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#4493415 - 10/18/19 08:22 AM System Failure: Oil Leak?  
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After all these years WOFF’ing I thought I had seen it all but apparently not.
Flying a Balloon Defense mission (luckily) in my Dr.1 when I get a “System Failure” message. Normally the cause is pretty obvious but not this time. Check the Triplanes sparse gauge set-up and, seeing nothing, keep flying. Speaking of that what is the gauge on top of the cowling? I forget.

Anyway after about 5-7 minutes I start to hear a rather high pitched squeal and since I was behind the lines immediately switched off the engine thinking the next thing will be a fire. Was this a simulated failure of the lubrication system?

#4493430 - 10/18/19 09:59 AM Re: System Failure: Oil Leak? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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The one between the guns should be a fuel gauge from memory. For the oil you might have a transparent pulsator vessel that allows you to calculate the pressure by counting the number of pulsations over a period of time and then doing some mental arithmetic. Not sure if this happens in WoFF though.


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#4493437 - 10/18/19 11:19 AM Re: System Failure: Oil Leak? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I’ve heard of the oil pulsometer before. Don’t think it’s in the Dr.1 ,and even if so, I can’t imagine it’s modeled in the game. DVIII should carry one if memory serves.

#4493439 - 10/18/19 12:06 PM Re: System Failure: Oil Leak? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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On top of all the problems, these early pilots had including machines that fell apart in flight. They had to do Math for the Oil pressure while flying. !

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#4493456 - 10/18/19 12:52 PM Re: System Failure: Oil Leak? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Oooo. Hope I never have to rely on my math skills to save my life!

#4493497 - 10/18/19 06:04 PM Re: System Failure: Oil Leak? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Oooo. Hope I never have to rely on my math skills to save my life!

So do I biggrin

#4493515 - 10/18/19 07:31 PM Re: System Failure: Oil Leak? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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And finally had a quiet moment. It’s the fuel gauge.

EDIT: See you already said Fuel Gauge Ace_Piloto. Well your memory is fine. Better then mine obviously because I knew that before.

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