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==Aircraft Help==
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=== Flying Hints ===
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NOTE: the yasim config file for this aircraft currently starts up with the booster in 1st stage.
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==== Take Off ====
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*Set prop pitch to full increased rpm.
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*Start engine with throttle at idle.
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*Set BOOST stage one (CTRL-b keybinding cycles through stage 0 (off),1, and 2). Default startup for p51-d should have stage one already on.
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*Set throttle to 40 inHG Manifold Pressure (MP).
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*Be ready to actuate rudder. When the tail first lifts, the torque will pull the nose to the left.
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*After tail lifts off slowing move throttle to full open which with stage 1 booster engaged should be about 61 inHG Manifold Pressure.
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*Hang on. Stay on top of rudder control with small adjustments or you'll do a ground loop.
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*Rotate at 150 mph or so.
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==== Climb ====
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*Back off MP to 46 inHG. *Adjust propeller pitch to 2700 rpm.
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*Keep adding throttle as you climb to maintain 46 inHG until you hit full throttle.
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*At 18,000 feet turn on second stage (hit CTRL-b) and back off throttle to 46 inHG.
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==== Flying ====
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*Trim and Cruise at about 2400 rpm.
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*Do not exceed 2700 rpm sustained.
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*Do not exceed 3000 rpm military power (aerobatics)
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*Do not exceed 3500 rpm in dives.
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*Do not exceed 61 inHG Mainfold Pressure (military power), except 71 inHG for maximum of 7 minutes (war emergency power). Note that war emergency power is not for flying fast, rather it is for dogfighting at < 200mph.
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==== Landing ====
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*A single long sweeping turn from the downwind leg into a short approach seems to work best. Make sure you are below 250mph before starting the turn. Use forward slip as necessary to bleed off speed and altitude at the same time.
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* Start applying flaps at 250mph, gear at 175mph, and full flaps at 165mph or less.
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*Excessive braking can cause you to nose over. Some recommend raising flaps immediately after touchdown.
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=== Performance Data ===
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This information is gleaned from various sources:
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Maximum Speed: 437 mph
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Cruise Speed: 363 mph
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Landing Speed: 100 mph
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Initial Climb Rate: 3475 feet per minute
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Sustained Climb Speed: 175 mph
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Service Ceiling: 41,900 (with 2nd Stage booster).
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Stall Speed (9000lbs) Gear/Flaps Up: 102mph Gear/Flaps Down: 95mph
  
 
== Development status/Issues/Todo ==
 
== Development status/Issues/Todo ==
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* engine sound in cockpit does not differ from outside engine sound
 
* engine sound in cockpit does not differ from outside engine sound
 
* no hud available
 
* no hud available
 
 
== Related content ==
 
*[[P-51D Mustang Manual]]
 
  
 
== Related lists ==
 
== Related lists ==

Revision as of 21:00, 13 April 2009

P51D Mustang
P51d-mustang.png
Type Military aircraft
Author(s) Jim Wilson
FDM YASim
--aircraft= /p51d
/p51d

/p51d

/p51d

/p51d

/p51d

/p51d

/p51d

/p51d

/p51d

/p51d
Status Unknown
Download Download the P51D Mustang aircraft package for the current stable release (2018.3).

The P-51D is a piston single engine fighter aircraft;a well-developed warbird for FG v1.0.0.

Aircraft Help

Flying Hints

NOTE: the yasim config file for this aircraft currently starts up with the booster in 1st stage.

Take Off

  • Set prop pitch to full increased rpm.
  • Start engine with throttle at idle.
  • Set BOOST stage one (CTRL-b keybinding cycles through stage 0 (off),1, and 2). Default startup for p51-d should have stage one already on.
  • Set throttle to 40 inHG Manifold Pressure (MP).
  • Be ready to actuate rudder. When the tail first lifts, the torque will pull the nose to the left.
  • After tail lifts off slowing move throttle to full open which with stage 1 booster engaged should be about 61 inHG Manifold Pressure.
  • Hang on. Stay on top of rudder control with small adjustments or you'll do a ground loop.
  • Rotate at 150 mph or so.

Climb

  • Back off MP to 46 inHG. *Adjust propeller pitch to 2700 rpm.
  • Keep adding throttle as you climb to maintain 46 inHG until you hit full throttle.
  • At 18,000 feet turn on second stage (hit CTRL-b) and back off throttle to 46 inHG.

Flying

  • Trim and Cruise at about 2400 rpm.
  • Do not exceed 2700 rpm sustained.
  • Do not exceed 3000 rpm military power (aerobatics)
  • Do not exceed 3500 rpm in dives.
  • Do not exceed 61 inHG Mainfold Pressure (military power), except 71 inHG for maximum of 7 minutes (war emergency power). Note that war emergency power is not for flying fast, rather it is for dogfighting at < 200mph.

Landing

  • A single long sweeping turn from the downwind leg into a short approach seems to work best. Make sure you are below 250mph before starting the turn. Use forward slip as necessary to bleed off speed and altitude at the same time.
  • Start applying flaps at 250mph, gear at 175mph, and full flaps at 165mph or less.
  • Excessive braking can cause you to nose over. Some recommend raising flaps immediately after touchdown.

Performance Data

This information is gleaned from various sources: Maximum Speed: 437 mph

Cruise Speed: 363 mph

Landing Speed: 100 mph

Initial Climb Rate: 3475 feet per minute Sustained Climb Speed: 175 mph

Service Ceiling: 41,900 (with 2nd Stage booster).

Stall Speed (9000lbs) Gear/Flaps Up: 102mph Gear/Flaps Down: 95mph

Development status/Issues/Todo

Outside:

  • front wheels do rotate even when airplane is standing still
  • when flaps are lowered, you can see inside the 3d model where the flaps where before
  • no cockpit light at night visible
  • propeller do rotate in wrong direction from some view points
  • aircraft has no shadow
  • landing lights and strobe lights are missing
  • aircraft has no wheel well area for the landing gears

3d Cockpit:

  • no cockpit light at night available
  • no ruder control pedals available
  • switches and levers can't be controlled with mouse
  • cockpit is only partly textured (sidewalls and cockpit fron have no textures)
  • no pilot present in cockpit

General:

  • engine sound in cockpit does not differ from outside engine sound
  • no hud available

Related lists

External links