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Offline Asid

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A short flight in the DCS SA342 Gazelle
« on: June 14, 2016, 01:14:29 AM »


Thursday, June 9, 2016
A short flight in the DCS SA342 Gazelle



For those of you who asked about how is to fly the DCS SA342 Gazelle, there you go. You start nice and composed. And by the end of your flight you end up asking what just happened.


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Re: A short flight in the DCS SA342 Gazelle
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 01:21:26 AM »
"Flying a helicopter is a really visual experience" - said the fella

So get an Oculus Rift, so the computer delivers the visual experience:- and you probably also need non-centering helicopter controls like both Asid and I have, and then you can fly the Gazelle just like you can ride a bicycle.

Without proper controls - really hard;

With dedicated helo controls (cyclic particularly) - okay

Oculus Rift + dedicated helo controls - a breeze - you can make this baby do whatever you like - makes the Ka-50 and UH-1's feel like school buses compared to a Ferrari.  MI-8 like a massive truck.

Only my thoughts after many hours in the Gazelle in Oculus.

BTW - you need Voice attack http://www.voiceattack.com/ if you have Oculus so you can manage the keyboard inside VR.

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Re: A short flight in the DCS SA342 Gazelle
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 02:46:23 PM »
Control set up is extremely important with Helos. A lot can be done with curves (exponential) and shaft length. This makes all the difference. A short shafted, sensitive joystick is great for a jet fighter but you will be over-controlling and have pilot induced oscillation in a helo.

However you do not need to spend lots of money to get a good setup.
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Re: A short flight in the DCS SA342 Gazelle
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 10:53:50 AM »
This should make a difference to how the model behaves

DCS SA342changes in V1.54

   Added SA342L model featuring Gun, Rockets, new camera with only daytime view, no NVG, rockets recoil to be corrected later
   Added SA342L separated manual
   Now both internal cockpit pilots bodies can be hidden using RShift+P key in sequence
   Corrected Flight Model in turns
   Corrected Flight Model in dives
   Corrected HOT3 missile to explode as soon as wire is cut
   Corrected Rotor torque behavior depending on speed
   Corrected pitch and roll stick sensitivity
   Corrected helicopter skids behavior at ground
   Now helicopter can land in grass
   Now external pilots bodies don't show when helicopter is set as uncontrolled in ME
   External copilot body is still visible when helicopter is set as static in ME, will be fixed later
   Corrected campaign missions to keep player current stage
   Corrected COMB warning at Alarm panel and manual accordingly
   Corrected Flares now reload when rearming
   Corrected Engine sound not to change while in Torque test
   Corrected Trimming with Magnetic brake
   Corrected wool wire to correctly reflect wind direction
   Corrected NADIR VENT parameter to display absolute direction the wind comes from
   Corrected SAS authority during turns
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