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Beta DH Super Gnat 0.99

The first, and the worst! Full mechanical swash plate helicopter

  1. Darren9


    IMPORTANT - Can be flown with keyboard and mouse but it's very difficult, you'll need to set up the controls yourself, here's an example that flies with the mouse and arrow keys.

    Helikeys3.png

    • Increase throttle to max (H) and wait for max rpm
    • Slowly increase the collective to achieve a hover
    • Adjust the cyclic and collective in combination to change speed/direction.
    • Helicopters are quite challenging, real physics isn't a good way to learn them :)

    Before you start you'll need to assign the four main analogue controls to your joystick (pitch, roll, collective, tail rotor), a map for the wired Xbox for Windows controller is included. It's not recommended to adjust the throttle during flight, leave it at max.

    Pay attention to the rpm gauge, don't over-rev the engine (generally flaring to slow down or pulling out of a dive will cause some over-rpm). Rotor failure may occur when manoeuvring above 130 mph. Fuel warning light comes on at 1/10th of starting fuel remaining. Check engine light monitors oil and water - it should never be ignored.

    The Fun and Realistic configs have negative blade pitch at zero collective and a powerful turbo engine, enough to be in a slow climb when upside-down. If you manage to be upside-down and still in control of the realistic version you will damage the engine after a short time.

    Darren9 - Jbeam, Models, .lua
    Stoat Muldoon - .lua, missile concept, testing and feeback
    Dummiesman - .lua and other pro-tips
    cgjunk - Testing, feedback and flight dynamics
    B25Mitch - Original dummy
    Metalmuncher - Centrifugal clutch

Recent Reviews

  1. Querion
    Querion
    5/5,
    Version: 0.99
    Great vehicle! The thumbnail for the "Realistic" config is very accurate.
  2. jman4669
    jman4669
    5/5,
    Version: 0.99
    1. Darren9
      Author's Response
      That was quite amusing to watch, thanks.
  3. ShotgunCreeper
    ShotgunCreeper
    3/5,
    Version: 0.99
    Takes off but the rpm slowly decreases and I crash.
  4. goreal
    goreal
    5/5,
    Version: 0.99
    WOOOTWOOOT CONTROLS ARE EASY thanks dude or dudet its FUN
    destroy all them cars now ;3
  5. RBDaBeast
    RBDaBeast
    5/5,
    Version: 0.99
    The rockets are so destructive! I saw GrayStillPlay's video with this, and BOOOOM!
  6. StinchinStein
    StinchinStein
    5/5,
    Version: 0.99
    This helicopter is very fun... Takes a lot of work to fly it! Great work Darren9!
  7. Josh2009ers
    Josh2009ers
    5/5,
    Version: 0.99
    Lots and lots and lots of fun. Thanks so much for this!
  8. Turtleface
    Turtleface
    1/5,
    Version: 0.99
    love the idea! amazing potential! i have tried everything, tried all versions of it, and nothing works, looked up videos and everything. blades spin but nothing happens...
  9. jordan luckie
    jordan luckie
    5/5,
    Version: 0.99
    absolutely amazing, although not as hard to fly if you practice, but... I'm not at the level of skill as in the trailer. I dare say, it would be amazing if you could implement something to "eject" the driver. definitely recommended.
  10. Azaeleus
    Azaeleus
    1/5,
    Version: 0.99
    Now it doesn't have any running gear? Can't change it out of neutral, no gear options in the vehicle specific menu... Is the original version still available?
    1. Darren9
      Author's Response
      It's a centrifugal clutch, all you have to do is put the throttle up (press H)