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DavidG
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Posted: Mar. 24 2015,18:36

I thought it might be an idea to set up a new topic where we could post our suggestions for features we'd like to see in the forthcoming HD 206.  I realise some other posts already contain some ideas for the HD version, but perhaps it might be better to bring suggestions together into a single topic?  Obviously I suppose there'd be no guarantee that they can be incorporated, but at least Simon and Mark would I think be interested in knowing what sort of features we'd like to see included.

A few ideas spring to mind:

- Increased noise level from inside the VC when a door or window is open (I assume that's how it is in real life?)
- A slower run-down of the rotors when powering down (I gather the rotors slow down too quickly at the moment).
- Switch clicks.
- Brighter overheat light (is it brighter in real life?)
- Optional 'muffled' sounds to simulate wearing headphones.
- Separate switches for instrument lighting and cabin lighting (if that's how it is in real life).
- Smoother ASI - the needle seems a bit 'jerky' for me at times, but perhaps that's due to my setup.

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Posted: Mar. 24 2015,22:52

Some of the list is already taken care of   :cool:

We can't make any promises but we are always prepared to listen.


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Posted: Mar. 24 2015,23:01

An optionally rendered pilot body in the cockpit. We have good third party rift support in P3d and support coming to FSX. VR is perfect for helicopter simulation. The addition of limbs and torso when viewing a sim in VR greatly aids immersion. This is already evident in the DCS huey, ka50 and mi8.

As the dodo is the only helicopter I use in fsx and prepar3d id love to see this added as an option. Doesn't need to be high poly. Once you can look down and see arms and legs matching where your own are in real life it makes the experience so much more believable.


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Posted: Mar. 25 2015,15:49

I have tried that before.

It is a bit disconcerting to look down on your shoulders and see that you Aren't connected to them :)

The issue I've had in the past is that objects in FSX that are very close to the viewpoint often get sliced through by the graphics engine. This means you can sometimes see into your chest


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Posted: Mar. 25 2015,17:48

How about an (optional) passenger?  It would make a change to have someone 'sitting' next to you   :D   The graphics would need to be reasonably good.  JF's Flying Club has optional passengers you can see from the VC, although that was brought out years ago and I guess more-convincing graphics could be achieved these days.
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Posted: Mar. 25 2015,19:46

To the OP:

Switch clicks are there already, unless you have them switched off in the Dodo Settings.

Doors and windows on these flimsy birds don't attenuate the noise noticeably at all.  A second low-pass filtered sound set for phones-on is something I plan to get around too.

I originally timed the rotor speed decay according to a video. I agree that it does seem too quick though.
I discovered that the ASI value wasn't being filtered, so it is a bit jerky. I've fixed that already in the HD.  However, they're never as smooth as in fixed wings since the rotor draft on the pitot tube adds a chaotic effect, especially at low speed and they're completely unreliable below about 40 kts.


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Posted: Mar. 26 2015,10:42

Looking forward to the new JetRanger. Couple of questions:

1.) What models can we expect once the bird is released (low skid, pop out floats, utility, etc)?

2.) How about an FDE simulating the 450shp RR 250-C20R engine? Very few real world JetRangers have this engine, it is mostly installed in the C20 powered 206L LongRanger.

Keep up the great gents :)


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Posted: Mar. 26 2015,12:02

I don't think we are going to be adding a new engine.
The model variants aren't decided yet


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Posted: Mar. 26 2015,12:43

Will the translational lift with wind direction be improved?

http://www.hovercontrol.com/cgi-bin....0;st=80

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Posted: Mar. 26 2015,13:19

I would say that at this time there is not a decent way of correcting the translational lift issue because it happens at a level in the core simulation and way below that in which our code runs.

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Posted: Mar. 26 2015,16:26

Ok, Simon. Thank you for the info.

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Posted: Dec. 25 2015,23:07

Looking forward to this so much. The current one is pretty much all I fly. A few things that I'd personally like to see are:

1, Option to take individual doors off for doing sling
2, Stripped down cockpit. Very few JRs that I've seen have HSIs and NAV radios
3, Continued use of pilot wearing flight suit and helmet (some of us fly with a helmet all the time in real life)
4, Option to remove pilot from external view and put tie downs and covers on for parking.
5, Option to add passengers and baggage

Even if none of this happens, I'll be stoked when this gets released.
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Posted: Nov. 04 2017,10:06

Quote (md530f @ Dec. 26 2015,03:07)
2, Stripped down cockpit. Very few JRs that I've seen have HSIs and NAV radios

I think the best option would be to have an in-sim configuration manager, much like A2A has. So that you can swap the options right "on the fly" provided you are on the ground with the engine shut.
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Posted: Jan. 11 2018,20:31

for those like me who are flying on the fleet of 206 that are part of the Italian army, the cockpit is slightly different from the one that uses dodosim. It would be nice to have that version too.
thank you for listening
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Posted: Jan. 12 2018,02:39

Quote (Bluebottle @ Mar. 26 2015,13:02)
The model variants aren't decided yet

Pretty please


Edited by SamB on Jan. 12 2018,02:39

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