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#4421502 - 05/19/18 02:17 AM Blew a Rod in the Albatross D-III  
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I just love this sim ( do hope WOTR is as good.) I was somewhere over France fighting a Nueport and amid the full power turns and twists and loops a loud Racket started which reminded me of 1 of my 1st Car back ( a long time ago) Anyway, it sounded like a blown Rod bearing ( Rod) just wacking away.as the motor still ran. Wow just Great what with my other two pilots lost wings in a N-10 and a N-17. Now a Engine Rod in a D-III. Immersion factor a + 10

#4421557 - 05/19/18 12:57 PM Re: Blew a Rod in the Albatross D-III [Re: carrick58]  
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Yes, random engine failures are modelled...

#4421576 - 05/19/18 02:00 PM Re: Blew a Rod in the Albatross D-III [Re: carrick58]  
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...and the D.III is the plane to get them in, watch out for the spontaneous combustion!


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#4422322 - 05/23/18 09:21 PM Re: Blew a Rod in the Albatross D-III [Re: carrick58]  
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Flying the B.E.2b in March 1915, I suffered system failures in two straight missions which surprised me very much the second time. Managed to make the landing the first time in a field, but the second time I landed short of the airfield and crashed into a fence. The aircraft was a write-off and my observer and I were listed as "Shook up".

One mission before the first failure, a B.E.2b in my flight suffered a engine fire and went down behind friendly lines. The observer was killed.

So three straight missions and three system failures for my flight. I asked for a transfer.

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#4422448 - 05/24/18 04:03 PM Re: Blew a Rod in the Albatross D-III [Re: carrick58]  
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Yes I've lost a few pilots this way too.

But I still feel that at least on the rotary engines there are too few engine problems. I beleave we have all read about many a camel etc leaving flights along the way..reducing them from 5 to 2 or 1 even.


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