Germany and Helicopters

Written by Phil on . Posted in DCS Huey

I have been in northern Germany for awhile. I was mainly in the Hanover area but spent some time in a place called Osnabruck. While I was there I commented on how nice and new the buildings looked. My friend jabbed me in the ribs with his elbow and said “that’s because it got flattened in the war by allied bombs you dumb shit” that put me in my place.

I’m back in the UK and have access to my PC which I have had to blow the dust off………literally. My boat in Sailaway (see below) is east of Spain deep into the Atlantic heading south. So satisfying to see it still afloat being sailed by the AI.

Yesterday I purchased Argo for DCS Huey. Argo UH-1H DCS World Campaign, is a story driven campaign consisting of you in the role of an experienced Hellenic Army Aviation UH-1 pilot, who was just transferred to the Hellenic Navy under the command of the FFG-46 Argo.

Argo was recently obtained and travelled in Georgia to participate in large scaled NATO exercise called “SEA BREEZE”.

Trying to land a helicopter on a rolling and moving ship is sweaty fun. 

DCS: UH-1H Huey Range Day

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A wet early morning, perfect for a range day and some rocket firing at targets. It’s 06:00 and I get ready to start the Huey up.

Huey1

 

It takes just a few minutes to get this legendary helicopter up and running. During start up I wait until the Gas Producer reaches 40% or 40 seconds pass. Whichever comes first I take my finger off the starter.

Huey2

 

Huey Sling-load Mission

Written by Phil on . Posted in DCS Huey

 

Air to Air refuelling used to be one of the hardest things you could do in Flight Simulation especially Falcon BMS and DCS A-10C. It took me years to master it.

Now we have “Take off, pick up a heavy sling-load and drop it off at another location” in DCS Huey. This is by far the most difficult and task saturating thing I have ever tried in any sim. It took me hours to just get into the position where I could hover over the load. Then you have to press a series of buttons to hook up and that’s when the fun starts. Without the load you spend a lot of your time continually inputting foot pedals left and right, cyclic stick in the right hand and the collective in the left. All this has to be coordinated well together to stay in position then with the load added you have to exaggerate all your small inputs and quickly unlearn and learn this way of doing it. I haven’t managed to drop the load off yet but I have managed to create some pretty fireballs. Oh that’s me!

Guns Guns Guns

Written by Phil on . Posted in Combat Flight, DCS Huey

 

Having a great time this holiday period. Hearts Of Iron 3 campaign is going well and i can now just about land the DCS Huey see this video for proof. I have bought and downloaded Flaming Cliffs 3. I have avoided this module because for me it’s the lightweight version in terms of complexity but no one can deny the fun that can be had dogfighting in F-15C’s with guns only against a friend online.This has basically killed many hours of my time but it has been an absolute hoot. Check out my perfect guns solution on my good friend Chump (appropriately named might i add 🙂

Guns

DCS Huey Start Up

Written by Phil on . Posted in Combat Flight, DCS Huey

 

I made this quick and very basic tutorial on how to start up the DCS Huey for some friends on the DCS forums. If you’re after more advanced stuff this is not what you are looking for.

 

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