Diving and the I-16

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    I love the I-16. Not sure the draw for me, it's just one of the quirky little craft that I enjoy, like the PZL11. Anyway, the annoying thing is that because of the engine (lack of fuel injection I guess) when I push forward on the stick to perform a simple dive, the engine cuts out. It's frustrating when the enemy is below me and I feel like I can't dive. I have to do a barrel roll to lose a little altitude. How to you guys handle it?
     
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    #2 GrauGeist, Sep 19, 2009
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    Wow, that helped. My first mission out I accidentally dived on a lone 109 and the engine quit. I panicked and spun into the trees.
    Danke Herr Geist!
     
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    Don't you hate when that happens???? :lol:
     
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    I purposely stalled the engine 3 times by diving and each time was able to restart using your instructions. Thanks! :D
     
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    Glad we could help! :thumbleft:
     
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