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Old 08-30-2017, 02:48 AM   #31
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We have no idea if the Mustangs were warmed up. Also, the air temp has a lot to do with how quick it smooths out. I know my buddies Mustang sputters and coughs when it stone cold.
I just ran a test in DCS 1.5.7. I took a Mustang, and used these air temperatures: 20C/68F, 35C/94F, and -40C/-40F. There was NO wind for any of these tests.
For ALL three of these temperatures, the coolant and carburetor reflected the same temperature as the air. The oil did as well, but the gauge hits its bottom at 0C, but we can assume the actual oil was also the same as the air temperature. If the air temp was 20C, so was the carb, coolant and oil gauge. We can dismiss the idea that the DCS: P-51D Mustang is warmed up when spawned in.

-40C took a bit of effort. The engine would slowly start to catch, instead of instantly catching. It took about 6 seconds for it to wind up to idle. I find it amusing, yet not surprising that I was contrailing at sea level. I wonder what taildragger pilots near my local airport think of winter, as we can hit those low temperatures.
20C was quick as a snap, just like any other time the DCS: Mustang is started.
35C felt no different than 20C.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:23 PM   #32
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We cheat a little bit and stated it, as the Mustang was released: at low temperatures the oil is pre-diluted. You can try start the engine at very low temperature, warm it up, fly for 10-20 minutes at maximal power, land and then leave the plane with stopped engine for an hour...

And for the second time you can dilute the oil for the next start-up.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:29 PM   #33
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Is there any chance that these start up effects and dynamics will be added to DCS in the future? I can only imagine that if it was then it would be after 2.5.
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We still alive here?
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