Ensure propeller adjust automatic is set to manual, and the pitch is set to 11.00.
- Check.
Set cutoff lever (right of throttle lever) to open, operate primer (left of seat) 5-6 times.
- Check.
Switch ignition (left side of the panel) to M1+2.
- Check.
Open throttle a bit and pull the starter Handle (beneath Mag-Switch).
- Check.
Open ("offen") the radiator flaps (lever right beneath the panel).
- Check.

Now why oh why does the engine stop after running for a few seconds?



5 comments so far...

frabax plus August 01, 2008, 09:06 PM
ask mr. göring
Jean-Pierre Avakian August 02, 2008, 07:58 AM
My wildest guess will be to check the air mixture, and recheck the cutoff lever.
Corax August 02, 2008, 06:00 PM
Not a bad guess at all... it seems like the engine is overheating, and mixture may be the key to it. Back to cockpit ;)
Jean-Pierre Avakian August 02, 2008, 06:37 PM
Great. Just let us know how it went.
Corax August 10, 2008, 12:43 PM
Here's an update:

The sim model for this plane is really over the top! The engine needs to be treated extremely careful until it reaches operating temperature, so you sit on the ground for several minutes, carefully watching temp and rpm. Then when you loosen the brakes and gain speed, the torque immediately flips you over the side if you aren't balancing it exactly the right way. Looks like it needs quite some intuition and a good manual to harness a 1500 hp engine...
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