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  1. The current flight model is top notch in realism

    Small inputs (cyclic, pedals) with proper power(collective) management is the key to this bird.

    At first it seems uncontrollable but after plenty of trial and error you will be able to put her anywhere you want with precision.

    I suggest getting use to flying at 60-65kts and gradually increasing cruise speed since handling will change as you increase in speed. Also get used to setting trim conditions frequently.

    After 120 hours I am still learning daily.

  2. There are 3 factors(movement/drag/weight)in play during a turn.

     

     

    Helicopter pitch changes during left and right rolls are the result of “pitch-roll coupling”. It’s a matter of how the rotor system flaps in response to lateral cyclic.

     

    In a left roll, blade pitch is reduced over the nose and increased over the tail. This unbalances the lift forces and causes the rotors to flap down on the left side and up on the right. The result is a shift of the trust vector causing the fuselage to follow, rolling left and pitching down (as the blades flap down over the nose). After the aircraft reaches a steady rate of turn, the fore and aft lift forces balance.

     

    In a right roll, blade pitch is increased over the nose and reduced over the tail. This unbalances the lift forces and causes the rotors to flap up on the left side and down on the right. The result is a shift of the trust vector causing the fuselage to follow, rolling right and pitching up (as the blades flap up over the nose). After the aircraft reaches a steady rate of turn, the fore and aft lift forces balance.

     

    Because of the static stability designed into the aircraft these effects are not normally noticed. The addition of a horizontal stabilizer is also part of most designs to improve the longitudinal stability (pitch stability). The pilot automatically corrects these small out-of-trim conditions.

     

    Also note that blade coning and asymmetrical induced velocity distribution across the rotor disc results in less induced drag over the nose and more induced drag over the tail in forward flight. These asymmetrical induced velocities over the nose and tail causes a transient torque effect were left rolls require more torque than level flight and a right roll requires less torque than level flight.

     

    Collective inputs in forward flight also induce some blade flapping that causes the nose to pitch up or down. The advancing and retreating blades receive the same degree in pitch angle change. However, the advancing blade has higher velocities and develops more lift (dominating blade) than the retreating blade.

     

    An up collective input causes the advancing blade to start flapping up from its trim position at three o’clock resulting in maximum pitch-up over the nose. The reverse input, down collective will cause the advancing blade to start flapping down from its trim position at three o’clock resulting in maximum pitch-down over the nose.

     

    Again, because of the static stability designed into the aircraft these effects are not normally noticed. The addition of a horizontal stabilizer also improves the longitudinal stability (pitch stability) by countering these effects. Unless rapid changes in collective are made, the pilot automatically corrects these small out-of-trim conditions without even thinking about it.

     

    Lift is proportional to the Angle of Attack times Velocity squared (V2).

    L ≈ a x V2

     

    If the blade rotational speed is 300kts and the helicopters forward airspeed is 100kts, the relative airflow across the advancing blade is 400kts and only 200kts across the retreating blade.

  3. only way I was able to get it to work is to clear all the entries in the sim for the views tied to the stick, and then add them to the profile you are creating. Then you get both sets of functions attached to the hat..w/o pinky and with.

     

    I was able to get snap views mapped out to the castle and hat 1 ..thank you for the advice ! :thumbup:

  4. Upuaut if you're up to doing another skin I have a request as tribute to my buddy who flew gunships with the 120 AHC RazoBacks. I can supply as many pics as needed. I understand if you aren't able to but I am very impressed with your attention to detail and quick turn around.

  5. What someone smart person needs to do is invent a universal force feedback attachment that can be connected to ANY joystick :joystick:

     

    And further in a way that the joystick can still be cockpit mounted between your legs like the current TM warthog

    :thumbup: That would be awesome.

  6. Im gonna shamelessly plug one of my tutorials here if I may. Also, a famous quote from George Carlin that also applies here - "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, man...lots of practice."

     

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    I still say this is by far the best tutorial on flying the Huey really clear and precise information

    Great job !! :thumbup:

  7. go to Youtube and search for some UH-1 Cockpit Videos...if you watch 10 Videos, you will most likely have 10 slightly different Cockpits..seems like all the Guys pimp the Huey to fit their needs

     

    :thumbup: yep like Pimp my Huey..The old timers cry when they see glass panels and modern add ons.

  8. Thanks for the profile! I still haven't tried it in DCS, but my main gripe is that the throttle friction wheel seems to have no effect on my throttle. Has anyone else experienced this?

     

    I do feel as if there is a limited range of tension one being extreme and one being weaker but not free always feel a bit of resistance on the lowest setting

  9. They're not stupid. They know they will sell thousands of 55's anyway. The fact that 90% of reviewers are not fit for the job will help it. Add hordes of forum excusers (users defending a poor product) and there you go.

     

    And this

     

    I can't believe thy've pulled this .it again, making toggle switches NOT-toggle switches :D

     

    EDIT:

    I looked again at it https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/102572/so-i-got-my-saitek-x-55-rhino-early/p4 and to be fair the pots are not the crap pots I suspected. They actually used quite solid pots. In comparison to the crap pots. And still pots and not hall-efect sensors.

     

    What exactly qualifies one a competent reviewer please elaborate.

  10. Just gave the UH-1 a spin and WOW amazing amount of control using the red spring for cyclic I feel as if I am flying the real deal every control input I made was registered smoothly and accurate...

     

    The throttle as collective really allowed excellent power management and I haven't even started to map all the buttons/rot/switches..

     

    This is hands down the best affordable HOTAS. I highly recommend checking it out..No "plasticky" "rattling" as others have claimed in the RSI thread. I will try to get a video up when my schedule allows.

  11. Got mine today I don't know why the guy on RSI is tripping this a well made comfortable HOTAS no regrets looks awesome and has a rubberized coating bases are weighed down just right..Will be testing it with UH-1.

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