Yossarian1943

Oil cooling on a DC-6

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Hi all!

First thanks for this awesome plane.

After flying a lot of hours often with high oil temperatures I ask myselve how to handle these temperatures.

I am wondering about an oil cooling system with cowl flaps. On some pics on the internet it seems that the DC-6 had

those flaps.

cheers and happy landings

Marc

 

 

 

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Full names here please Marc... PMDG forum rules ask that we sign all posts with full names.

Could you be a little more specific with what is "high oil temperature?" There are cowl flaps but they surround the nacelle and control air flow across the engine.  The oil coolers are in the ducts below the engine in the little pods you see hanging out there, there are no air flow controls for the oil coolers.  The POH describes the oil system beginning on page 59.

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Hi Guys,

Sorry for the late answer, but reading through a bunch of original DC-6 manulas I am slowly getting more and more educated on this techinac marwell.

There were definately oil temp control on the DC-6 through four switches on the aft overhead panel. They controlled electrically operated oil cooler doors on the aft part of the cooler cowling.

Switch position is OFF-AUTO - OPEN - CLOSE. Most of the time they were left in the AUTO positon, the sytem maintained proper oil temp automatically.

This system is obviously not medelled on the PMDG DC-6. Remeber the "deleted" items on the checklist?

 

Regards,

 

Tamas

 

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1 hour ago, onduty said:

This system is obviously not medelled on the PMDG DC-6. Remeber the "deleted" items on the checklist?

That is logical.  PMDG removed items from the POH that were no modeled, and it could be that the study aircraft also had a modification removing that.  We are lucky they got an aircraft that still had the pressurization installed since it is common now to see that removed to increase airframe life.

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Dear downscc, agree 100%! We are lucky that it is at least pressurized! :-)

Tamas

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