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  1. Not trying to read minds but the empty part of his message was likely related to weight, and how much the weight affects the behavior of the Gaz. It’s not unusual to find the Gaz harder and harder to hover during the natural course of a mission. Even the weight of a single Hot 3 makes a huge difference in how stable the thing is. Disregard if I’m telling you something you already knew. If it’s news tho the Gaz is more stable the closer it is to max weight and more twitchy (and difficult to hover, manually or otherwise) as it gets lighter. Edit: I thought it might be relevant to mention that I fly the Gaz almost exclusively in DCS, so I’m pretty familiar with its quirks. I’ve noticed that it is more difficult, or seems more difficult, to get into an auto hover than it was before the last patch. In posting my message above I almost completely forgot the point of the thread. So my perception is that something has changed a bit and it makes the auto hover function require a more finesse than it used to in order to engage. Also of note is it used to feel like the auto hover “snapped” into effect rather suddenly. I’ve noticed now it transitions, to include little oscillations, a bit more fluidly into a stable hover. This means it isn’t always as obvious that the AH has been successfully engaged compared to before. Again, my perception, but I’d like a second opinion on this from someone.
  2. Can’t recall exactly how long ago this issue was marked as reported, locked and a comment added to the effect that there’s no timeline for a fix, but it’s probably due for that again.
  3. Please add me to the list as well. Thank you!
  4. If this one’s correct, we need to report all the other DCS modules as incorrect, because they do the opposite. We should divide it up. Lots of reports to make!
  5. Why limit ourselves to what some guy who wrote an operational requirement document back in the 60s could or couldn’t imagine? It’s the old turn fighter vs energy fighter debate dress up in different clothes.
  6. Right on. When the trimmer button is pressed (for me, central trimmer mode) the AP channels return to center to include control surface deflections. So if I’m level in a slow forward flight for example and need to make a correction to pitch or roll, as soon as I press the button my a/c is being moved usually nose up or nose down right away before I make a stick deflection. I follow through, holding the trimmer down the whole time, complete the adjustment I want to make, release, recenter, and then the AP channels move back to where they were before anyway and take my a/c with them. With the functionality of the button reversed, I make an adjustment then give the trimmer button a quick press and release without any drama at all. Note though that this does have other consequences to the AP functionality and I don’t yet know what all of them are. It does, however, give me a functional trimmer as well as the damping I’m looking for. As the story develops, I’m sure we’re going to see a slew of changes anyway, so I don’t plan on getting too used to things being the way they are.
  7. I’m adapting to this by reversing the trimmer depress/released functionality, for now. It provides stability augmentation without unwanted inputs. That’s fine for now, for me. YMMV. As an experiment, and to illustrate the magnitude of what’s presently happening, try this: achieve a stable hover, using the roll/pitch/yaw channels (and hover mode if you like, or don’t, no difference). Once you’re stable enough to be hands-off, press the trimmer button as if you were preparing to make a minor adjustment. Just press the button and hold it for a sec.
  8. The pilot’s manual doesn’t get too specific about it, as best I can tell. It says use a series of rapid, short presses (for example) in the transition from hover to forward flight. Make of that what you will, but my intuition tells me it doesn’t matter if the trimmer is used in a press-hold-adjust-release or adjust-press-release. (There’s a vid of a *flying* Mi-8 in which the pilot is constantly clicking that button.) The one person I know who’s flown a Hind was an Apache pilot who flew it once 20+ years ago. As for ED, the people or person who *really* knows how it’s supposed to work probably doesn’t read the English language forum much. It’s notoriously difficult to communicate with coders who are convinced that pilots only notice the “small details” of how their aircraft works, too. So the bottom line is we must adjust to how the thing works in DCS at any given time as opposed to losing sleep over how someone believes it should work or how it actually works in the wild. It’ll be this way until someone who writes code, or directs the people who write code, changes their mind.
  9. If the trim button disables the AP channels, and if that’s as intended, then does the 4-way hat trimmer also disable the AP channels when it’s pressed?
  10. Which certain conditions does this apply to please, @BIGNEWY? We can avoid them if we’re certain what they are. Thanks
  11. Can’t help with technique without first seeing what your technique is, but do you recall what your fuel state was when you tried your landing? A lot of new pilots forget to factor fuel weight into their landings, so you might be too heavy for that field/ plane combo.
  12. Yes, 100%. No need for a repetitive stress injury clicking a mouse like that.
  13. Huey miniguns do it too. Just too much stuff to calculate sometimes (my guess). Remember when cluster bombs used to tank a server for a few secs at a time? Same kind of vibe going on here. I’d provide a track but it wouldn’t be a good time investment to do that.
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