http://youtu.be/F0Zuir9lDqg May need to view at 720p to see laser dot
May 10 2016
Issue is still present in 3 September Build
Same problem since Beta started, video here:
Above screenshots taken with object quality:High, texture quality:Ultra
As of Devbuild 0.71.107070, Ai gunnery in the Blackfoot has improved drastically, though Ai seems to not want to engage with cannon if the designated target is more than 20 or 30 degrees off of the nose.
Ghosthawk Gunners now fire more often, but seem to only score kills if chopper is flying below X kph. I'm yet to figure out exactly what X is, but it's around 50kph. Not sure if this is a feature or a bug.
Kajman Ai gunner is absolutely infuriating. Will not engage with cannon outside of a fairly small cone off of the nose, at fairly short range, is painfully inaccurate most times, and often randomly selects Skyfire rockets with no notice for infantry targets.
In the case of the Ghosthawk, these gunnery issues are not too much of a problem, it reasons to believe that the chopper is not designed to be a gun platform, but in the case of both gunships these gunnery issues are not acceptable. The seeming engagement limits (especially in the Kajman) completely invalidates the use of pop up tactics for player pilots with Ai gunners.
Also worth mentioning, Adjusting Ai gunners skill, by all available means, has no apparent effect on the issues I've mentioned. I sincerely hope these observations are of use to the developer.
It is possible that the cargo entrance/exit proxies accidentally have collision?
I've attached a screenshot of the location where the collision occurs. There is another collision in the exact same location on the opposite side of the chopper.