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Old 08-14-2018, 08:17 PM   #11
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I don't know why so many people have trouble managing their exhaust gas temperature. I never give myself engine fires anymore - leave that to enemy action. I fly on-line mostly. Just back off the collective if your EGT dial gets above the green zone, and if you need to get above green zone for take-off, make sure to back off as soon as you can - within a minute or so and once you have transitioned to forward flight. Then check your EGT dial occasionally - especially after a change in collective or flight regime (like if you have to start climbing over a mountain, hauling a sling load, or something) to make sure that you are not inadvertently running above green zone. Easy-peasy.

If you cannot stay in the air and in the EGT green-zone at the same time, then you are overloaded and need to reduce weight. This is why pilots do a hover test - to see if they can get in the air while staying within safe limits. Remember that you can't take a full fuel tank, weapons, and passengers. You have to trade-off between these three things when preparing for flight. Watch your total weight on the weapons configuration window. If you are taking troops, leave a margin of 200 lbs per extra passenger.

Also, some weapons are lighter - mini-guns for your door gunners weigh a LOT more than M60s, for example. Most on-line missions don't require more than 50% fuel load or so.

The Huey works fine if you follow the flight operating restrictions outlined in the manual and visible on your flight instruments.

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Old 08-15-2018, 08:43 PM   #12
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Thank you Fence. Been saying the same thing on a couple different threads in this section. Between me, you, and the 229th guys maybe we'll get through to them eh?
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