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prnicolla
05-03-2013, 05:06 AM
Hello! Please tell me what I have to do :(
My engine is overheating always in the Japan campaigh... :((

Pursuivant
05-03-2013, 08:06 AM
Hello! Please tell me what I have to do :(
My engine is overheating always in the Japan campaigh... :((

If you're flying as the Japanese, don't overheat your engine. :)

Generally, the Japanese planes don't seem to have quite as much ability to abuse their engines as some other nationalities do. Fly at 90% power in combat, 50% power when cruising. Reserve 100% or higher power for just a few seconds when you really need it.

Anyhow, if you're flying the A6M2 or the Ki-43 you don't want to be flying too fast since those are pure maneuver fighters. Use your maneuverability and climb ability instead of trying to use pure speed.

prnicolla
05-03-2013, 03:02 PM
Thank u!

IceFire
05-04-2013, 01:07 AM
Run your "prop pitch" levels at 90%, keep the rads partially open and don't worry about it too much. The worst offender is the Ki-61 but even that is manageable with a slightly reduced prop pitch/engine RPM.

Pursuivant
05-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Seconding the suggestion to fly with radiators at least partially open most of the time. By now it's sufficiently instinctive that I forgot to mention it.

Something else to consider is that many Japanese campaigns are fought on tropical maps. Any plane will overheat in those conditions.