Lufthansa 380 wrote:
Dear A2A team,
first I want to say 'thank you' at this point because I never did this before, thank you for all the effort and great aircraft (especially the Spirfire), and thank you for beeing there and doing your job guys.
Now to my questions:
1. A couple of days ago I installed the new accusim core update v1.2 for the Spitfire but I could only test it today because of school. Well, I jacked the Spitfire Mk.IIb up (in could & dark) and wanted to test the landing gear. I tried to retract the gear but it only moved a few inches up and then got stuck, so I could not extend or retract it anymore. In addition to that it is not possible to start up the engine when the aircraft is jacked up. I thought that the Mk.I with its manual hydraulic pump would allow me to retract and extend the gear in a jacked up position, but it didn't.
Could someone explain me how to do this properly ?
2. I've read somewehre that the Spitfire and P-40 are using the same "Accusim-core" or "basis" and my question is whether the upcoming P-51 will use it too. BTW: I will buy your amazing P-40 in some days when I have enough money (I am 16 and going to school). Can't wait !
With kind regards,
1.The mkII landing gear will not work without the engine running, becouse the hydraulic pump is not powered, when you press the gear handle, the gear will only unlock, but not retract, you can't do that on jacks, becouse you can't start the engine, its a limitation, becouse in RL, you could fall off the jacks and ditch into the ground, personally i succeded in starting the mkII on jacks, but then jacks disappear, and the gear automatically locks itself in down position, also cranking the engine can help you move the gear.
On the mkI things are different, you can pump the gear up or down, thanks to the manual gear pump, on jacks too, its irrelevant.
To summ this up the gear system at present has some problems, listed here: viewtopic.php?f=77&t=27852
2.I believe so, new accusim airplanes share this engine, Mr.Scott said that in the future, all planes will be updated by a single core update.