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Old 07-11-2019, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default Question about flying modern helicopters

Lately I've been flying the Huey a lot (in VR), but handling this bird got me wondering the following:

How do modern helicopters compare to the UH-1 when it comes to handling the controls? In the Huey you are constantly making control inputs to keep the thing steady, especially at low speeds or hover. Sometimes it feels like I'm stirring in a big pot of soup

Do modern helicopters still need this much of controls input, just to keep it steady?

I'd expect nowadays that these actions are taken over by flight control computers just like in fly by wire aircraft, but as far as I know, fly by wire still hasn't been implemented in modern helicopters.
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