Posts by Armitage

    Yes I have been using my mouse wheel to move them but I am a bit confused why you can't map to an axis.

    Maybe there is a slight misunderstanding: The second most relevant axis to map in a helicopter (apart from the cyclic controls) is not the throttle, but the collective control which controls the amount of lift the helicopter is supposed to generate. Whenever I fly a simulated helicopter, the axis of my USB throttle controls the collective, not the throttle of the helicopter.

    Flying the EC135 starting cold & dark you switch FADEC to flight mode at startup, and to idle/off at the end. While in flight you never touch the FADEC switches (which is why they are guarded by red safety switches).

    To lift off you increase the collective power of the helicopter - you do not increase the throttle (well, FADEC does it as it sees fit).

    Even if you are in a simulated helicopter without FADEC, it is rather unusual to manipulate the throttle while in flight.

    The throttle has two settings idle and flight but I am unable to attach any axis to the throttles .

    The model is awesome and flies like a twin squirrell I have flown but I'd love to get the throttles connected!

    Actually these are switches you have to manipulate directly. They cannot be bound to an axis.

    The throttle that can be bound to a controller axis gets overridden by the EC 135's FADEC.

    Quick question regarding the EC 135: am I the only on missing the switch guards for engine 1 & 2 as a separate switch to manipulate?

    When starting the EC 135 from cold & dark I find it slightly discomforting to know that with a single misplaced flick of the engine switches I may turn off the engines, because the switch guards work automatically.

    Also it looks oddly satisfying to flick the switch guard. ;)

    Otherwise with the new sounds I am even more impressed by the EC 135. It just feels great to zip around with this bird.

    In my very personal opinion we have plenty of free planes to choose from. I am more interested in new features to make the simulator world more dynamic (like real-time weather, or visible car/ship/plane traffic), or more navigation information (like controlled airspace visible in the navigation planning tool).

    But being a rotor-head the upcoming EC 135 is more than I dared to ask for. :)

    Trust me, Aircraf72 - I have a first generation Acer WMR, and I don't even notice anymore that I have to lean forward to see stuff. It's like being somewhat near-sighted. ^^

    But with your O+ it should be somewhat better, having a wider FOV and higher resolution.

    For me however this HP Reverb G2 looks most interesting. ;)

    I took my turns in the new EC135 / H135, and I really like her. I also found the manual (google for "EC 135 manual"), so powering up the engine and setting up navigation is a breeze. I already landed on a Dutch frigate - but have yet to reach the level of ADAC pilots landing in the middle of crowded streets right next to lamp posts. ;)

    I also noted that the Wettergerät needed a small fix to understand the new flightplan format as seen in the Aerofly FS2 Beta releases MCF files. This has already been taken care of. ;)

    Wow, the EC135 / H135 of all helicopters is probably the best choice to make. In Europe this helicopter is quite popular in the EMS role - and one of my favourite civilian models to get my hands on. For us rotos-heads this is indeed very good news - even more so as it seems to be a free update.

    I for one recommend to at least give it a try. If you know someone with a VR head set maybe you can borrow it? Some months ago there were also companies (at least in Germany) where you could lease a VR headset for a reasonable price. If you found out that VR just is not your thing, you were able to return it even after months of usage.

    I started really small with a €350-WMR-headset. After some days finding my ways around the technology and convincing my body nothing bad is happening, I was completely convinced by VR. The feeling of really sitting inside a plane, leaning left and right to get a better view on the outside while taxiing a Pitts S-2, really being alone up there with just your knowledge and your skills to bring you back home... this is really hard to describe with any other words but: it almost feels like you are there.

    My setup for Aerofly is to not use the VR controllers, but instead stick, throttle, pedals and mouse, making the interaction much more precise.

    I am so convinced by the benefits gained from using a VR headset for simulations, I am planning on upgrading to the HP Reverb G2 as soon it is out.

    You are in luck: this error message is exactly what the update was all about: A HTTP code of 401 says that you need to authenticate (see

    You will need to get an API key, and supply it following the instructions found some posts above.

    Sorry for the Wettergerät being so cryptic about the solution to your problem - if I find the time I will make a proper setup procedure and a better error message.

    Sorry for the inconvenience, as the API key part is rather bolted on. If I find the time I will make it more user-friendly by supplying a configuration dialogue.

    Until then you will have to supply the API key by adding '--apikey "YOURAPIKEYHERE"' to your desktop link. See…o-the-desktop-application on how to do that.

    So if your API key is "xyz", open the application by calling 'aerofly-wettergeraet-desktop.exe --apikey "xyz"'.

    I have been away from Aerofly FS 2 for quite a while, so only yesterday I noticed the API the Wettergerät relies on now requires an API key. I updated the Wettergerät to be more helpful in situations like these, and added some instructions to the Wettergerät's documentation on how to get and supply an API key to the Wettergerät.

    In any case you will need to

    1. download the latest version of the Wettergerät
    2. get an API key for your METAR REST service of choice
    3. and supply the key to the Wettergerät