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Auto-hover in Real Life


Bearfoot
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So, in RL, how does the pilot know that auto-hover is engaged? And if engaged, whether or not the heli is slaved and/or collective mode is on/off?

 

As far as I can tell, there are no cockpit lamps, signal, or sign, and because the switches for these are not 2-state switches, they do not give any indication either. The only way I can tell in is with the control indictor (Ctrl-Enter) visible, which is great ... but, obviously, is not available to the physical version!

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Ah, ok. Thanks for clarifying.

 

I wonder if Polychop would then be open to allowing a side-slip maneuver while in this mode? That is allow for left/right collective input (perhaps attenuated so that the first 20% is ignored, i.e. you have to have at least a 21% deflection for the input to be considered). Right now, I have to: unauto-hover, side-slip, and re-auto hover. No big deal, but it would be nice to skip to the unauto/re-auto step ...

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