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Old 06-02-2017, 01:10 PM   #21
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I purchased the Hip a few days ago. I really like/love flying the Huey and can manage most maneuvers quite well now. I thought for some reason the Hip would be easier to fly probably because it's larger and seems more stable. It wasn't a nightmare to fly but it was certainly a shock to find out how easy it was to get into a vortex ring state. It's just different and I have to adapt.

In VR it looks incredible inside the cockpit and I can't wait to get stuck into all the systems.
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Yeah she will bite your arse real quick when it comes to VRS and a lack of concentration at slowdown.


Once understood this machine is super reliable.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:53 PM   #23
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this should answer you

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When trimmed in level flight, I can leave flight controls and put my hands and feet elsewhere, no problem !
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might be something with my trim logic, but shes very stable. until you decide to push the nose forward... bucking like a horse...
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I bought it yesterday because many people said how good this module is, and indeed, the Mi-8 really "feels" great. But landing feels a lot more challenging than with the Huey. While you easily hear/feel when you have to increase the throttle in the Huey, it feels more difficult in the Mi-8. But you'll get used to it very quickly. During flight, it seems a lot more stable than the Huey, especially with the autopilots on.

But if you like the Ka-50, then I'm not sure if you'll enjoy the Mi-8. I e.g. don't like the Ka-50, but I love the Huey and the Mi-8 just feels right to me. The Gazelle was "ok", but it looks like I tend to like the bigger, clumsy choppers.

I did not deal a lot with the weapon systems yet though. But they also seem more straight forward...no fancy computer. Just aim and fire.
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But landing feels a lot more challenging than with the Huey. While you easily hear/feel when you have to increase the throttle in the Huey, it feels more difficult in the Mi-8.
Quick tip: when under 50 km/h don't let VSI go under -3m/s and everything will be fine.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:28 PM   #28
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Thanks, yes I found that info somewhere on the net earlier today and it's indeed a usefull info. Watching VSI all the time is your friend ;-)
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