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Anyone ever seen pitot tube icing with I-16?


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Tried to provoke it by "winter, cloud & winds", -2C. Ran out of fuel cruising the clouds without icing.

 

Because P-47 bug, I tried P-51, Bf 109 and Spitfire. They all work as they should, ice up pitot and pitot heating clears it. So I-16? Doesn't ice using same conditions. Tried "maximum ice conditions" from "internets". Cannot ice it up. Now I wonder if it's modeled.

 

Internets says maximum icing:

https://www.weather.gov/source/zhu/ZHU_Training_Page/icing_stuff/icing/icing.htm

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The likelihood of structural icing is greatest in the temperature range from 0°C to -10°C. The likelihood decreases, but is still possible between -10°C to -20°C. Research findings indicate icing is most intense near the top of stratiform clouds.

 


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To be honest, I'm not surprised if it's not modeled. I'm not sure how accurately the engine is modeled either. I often fly full throttle during combat, happily climbing away after Bf109s and FW190s. If I pull a stunt like that in any other WWII warbird - Spitfire most of all, but P-51, P-47, Bf-109, etc. - I very quickly see the white smoke followed by a dead engine. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the little I-16 dearly, but I'm not sure how accurately engine management has been modeled. Perhaps others have a different experience...

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20 hours ago, Doc3908 said:

To be honest, I'm not surprised if it's not modeled. I'm not sure how accurately the engine is modeled either. I often fly full throttle during combat, happily climbing away after Bf109s and FW190s. If I pull a stunt like that in any other WWII warbird - Spitfire most of all, but P-51, P-47, Bf-109, etc. - I very quickly see the white smoke followed by a dead engine. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the little I-16 dearly, but I'm not sure how accurately engine management has been modeled. Perhaps others have a different experience...


Yes you’d expect it to have at least similar overall characteristics to the P47s radial. I agree it seems impervious to damage.

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Thank you for your comment. We intend to implement freezing soon with the release. As for engine damage, you can achieve this by over-revolution (2300 RPM regime is strictly limited in time) or by overheating or by using long afterburner. All restrictions are indicated in the quick start and will be described in more detail in the manual. I will only note that the heating and cooling model was improved in one of the recent updates.

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