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Old 07-20-2018, 07:58 PM   #61
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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.

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Old 08-07-2018, 11:57 AM   #62
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:11 PM   #63
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If you cant land it maybe they will change the flight model I have to land it on the runway only place i can land it.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:14 PM   #64
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I'd recommend two different types of missions for learning how to shoot approaches in the Mi-8.

1 - DLQ. Set two ships up parallel to each other, about a half mile apart on the same heading. Go back and forth landing correctly (come to hover on the left side, slip right and land).

2 - CSAR missions. Set a mission up with the CSAR script and have a bunch of planes over top of a huge bunch of red SAMs. Remove the SAMs after a certain time. Enough time to let them shoot the planes down.

Going around and picking up the pilots gave me a really good understanding of how approaches need to be planned and executed, and especially how you need to handle power as you come out of ETL.

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Old 08-12-2018, 11:52 AM   #65
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I prefered flying the Mi-8 in "easy flight mode" and I could have a good time for hours with it...picking up soldiers on the montains...cargo...etc...
After I bought the F-18 I have selected to fly in "Sim mode" because there is no way to fly it in easy flight mode. That is not a problem for me. The F-18 is easy to fly and use. But I find it too hard to land and controll the Mi-8. Of cause I can change the options in the game for each time I change from plane to helicopter but with an endless lodingtime after restart, I simply dont have the spirit to do it.
In other Words, if I play with my friend that only want/can play in easy flight mode, I can use the Mi-8, but then I have to forget about using the F-18. Some options that work fine with certain planes/helicopter dont work with others.
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