Been a loooong time since I cranked up this module. So long that I had to go through the tutorial lessons again…which reminded me how cool the Mi-8 is…and what a great job Belsimtek did with it. And as far as VR goes - it feels like you could play a bit of handball in the cockpit of that thing. It is perfect for VR with the 3 cockpit positions…and so beautiful…
My first love in DCS as well. The Huey was my first sim helo but this was definitely my first rotor love. Been flying too much M2000, X-Plane and Elite lately to make time for her, should get back to doing the campaign.
Btw did you notice that it is impossible to damage tail rotor? At least after contact with building. I would bet that I hit the tower with tail rotor and Hip just bumped and continued to fly as nothing happened.
So I did a test - tail rotor vs building - and except some scratches on the concrete wall there was nothing other damaged, Hip took off like new
Biggest piece of advice is do not give it too much power too quickly. If you feel its acting like a porpoise then chances are your collective could be lowered. There are yellow triangles to show actual power input and how close you are to maxing the engines out. Located on 1st pilot front panel, below RPM guage IIRC Keep the yellow triangles below the red marks is desirable
A couple of video’s may help too
The stability suite is key on any long distance flights and for hovering the fine tuning that can help you maintain a relative position to leave you free to observe, go make a coffee etc
This could be a problem for me I am flying choppers with slightly modified MS Sidewinder 2 joy, I have removed the springs for X/Y axis. So the flying is much smoother, but cant leave the helicopter alone now
As you are talking about it now I think I start to remember.
Ok, found it. It is special Trimmer Mode.
Was able to find also this from blesimtek, but it seems that they went little bit further with the joy modification. Without this modification even the new trimmer mode will not guarantee them the coffee time
Centering springs which keep the handle in the center were removed from the COBRA M5 joystick. And under axes of longitudinal and cross rocking chairs, washers, for the purpose of creation of loading effect for the joystick handle were enclosed (that there was no “falling” of the handle at a hand).
This artificial loading is present on the Hip, but for example there is no such thing on the small choppers like R44. But there is no AP or trimming system on the Robinson so this artificial loading is necessity for the Hip and other bigger copters.
I think I need to open up my Sidewinder again… and try to figure out what does this require mechanically “washers, for the purpose of creation of loading effect”