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#3527225 - 02/27/12 01:31 PM Review: Take On Helicopters
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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

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#3527276 - 02/27/12 02:47 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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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
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#3527347 - 02/27/12 04:12 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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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.

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#3527443 - 02/27/12 07:28 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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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.

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#3527501 - 02/27/12 09:23 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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@ricunes,

After seeing this pic I agree: the resemblance is uncanny!
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#3527857 - 02/28/12 11:05 AM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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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.
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#3529093 - 02/29/12 06:45 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
Avimimus Offline
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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).

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#3529684 - 03/01/12 12:33 PM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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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.
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#3531338 - 03/03/12 10:13 AM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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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.
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#3532458 - 03/05/12 02:01 AM Re: Review: Take On Helicopters [Re: citizen guod]
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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!
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