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Improved helicopter simulation in FSX?

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Anyone who flies rotary wing aircrafts in FS2004 will agree that they are not simulated as good as fixed wing ones. For a more realistic experience we have to lower the realism settings to something around 80% so that the models can behave close to a real helicotper. There are lots of posts and articles at www.hovercontrol.com about this from enthusiasts and real-world heli pilots. Also, in the paper "AIRCRAFT SIMULATION TECHNIQUES USED IN LOW-COST, COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE" by Michael Zyskowski(that can be found at www.fsinsider.com/articles/aircraftsimulation.htm) it's stated that helicopter engines are simulated as a low-fidelity model in MSFS as opposed to high-fidelity simulation of fixed wing engines. So, my questions are: Will there be any improvements on the flying behavior/engine simulation of helicopters in FSX? Will their flight dynamics simulation be more accurate than in FS2004? Thanks.

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Im not much of a helicopter man, but it seems strange to model the rotary model lower than a fixed wing aircraft. I hope they can correct this, they deserve to be modelled to the same quality.

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Guest tdragger

There will be some improvements but don't expect anything revolutionary. Our aero engineer had a very aggressive schedule this time around working on other sim features. However, he is also a rated helo pilot and therefore has a personal interest in seeing a better experience.

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>There will be some improvements but don't expect anything>revolutionary. Our aero engineer had a very aggressive>schedule this time around working on other sim features.>However, he is also a rated helo pilot and therefore has a>personal interest in seeing a better experience. Thanks for the answer tdragger! That's good news! :)

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On another note. Just for ideas :) maybe you guys can take a look at Dodosim's Advanced 206 and see what they've acomplished based on the default FS2004 JetRanger flight-model: http://www.dodosim.com/enthus.html

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