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I can't give any major details as of yet... but soonHere is what is being worked on -Bell/Textron 430, 407, 690 ( Bell/Agusta )EC 135, 145 BK117and a few others - all with VCs, perhaps even APs - note they are still several months out - But I went ahead and paid for the rest of my rotary-wing ticket just so I could better test them out - Note there will be NO 206 Airfiles here - the group has decided if we cant get the dynamics right - then we will not bother - Eye candy is nice - but if it flies like crud - why bother... right?Richard GreenVATUSA4Events and VA Director

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It sounds as if I better start improving my helo flying skills (or lack thereof.) I'm starting to wonder if I'm really cut out to be a chopper pilot. But Rome wasn't built in a day, right? At least I can lift off successfully (about 90 percent of the time). The actual flying is no big problem. But landing......oh my goodness.. :-roll -- I just can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong. 95 percent of the time I end up with the nose in the dirt, or the chopper on its side. And forget about landing on a specific spot -- I'm just happy to get the thing on the ground!!Good thing these new helicopters are months away yet -- it'll take me that long to get my virtual ticket. :-lol -Lindy :-rotor wannabe(Yes, I AM using HoverSafe's lessons.... but also practicing on my own with different choppers.)

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Lindy rule #1Do what you want the HELO to DO - 1 sec before you need it to be donein other words - dont wait to exit a bank or turn - start the process a bit early - otherwsie you are constantly overcorrecting.Richard GreenVATUSA4Events and VA Director

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Richard,Are these going to be GMAX aircraft? And are they all a few months out, or will some be released sooner (when there finished, of course)?Alun

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they ARE GMAX craft and are in the design process - trying to get maximum realism, with minimum polys - dont want to kill you guys - but also we have a design ideal of - do it RIGHT or don't do it at all - wellI am just a consultant and Chief Beta testerbut I lend 10 years of fixed and now some ( soon much more ) rotary wing flying to the simming community.Richard GreenVATUSA4Events and VA Director

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WOW! I can't express my excitment in words over what little information you have just divulged about these projects! A 407 & 430...GMAX!!! WOOHOO!!/me Mumbles to self, "Can't wait...can't wait..." *Drools some* and *chuckles crazily*

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if you looked on anitti's page you could see his new project EC-130 and EC-155! WAWHERE'S A PIC:

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I think one of the best things about Anitti's helo is that it's got alot of detail, and is still good on the frame rates! I know I'm looking forward to those other Eurocopter helos!As for the Bells, looking forward to them too!!! It all sounds wonderful!!!

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WOWAll these GMAX helis coming out... someone out there must like us! Now if we could just get Helicopter AI sorted out, we'd really be laughing.Alun

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This should workwww.hut.fi/~apankkon/TaaDaaahCheersAlun

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Oh well, doesn't work anymore. Any update on the rest of the helos listed at the top?

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Who is it that is working on these? Can we please see some development shots to back up the words, to make it more believable?Jim Enfout

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Jim.... You have to understand I said they are "In the Pipe" didn't give any completion date....Also we have added an AH-64 into the stack.... as the GMAX skills are getting a bit better....1. things are going slowly and helos are by no means the ONLY things being worked on....2. And to quote several other groups - you see pics when you see pics - http://www.psd.avsim.net/images/sigs/rgsig.jpg

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Hmmmm....I used to watch my grandfather when I was small. The stuff he had in his pipe usually went up in smoke. :-)It sure would be encouraging to see some work in progress shots!;)Jerome

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>Eye candy is nice - but if it flies like crud - why >bother... right? Amen to that. Can't wait to see your projects. There really should be a helicopter freeware group, like Project Opensky. Put all the talent in one place...Just me thinking though. :-sun1

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