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Re: SCS General Discussion Thread

#50591 Post by Graf_Boinenn » 18 Sep 2020 17:40

Maybe @plykkegaard that was on the IG Stories, but I don't remember seeing it. It would have been posted here too.
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#50592 Post by plykkegaard » 18 Sep 2020 17:46

Graf_Boinenn wrote:
18 Sep 2020 17:40
Maybe
I know, no hard evidence
I went back page by page that's how confident I were
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Re: SCS General Discussion Thread

#50593 Post by Esproquet » 18 Sep 2020 17:52

Back on aerodynamics. It's not about speeding quickly or achieving a great top speed but saving fuel. Fuel economy and stability are important enough to invest on aerodynamics.
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Re: SCS General Discussion Thread

#50594 Post by harishw8r » 18 Sep 2020 18:10

plykkegaard wrote:
18 Sep 2020 17:02
Part of this image was posted by SCS staff shortly after the news about Daimler were revealed
Unfortunately I am unable to find it atm, I'll keep looking
Should've been a casual post share. Honestly, there are many trucks which has to get into the game before that.

And thanks people, for the clarifications on the jake brake thing.
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Re: SCS General Discussion Thread

#50595 Post by Sora » 18 Sep 2020 19:31

I'm normally pretty tolerant of "different" truck designs, to the point of liking the LoneStar a lot, but... uh, that just looks like a fat Stormtrooper. Who is complaining to the manager about being kicked out of the dining hall.

This is not praise.

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Re: SCS General Discussion Thread

#50596 Post by saur44l » 18 Sep 2020 20:12

FAres wrote:
18 Sep 2020 13:53
European Trucks don't have engine brakes(jake brakes) they only use Exhaust brake or retarder (well technically jake brake is an exhaust brake,but it works differently, exauhst brake return the exuahst gazes to the engine to push on the piston while the jake brake interuppts the compression stroke by opening exhaust valve to brake the truck)

edit: before anyone says that they are similar in principle, the exhaust brake is a device mounted outside the engine (on the exhaust manifold) while jake brake is mounted on the cylinder head(on the camshaft to be precise).
Engine brakes on all European trucks are working on the same way(or somewhat similar MAN)as the ones in US and some of them in addition have that mounted device on the exhaust after the turbocharger,also you have to keep on mind that this days same engines are being installed to trucks in Europe and US.

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Re: SCS General Discussion Thread

#50597 Post by Tandef » 19 Sep 2020 10:14

Speaking of engine brakes...

How are they being applied in European trucks? I never saw a button or switch ingame when I use them. Should I activate "Automatic engine brake" for the most realistic experience?

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#50598 Post by plykkegaard » 19 Sep 2020 11:58

Back in the old days they a had trigger / button on the floor of the cabin (IRL)
In game my mouse is used for steering / look around, CC and engine - / exhaust - / jake brake, which is available is applied

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#50599 Post by rookie_one » 19 Sep 2020 17:33

Bandit & The Snowman wrote:
18 Sep 2020 17:10
To those who think that aerodynamics don't matter at the speed that trucks go in Europe, they are also denying e.g. the effect of roof mounted deflectors and the aerodynamic advantage of conventional tractors over cabovers. There have actually been legal preparations to allow for more length if that is used to make a cabover more aerodynamic.
In fact cabover might be slightly better than some of the conventionals ones (especially the "classics" ones) on one thing aerodynamically speaking :

They move the air in front only once.

In comparison, a conventional will move the air a few times because of it's shape.

I remember that Robert Transport worked with Volvo Trucks NA and the PIT group a few year back to test the FH in the north american environment (Quebec only), and the difference in fuel economy between those FH that were equipped with a 460 HP engines and the VNLs were tested (a low-roof 630 with a 425hp engine and a 670 with a 455 HP engine) (both on the track and IRL) among other things (such as 24V electrical system vs 12 volts, etc...)

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#50600 Post by harishw8r » 20 Sep 2020 09:53

But isn't that also about the weight of the tractor? If I'm not wrong, cabovers should be lighter ...
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