Forums » SimHQ Community » Article Feedback » Review: Take On Helicopters Active Topics You are not logged in. [Log In] [Register User]
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:
#3527225 - 02/27/12 01:31 PM Review: Take On Helicopters
citizen guod Offline
Lifer

Registered: 09/29/00
Posts: 21874
Erik "EinsteinEP" Pierce and Chris "BeachAV8R" Frishmuth team up to review
the helicopter sim produced by Bohemia Interactive.

http://www.simhq.com/_air14/air_514a.html

Top
#3527276 - 02/27/12 02:47 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
Darkwolf Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Belgium
As usual on SimHQ, a vey good article that i enjoyed reading. A special thanks for the explanation about all the effect a helo can have, it was really clear and well explained, even for someone not speaking english as 1st language. As a huge fan of BI studio's game, i'll surely give a try one day... if i can stop playing BS2. smile
_________________________
Made in France - And now surviving Belgium weather
Milsim Paintball Player
Proud to be one of the newest SIMHQ Newby !

Top
#3527347 - 02/27/12 04:12 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
Punisher5555 Offline
Member

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 745
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Thanks for the review. I was debating on ordering this helicopter sim, but now I will wait until they fix/add everything.

Being a former Army pilot I have to have an accurate helicopter sim. Otherwise I will tear my hair out.

Scout's Out!!!
_________________________
3 Samsung 27" LED Monitors powered by a Zotac 4GB 680GTX. Set at PCI Gen3. 5760 x 1080 resolution.
MSI z68a-gd80 (g3) motherboard
Ivy Bridge 3770k 3.5Ghz
32GB RAM (all .pbo's loaded into a 12GB RamDisk)
TrackIR4
zboard merc keyboard
Saitek X-52 stick/throttle/pedals
Logitech MOMO racing wheel/pedals
Razer Deathadder 3500 black mouse
Sony receiver for 5.1 surround sound. 5 speakers and powered sub-woofer.

Top
#3527443 - 02/27/12 07:28 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
ricnunes Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 3835
Loc: Portugal
Thanks for the review.
I only disagree with one little thing -> the medium helicopter doesn't seem to be based/inspired on the AW-139 but instead it seems to be based/inspired on the Bell 412 instead.

Top
#3527501 - 02/27/12 09:23 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
EinsteinEP Offline
Former SimHQ Moderator
Senior Member

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 3642
Loc: Tucson, AZ
@ricunes,

After seeing this pic I agree: the resemblance is uncanny!
_________________________
Shoot to Kill.
Play to Have Fun.

Top
#3527857 - 02/28/12 11:05 AM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
EagleEye[GER] Offline
Member

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1062
Loc: Germany
Yep, thanks for the review and especialy the summary of the helo dynamics and how it is implemented or even not (now). Hopefully the FM patch will make it worthwhile.
_________________________
SYS: Inteli7-4790K @4GHz|GA-Z97X-SLI|16GB RAM|ZOTAC GTX570|Win764bitHome|TrackIR5|MSFFB2/TM Warthog/Saitek Pro Pedals

Top
#3529093 - 02/29/12 06:45 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
Avimimus Offline
Two-speed Five-Blade Fan
Senior Member

Registered: 11/19/01
Posts: 3207
Loc: Canada
Thanks for the lobbying and filling us in. I'd been wanting to watch this one more closely (I didn't get into DCS:BS as I found the switchology swamped the flying, but I'd love a less complex military sim or an equally complex civil one - I miss helicopters).

Top
#3529684 - 03/01/12 12:33 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
EinsteinEP Offline
Former SimHQ Moderator
Senior Member

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 3642
Loc: Tucson, AZ
I think I may have come off as too harsh in my critique of the Take On Helicopter physics: no, the FM (even with the Beta 1.04 patch I tested) is not perfect, and I stand by my assessment, but I still find it quite enjoyable, even at the Expert level. The fact that BIS is working with RTDynamics to improve the dynamics is a great sign and I think they should be commended for taking that action instead of accepting the product as it was.

If you're looking for a "real" helo sim, Take On Helicopters does quite nicely.
_________________________
Shoot to Kill.
Play to Have Fun.

Top
#3531338 - 03/03/12 10:13 AM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
Raptor9 Offline
Rotorhead / GFC
Member

Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Central US
EinsteinEP & BeachAV8R

Thanks for the review, glad to see I'm not the only one that had "doubts" about the fidelity of the TOH flight model. I was starting to think I was going crazy. I fly helicopters for a living and agree with your assessment that you can count the number of high-fidelity helo sims on one hand.
_________________________
Afterburners are for wussies...hang around the battlefield and dodge tracers like a man.

Top
#3532458 - 03/05/12 02:01 AM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
Actionhank1786 Offline
Member

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 137
Loc: Columbia Mo
Looks like a pretty fun game. I may have to try it out sometime.
But semi on topic, i wish we could get that city map in ARMA2. Would make for some great missions!
_________________________
-Aaron White

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:

Moderator:  EinsteinEP, RacerGT 
 
Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Scully Halloween costume
by Desert Eagle
Today at 07:21 PM
Virgin Atlantic Space Plane Blew Up
by Timothy
Today at 02:54 PM
Halloween jokes
by Bill_Grant
Today at 10:48 AM
Firefox users
by Chucky
Today at 10:20 AM
Revisiting my childhood: Carl Barks and Don Rosa Scrooge & Donald books
by semmern
Today at 09:26 AM
Youtube offering 60 fps
by Raw Kryptonite
Today at 08:05 AM
Is conversing with the opposite sex on line. cheating on your partner
by marko1231123
Yesterday at 10:53 PM
Guy ACES G-Force test!
by Linebacker
Yesterday at 09:04 PM
Sneeze Reaction - Adorable!
by Robbster
Yesterday at 06:07 PM
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 / Fleet Defender: The F-14 Tomcat Simulation on Steam
by Bib4Tuna
Yesterday at 04:43 PM
 

Forum Use Agreement | Privacy Statement
Copyright 1997-2014, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.