as specific and covers more important or notable items.
read it again, there is part for merlin 66 too.
This cover all important things to fly plane
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:11 AM   #8
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Does the real mixture lever function as an idle cutoff like in the DCS Spit? One thing that hasn't made sense to me is that it's called a mixture control lever, with full forward being "rich." That would imply that full aft is "lean," and that the lever could be positioned anywhere between rich and lean for a specific fuel mixture. Not an idle cutoff as we have it in the sim.
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Does the real mixture lever function as an idle cutoff like in the DCS Spit? One thing that hasn't made sense to me is that it's called a mixture control lever, with full forward being "rich." That would imply that full aft is "lean," and that the lever could be positioned anywhere between rich and lean for a specific fuel mixture. Not an idle cutoff as we have it in the sim.
It used to work that way but when merlin 66 come in with automatic carburettor, function of this was reduced to cut off/run switch.
It was standard ammong top fighters in WW2 to have automatic carbs. So pilot dont need to pay attention.
Early p-51 and p-47 used 3 stage mixture control cut-off/lean/rich/ but all of those dont incorporate linear transitions between. it work like switch.(4th stage was emergency full rich position).
During war planes got lots of changes upgrades etc etc. We have very late war planes, all of them incorporate latest stuff.
If we would get something like f4f or Zero or yak-1 or even early spit / hurricane etc that we would get manual mixture control

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Old 10-09-2019, 04:34 PM   #10
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i am extremely disappointed with the Spitfire manual as i was delving deep into it lately.... it seems that the big focus is on wikipedia and national geographic style history while they go quickly over the procedures and in a contradictory way sometimes...
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