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Old 05-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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As I'm slowly getting more comfortable with the Huey I've started to change my landing pattern from deliberately slow and careful to faster, more aggressive approaches better suited to operating in hot LZs.

So far what works best for me is:

1.) approach LZ at ~80kts, 300ft AGL
2.) at ~500m from landing point I lower collective, raise the nose and step on the right rudder to enter a 500ft/min descent while slowing down
3.) I try to maintain a stable glidepath of around 500-1000ft-min descent with the speed slowing down to ~ 20kts
4.) at around 75-100ft AGL I start to pull some more cyclic to to slow down to almost a stop, raise collective and counter the tendency to swing right with quite a bit of left rudder and settle her down

Small vid "landing air cav style":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4eGr...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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You make it look so easy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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Impressive, I dream, that one day ill be able to land like that. However I'm more likely to become a hole in the ground at mo. I'm getting better, but still either landing, too short, too long or start majorly over correcting once I'm near the ground, which normally ends up with a broen helicopter.

BUT, that's still 200% better than last week.

So by next week, who knows

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You wouldn't want to be flying at 300ft in a combat zone. Fly lower.
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Nice landing.
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Great demo, Para_bellum!
I'm having a right hard time landing the Huey. I can't seem to get any real decent without picking up speed, then gaining height trying to bleed that speed off - I'm going in circles!
I think it is because of the lower lump in the X52 throttle. Thanks to your video, I know I can lower it further and still keep it under control.

Does anyone use the upper 50% of the throttle in their Huey? It might be time to work on the curvature.
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Great demo? In real life he would've nearly died if he landed like that!
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i like that style

would be awesome if we could see units jumping out the chopper or units get onboard on a medevac mission.


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Great demo? In real life he would've nearly died if he landed like that!
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Thanks guys, glad you liked it.

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Great demo? In real life he would've nearly died if he landed like that!

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