DC Helcopter flying tips -1 reply

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derFuhrer

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#1 16 years ago

OK, I"m sure this subject hasn't been brought up before, but let's get some tips from those who are good at flying the chopper.

I consider myself a good pilot with the choper, I can fly sideways, turn 180 degrees in an instant without losing control, etc. But one problem is how can I center the chopper without it going forward or backwards, such as wehen I want to land the chopper for repair and ammo refill- I often end up landing it sideways or going forward too fast. Should I control it with the throttle? I use a MS Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick




J-MAD-INC

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#2 16 years ago

by any chance dude could you tell me the basic of flying a copter. its not like the jet everytime i hold down the forward key, my copter flips end over end what am i doing wrong (Obiviously Everything) lol:eek:




derFuhrer

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#3 16 years ago

I don't use the keyboard for flying, but it shouldn't be too hard. Usually when you get up off the ground the chopper will lean backwards a bit, press foward util your nose is looking dowards, then let go the forward key and control the rudder (turn left & right) while the mouse can lean left & right. What takes the most practice is keeping control of the rudder, once you turn a touch of the rudder, it continues in that direction, you need to counter the rudder direction to stop the turning. Also sometimes when your helpcopter is turning at a fast speed, it will lean one way- encounter the direction with both the lean and rudder. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but I can sure swing around 180 degrees on a dime and fire away. I like how I can fly sideways, that's the most fun. Perhaps I can make a short video.

I do suggest practicing with a joystick though.




LedZep

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#4 16 years ago

Copter flying is something that must be learned, noone can tell you how to do it.




derFuhrer

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#5 16 years ago

Well I did my best, but the rest is up to you to learn like LedZep said. :)

I must say, DC's helpcopter is one of the best maneuverable vehicles I've played in many games, needs skill to fly but the reward is massive when you master it.




MeNaCe ][ SoCieTy

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#6 16 years ago

You don't need to land to re-arm, I just drop down and skim the runway and fly away again. If you want to become a better chopper pilot learn to use the throttle more, try opening a game up for just yourself and practice, its the only way your gonna learn.




Shadyboy

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#7 16 years ago

mouse and keyboard is best i think, to rearm just get real close to the top of a garage area thing with ammo refil in it




derFuhrer

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#8 16 years ago

Yeah I had to lay close to the hanger in the Iraq map to reload, I was on the roof and it didn't reload ammo so I tried at the doorway and it worked. I also have worked the throttle, it's very sensitive though.