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Thanks for posting the video. I did not know what blade slap was.

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Makes me want to go back and give flying choppers another try!

If you got discouraged because you were trying to fly the default Bell 206, welcome to the club! :lol:  But if you try some other options, you may find the experience much more enjoyable and not too difficult. The Robinson R22 is quite easy to fly and if you want a freeware Jet-Ranger try Owen Hewitt's Bell 206B TV Version. I'm not sure where I downloaded it but Owen is one of the Flight Sim Developer's FSD designers. My guess is you will find it on their site or on Hovercontrol...

 

A fantastic payware chopper is Virtavia's CH53A Stallion. Looks great inside (VC is outstanding) and outside and is not too hard to fly.

 

I'm not a confirmed "Rotorhead" but it really does add another dimension to FS9 and can be a lot of fun, if you persevere and get the hovering/landing thing under control...

Cheers

Ian

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I just love this sort of thing....developers thinking outside the box.  :Applause:

 

By that man a beer!......or better still a Rolex. I'll just nip down to my local store.  :biggrin:

 

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I'm not a confirmed "Rotorhead" but it really does add another dimension to FS9 and can be a lot of fun, if you persevere and get the hovering/landing thing under control...

Thanks Ian, Will have a look and give it another go.

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I have to explore Fly Tampa's Dubai more. I had no idea there was landable helipads in that scenery!

 

PS: Nice landing! My helicopter lands are never that smooth and gentle!

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Ah yes,,, when the Burj Al Arab loomed large, I wondered if we were going to see the landing at last!

I can see you've been practising, well done!

 

Now you're going to have to fill in those missing heliports, eh? 

 

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Ed, how did you land on the Burj Al Arab? I tried landing there but went right through.

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Ed, how did you land on the Burj Al Arab? I tried landing there but went right through.

 

Check WingZ link for further goodies.

 

Here is my Afcad for the Burj Al Arab (I named it OMBA....you can select it from your create flight page and it has a traffic frequency).....stick it in your addon scenery/scenery folder.

 

 

 http://www.mediafire.com/download/xp4l29m4xao9b05/AF2_OMBA.zip

 

 

That was my first attempt to harden a platform. I have since worked out one can harden anything using a transparent platform (which I did with the Rolex buildings) .... a bit like the XML flatten code it is a XML harden code.

Works wonders in the bedroom!.   :lol: .....jus' joking....I will try and remember what I did.  :unsure:  

 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!-- Created by Scenery Design Engine (SDE) on 23/05/2013 -->
<FSData
   version="9.0"
   xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
   xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="bglcomp.xsd">
   <SceneryObject
      lat="25.267033999"
      lon="55.308423424"
      alt="510.0F"
      altitudeIsAgl="FALSE"
      pitch="0"
      bank="0"
      heading="0"
      imageComplexity="NORMAL">
      <LibraryObject
         name="35d7f5f64cbce360a9371a9ab3ff6082"
         scale="1.00"
         />
   </SceneryObject>
   <ModelData
      name="35d7f5f64cbce360a9371a9ab3ff6082"
      sourceFile="35d7f5f64cbce360a9371a9ab3ff6082.mdl"
      fileOffset="0"/>
</FSData>

The code above is a XML file. If you drag it over the bglcomp.exe it will create a bgl (a transparent platfrom)

 

What you have to work out is what your lat/lon and alt are.

 

Not an indepth explanation because I did not know what I was doing either but it worked.....maybe someone may find this useful. :)

 

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Check WingZ link for further goodies.

 

Here is my Afcad for the Burj Al Arab (I named it OMBA....you can select it from your create flight page and it has a traffic frequency).....stick it in your addon scenery/scenery folder.

 

 

 http://www.mediafire.com/download/xp4l29m4xao9b05/AF2_OMBA.zip

 

 

That was my first attempt to harden a platform. I have since worked out one can harden anything using a transparent platform (which I did with the Rolex buildings) .... a bit like the XML flatten code it is a XML harden code.

