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AH-64 APACHE: best way to practice with a friend?


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Hello,

 

a friend of mine and I want to start learning the Apache. Its the first helicopter for both of us and he has a lot less experience with DCS than I do, so I expect that I will pilot and he will do the front seat.

 

Can you give me suggestions as to what the best way is to learn it together? I guess the ingame training missions wont be made for multiplayer, right? So are there maybe good Youtube tutorials made from both pilot and wso perspectives? What other ways are there to learn it?

 

 

thanks for the help!

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Probably wait for the thing to release, I guess Casmo will bring us up to speed how to effectively work together as a crew. 

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Hi @Zoddom.  Have you ever used the mission editor to create a mission ? 

It's what I did to create a low-stress training mission for myself and my co-pilot to use for training prior to dealing with the increased complexity of some on-line maps you could both join.

It doesn't have to be complex.  You can simply place an apache at an airfield and set it to "Client" under the skills menu for the Apache so it can be occupied by anyone that joins the mission if not occupied. 

If you want, drop some static targets 10+ KM away from the airfield and save.  You can set them to ROE hold fire and they won't shoot back if you don't want that.  Or just place static objects.  Or, for starters, don't put anything down and just target objects already on the map.  Save it as something like "My Training Map" and then you will see it under "My Missions" when you want to host it.  This quickly gives you a "no stress" environment to just fly around and get used to flying multi-crew with your friend.  You can always add more to your training map as time goes on and you want to try something else out more complex.  Great way to get into mission editing too... start very small and build over time.

Good Luck.

 

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AldoUSMC made a very good point. Keep it simple.

What i suggest to learn, is not only everyone can keep the bird in the air and on course. you also need to learn how to effectivly work as a team. pointing direktions, tasks, enemy picture etc. you need to speak the same speech as we say in german. take a few hours of just flying around in different conditions, get used to the basic systems of the bird. if you are sattelt there go for targeting as Aldo pictured. thats the way i did it with a friend of mine, witch has absolut no experience in Helos at all, with the Hind. Works not bad 🙂

so have fun and enjoy the bird ( as is comes out 🙂 )

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You can trial any aircraft 14 days so maybe you could start with Huey? It is very basic helicopter so you would learn basics.

I do not know if other helicopter modules have better training missions

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/personal/licensing/trial/filter/type-is-helicopter/apply/

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