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Helicopter cyclic forward is bound to "E", cannot be unbound in GUI.
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I can't use "E" for "right pedal" in helicopter movement controls!!
I can use any other command, but not "E"... and i don't use it anywhere else, in the helicopter movements controls.

When i use "E", it's the same result/effect as "cyclic forward"...

Thanks to fix that as soon as possible!!..


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Steps To Reproduce

Easy to reproduce : put "E" in "right pedal" control in "helicopter movement"!!..

Additional Information

My helicopter movement controls :

  • cyclic forward = mouse down
  • cyclic backward = mouse up
  • cyclic left = mouse left
  • cyclic right = mouse right
  • collective raise = w
  • collective raise = s
  • left pedal = q
  • right pedal = e
  • left turn = "empty"
  • right turn = "empty"
  • Auto-hover On = 2xleft shift
  • Auto-hover Off = 2xleft shift
  • collective raise (analogue) = "empty"
  • collective raise (analogue) = "empty"

Event Timeline

chal00 edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 6 2013, 5:17 AM
chal00 edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
chal00 set Category to Controls.
chal00 set Reproducibility to Always.
chal00 set Severity to Minor.
chal00 set Resolution to Open.
chal00 set Legacy ID to 4094164164.May 7 2016, 10:48 AM

Confimed, control UI dosn't indicate conflict. And search through UI shows no other controls mapped to E

khmaru added a subscriber: khmaru.May 7 2016, 10:48 AM

I can confirm this issue. My key binding for Q and E is Cyclic left and right. Pressing E always results in moving forward (reminds me of fast forward for vehicles from arma2), although i removed every other binding.

I have found the source of the problem and a fix to it. The problem is that 'e' is set as the key-binding for helicopter fast forward, but this can't be found in the control menu at the moment. BIS please either remove 'e' as the default binding or add it to the control menu.

To fix:

  1. Go to C:\Users\Yourname\Documents\Arma 3 Alpha - Other Profiles\YourProfileName and open the file called YourProfileName.Arma3AlphaProfile with notepad (Double click the file and choose 'select a program from the list' Then choose a word processor like notepad)
  2. Press Control+F or scroll and find the line keyHeliFastForward[]={18};
  3. Delete the '18' part or replace the line with this: keyHeliFastForward[]={};
  4. Save file
  5. Fly helicopters as normal!

-> TheBlueYowie: thx man - it helpful

chal00 added a subscriber: chal00.May 7 2016, 10:48 AM

Thx a lot TheBlueYowie!!!... very helpful ;)


Had the same problem - thank you TheBlueYowie. I am not sure but is there a use for HeliFastForward? To me it just looks like cycling foward (maybe a bit faster).

cookie added a subscriber: cookie.May 7 2016, 10:48 AM

thanks TheBlueYowie

I don't have the exact same issue, but when I press W+Shift my helicopter cycles forward and I can not unbind that key combination in the settings, this should be resolved as soon as possible.

sarlac added a subscriber: sarlac.May 7 2016, 10:48 AM

Confirmed on both E and shift+w

To Fix:

Go in game and configure keybinds
Go to Plane movement
Unbind Fast Forward