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Old 03-15-2018, 02:02 PM   #11
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My profile is much like M1Combat's.
Except I never use AUTO. I have both radiators set to my hotas for complete manual control.
I VERY rarely blow an engine and often outrun the enemy (when I run).
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:58 PM   #12
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If they worked right you could leave them in auto. Just open both fully and you'll rarely overheat. Anything else is wrong.
I'm guessing you fly the german planes a lot? You want more low energy Mustangs to shoot I suppose?

That's the only reason I can guess for giving such bad information.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:05 PM   #13
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This may seem like a dumb question but I can't find the answer anywhere.

How do I know if the radiators are fully open? How long do I have to hold the switches in the open position?

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Old 03-15-2018, 08:10 PM   #14
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There are no indicators in the cockpit so they need to be timed, or take advantage of the exterior viewpoint.

Coolant radiator takes a full 20 seconds to go from full closed to full open and vice versa and is the one of primary concern. Oil radiator is more reliable on auto in my experience so I have never timed it.

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Old 03-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #15
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There are no indicators in the cockpit so they need to be timed, or take advantage of the exterior viewpoint.

Coolant radiator takes a full 20 seconds to go from full closed to full open and vice versa and is the one of primary concern. Oil radiator is more reliable on auto in my experience so I have never timed it.
Thanks for the quick reply!

That's quite a bit longer than I was expecting. Probably explains why I didn't notice a significant effect.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:36 PM   #16
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Thanks for the quick reply!



That's quite a bit longer than I was expecting. Probably explains why I didn't notice a significant effect.


Yes that is correct it takes about 20sec or so to fully open. If you have your volume set high you can also hear the motor running as they open and stopping once fully open. Normal operations are in auto you can tell this by the covers. If the covers are down then they are in auto.
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:01 AM   #17
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Timed it, not much "about" to it, its a solid 20 seconds. Test it yourself, visually...
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