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#4442606 - 10/07/18 02:09 PM Fuel leak warning needed  
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If you dive too hard, you get an "overspeed damage warning." This is a warning about damage that you cannot otherwise see.

Why not a similar warning for fuel leaks? When fuel tanks were hit, and leaked (as opposed to just exploding or burning), pilots often could see warning signs. They could smell fuel fumes. They could see fuel spraying about or leaking around their feet.

In WOFF, you have no idea if you've suffered a fuel leak unless you have the F5 data displayed, and only then when you see the fuel capacity dropping at an unusual rate.

Just my opinion.

Nowi


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#4442608 - 10/07/18 02:11 PM Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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What you said is exactly why I hit the F5 button the moment I see a notification that there have been bullet hits on my plane to see if my fuel is dropping.

#4442627 - 10/07/18 06:39 PM Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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Originally Posted by Nowi
When fuel tanks were hit, and leaked (as opposed to just exploding or burning), pilots often could see warning signs. They could smell fuel fumes. They could see fuel spraying about or leaking around their feet.


Or in planes with pressurized fuel tanks, the engine stopped as soon as the tanks were hit. Be happy this is not modeled in the sim.

#4444967 - 9 hours ago Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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I'm okay with it as is... my question is... does the game produce a distinctive sound when your fuel tank gets hit? because I could learn to recognize that!

#4444969 - 8 hours ago Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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No just characteristic odour :-).
Sorry, could not resist.

#4445003 - 4 hours ago Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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Jara, do you have the scratch and sniff peripheral? Is it USB compliant? How well does it work with the WWI petrol grade? How can you distinguish the smell with all that castor oil being sprayed in your face? Can you smoke while gaming?


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4445010 - 3 hours ago Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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Yep, USB3.0 only. Smoking is strictly prohibited. explode

#4445012 - 3 hours ago Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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On a more serious note, I don’t think the real pilots had the luxury of a specific sound for bullets hitting the tanks. There was a sound of bullets hitting wood or metal if you could hear it over the roar of the engine, unless the engine was already dead, then you would also have the sounds of bullets hitting canvas and meat. So, unless you have a SmellBlaster, you won’t be able to reproduce it.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4445036 - 1 hour ago Re: Fuel leak warning needed [Re: Nowi]  
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You generally can see a faint stream of white vapour behind the aircraft. Could be steam sometimes but that would take too much luck...


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