OctopusG shows DCS: La-7 startup

The latest news from DCS World developer OctopusG is an update on their La-7 project. There’s a new video showing off the La-7 startup sequence and some details about it. Let’s have a look!

Starting the Lavochkin

With the art design looking complete, it’s the systems and flight modeling that really help bring a DCS module together and here we have a new update showing off what OctopusG has been doing to make the La-7’s systems come alive.

Todays update comes with some details about how the compressed system fed either by and onboard pneumatic system or by airfield support can be used to start the plane.

There’s more details still:

First, the starting chamber of the “carburetor” is manually filled by pumping the plunger. Then, the valve is opened and the compressed air, passing through the starting chamber, rotates the engine to a speed of 50-60 rpm, while simultaneously spraying the fuel-air mixture directly into the cylinders. Finally, ignition is initiated and the start-up is supported by supplying the main fuel under pressure with the help of an alveolar pump.


A video shows the systems in motion with some disclaimers that the sound is coming from their prior project, the I-16, for now.

Check it out and don’t hesitate to visit their page on Facebook too!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:

    Definitely want this beast. It was my favourite IL2-46 plane and will go great with DCS. I just hope we don’t have to wait until 2025 to get it.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      If I were to make a guess, this one might be an end of the year thing? It seems like the model and art are done. Systems underway.


  2. Raptorattacker says:

    ACE!! The La-7 is one big, fat ‘grunting’ machine!!


  3. Michael Dwyer says:

    I am looking forward to this one, and what an interesting solution to the problem.


  4. Blue 5 says:

    All very cool, but are we not a little short of a map?


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Yes. It has no place to fly but I suspect, like the I-16, that it will be a good module. Maybe one day?


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