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  1. On 10/21/2021 at 11:03 AM, AeriaGloria said:

    I have a jvoy profile that turns off yaw AP within 9% of center, that means that no matter what I’m doing it never counters my inputs by trying to give alot of input to maintain heading like turning in a situation that needs little pedal.


    I have it activated by a thrust master throttle switch so I can still use heading hold as needed. This gets the awkward simulation of the pedal micro switches that doesn’t allow to have the heading hold off in all positions but automatically activates heading hold within 9% of center no matter what(unlike reality where when feet are on pedals heading hold is disabled and you only have stabilization).

    if anyone wants the vjoy profile let me know 

    Which is kind of equivalent to a 9% dead zone, as the game will deactivate yaw AP as soon as the rudder is off center

  2. As far as I've understood, springless pedals do not work that well with DCS implementation of Yaw SAS , if I'm not mistaken the Yaw channel activates when there's no pedal input, which is detected in DCS when the pedals are centered. So the Yaw channel would be off most of the time with springless pedals. I need to test that theory 🙂


    EDIT : I just tested, indeed the rudder needs to be centered for the Yaw channel to activate

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  3. Transmitting on radio is emitting. Spamming radio commands while having your radio on a Freq X will point nearby ADF receivers tuned on this frequency toward the emmitter, AFAIK.

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  4. Purely from a semantic point of view, it's LTA when you cannot order enough power to your tail rotor for it to do its job properly (you can't have Authority over your tail rotor anymore), and LTE when you can push enough power to the tail rotor, but conditions make its work useless (Tail rotor lost its Effectiveness).

    Most if not all of what we witness with DCS Hind is LTA

  5. It's pretty simple to see in-game : get near 14 main rotor pitch and watch your tail rotor not having enough power anymore to counteract main rotor, as much of the power is diverted to maintaining main rotor pitch. It happens consistently, at all altitude, and actually all weight.

    It's not the result of interaction between main rotor airflow and tail rotor, nor interaction with wind, which are all listed as the causes of LTE in all documents listed above, it's more systematic than that. It's simply a lack of remaining power for the tail-rotor.

    ED said they were looking into LTE but it was higly complex to model and would require quite some dev power. I'd guess if they had it done, they would have said it.

    In the meantime, personally, I lighten my Hind so that I never need to go beyond 13 pitch for normal operations, and I only ever pass that limit when in forward speed enough to have forward airflow that keeps my Hind in check 🙂 (usually when a high dose of lead and/or missile is flying toward me)

  6. 15 hours ago, Hammer1-1 said:

    Dude, all you gotta do is just jump on in, pull collective to max pitch and you'll swing and spin around like a chandelier in an earthquake. Its implemented.



    If this is all that is needed, then it's not LTE

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  7. Did you try to activate the Rudder Trimmer option in the Special Tabs settings for the Hind ?

    It also trims the rudder on pressing the trim button on the stick, which means you can recenter your rudder once you have trimmed your hind for your flight regime. That avoids too extreme rudder position and leg tension

  8. On 7/2/2021 at 10:06 AM, Lurker said:


    To me this is currently the most difficult helicopter to fly, although it is much easier to land compared to the Mi8. It is also a bit more twitchy in forward flight during course changes, which is again kind of weird, I would expect it to be more stable than the HIP. I know that PilotMi8 was a HIP pilot, which is why I still believe that the Mi8 has the most accurate flight model of all the choppers in the game. I think that there is something off with how the AP channels work and interact with each other and the helicopter trim in the Hind. But I can't base it off anything but a subjective opinion, and the comparison I keep making with the Mi8. It does make some sense as this is a completely different airframe, but on the other hand I still think that there is something strange going on with the FM, or rather the AP channels\trim. 

    Wow! Funny 🙂

    I have the complete opposite impression : I find the Hip easier to land, mainly due to the largest wheel placement, making it more stable on ground. OTOH the Hind is to me the most stable chopper in forward flight BY FAR compared to all others. It's plane-like stable, allowing us to make very close formation flying, for example.

  9. 5 minutes ago, sublime said:

    So like a backup?  I need to try this with damage.

    It seems my wings get blown off.. alot.

    If you notice, when switching ON the Gyro 1, the upper left ADI gets activated, when switching Gyro 2, the (tinier) lower right ADI gets activated, which resemble a backup ADI to me, hence my guess 🙂

  10. 10 minutes ago, AlphaOneSix said:


    The pedal microswitches cut out the autopilot heading channel, but do not remove pedal force trim.

    Awwww. "Pedal force trim" ? What is this sorcery? Now I'm completely lost in all these trims / AP 😄

  11. 1 minute ago, sublime said:

     I'm onto wondering now about what the left right switch by vert gyro buttons does;


    I guess it selects which of both gyros (main & backup) is used as a source for the various AP and nav systems

  12. 1 hour ago, nazradu said:

    Just my 2cents on the yaw and stuck pedal stuff.

    The Yaw "trim" is kind of misunderstood and it explains the behavior seen in your video and against which you struggle.

    You'll notice that on ED missions, quick missions, etc.... that Yaw Channel is not selected.

    The Yaw channel is not a trim, it's linked to the gyros and, the moment it is pressed, it will apply yaw so that the nose keeps pointing in the azimuth it was when you pressed it.

    So imagine you press the Yaw channel ON button while facing north, then turn right eastward. The Yaw channel will apply left Yaw to try to push the nose of the aircraft back north. It's working the same way as the Yaw channel in the Ka50, actually, if I'm not mistaken.

    I basically don't use this channel. It should be usefull during a missile run, for example, you align on target, activate Yaw AP, and don't have to bother with the rudder anymore to keep your nose right on your target azimuth.

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  13. 3 minutes ago, IFS_Hrannar said:

    Aaah, I have MFG's as well, never thought of unhooking the spring while flying helos.While flying the Huey I've always hated fighting the spring tension, it is fine for jets, but helos, 'ell no. Guess I have to try that trick, so thanks.

    I also added their dampener addon, which adds to the stiffness when spring is removed, the thing may be too responsive without spring and without dampener

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  14. 33 minutes ago, Relic said:


    If that happens again remove your feet from your physical pedals and check the position of your virtual rudder pedals. Are they stuck to one side? If so, is your Yaw AP on? If not, save track file and report it here please. It keeps getting reported sporadically but we need proof.

    Yaw AP was off, I purposefully do not activate the yaw channel

    But I also removed the spring from my MFGs so my rudder is not auto centering. I'll try to center the rudder and check the virtual input window

  15. On 6/17/2021 at 1:05 PM, kengou said:

    Regarding not enough rudder authority to counter yaw - could this be an implementation (the first?) of LTE - Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness?

    This is a very good question. I entered yesterday a state where I completely lost tail rotor authority and the hind was uncontrollably rotating, while being near a hover, in windy conditions. I had no clue how to get out of it, I ended up rotating slow enough to attempt landing, but with catastrophic result 😄

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