NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5890 times:
I know that previously, we have gotten in to different conversations about our favorite FS aircraft. Lately, mine seems to be the Bell 206 Jetranger III that comes with FS2k2, and just can't seem to get enough of it. Anyway, I was just wondering if I was alone in the world.
I've gotten of bored watching an airliner fly itself around. They only way I've been able to enjoy FS is by:
1. Flying the helicopter.
2. Flying the Schwiezer 2-32
3. Flying a single-engine airplane in actual IMC with no autopilot.
Hmm... after I got my real-world commercial, I've had to experiment with things on FS to keep it interesting.
Anyway, feel free to address either heli flying or getting bored with normal stuff in your replies.
Hp340 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5820 times:
I quite like flying the helicopter too. The Bell 206 was very difficult to control in FS98. It's much easier flying it in FS2002. There was a saved flight in FS98 where you had to land the helicopter on the helipad on top of one of the WTC towers!!! No such things anymore, of course.
Dragon-wings, the trick to helicopter flying is to remember -
Throttle = Lift & Attitude = speed. After lifting off the ground, you have to pitch down to get your airspeed going. Conversely, while landing pitch up while reducing the throttle sufficiently to touch down softly on the ground. Hope that's a help!
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5803 times:
On the aircraft realism settings I put it all on the easiest settings and then I been practicing with the helicopter. I have been doing alight (flew alittle tour around NYC) Still can't land very good though.
Notar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5710 times:
Oh yeah- I fly em. In addition to the Bell216, I have downloaded many others with much better textures, i.e. MD520N, MD600N, Bell407, AS350, Marine One, Blackhawks, etc. My favorite is probably the MD600N- spectacular paint, by far the best Notar I've ever seen- I'll try and get some screenshots up. What I'll usually do is fly into a major airport in the 747, which I have so cleverly modified to my standards that the helicopter fits in it (not really, but that's how I like to think of it), then take the chopper for a spin. Tahiti, Bahamas, California, Hawaii, you name it- it's a great way to see the scenery, especially if you have really cool add-on scenery with buildings and other planes and stuff- lots of fun.
If you guys have any more trouble flying the heli, email me at FalconJet4820d@cox.net, and I'll be happy to help.
KLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5711 times:
I love to fly the heli, but its just pretty difficult without rudder pedals But I'm going to get some pedals and a new Yoke (to replace my joystick for Cessna and Baron flying). But the Bell is alot easier to control in 2K2 then in 2000. I saw that BeautifuL Dauphin on Avsim too Hoons. I'll be sure to get that one