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Beta DH Super Gnat 0.95

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.


    • Select drive (1st gear) and wait for the rotors to spin up
    • 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, testing and feeback
    Dummiesman - .lua and other pro-tips
    cgjunk - Testing, feedback and flight dynamics
    B25Mitch - Original dummy
    Metalmuncher - Original simplepedals app

Recent Reviews

  1. Azaeleus
    Version: 0.95
    This worked well before it was updated, now it's uncontrollable with xbone controller. Spins out of control regardless of any trim settings.
  2. Bushbaby667
    Version: 0.95
    For those with slow computers, this ain't gonna work. Don't lower the overall reviews because you cannot afford a good enough computer.
  3. SkilledOrigin
    Version: 0.95
    I love this mod, very hard to fly. What I usually do is spawn it like a mile up and fly it from there and it goes crazy lol
  4. pease
    Version: 0.95
    finally something with a dummy
  5. Benturner329
    Version: 0.95
    Brilliant and fun to drop pigeons out the sky xD
  6. Faction54
    Version: 0.95
    cool but i'd like to see a version without the dummy
    1. Darren9
      Author's Response
      Just go the parts menu and look at the seat, you can choose to remove it.
  7. iheartmods
    Version: 0.95
    Excellent is an understatement. Well done.
  8. Z24zorpx4
    Version: 0.95
    very fun to fly through tunnels
  9. SnakePlayz
    Version: 0.95
    Used A Controller, Wouldn't Take Off. Followed Instructions aswell. Great Idea Tho.
  10. davetastisch
    Version: 0.95
    thanks for adding the keyboard option