View Full Version : Tactical Helo Landing - Without Damage

06-03-2017, 09:03 AM
The helo has been one of the greater challenges for me. Regular flight, once you know the trick of holding the throttle on full power, is easy. The hardest thing for me has been to land the helo in a tactical manner, or quickly, without damaging the bird. I still haven't perfected it, but I can do it now 'most' of the time. No two ways around it, this takes practice to develop the skill and maintain it. Hopefully this graphic will help explain the flight procedure. The keys are PC keys as I don't own a console but I think the button sequence is easy to figure out. There is a step, the flare, where there is the option of using the Pitch Up key [S] or [Shift + S + CTRL], Throttle Up and Down + Pitch Up. For some reason the latter works more consistently for me. Something about the key sequence that times out better, probably the transition from flare to landing or [S] to [CTRL]. I think that key step goes quicker since CTRL is already down. The timing of that step is critical to minimize the time it takes to land. But, that is probably peculiar to me.
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06-03-2017, 02:11 PM
Just glad you're the one doing the flying m8, you know I suck at it :)

06-04-2017, 12:37 AM
I can align with you on that, I usually ended up slamming the Helo into the ground. But, practice helped!

06-07-2017, 08:16 AM
Well.... I didn't show the smoking piles of wreckage!

06-07-2017, 10:20 PM
Pretty nice guide i must say.
Not sure about the CTRL+SHIFT+S way... that's usually not working out too well for me.

06-08-2017, 11:19 PM
Well.... I didn't show the smoking piles of wreckage!


06-09-2017, 02:20 AM

The CTRL+SHIFT+S is on an Orbweaver keypad. Just easier for me to press all of them than tie my fingers in knots since shift is already down. The Orbweaver is very good at multiple key press handling, so that may be why it works for me. The Orbweaver is a great piece of kit. Maybe CTRL+S, can't remember the alternate for sure but I think that is it. I do it in a video except I drag the helo tail through a rock wall so it wasn't without some damage. But hey, sometimes rock walls just jump up and slap you, you know?

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06-18-2017, 11:09 PM
@bushwacker, nice vid fella. Great convoy take out; they should all be like that and also no reward if you destroy the truck!

There sure are a lot of lights and switches, but you get used to them and you can land the helo pretty hard if you flare to take the speed down just before you land. This one with gratuitous stunt, just because.