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Forum: DCS: UH-1H Huey 03-22-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,836
Posted By FragBum
If I might make an observation here and assuming...

If I might make an observation here and assuming kinda standard flight pedals with that dreaded "centre detent" action.

Then yes I ran this sort of setup because it helped overcome the mechanical...
Forum: Bugs and Problems 03-06-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By FragBum
But terrible field of view,.. isn't that still...

But terrible field of view,.. isn't that still heavier though? :lol:

:thumbup:
Forum: Bugs and Problems 03-05-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By FragBum
Easy when you place the aircraft on a mission or...

Easy when you place the aircraft on a mission or edit a mission select the aircraft and change the load-out to zero ammo or as required.

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Wait a minute If I apply your previous...
Forum: SA-342M Gazelle 03-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By FragBum
I see,.. you got it sorted.

I see,.. you got it sorted.
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 03-04-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,408
Posted By FragBum
Me neither. ;) That's interesting, I...

Me neither. ;)

That's interesting, I modeled my pedals so the physical movement was about the same as the "virtual" movement in game and I don't feel the need for curves.
Forum: SA-342M Gazelle 03-04-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By FragBum
I think flying the Gazelle or Huey or for me and...

I think flying the Gazelle or Huey or for me and DCS heli with a joystick would be difficult at the best of times and for a number of reasons.

Cyclic action would be to sensitive given the throw...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 03-01-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,159
Posted By FragBum
I was flying the Mi-8 the other day and kept...

I was flying the Mi-8 the other day and kept thinking of this thread and started to think about it, and it something I had just taken for granted.


This would have serious implications for the...
Forum: SA-342M Gazelle 03-01-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By FragBum
Check that force feedback is not enabled on the...

Check that force feedback is not enabled on the Gazelle.
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,408
Posted By FragBum
Alas most if not all VRS appears to be settling...

Alas most if not all VRS appears to be settling with power AKA too fast a descent as opposed to actual VRS,.. ;)
Forum: Input and Output 02-20-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,092
Posted By FragBum
No stiction at least after putting the cyclic...

No stiction at least after putting the cyclic through a couple of figure eight patterns at start up and yes it is pure centerless no springs just the dampers. I did have to shim out the gimbal to...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-20-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,408
Posted By FragBum
If I may, I'll add don't worry about oil...

If I may, I'll add don't worry about oil platforms, stick to runways or just plain ole open fields for starters.

Setup a lightly loaded Mi8 say 30% fuel hot so it's already started.

That video...
Forum: Input and Output 02-19-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,092
Posted By FragBum
Mostly depends on mechanical advantage and how...

Mostly depends on mechanical advantage and how you a) pivot it and b) where you apply the damper.


here is some background (https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=185036)
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-19-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,408
Posted By FragBum
Maybe I'll just say there is no substitute for...

Maybe I'll just say there is no substitute for even close approximations of real controls. ;)

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I might add here, this is where sometimes the use of "curves" might make a limited control...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-19-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,408
Posted By FragBum
Don't know really. Maybe, but if your near MTOW...

Don't know really. Maybe, but if your near MTOW there isn't a lot of power reserve and really need to keep VS rate in check. Way too easy to draw down rotor RPM and fall if you let sink rate get...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-19-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,408
Posted By FragBum
And I have found that to be the case with DCS...

And I have found that to be the case with DCS Mi-8 as well.

My question, what are you using for controls?
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-19-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,408
Posted By FragBum
And promptly popped the tyres and landing gear...

And promptly popped the tyres and landing gear and generally had a bad day at the office, you may get away with maybe 0.5 mtr/sec but that is still a hard landing. IMPO.

If you mean under 40kph...
Forum: Input and Output 02-19-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,092
Posted By FragBum
I use a similar arrangement with an adjustable...

I use a similar arrangement with an adjustable oil damper aka motorcycle steering damper and there really isn't any difference in feel for collective up or collective down and it stays where you set...
Forum: DCS: Nevada Test and Training Range 02-19-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,054
Posted By FragBum
Given settings remain the same between maps, NTTR...

Given settings remain the same between maps, NTTR has always been the best preforming map in Rift VR.

Away from Las Vegas BUT including small towns etc I can maintain 90FPS but in LV that drops...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-15-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,052
Sticky: Mi-8MTV2 News
Views: 316,310
Posted By FragBum
I doubt it's actually VRS, different kettle of...

I doubt it's actually VRS, different kettle of fish so to say, if you allow vertical descent to exceed available power, it's just bad piloting, look at your charts.

Oh and it's translational lift....
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-15-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,159
Posted By FragBum
I know this is a little old but what control...

I know this is a little old but what control devices are you using?

The Mi-8 is really stable in pick up, hover flight and set down, and I can't say I have experienced VRS. (always fly with wind)...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,052
Sticky: Mi-8MTV2 News
Views: 316,310
Posted By FragBum
@AlphaOneSix I for one appreciate your...

@AlphaOneSix

I for one appreciate your posts and do not consider them to be a waste of time.
Forum: DCS: UH-1H Huey 02-14-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,692
Posted By FragBum
No one said it was perfect with some skill...

No one said it was perfect with some skill you'll get it, you don't need to put the heli in R for race and plant the boot a gentle approach is best. Besides get creative dink the tail rotor on a...
Forum: For Sale 02-13-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,701
Posted By FragBum
Hi K-51, looking good bro. I'm just going to...

Hi K-51, looking good bro.

I'm just going to say if it works half as well as my build (and I expect it will or even be better :thumbup:) it will make an amazing difference to your flying but...
Forum: General Questions 02-13-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By FragBum
TBH map efficiency for my Rift setup is as...

TBH map efficiency for my Rift setup is as follows, single player with reasonable eyecandy.

NTTR best performance can get mostly 90FPS.

Caucasus same deal but don't hit 90FPS as much.

PG...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-13-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,052
Sticky: Mi-8MTV2 News
Views: 316,310
Posted By FragBum
I sometimes think VRS is blamed even when it more...

I sometimes think VRS is blamed even when it more a case of not enough power to slow decent, Just my thinking here and I may well be wrong. However the only times generally when I have issues is when...
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