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Old 07-20-2018, 07:58 PM   #61
Rogue Trooper
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Hi Tusler,
All previous posts are superb and I will only reinforce some points.

As you slow down the knocking vibration is not VRS! This is an aerodynamic vibration caused by the airframe/rotors once a certain speed is achieved. It is however a very useful vibration that warns you that loss of lift is coming and the VVI (VSI) must be glanced at more often as a danger zone is approaching.
How fast it is approaching depends on how fast you are decelerating.

In regards to your warthog, reduce the friction on the throttle, the Warthog is extremely capable of tiny small adjustments. A high friction causes jumps in collective adjustments due to stickation.

Set the zoom view to the Thrustmaster's throttles analogue "friction controller". A wide open view is essential for bringing this girl in to land. I reckon the Zoom function is the most useful analogue axis in sim chopper flight (using a standard monitor). During landing... or as you line up for landing, zoom out to ensure that you can see the Doppler drift and VVI below it. The zoomed out view should allow an eye ball glance on the VVI as your work load increases.

Know your VVI (VSI). Once you zoom out you will not be able to read your VVI hash marks. learn the hash points by heart and where they are. Once you know the VVI, even when zoomed out, you will see where the pointer dial is pointing or going. With experience you will ride the dial down.

Last edited by Rogue Trooper; 07-20-2018 at 08:07 PM.
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