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Old 06-27-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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Ever since I bought the Gazelle, I have been trying to find a setting for my controls to make flying the Gazelle comfortable and not an exercise in keeping the thing away from Mother Earth.

Can anyone recommend settings ? I am currently running a VPC T-50 base with 50mm extension and T-50 grip.
DCS settings are no curve, and saturation reduced to 60%.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
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Ever since I bought the Gazelle, I have been trying to find a setting for my controls to make flying the Gazelle comfortable and not an exercise in keeping the thing away from Mother Earth.

Can anyone recommend settings ? I am currently running a VPC T-50 base with 50mm extension and T-50 grip.
DCS settings are no curve, and saturation reduced to 60%.
Is this your first helicopter?


The Gazelle requires only fine inputs for cyclic for control.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:27 PM   #3
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My fourth actually , I'm used to the trucks the Huey and Hip are, the Gazelle is so much more nervous for me, I feel like I'm constantly balancing on a pin.

I know the Gazelle is supposed to be this light and maneuverable little thing, but I can't seem to get used to it. Should I murder my saturation even more ?
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:04 PM   #4
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Maybe initially I did have it at one time at 28 saturation, however you may need to consider the way you use the cyclic.

You need to support your wrist and use fine control for the cyclic with thumb and one or two fingers. sort of like this
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:18 PM   #5
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This will need further testing then. I read from a few people that curves were usually a bad idea in helicopters because with trim you'd change the cyclic position to a point along that curve, yielding a different response. However in the Gazele I hardly ever need to trim, so I'm not sure if the SAS does it automatically or what.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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Well the Gazelle FM has a very cyclic centric action so curves kinda make sense for this module.
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Silly fancy control system creating more problems than it's solving
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:36 PM   #8
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Well no the Gazelle AP is great but I prefer it off
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:30 PM   #9
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Keeping an helicopter away from mother earth is the essence of helicopter pilot's job.
Helicopters hate flying and are waiting for the slightest pilot's mistake or inattention to crash into the ground.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:39 PM   #10
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I don't run curves for flying the SA-342 or UH-1H, or anything else for that matter, that's with a normal short-throw desktop CH stick, it took a few minutes to hover-taxi accurately though.

If you're constantly changing the input settings early on rather than stick at flying it, then I think you might be making things harder on yourself. From the Huey to the Gazelle they certainly aviate differently, but I wouldn't say one is harder than the other.
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