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Taru easily damaged in AFM
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Description

Any type of light landing in the MI-290 Taru results in damage to helicopter and sling.

Details

Severity
Minor
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Category
Advanced Flight Model
Steps To Reproduce

1.) Load any map in eden editor
2.) Place Taru (no benches or pods) on runway of airport with player as pilot
3.) Ensure advanced flight model is enabled in game settings with all flight model settings enabled except stress damage
4.) Start engine and bring to a 1-2 meter hover
5.) Descend slowly to the ground with 5-10 km/h lateral movement in any direction (wheel brakes on or off)
6.) The helicopter should become damaged upon landing again with the sling module critically damaged (red indication)

Additional Information

This happened to me three times and at first I thought it was an AFM thing, but trying to replicate in the same spot under the same conditions with a Huron did not reproduce the same result (I still put it under that anyway though). The landings are about as soft as can be, but the damage always occurs. I generally land with the rear wheels touching down first. It is about the same attitude as the auto hover. It happens with or without mods.

Event Timeline

Wulf added a subscriber: Wulf.Wed, Sep 26, 1:24 PM

Hello.

I tested the landing with advanced flight model and the sling only got damaged once when the whole copter was already loosing balance and was about to crash, but otherwise almost every time I landed with the Taru with everything green.

On which map did you test the landing?

I first noticed the problem on vidda, but I also experienced it on Tanoa. Also, I realized I was mistaken somewhat. The damage really happens when there is a sideways component to your lateral motion on touchdown (either left or right at about 5-10 kph). Sorry about that. Would me being able to make and submit a video of it be more helpful?

Wulf changed the task status from New to Acknowledged.Mon, Oct 1, 1:04 PM

Hey, so I tested it more, and I think the specific problem is that the hit box for the sling component is too big. Any type of rushed landing where the aircraft's attitude is nose high will damage the sling (despite the tail clearing the ground), and in turn, the whole aircraft. I have recordings of this happening on landings that are completely safe for other aircraft and the Taru's tail is not touching the ground, but the sling still gets damaged. If you land very slowly and soft, the sling doesn't get damaged because the speed is low enough to not damage any part of the aircraft (like bumping into a building at <5kmph). It makes flying the Taru in combat situations unnecessarily difficult. Once again, if there is a way to share the videos I have recorded, let me know and I will be more than happy to send them. Thanks again for your time.