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Near impossible to perform successful auto-rotation in AH99 Blackfoot (Basic flight model)
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Description

For some reason, the Blackfoot has very poor collective responsiveness and also has very poor zoom climb performance. These two characteristics make attempting to perform auto-rotations in the Blackfoot extremely difficult to the point where it's almost impossible under typical conditions. I am able to reliably perform successful auto-rotations with all Arma 3 vanilla (and Heli DLC) helicopters, the Blackfoot is the odd one out.

Details

Severity
Minor
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Category
General
Steps To Reproduce

Simply practice performing auto-rotations with the AH99 Blackfoot with engine failure. You can use the following Steam Workshop scenerio to practice auto-rotations: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=167626690&searchtext=autorotation

Event Timeline

Actually cannot confirm . Im flying with a hotas set (stick and torque control). My rate of successfull auto rot is about the same as with others exceot huron and mohawk, they are easier.

A_killer_Wombat added a comment.EditedAug 16 2016, 3:32 PM

Actually cannot confirm . Im flying with a hotas set (stick and torque control). My rate of successfull auto rot is about the same as with others exceot huron and mohawk, they are easier.

Interesting, I take it you have analogue input control for the collective due to your hardware setup? That maybe the key, I (as well as the vast majority of Arma 3 players) have to rely on using standard keyboard control for the collective (default Q + Z). This means that using digital input (keyboard) for the collective relies on the developer set sensitivity curve (the player can't manually edit) for that particular vehicle.

In this case, I think the issue is, when relying on mouse and keyboard controls, the collective for the Blackfoot is very slow to respond compared to all other helos which makes auto-rotations extremely difficult.

Could you test to see if you can perform auto-rotations with the Blackfoot using just mouse and keyboard?

TheMasterofBlubb added a comment.EditedAug 16 2016, 5:50 PM

I cant :( thats why i have a flight gear. (Seriously thats the reason why i bought it....)
Im missing the control of the control elements. Like negative torque.