Thanks for the feedback guys! I won't use autohover and I'll try to improve on my piloting the hard way. I have more questions now, but I'm going to open new threads as theyr'e kind of OT here...
I find it is very realistic although it should swerve side to side from now and then apart from that it is good.
Ive tried to land without Auto hover and well, i just cant seem to keep her steady. I will practise landing without auto hover in wide open spaces. Damn but it is hard. Is it really so hard in real life?
In real life it's much easier.. But on PC most of us don't have the necessary "tool" to really enjoy the game. By tool I mean HOTAS and rudder setup.. And, of course, a Headtracking system.
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The most important "tool" which we don't have in sim is our body. We can't feel whats going on with helicopter. That and real 180 FOV against 90 FOV in game are the main drawbacks and that's why BIS implemented autohover and allows to use it in expert difficulty. But you can of course fly well without it. There are many videos proving it, hon0 has a bunch of them. Here's my http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-l7bjvsB34 I don't use autohover and I don't have HOTAS setup. So as you can see it's possible without sophisticated hardware. Practise, practise, practise... that's all what you need.
So, ive tried landing without Auto-hover and well, i get close to the ground with low speed allmost going down vertically but then she starts to go backwards faster and fast every time. It's soooo frustrating. I dont know how you guys do it! I mean i am using the Logitech 3dPro joystick which makes things lot easier than a mouse and keyboard.
Hey BeePee, some really mad flying skills man... WOW. You say you dont use HOTAS setup but you do have TrackIR? WHat is your setup for this game?
How is it possible to keep your helicopter so steady without Auto Hover? Do you counter every move with small incriments or fast big movements?
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No, I don't have HOTAS. I have only Saitek AV8R-01 stick. It is dual throttle joystick with twist stick, but I use second throttle for pedals. I've also removed centering spring completely so I don't need to use trim and flying doesn't tire my hand. I don't have TrackIR it's to expensive for me. I've made Freetrack.
About steadiness... well as I said before, all you need is practice. You need to set your controllers in such way that really small stick movement makes heli respond. So deadzone to 0 and slightly increase sensitivity. If you would sit next to me you almost wouldn't notice that I'm moving my stick during flight. Remember: deadzone to zero! and practise, practise, practise.