Dash8King
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Need Help Flying The Bell

Sun Feb 03, 2002 6:12 pm

I have been trying for hours trying to get how to fly this damn helicopter in FS2002. Everytime I try to land it either goes psycho and goes straight down or I actually land and it slides a few hundred feet. I had the same problems in FS2000 but thought it was a flaw, I doubt it would happen in the new FS2002. So it is pilot error.

What am I doing wrong??
 
cosync
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RE: Need Help Flying The Bell

Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:03 pm

i knwo how u feel ukk have a few rollovers at first.
u cant fly it unless u have a joystick with rudder controll. u need to get the chopped into a bit of a hover. when u land it has to be at 0 airspeed or the chopper will go along the ground. slowly let it go to the ground but not fast.
 
Dash8King
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RE: Need Help Flying The Bell

Mon Feb 04, 2002 5:12 am

I do use my joystick for the helicopter. Everytime I try to slow down however it does go down but too fast! Also on the collective do I keep it to the right or to defualt?
 
cosync
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RE: Need Help Flying The Bell

Mon Feb 04, 2002 12:02 pm

well the aim isnt to slow down by bringing the throttle down it is to be achieved by pulling back to revers the force of the current motion. ie opulling back iwill make the cohopper slow down and eventually go to a negative airspeed. however when u pull back the chopper will rise because u are concentratin some more of the rotors force into pushing u upwards instead of forwards. so before u puul back on the joystick u have to lower the throttle a bit. keep watching the Vertical speed indicator to make sur u dont descend. so if u start to descend give it a bit more throttle but dont push forward on the stick.
also the key to landing it is to put the joystick sensitivity to minimal.
when u fly the chopper u dont really move the stick u tense the muscles in ur hand to feel che chopper.
its very hard to explain. but just dont use big amounts of movement on the joystick.
itll take a while but ull get there.
 
MagicMan_841
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RE: Need Help Flying The Bell

Mon Feb 04, 2002 12:12 pm

Flying the heli in FS2002 is harder than hard...with full realism it's almost impossible! hee hee....but remember...helis don't fly, they're just so ugly that earth repels them  Smile

Magic
 
jwenting
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RE: Need Help Flying The Bell

Mon Feb 04, 2002 5:04 pm

In reality, heli pilots need loads of practice before they can do it well. In FS it is even harder.
Personally, I have about a 1 in 10 ratio of successfull takeoffs and 1 in 20 or so on landing the darn thing  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
I wish I were flying
 
cosync
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RE: Need Help Flying The Bell

Mon Feb 04, 2002 10:57 pm

whoa!!
so ur telling me if i got in a real chopper id be able to fly it. i get 100 % takeoffs and landings now. Smile
that makes me feel good
i wanna fly one.
i wonder what would happen if went to the airport and asked them to take me up and just hand over the controlls and let me land.heheheheh.

 
jwenting
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RE: Need Help Flying The Bell

Mon Feb 04, 2002 11:24 pm

I tihnk they'd compare your liability insurance with the value of the helicopter. If it were higher, they'd have you sign a form indemnifying them from any damages before handing it over  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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