Wow did I miss that update when you guys have put two throttle Axis in the helicopter setup, when did that happen?
Is the ex-135 completely flyable with the virtual controls or do I need a physical joystick?
I am a real helicopter pilot and I think its almost impossible to fly with virtual controls. Helicopters have so many degrees of freedom in their controls than a fixed wing and inherently unstable without razor sharp precise inputs. If you want to enjoy the helicopters on Aerofly you need to buy helicopter controls otherwise you lose 90% of the fun of this software. Please believe me that the helicopters here are as good if not better than commercial sims I have flown in.
We'll post the update notes shortly. This is the same version as the Android release with more improvements on the EC135 and other changes to navigation.
Thankyou nice surprise , going straight to the EC 135 now....
Does anyone know what the Steam update for Aerofly Fs@ that went through today if you are in the Alpha /Beta stream?
Hi Heli fans
Just posted update 3 for the Apache. Unzip to a temp folder and then copy the Apache folder to your user aircraft directory
Have included cold (still more switches to return to cold), ready for engine start, takeoff, landing and inflight (not checked the last 2 yet so your on your own). When in cold setting the engines will ONLY start if you have either the external power on or the battery on with the APU started. No manual as yet so just play with the switches. APU is on the right side panels at the bottom, 2 annuns tell you its state, plus rectifiers come on line etc
Sounds are being worked on so bear with me on them. Lots more modelling and texturing...will it never end.
More TMD work also, things like auto and manual stabilator, throttle chop, flight controls etc. plus more things I have not thought about yet. Trim may be having a dicky fit as I added another control to it and I may have upset it. Manual/auto stab will need to fed into this as well so it's on my list.
It looks ok in VR but I appear to have lost my VR legs so will have to build them up before I can go flying.
I have a list of jobs and corrections longer than your arm, but there is light at the end of the tunnel............it's just so far away
PS, I do ask myself why I do these updates, well it's to show just how much work and time these things take, so next time we ask for this and that aircraft please give some thought for the poor designer and the months and months of work
Thanks for the incremental updates as and when they happen. I think the regulars sort of know what you give up for the heli community.
Mate, you should be made a Knight for your services to the helicopter industry. Thankyou for your passion that brings us so much happiness as you do this for everyone.
Amigo aerofly is a nice simulator .. But it has become obsolete with the passage of time .. There is no atc .. There is no global landscape .. There are no planes with functional fmc .. There is no real time weather .. There is no radar , the planes are half simulated .. There are no services on the ground either .. There is no pushback .. There is also no good lighting in the airports .. Aviation lovers are not satisfied with beautiful landscapes and high fps ... They want realism and aerofly is very far from having it ... They are very far from prepard .. Xplane and MFS2020 ... They should work more on the mobile version .. There they have a lot of potential .. Because in the pc version they are very far from the others
Actually as a real life helicopter pilot the R22 in this sim is good enough to learn to fly a real R22, it performs almost identical to the real r22 . There is nothing better on terms of flight fidelity. MSFS doesn't have a helicopter flight model nor VR so for us heli simmers msfs 2020 is no better than FSX,
I know this has been an issue forever but the annoying 3D clouds in VR when you move your head is really annoying me now I have the Lynx and I can fly IFR and up high.
Is this on the developers list as it would certainly add a big tick if that can be fixed up ASAP.
It's not just me is it?
Quote from the Manual "I am an ex-Lynx pilot and this Lynx is a very accurate representation, sometimes too accurate. IF YOU JUST WANT TO GET IN AND FLY, NO CHECKS AND NO UNDERSTANDING THEN PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE AS THIS LYNX WILL NOT BE FOR YOU. IF YOU CRASH, YOU START FROM SCRATCH...SO DON'T CRASH...THERE IS NO IN-FLIGHT START OR ON THE RUNWAY START. It isn't possible in real life so it ain't with my lynx."
Best part repeat : I am an ex-Lynx pilot and this Lynx is a very accurate representation, sometimes too accurate.
Hi Heli fans
Well, testing went better than I thought so I have just posted the Lynx, plus map making files.
Once unzipped copy the lynx7 folder to your
C:\Users\***\Documents\Aerofly FS 2\aircraft....for a standard install
Before you start asking questions or posting complaints please read the manual, it's all in there and should answer your question. There is no engine running start, sorry but it's the only way I can get the correct engine start sequence, or accuracy and realism as we all want.
Yes it's a bitch to get started the first few times but I can get the Lynx up and running within a minute. If you find it fly's like a bag of sh1t it's because you missed something ( AFCS not engaged or trim switch normally), if the trim doesn't seem to be working, yep you missed something, if you loose hydraulics when you shut down number 1 engine in flight and your in the incorrect flight mode ACC instead of MAIN (yes you can do it if you want) the controls will stop responding. Stop number 2 engine in flight and you'll loose the AFCS and then it will fly like a bag of sh1t. So does the real one. It will fly on one engine..but it doesn't like it...just like the real one. Maybe your getting the point now...JUST LIKE THE REAL ONE
If you are gentle she fly's and hovers like a pussy cat, get too rough with her and she fly's like a tiger on steroids. She will lift into the hover with very little cyclic, if any, and with heading hold engaged it will require no tail rotor. Once in a hover and cyclic trimmed, you can even engage Bar Alt and it will pretty much hover for you. She does require trimming when in forward flight but when trimmed, heading hold and Bar Alt engaged you can nearly go make a coffee, only nearly.
Due to the fact only myself and Jetpack occasionally have tested there may be some errors or faults, these will be corrected over time. No the TANS doesn't work, beyond my TMD skill set, pretty useless in the real one anyway.
Wow just wow I love it WOW! Dreamfoil drew me to XPlane ... this is the same quality for AFS2 . people will folow AFS just becuase of this.
Wrong, as you can read from our latest developer blog we are also bringing new things to the desktop version.
Hi Jan, how about helping larrylynx get his turbine finished, you keep pumping out fixed wing aircraft but we lack a turbine helicopter to fly at altitude. Please give him priority as he has made what you have refused to for all the heli simmers please?
Professional quality work!
Make sure that you add the clickspots for VR Hands, Jan i'm sure will assist you with that.
I am glad IPACs support him as we desperately need a turbine helo!
Wow, you should go professional and sell it as an add on as I would be happy to pay for such a great looking model.
This is the turbine we need in this sim as its a pretty dead other than a few fixed wing add ons of late.
I am using Vulcan ( but it also does the same thing in Open GL) and it happens over the AFS2 scenery and Orbx but it only started when the small patch update was applied this week.
I verifed all the orbx and its fixed but not in the non orbx areas so I am re downloading the South West USA region for FS2.
It is a geforce 1080Ti overclocked to 1850mhz and its the latest Nvidea driver from geforce experience but again it only started after the AFS2 update ( I noticed Steam VR also updated ) .
I get areas which used to be grass now as jet black areas all over the place.
I have no idea but since the last small update areas of the terrain are coming up as solid black tiles.
Wow are you serious? I love flying that helo in X plane, this will be a massive hit for AFs2!
Wow this certainly adds something special to AFS2, very well done and it certainly would be something worth paying for if extended into other DLC's.
In terms of a proof of concept it is a 100% success at adding that spark that was missing in AFS2.
The only thing that would be even better l would be a couple of taxiing aircraft, would that be a hard ask?
My two wishes, weather and some moving life for this sim Wish number two granted
Thanks Bill As my rusher efforts to do my own have been a failure and J just don’t have time to wrap my head around something else ...