Helicopters..they are fun



good thread, lets use it…

Imo with all the above said I would say go like this :
good selection of helicopters from difrent devs ( Huey in the works, in the meantime Bell412 from X-Trident will do great job )
whole world scenery

Most of P3D helos are lacking in the basic flight dynamics regimes.

Btw regarding DCS Huey. First I was litle bit confused not to say disapointed.

Then I visited helisimer page to see what these guys said about it and I was like ’ exactly my thoughts ’ :slight_smile:

When I first downloaded and installed DCS UH-1H last year, I was very disappointed in it. I had heard just how good it was, and had just purchased a set of Pro-flight trainer Black Lynx flight controls for my PC. To me, the flight dynamics didn’t represent the forgiving pilot friendly flight characteristics I had always heard the Huey family was famous for. Instead, it flew like a Robinson R22 on a half a tank of gas with a 2 to 3 second delay control response in gusty winds.

He then continues that PC upgrade made a diference in his initial feelings but with my 60fps in Insta Action mision I dont know if hw upgrade will cut it for me also.

Not necessarily unrealistic, and its fun, but not what I was expecting.


Got you covered.
From the discusion in this article :

Will this work in P3D?

It should, yes.

So I guess you can give it a try.


Yes…! I almost forgot this thread with all its heretic collective pushers. Hopefully, in the time since the thread bump, they’ve come to their senses.

(I’m gonna try that HTR utility in P3D v4)

There is also this thread on P3D’s forums where the author of HTR is asking some questions about it…so not sure if there might someday be a P3D specific version coming down the pipe or if it just works as is. I’m going to give it a shot this morning though…



LoL :smiley: no way I will not repost this

btw I am puling now… with my diy colective… no way I can understand puling with desktop throtle :wink:

yep, looking fwd to the report


Interesting - having never flown a real helicopter, i wouldn’t know whether the “R-22 with half a tank of gas and delay in control” is true or not - some of it could be lack of throw in the sim cyclic but I can’t evaluate that.

From my simmer’s point of view, the Huey feels ‘real’, things like pendulum effect in hover etc. feel right to my layman’s senses…and a bit of curve sorted out most of the jittery feel.

As to the delay, you do need to anticipate a fair amount but the Huey is a pretty big helicopter really so an element of inertia seems natural. But then again, this is all just circular justification from someone who hasn’t flown the real thing. :slightly_smiling_face:


I would say it is prety subjective mater. After all it is simulation on desktop computers so everything what is close enough to the real thing counts. DCS and XPLANE are definitely there.

And as I already mentioned DCS Huey is fun and chalenging helo and that is important :slight_smile:
Hope soon enough I will take it for a ride on Blue Flag server.


I realy like it. Even though it is XP10 version.

I wish I had bought XP when it was ofered as XP10 with free XP11 key. I mean there are still more helos for XP10 than XP11.

Only two pure XP11 versions I know about are DF 407 and VSKYLABS Cabri.
The rest are pure XP10 versions or XP10 versions made compatible with XP11.

That said I still fly that DF206. But I think flight dynamics needs some treatment when I compare it to XP11 407.
So I do it like this. I load up 206 cold n dark, start it up and then switch to runing 407 and fly. Once I land the 407 I switch to runing 206 and do the shutdown… fun :sunglasses: