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by alpha charlie
18 Nov 2014, 23:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air dynamic flight
Replies: 15
Views: 9070

Re: Air dynamic flight

If anyone's still curious, here's the English translation of flight manual made by Polish manufacturer of An-2. Might contain some insight on aircraft handling. Russian AFM clearly states that "corn duster" CAN do three-point takeoffs. I saw that with my own eyes hundreds times at my local skydiving...
by alpha charlie
30 Sep 2014, 14:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FS9 conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 4192

Re: FS9 conversion

When I flew FS9 a few years ago I always used Vladimir Zhyhulskiy's An-2 (which is freeware and which does not mean that it is bad!). Not a complete rubbish, but it is nowhere near the standard set by Sibwings An-2. I for one prefer An-2 by Xomer. The latest assembly can be found here http://www.av...
by alpha charlie
05 Jul 2013, 22:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antonov An-2 Repaints
Replies: 112
Views: 66828

Re: Antonov An-2 Repaints

In fact, that 'black roof' is a special non-slippery paint applied for the safety of a mechanic who has to walk over the sloped top of the plane to the refueling caps on the upper wings. On some airplanes it is brownish or grayish rather than pitch black, but almost every An-2 has it.
by alpha charlie
27 Jun 2013, 13:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altitude corrector
Replies: 17
Views: 5602

Re: Altitude corrector

Thanks for your effort, froggy! Here's how it works in reality. In carburetor there's an aneroid chamber connected to a needle that controls fuel-to-air ratio. Using the manual control lever you can move the whole aneroid/needle assembly effectively leaning the mixture even further, at the same time...
by alpha charlie
22 Jun 2013, 14:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altitude corrector
Replies: 17
Views: 5602

Re: Altitude corrector

froggy wrote: Correct me if i am wrong, but it looks to overide FSX settings.
AFAIK what that realism setting in FSX does is turn on/off automixture for the aircraft that do not have it by design.
by alpha charlie
22 Jun 2013, 13:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altitude corrector
Replies: 17
Views: 5602

Re: Altitude corrector

snave wrote:I assume the ASh-62 does too.
Exactly.

@froggy
In aircraft.cfg:
fuel_air_auto_mixture= 1

I recommend to check the real plane's flight manual available in English. The link can be found elsewhere in this forum.
by alpha charlie
17 Jun 2013, 15:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book for Repainter: Ан – 2 – полвека в небе» (engl./russ)
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Book for Repainter: Ан – 2 – полвека в небе» (engl./russ

Extensive study, but unfortunately there are only one-sided profile drawings.
by alpha charlie
16 Jun 2013, 13:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cargo Version AN-2
Replies: 9
Views: 3679

Re: Cargo Version AN-2

Instead of a float version, I would love to have an amphibian version. I have not ever heard about amphibian An-2s. And I know the airplane pretty well. PS: The wheels seen on some photos were used to move the plane around only. You couldn't land on those. Besides, the tailwheel gets in the way of ...