Please I am in need of this question answered. ASAP

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  1. Koga

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    On the BF 109E, on the cowling there is an air vent thing that sticks out of right side(if you are facing it in the front. I would love to learn what it is called and what it does. I thought it was to help cool the oil for the DB 601 inline engine, but I am not sure. I would also like to know, if it is the same thing as on the Fw-190 (on the right side) and the A6M2 Zero fighter (underneath of the engine). Your response is greatly appreciated. I am need of this for a class I am going to teach on World War II aircraft.

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    The air vent on the right side (If u face the 109e) was used to cool the compressor, if u can see a picture of the db601 its the roundle shaped piece wich is in the right, if u face the engine. see below...hope to be usefull
     

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    Thank you very much! That was very helpful. What did the compresser do??

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    I dont know if i wolud be able to do it whit my english, but i will try...The compresor worked in the same way that do it in your car, changing the presure of the fuel geting into the engine,which was necesary when the aircraft made a negative g movement,and to keep a good rpm of the engine....

    I did my best, but my english is not very nice, :oops: hope was enough
     
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    Yep a compressor is another name for a supercharger - just as you'd find in a car like Beni said.

    Beni, your English is fine! :thumbright:
     
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    I will be down at QB-35 tomorrow and will verify to be sure, but I am pretty sure the scoop on the bottom of the A6M is the oil cooler. The pilot of our A6M will be around and the crew chief may be as well.
     
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    I got tghe information from a technical drawing of the Bf-109e, I hope I was not wrong

    Pardon?? Did u say "the pilot of our zero"?? Its to be suposed you work with a zero in flying condition :shock:....ufff....My live is very sad. ;)
     
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    Well, I don't work on it myself regularly, but I have in the past. The museum where I volunteer has one of the 2 flyable Zeroes. It's the one in my sig.
     
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    Wow!!!! U are very lucky...Here in the south of Europe its quite dificult to find a good museum of warbirds,we have some Heinkel 111,and heinkel 52 in madrid, and I use to go in summer to York, in England, and they have a very nice museum in an ex Halifax bombers base,Elvintong...But you are a very,very,very lucky guy.....I feel jelous.

    Enjoy it, and please share your expirence over there with us!!! :)
     
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    To get an idea of the aircraft that I have seen fly, you can visit my airplane photo portfolio at:

    http://myaviation.net/?uid=9739

    I will have more after monday. The big QB fly-in/airshow is on moday. I don't get to go to the BBQ, but will be where they stage most of the airplanes for the show.
     
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    Thanks for all your help guys! I think you were right about it being an oil cooler under the A6M2 because I remember reading that somewere but I was not sure. So if I am understanding this correctly the compresser intake is to help keep the fuel lines pressurized in flight by using outside air. And as I am understanding this the BF 109E does not have supercharger because the compresser acts like a supercharger. Correct???

    Thanks Koga
     
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    I think that the intake is just to cool the compresor/supercharger, i dont know if the air is used to increase the presure aswell...but i dont think so.Anyway Im not engineer, Im just telling U what I read in books and articles or papers...

    Can I ask u what kind of class is the one u have to teach, I teach sports, but I will love to teach about ww2 aircraft. Sure u will success
     
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    thanks evangilder for the pictures, abosolutly amazing!! I look forward for next monday pictures!!!
     
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    The class is for Civil Air Patrol. The class is about aerospace education. I decided to teach one about world war II aircraft. I am only doing the main fighter planes though because there is way to many planes to cover.


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    You could certainly fill a class timeline with just fighters! There are so many of them. There are probably some guys here that could teach an entire class on just one type of airplane! I give 1 hour presentations once a month on an airplane and a battle the it was involved with in the museum.
     
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    Okay, I talked with our Zero pilot, Steve Barber and he verified that the scoop on the lower cowl of the Zero is indeed an oil cooler.
     
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    Just out of interest Evan - what kind of camera do you use for your pictures?
     
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    Its a Canon S series. I don't remember which one off the top of my head and it's at home. But it's 5 megapixels. My only complaint is that the zoom is lacking on it. I want to upgrade to an SLR style with interchangeable lenses at some point to be able to get better zoom and the ability to capture flying scenes.
     
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    Thank you everybody for you input. Thank you for confirming that it was and oil cooler beneath the zeo's engine.
     
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    No problem. Glad to help.
     
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