FSCAI Southeast Asia Theater Content Jun 3, 2020 3:19:14 GMT -5
Post by hajolippke on Jun 3, 2020 3:19:14 GMT -5
Another current favorite ride of me is the MH-53. You can download it with a USMC-livery, which makes it look rather ugly, but I was able to get at least a USAF-livery. Hopefully someday someone may come up with a SEA-repaint - it would still have the Pave Low-sensors which the Vietnam-used HH-53Cs did not have, but it certainly would do the trick.
If you use this helo, you will also have to change some basic settings in the aircraft.cfg and the complete .air-file. Otherwise you will get this thing to a cruise speed of ~250KIAS, which is not very realistic. I simply used the .air-file of that cheap looking MH-53 that comes with a two-tone grey-green camo and USMC-markings. Then you need to reduce the empty aircraft weight quite a lot, change the fuel capacity and I also tweaked the seat positions (and therefor the center of gravity) of the pilots.
For FSCAI-integration I simply added some guns (left, right, rear) for air defence
and basic entertainment (you can put out some salvos when close to hostile ground unit to "scare" them). Still no effect, but maybe one time... hint hint, Dutch! and to suppress enemy ground units.
The overall flight behaviour is a bit sluggish, and you certainly need to pay attention, since it has a habit of overcorrecting. Also, the autopilot works good, but you have to be VERY sensitive with the auto-hover. The whole aircraft is very tail-heavy and tends to "slip" out of control when in auto-hover. I prefer to go into auto-hover after a manual phase, I can NOT recommend letting the autopilot do the transition form AP-flight into auto-hover. You will definetely end up in a spin.
Doing airdrops though is extremely easy when hovering above the landing strip!