Hi. First off, thank you very much for all the planes and your work on the FSX/P3D conversions. Much appreciated.
The supercharger isn't doing anything in the Convair 340. I downloaded the FSX/P3D base packs and use the included supercharger gauge, but it's not working. I did check the gauge and I don't believe it is 64 bit.
Is the 64 bit version included in a different base pack?
Post by Tom/CalClassic on Jun 5, 2020 0:00:39 GMT -5
I misspoke above; he did create 64 bit versions of other gauges, but not the supercharger gauge. I did ask him back in 2019 if he was interested in creating such a gauge, but I never got a response back.
My results are quite close to the RW numbers. I used a combination of Tom's fix and the supercharger thread from FSDeveloper. (Along with a little tweaking) DC-7Tested in P3Dv5
[piston_engine] ; ;Wright R-3350-18DA2 rated 3250hp for take off and 2650hp METO at 6500 feet plus high blower rating 2450hp at 16400 feet. ; cylinder_displacement=185.95 compression_ratio=6.7 number_of_cylinders=18 max_rated_rpm=2900.000000 ;for take off only max_rated_hp=3250.000000 ;for take off only fuel_metering_type=0 cooling_type=0 normalized_starter_torque=0.045 //can be 0.045000 for no RPM Control Gauge (FSX, etc.) turbocharged=0 supercharged=1 supercharger_boost_low_end=0.09 supercharger_boost_high_end=3.18 supercharger_power_cost=0.0 max_design_mp=56.5 min_design_mp=5.0 critical_altitude=7200 //supercharger switches do not work in P3D emergency_boost_type=0 emergency_boost_gain_offset=0.000000 emergency_boost_mp_offset=0.000000 emergency_boost_duration= 0 fuel_air_auto_mixture=0 auto_ignition=1 max_rpm_mechanical_efficiency_scalar=1.000000 idle_rpm_mechanical_efficiency_scalar=1.000000 max_rpm_friction_scalar=1.000000 idle_rpm_friction_scalar=1.000000
From the original Ref (My settings in brackets): Max Cruise (about 1900hp x 4): Use only to battle headwinds
Standard Cruise: @ 0 pitch climb 2000 ft at 500 fpm (FL230 max, then CALL for MW Econ Cruise, if desired) Long Range Cruise: @ 0 pitch CALL for MW Econ Cruise SUPERCHARGER to HIGH when THROTTLE => 95% FULL at target MAP