Works wonders in the bedroom!.   :lol: .....jus' joking....I will try and remember what I did.  :unsure:  

 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!-- Created by Scenery Design Engine (SDE) on 23/05/2013 -->
<FSData
   version="9.0"
   xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
   xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="bglcomp.xsd">
   <SceneryObject
      lat="25.267033999"
      lon="55.308423424"
      alt="510.0F"
      altitudeIsAgl="FALSE"
      pitch="0"
      bank="0"
      heading="0"
      imageComplexity="NORMAL">
      <LibraryObject
         name="35d7f5f64cbce360a9371a9ab3ff6082"
         scale="1.00"
         />
   </SceneryObject>
   <ModelData
      name="35d7f5f64cbce360a9371a9ab3ff6082"
      sourceFile="35d7f5f64cbce360a9371a9ab3ff6082.mdl"
      fileOffset="0"/>
</FSData>

The code above is a XML file. If you drag it over the bglcomp.exe it will create a bgl (a transparent platfrom)

 

What you have to work out is what your lat/lon and alt are.

 

Not an indepth explanation because I did not know what I was doing either but it worked.....maybe someone may find this useful. :)

 

Thank you for this AFCAD. It really enhances the already amazing FlyTampa Dubai scenery and gives a truly unique helo experience... Your "virtual Viagra" file worked perfectly! B)

 

Ian

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Thank you for this AFCAD. It really enhances the already amazing FlyTampa Dubai scenery and gives a truly unique helo experience... Your "virtual Viagra" file worked perfectly! B)

 

Ian

 

My pleasure Ian......... I suppose I could ramp up the virtual Viag by making a file that hardens all the helipads in the area. :Nerd:

Give me a little while as I am working on the IFLY at the moment and I will see what I can do. :hi:  

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My pleasure Ian......... I suppose I could ramp up the virtual Viag by making a file that hardens all the helipads in the area. :Nerd:

Give me a little while as I am working on the IFLY at the moment and I will see what I can do. :hi:  

That would be awesome. It is such an amazing scenery and the more helipads there are to land on, the more addicting it's going to be. It's actually got me looking at payware civil choppers, as the only ones I have currently are military...

Cheers mate

Ian

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There aren't to many good payware civil helicopters for FS9 (there is good ones for FSX though). So look into the H&S Design EC-145 and the ICARO EC-135. Both are freeware and are very very good! You will not be disappointed with these helicopters!

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Thanks Joseph. I also found that Nemeth have released their S76 and EC120B as freeware and both are excellent also. Looks like I can put my credit card back in my wallet for a while! LOL Though there was an Alouette II I was looking at................ ^_^

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The Blade Slap software sounds cool! Anyone else here use it?

Another question, since it's rotary wing related... I've been thinking of using a dual joystick Gamepad like a Logitech Dual Action for rotary Flight Controls instead of my CH Eclipse yoke. Do any of you out there use a Gamepad for this, and have you had success with using it? I'm thinking I would use FSUIPC to program the different axes...

A couple of years ago member Chock gave me a cheat sheet of Assignments, but alas I have misplaced it... :(

Thanks for the 411!

BTW... that ICARO EC-135 is pretty darned cool! :P

:smile:

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Everybody here uses it... :)

 

The ultimate rotary wing experience in FS9 is ICARO's freeware AW139.

 

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Fantastic models (oodles of repaints and model variations) and systems.
It's no <CTRL> - E and off you go, either, you do need to read the manual.
 
I am not a manual reader and so I made a little video clip to remind me when I forget which little whatsit to press:
 
 
I also added an autopilot, and often go rotary instead of a stupid little Cessna. :)

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Hi,

 

which of the sounds would fit best to the Mil Mi-2? :unsure: I'll have my vacancy soon:

 

 

 

Harald

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You guys do know that you are contributing to an addiction here right??? LOL I've always been a "sometimes" chopper user but now I'm starting to become a real "rotorhead!!" Looks like the Icaro website is my next destination...

 

BTW Ed - the more at the video of your S76 landing the more impressed I am. From INSIDE the cockpit I would regard that as an excellent landing. But from external view, it's close to miraculous - at least to me! Almost any attempt I make to switch to external view during a hover situation is a disaster...

 

Cheers

Ian

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