I fly helicopters low & like to hide behind trees. But it looks childish & stupid to see the helicopter's landing gear down when the gear should be up.
I know this feature might be added when planes are introduced to ARMA 3. But the current system (automatic landing gear up/down):
- Destroys stealth (by increasing the radar signature) when hovering low.
- Increases drag (not that you're really flying fast, but still).
- Looks childish
- Looks extremely unprofessional. It's really difficult to get good video showing the Commanche hovering low in stealth mode, when the landing gear sticks out like a guys erection at a bikini beach party.
Some gamers WANT automatic landing gear - So PLEASE allow a "automatic raise or lower helicopter landing gear" OPTION in the realism settings, so each helicopter pilot can choose whether or NOT to use automatic landing gear. But honestly, I prefer to manually raise/lower the landing gear. And this should be a semi realistic product, not just a child's game.
Lastly - Just set a single key to raise or lower the landing gear (a toggle key). You don't need 1 key for "gear down" and a second key for "gear up". That is not necessary. Keep it simple.