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
guod Offline
Lifer

Registered: 09/29/00
Posts: 21844
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: 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: guod]
Punisher5555 Offline
Member

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 740
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: guod]
ricnunes Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 3700
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: guod]
EinsteinEP Online   hick
Air Combat & GA Editor
Senior Member

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 3524
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: guod]
EagleEye[GER] Offline
Member

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1054
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.
_________________________
Love flying DCS Copter`s!

IntelC2Q9650|AsusP5QSE|4GB RAM|ZOTAC GTX570|Win7 64bit|TrackIR5|TM HOTAS Warthog (04671)/Saitek Pro Pedals

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

Registered: 11/19/01
Posts: 3205
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: guod]
EinsteinEP Online   hick
Air Combat & GA Editor
Senior Member

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 3524
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: 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: 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:  RacerGT 
 
Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Blue Angels - first person view - how close is close enough?
by David Kennard
ANZAC
by Smiladon
05:06 PM
Journal films on Youtube.
by Immermann
05:02 PM
The Golf Club (Alpha) video
by Magnum
03:32 PM
Red Orchestra 2 is free
by Flogger23m
02:57 PM
Power Surge on Hub Port
by peppergomez
12:51 PM
F-15C ILS
by malibu43
12:10 PM
PCars 1st Official Video
by Genbrien
11:50 AM
HDR at RAF Hendon
by FlatEric
10:50 AM
Dogfight: F-15 vs 2 x Mig23
by xIGuNDoCIx
09:40 AM
 

Forum Use Agreement | Privacy Statement
Copyright 1997-2013, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.