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Four engines instead of six

Discussion in 'Other' started by Tony V, 13/4/11.

  1. Tony V

    Tony V

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    I know that FSX has a limit of 4 engines. I recently downloaded the Me323 Gigant and it has six engines. In my process of tuning the aircraft.cfg, I was wondering how would I modify the engine parameters.

    For the sake of discussion I am using roundabout numbers. If the 6E plane's engines are rated at 1000hp with 14 cylinders and each cylinder has a displacement of 150, that would give the plane a collective 6000hp, 84 cylinders, and 12,600 inches. But because FSX only recognizes 4 of those engines, how would I keep the collective numbers but modify them in the config for 4 engines?

    In this case would the numbers be:

    1500hp, 21 cylinders, and leave the displacement at 150;
    1500hp, 14 cylinders, and 225 inches;
    would I modify the thrust scalar by 150%;
    or what?
    Last edited: 13/4/11
  2. Roy Holmes

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    Actually you can have more than four. A friend of mine had duplicate lines in the config file which gave him eight engines! The result was amazing acceleration on take-off.

    However, for purposes of individual engine control the limit would be four.

    Since you want six, try adding another two then you may not have to mess with the engine performance.

    Roy

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