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Can I See My Mixture Settings?

Posted By: Pwner44

Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/11/19 03:23 AM

Just a quick question, is there somewhere in the hud or the cockpit where I can see my mixture setting, or do I just have to rough estimate it? I can't seem to find it if there is one.
Posted By: HarryH

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/11/19 04:28 AM

Not aware of any display, other than to watch your rev counter. If you lean it out, depending on your altitude, you'll eventually see the revs drop and you'll hear the engine note drop also.
Posted By: Pwner44

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/11/19 05:13 AM

Ah, I see. Thank you!
Posted By: Raine

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/11/19 12:44 PM

In many aircraft (e.g. SE5a), the mixture is on a quadrant to your left or right, often next to the throttle lever. In some it's just a turning knob, which gives you no visual clue as to your setting. For many German machines (e.g. DVII) the mixture control is automatic, and so you should set mixture to automatic in the Workshop.
Posted By: HarryH

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/11/19 02:11 PM

Ah, that reminds me, and maybe you have the answer Raine: albeit a bit of a pain to go into the workshop to toggle automatic mixture when flying an Albatros, for the sake or realism it's probably worth it. But can you also explain how the radiator cover works? I'm guessing start with it closed and then open at a certain height? Maybe I have that arse about face smile

Cheers!
Posted By: Raine

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/11/19 03:29 PM

Harry,

I'm not sure it's built into the engine management modelling in WOFF, but in real life the radiator louvres on in-line engines could be opened or closed to regulate engine temperature. For example, it would be left closed while warming up an in-line engine on the ground and then opened while in the climb to altitude to keep from overheating. At altitude, you had to close or partially close the rad to keep the engine from cooling down too much in level flight. In a dive, you'd close the rad completely to avoid cooling the engine down too much.

In Albatros DIIIs and DVs, the rad opening is in the upper wing and quite visible.
Posted By: Polovski

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/11/19 03:32 PM

The radiator can be opened and closed in the Albatros, but this is a visual addition and does not affect engine temp.
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Posted By: HarryH

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/12/19 04:27 AM

Got it, thanks to you both.
Posted By: HarryH

Re: Can I See My Mixture Settings? - 06/12/19 04:28 AM

...oh, and so on a related note, can I assume it's "cheating" to use manual mixture mode with an Alb to make it go faster at altitude?
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