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Using the TBM in Update 188.8.131.52. Normal take off in 7c and using normal takeoff power (100%) with INERT SEP on, I’m getting red CAS warning for ITT. Power has to be reduced to approx 90% to bring ITT’s back within limits which seems unrealistic.
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This ITT bug has been around for a long time. It’s a bug. Introduced way back when like update 4 or something.
Otherwise, this would be the real life conversation…
TBM Salesman: Yep, the Aston Martin of the skies. $4.5 million of power and acceleration! However, it can’t handle 100% engine speed on take off, gets over heated, so best to back it down a bit when climbing.
This is how turbo props behave. You can’t simply firewall the power lever on every take-off like you tend to do with a Piston engined aircraft. All limits need to be maintained. The ones to watch for especially are ITT, TRQ and Ng.
Their own checklist says 100% on takeoff, 100% after takeoff. My point is that by following their own checklist, the ITT overheats before you’re even 1000 ft off the ground. It’s a bug that they’ve tried to deal with several times in the past.
If I own a TBM and by following the checklist, it results in a premature ITT overheating not even a minute after takeoff and not even 1000 feet off the ground, I’ll ask TBM to fix that.
It’s THEIR checklist they’re giving us.
To the point, not that it overheats at some point, but that it overheats when following the checklist in less than a minute
Well the checklist knows the difference. That’s what I’ve been trying to say all along. By following the checklist, not manually, but letting the checklist do it, ITT overheats in less than a minute and hardly 1000 ft off the ground. That’s the bug. Not that it’ll overheat after 3 hours of firewalling the throttle. The checklist will also throw the engine up to 109% in less than a second when doing the after takeoff checklist. Another bug.