Thanks for the correction on auto-hover vs hover hold, Luke. I meant one even though I said the other; I know I need to be as "neutral" as possible before engaging it for it to work properly... but then if I can establish a proper hover myself, then why the need for it? Lol!
Donk, I guess I got spoiled by the American Hellfire missile and dealing with the Vikhr seems to be a step backwards. I have roughly learned how to trim as well ---- establish desired flight attitude, trim, fine tune, trim. Change something? Trim. A butterfly flaps its wings in Tibet? Trim. Blink? Trim. Any other questions? Trim. Realize how the aircraft sucks? Trim. And then trim again. And again.
I do love the gun for the simple awesomeness of the sound it makes, and the fact that one burst can take out most vehicles. And from such a distance away too. Anyone know the max range of the gun? And can it take out armor? I would bet not, so my beloved A10C still wins!! HAHA!!
Einstein, are you saying FD off will make me a better pilot? I do know FD "puts me in control" and dampens the autopilot forces so that I am more in charge of the helicopter and that is how I like to fly it. I've always flown my aircraft from A to B, even in Falcon with its fancy-schmancy pointy-nose I-can-take-you-anywhere autopilot. I'm not a button pusher, I'm a pilot who knows how to fight in his aircraft. So I like to "pilot" my aircraft as much as possible. But seeing as how this beast SUXS so much with FD on, I will try a few flights with FD off. It's a good thing I just have to pay for this game once, rather than paying on a "per helicopter" basis. Now on to reading your shamelessly plugged threads...
Oh, and GrayGhost, thanks for pointing out the obvious. Yeah, I suck. That's a given. Next time please post something that will actually help, either by telling me how to improve, or at least supporting me in my rant. I suck, you're great and smart. And no, I did not engage AP at anytime there so did not "freeze" my rudder in one position. I know and I'm 100% sure because I have the CTRL+Enter "red box with my control inputs displayed" and a stuck rudder was the first thing I checked.