Flying Choppers in Flight Simulator 98 or FS2000
This tutorial was written for FS98 - but can be applied to FS2000
Page 1 Essential Preparations(updated December 6, 1999)
MD520N in Bahamas - ( add-on scenery)
Now anyone with a bit of patience can fly the Helicopters in Flight Simulator 2000 or 98 with these easy instructions & just a couple of weeks practice. I will teach you how to hover, land, fly straight & level & land on the World Trade Center, NYC!
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But - there is a solution. Many improved helicopters have been developed, making flying much easier & more realistic. We have chosen one great example of a MD520N for the trainer.
The FS2000 default Bell 206 is much improved & is easily flyable. I even adjust the Realism Settings as I find it too easy!
Unless you do these essential things these lesson will be useless.
the right helicopter. I recommend Ian Standfast's brilliant MD 520
now!(321k). The default FS2000 Bell 206 is quite adequate for these
Note: In FS2000 the default settings only need to be slightly adjusted - mainly the rudder. I suggest you adjust it bit by bit to suit your particular stick.
4. Framerates: You will need a framerate of 10fps minimum. Try reading Kevin Ryan's tutorial for tips on improving framerates. Full screen view & a 3d card will both improve framerates. Clear sky & scenery set to normal will also help. You can view Frame Rates when using FS by hitting Shift Z Z.
5. Download the Demo Videos. Unzip & place them in the PILOTS directory in FS98/2000.
To view Video, 1st Select the 520N or FS2K 206, 2nd choose view : Go to SPOT view (hit 's' 3 times), Go to View Options & select +40 feet above, then 'OK', then in spot view zoom out one time & press keypad 1 or 3 for 'rear -side' view. Next go to Options - Flight Video & select your choice.
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