With the rise of popularity (attention) of GA / Turboprop Aircraft in general in the game; I’ve been wanting to ask this question of power settings for a turboprop vs Jet.
People spend fortunes on learning to fly, I have Google and YouTube trying to understand this.
In the game, for turbofan engines the power slider with power percentage on the button and N1 at the top where in cases you need to be more concerned with N1.
The turboprop, including piston engines just have power.
But similar to a car engine and transmission in a prop you have Engine RPM settings, Prop speed/pitch and SHP settings which you change when either taking off, cruising or landing much of this has become digitally controlled.
I’m not trying to overcomplicate the game with requests for new features (for now)
Oh, yeah, my question:. in the game, what power settings should you shoot for “realistic” take off, climb rate and cruise speeds? What is the power settings in the game based on?
I’m pretty sure 100% all the time to Max cruise speed then set Auto throttle is not the way to go :)
Like in the game you can set power to 100% on the Q400 (which is like driving a 900 horsepower school bus), takeoff fully loaded from a 4000 ft runway reach 250 kts at 6000 feet while climbing and reach your cruise altitude in 10 minutes. Which BTW the auto throttle is horrible on, change by lowering 10 kts, it drops to 20% waits till your 20kts slower then Rams the throttles 90%.