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Old 07-29-2018, 08:05 AM   #1
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Question Spring Tension mission 4 - a way to reach Mozdok?

In mission 4 of the Spring Tension campaign (Old lady), you get the decision to fly to Mozdok or to Bezlan (which is closer). Is there a way to make it to Mozdok though? I decided to go there, but when the engine vibrations appeared, I shut down the left engine. The old mi-8 did not have enough power anymore to keep the VVI stable even though I turned off de-ice and dust protection.


Therefore you simply lost slightly altitude over time. However, at this time, Mozdok and Bezlan where both out of reach. Thus, I ended up with a rolling landing maybe 20km away from Mozdok.


Does this mean, you simply can't complete the mission if you took the wrong decision? Or did somebody actually made it to Mozlov? I was hoping there's at least a trigger that checks if you landed.
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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I only did this mission once and I diverted to Beslan (successfully), so I don't know if it'll be enough, but here are some ideas:
- Have altitude to spare before the vibrations start.
- Are you getting the amber or the red light (I forgot which one it was in the mission)? If it's the amber/caution light, you're not required to turn off the engine, just monitor it.

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Old 07-30-2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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I was pretty high, but....well, not high enough Maybe if you'd fly at the maximum altitude and if you'd reduce fuel at the beginning.


When I noticed I can't keep VVI at zero, I started APU and turned on the engine again. It didn't take long until it went on fire. I was able to delete the fire and turned off the engine again and shut down the fuel valve. In other words, not shutting down the engine was not an option


I guess it's just not meant to make it there. Your co-pilot anyway tells you "there's no way we'll make it till Mozlov. However, I didn't believe him and wanted to proove that we can make it. It wasn't meant to be though....
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