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dargento
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posted 08-07-2000 10:01 AM       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Can someone help - when I try to use Alt-H for auto-altitue, my helo for some reason does not keep to the same altitude, but suddenly will lose altutte until it crashes to the ground. Am I missing something here?

JT


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Bligh
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posted 08-07-2000 12:05 PM     Profile for Bligh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
The first question one would ask is: what sim are you working with? I am guessing that it is EECH. If so, here are some thoughts and suggestions:

1. There are two different but similar adjustments in EECH: hover hold and altitude hold. The former helps when hiding from the bad guys behind buildings, trees, river embankments, etc.
The latter is supposed to hold a constant altitude above the ground. In EECH it is poorly implemented, IMHO, and only works reasonably across very flat ground.

2. I would suggest that you not use altitude hold at all since the aircraft has a bad habit of starting to "porpoise" which leads to flying into fixed objects. Learn to fly without this feature and you will be much more successful.

3. Personally I usually turn on auto-pilot at the start of a mission and then turn my attention to the "AWACS" view of the conflict and start managing other assests. I then watch the progress of "my misson" then take back control close to the target area.

Hope this helps.


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dargento
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posted 08-08-2000 09:41 AM       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Bligh,
Thanks for your help. Pardon me, but what is "IMHO" in your note? Also, is KA52 better than EECH in this respect of auto-atitude?


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Shockwave
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posted 08-14-2000 01:15 PM     Profile for Shockwave   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
"IMHO" is In My Honest Opinion...


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Jont
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posted 08-14-2000 05:48 PM     Profile for Jont     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
golly!

I'd always assumed IMHO was 'In my humble opinion'.

You learn something new every day.

jont


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