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I'm sure it's my error, but I'm really struggling to work out what I'm doing wrong. I've used the checklist provided within the sim, but the engine keeps stalling.

I've waited for the engine oil to warm up on the ground before taking off. On cruise, I've reduced the RPM handle to around the 10'o'clock position, throttle set around 75%, the RPM sits around 1600 and the ATA around 0.92.  Checked with the imperial measurements too and it all seems to be set right. What am I doing wrong?

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6 minutes ago, Nico - Gumby said:


Could you please upload a video of that happening? From text all seems fine 😮

Tell a lie, looking back at a recording, it looks like the ATA was set lower, 0.62. Uploading a video now, be a few minutes. I thought having a lower ATA would put less stress on the engine though, being a lower manifold pressure? Unless it needs that pressure to inject fuel?

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On 10/17/2023 at 5:31 PM, Nico - Gumby said:

Sorry, I just came back around to this. It now says the video is deleted, did you figure out the issue?

Yes, the engine management was OK in the end, I had the manifold/throttle too low for too long. Had some very long flights with no issues so it was me causing the problem.

That said, I was really enjoying your BF108, and was in the process of trying to do a world tour with it, but I keep running into a problem with ground handling. The slightest amount of wind throws it off the runway. I flew multiple legs through England and Scotland and then went to Iceland via the Faroe Islands but once I got into Iceland and the winds got slightly stronger, I couldn't take off. Even with the toe brake and rudder on max it's still pulling violently to one side.

Just tried again this evening, 10mph winds and the plane reacts like it's in hurricane force gales. It may well be accurate, but it does mean it's nigh impossible to use on long journeys. 

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