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    Never used Magnetos to restart the engine. usually just cut the throttle down to idle, set the plane into a shallow dive and hit 'I' a few times till the engine starts again.

    Its a bit hit and miss, but usually restarts.

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    to restart the I16.....chop the throttle to zero...go nose down into a gentle dive.....ignigtion off.....ignition on.....throttle gently back up...

    BUT,....and Dangy pointed out to me when I survived my only VEF....dont drop too low...better gliding bacvkover safe territory with your height.

    However, cos I ignore cool advice I spent the time, took a breath, restarted and off we went...

    SOON as it sound like its caught, pull back up into a climb

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    Originally posted by Hat
    The way I see it..........

    A higher prop pitch will give a higher "grab" or "attack" of the air than a lower prop pitch... so a good place to use maximum prop pitch is in a power climb.
    the numbers need to be inverted for this to work...ie 100%is a lower grab...and 80% is a higher grab.

    Otherwise, being the boss, he's right as usual

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    best thing is to listen to the engine note.....cos if it "bogs down" like a car in 3rd, up a steep hill at 3000 revs, you gotta reduce the "attack angle" on the prop....so back up to 100% which allows the engine to rev freely

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    The i16's stop because the carb float sticks following a neg G manoever?. So as I figure, engine stop and a high G turn and engine start. It has worked sometimes for me. But any help from magneto would help. There are 3 settings (off, 1, 1&2).

    Still confused about prop pitch though so I never use it.

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    Originally posted by Zak33
    to restart the I16.....chop the throttle to zero...go nose down into a gentle dive.....ignigtion off.....ignition on.....throttle gently back up...
    ....Yes. But am I right in thinking that it won't restart over a height of 4K? Also, fuel mix seems to play a part. It it's too rich it has difficulties restarting, just like a manual choke on a car I guess.

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    not used the magnetos or the pitch..

    Then agian I aint mapped half the keys I need to yet

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    I thought the I16s couldnt be started in the air.. cos they needed one of those starter lorries ?

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    Originally posted by Hat
    I thought the I16s couldnt be started in the air.. cos they needed one of those starter lorries ?
    Restarting in the air is defintely possible. I do it quite alot . Though I don't think it was possible in the original IL2 game. Not sure why Oleg changed this, but I'm glad he did.

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    omg.. never knew that had been changed! The number of times ive put the thing down on a bit of grass and didnt need too!

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    IF the props spinning then I cant see why not tho, it'd work the same as bumping a car no?

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    yup

    I did it in VEF the other day, cos Dangy told me how

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    Just noticed....thanks Zak .

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    Ohhh so much cool stuff to learn...Hats spinning in a I16 works as well

    LMAO Clingy

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    Originally posted by Mobydick
    ....Yes. But am I right in thinking that it won't restart over a height of 4K? Also, fuel mix seems to play a part. It it's too rich it has difficulties restarting, just like a manual choke on a car I guess.

    Moby
    For the I16 at about 4K you need to reduce the fuel mixture. set to 60 or 80% and then restart..

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