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Old 09-25-2013, 08:43 AM   #21
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I love the ingame sound, imho it has the best sound from all of the DCS modules, incredible work BST guys!!!!

Compare it to this great video of Czech private modernised Mi-8T. I posted it already somewhere else, but it is worth it to post it again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfHU25sNWjI
It is interesting that they are flying it without autopilot engaged.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:12 AM   #22
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Nothing crazy, just a bit of Mi-8 action from one of the partners and consultants working with us on DCS: Mi-8MTV2 to maybe help inspire a few among those of you who don't share too much interest in this particular helicopter.

First question : what misic is that please , the video really does look good .

Second ..... If I was going down the helicopter route , I would prefer this over a Ka-50 , and even the Bell . Its got so much scenario potential . Im trying to master the A-10C , party about in a Mig-29 or F-15 for a blast .

The only helicopter that would swing me towards flying helo's would be if they released a DCS AH-1W ..... than I would buy the Mi-8 .

Ive watched it flying about in MP and it really is the dogs bollocks ..... love it . Needs a Hind to support it
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:17 AM   #23
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Great footage mate, really !

I'm so impatient to be a military heli pilot ... finger crossed I'll success the very hard exams to achieve it ... In a couple of days now
Best of luck with that mate ..... what might you end up flying when you pass your exams , Super Puma perhaps ?

Let us know of your results .
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #24
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It is interesting that they are flying it without autopilot engaged.
Would you trust a Russian autopilot that low ..... I wouldn't trust any autopilot that low . Ive been low level up the Nigerian river deltas & feild's of Ireland , on test flights in a 212 ..... sitting in the side pocket with the doors off ...... I was petrified ..... followed by an autorotation that they didn't tell me about ..... all I could hear was beeping from the cockpit , which I couldn't see , followed by a running landing into a field ..... I was bugg eyed at that stage .

So , no , I wouldn't trust no low level stuff , that low , and I work on em .
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:29 AM   #25
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Thanks Skull, great vid.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #26
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Thanks Skull, great vid.
Hello,

It's a real pleasure and if I found other vidéos I put the links here...
Best regards, Skull.

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Old 09-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #27
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@ badger66 , lorenzoj and msalama

Thanks for your kind words !

Sadly I got my results and no, I won't be in that part of the Army ...

Here in France all three " weapons " got helicopters : the ALAT ( Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre, US Marines equivalent), the Marine Natinale ( the equivalent of your USN yankees ) and the Armée de l'Air ( USAF equivalent ... )

So I failed the ALAT for mysterious reasons ( good point, it's not a medical one ;-) ) and I signed for the Marine Nationale exams now in the months to come ...

The primary differences between those 3 weapons, as well as the 4th ( Gendarmerie Nationale ) is the type of mission

The ALAT got Gazelles, Pumas, Super Pumas, Cougar, Caracal ( EC725 ), NH90 Caïman, EC665 Tiger, AS555 Fenec, Pilatus PC-6 and TBM 700 and does primarily ground attack missions, troop support and troop transport, as well as observation

The Marine Nationale got Westland Lynx, Dauphin/Panther, NH90 Caïman, Alouette III, Super Frelon ( getting old yeah ^^ ) and for fixed wing they got the Super Etendard Modernised and the excellent Rafale M ... as long as E2C Hawkeye, Falcon, ATL2 etc ... Their missions, for helicopters, are mainly public service help ( SaR, narcotraffic repression, antisubmarine missions, commandos transport etc )

The Armée de l'Air got all major fighters ( Mirage 2000-5, -C,-D,-N ( Nuclear, ASMP ) ... Rafale, Mirage F1, Alpha Jet and many others ... and only the AS555 Fenec ( twin turbine Ecureuil ) and EC725 Caracal, and their missions are mostly VIP transport and politicals protection etc

Here it is, the quick summary of our forces ;-)

I had one chance in the ALAT ( chance used ... ), three in the Marine Nationale and one in the Armée de l'Air ... The year will be busy ahah !

Selections are very hard in peace time, for the ALAT statistic showed 5% to 8% those years ;-( very low

Thanks for your interest and sorry for the off topic ...
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #28
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Hello Hueyman,

I'm very sad and sorry for you concerning your results, it's very difficult to be a pilot in this time.
This summer (07-21-2013) with my wife I've attended to the airshow of EALAT (Le Luc en Provence Le Cannet des Maures): http://www.meeting-leluc.fr/ it was a great moment, each two years I go to this airshow and each time it's a real pleasure.
I've add the link of the EALAT for our friends from all around the world, I know that you know this web site and this airshow ^^

In fact can you stay in the French Army ?
Maybe I've wrong translate your message but I wish you one future success because the exams are very difficult and it's not easy, I live in Salon de Provence (Airbase of the famous and awesome Military Acrobatic Team: The Patrouille de France) and years after years many students work hard to be a future fighter pilot and it's very hard, the qualifications very very hard and just few young guys may be pilot...

In French because my English is a little poor et sometime there's many words that I don't know...
Je te dis "merde" pour ton avenir et te souhaites une très belle réussite professionnelle, que tu choisisses un métier qui te plaise et que tu en fasses une passion, c’est tout ce que je peux te souhaiter…
Courage mon ami mais ça vaut le coup, bye.

Bye everybody, Skull.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #29
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Merci Skull ! Ca fait plaisir, vraiment ;-) !

Non j'ai encore 3 chances dans la Marine et une dans l'AdA ... Tu as de la chance d'habiter une si belle région ! Je n'étais pas au meeting cet été mais ai effectué une PM ( Période Militaire ) au Luc justement du 8 au 12 Juillet

Wait and see ;-) But I'm confident, il s'en est fallu de peu !

Cheers everyone
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #30
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It is interesting that they are flying it without autopilot engaged.
No he's not, the autopilot is definitely on. When off, the bars on the trim indicator are centered and don't move at all. Every time the camera pans over the trim indicator, you can see deflections in several of the channels. Keep in mind that you can twist the lights to dim them so much they may not be visible in the video.

Besides that, it should be noted that flying without the autopilot in an Mi-8 is an emergency procedure. You can fly without the autopilot working (it's not absolutely required, the pilot in command has the choice to abort the flight or not), but in the real aircraft, you gain absolutely nothing and you lose a lot by having the autopilot off.
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