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  1. We just need to stick to this home isolation, it will save lives. And the time will fly by. Yes, I did cheat and fly through the building " Good Old Orbx!" And then stopped the replay. JUST AT THE RIGHT TIME!
  2. X Plane, The AS350 B3+. Wonky's Blog! 92 So after much debate, I took the plunge and downloaded The AS350 B3+, It is packed with advanced features including the new 'Arcade Mode' that will allow anyone to fly this helicopter with great ease. Well, some of you might have seen my post in the week. I was tempted because the Swiss creation team did a really good job on AS350 B3+, like the AB4212. What I never expected from dream foil was a dark and dismal display from inside and a virtually unusable helicopter with my standard settings. As you will see in the video I ended up with rates set at 70% and it is still very unstable. After a recommendation, I tried advanced physics on and off and played with the number of frames. Tried it with Vulkan and 11.41. I am getting better. And I did use arcade mode at the start out of frustration. I would love to know from others, is it me. I love everything about the outside, especially with the swiss mod. But surely no helicopter is this difficult to fly. In real life, I did get to hover one of these many years ago when a member of my RC helicopter club used to give me lessons at our flying field near Box Hill and from memory, it was better in the hover than the R22 and the Enstrom 280FX Shark that another member-owned. I had lessons in all three. So why is it so touchy and so variable. compared to the Bell 407. What a disappointment. The pitch angle looks like it on a knife-edge when you fly. I even put spring back in my X52 and ended up with rates at 70% as you will see in the video. If anyone has any updates or could let me know about I would be very grateful. Out of 15 or so X-Plane helicopter's, it's the most difficult and I don't see why. Used spit screen move just to show the best flight so far, jumped around a bit on the top Flight as it was meant to be single screen video at the start. I think its Sinesio Brito who has been using spit mode so sorry if it was you for stealing your idea! my most Succesful flight so far. Rubish landing but I can get some sense of achievement on making it back. I flew the EC135 v4 straight after and what a joy! Standards X52 joystick wth springs on as without them it was even harder the first time that has been the case. More practice, More work needed or I need an update to a more realistic flight model. And that inside is so bad. I thought people must have done upgrades over the years but nothing I can find so far. I want a glass G1000 or GTN750 or better. I really thought this was a popular Helicopter that had loads of things done for it. I should have looked more closely. just one other thing the sound isn't great. nothing like the Bell 407 that sound so realistic. So you might have gathered not overly impressed. Not one other helicopter in my library behaves like this. Some might say it's the only one that behaves close to a real one but i would disagree. The nearest I think in hovering terms is the MD500. But happy to be corrected as it's been twenty years since had lessons. and if you have any recommendations for updates please let me know. My first disappointment in X-Plane that I wash I could get my money back.
  3. Joshua Cowan UH-1 Police Helicopter, Nimbus UH-1. And more rooftop landings in VR. Wonky's Blog! 90. So this week, as you will see from the Blog. I am trying to get to grips with why I can't land on Rooftops without a fair bit of practice. This VR episode is the Royal London Hospital and You can download the building for just £1.00 from the link below, and it works with Orbx South ie. London. One outside view at the end. More practice required. Being in lock down with the family, I think it might be one Blog a day for a while. could see that 100 videos a bit faster than expected. Also, the amazon Neck brace for Oculus mirror is working a treat with my dystonic tremor hopefully giving you a much less shaky experience. but I would recommend it for anyone doing a lot of VR use. I wish you and all your families good health during this period. Let's hope together we can all beat what Bill Gates said would happen in his Ted lecture all those years ago. Keep your distance and stay safe. Joshua Cowan UH-1 Police Helicopter version is another work of art. You need the original Nimbus UH-1 to start with and then download this beautiful version he created.
  4. Lowi Innsbruck. Thump Thump River Run, Nimbus UH-1. Wonky's Blog! 89 Just another River Run. Turn the sound up and Thump Thump enjoy. Sorry about the funny zoom bit, but I edit in real-time and hit the incorrect key. Stay safe and keep your distance. I wish you all good health and look forward to better times ahead. Might take an hour or so for the 4k version to appear! Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun
  5. FREEWARE GAZELLE FOR X-PLANE 11 IN PUBLIC TESTING, Wonky's Blog! 88 Posted a few videos on my channel using this FREEWARE GAZELLE FOR X-PLANE. So thought I would use one my playing around Videos as my Blog! The very last part just before I enter an Auto Is a sigh! that many of us make when X-Plane Crashes, worth a listen to on its own. John bray had asked to see some testing. So a few of us have posted videos as john uses a mouse and does not a very high spec machine. So here are a few spins inside and out a bit of low down showing a problem I have with the trims when in-ground effect and then a low-level dash around Shoreham with a X-Plane crash and big sigh at the end just before the auto. First time in ages it has crashed. it is in 4K but might take a few hours for YouTube to do its encoding. so only 1080P to start with.
  6. X Plane Lowi airport Innsbrook easy run following the river, great practice. Wonk's Blog87. fly to the end of the Orbx Innsbrook Lowi runway and you will find a nice river run Back to the town. It's a great width for practising low-level flying. Using my new dragon filming unit EC135 v4 with all the mods I am finally getting to grips with this bird. outside view 2mins 31 secs. Oh! and don't rate my landing! Rotorsim EC135V4 Avitab and GTN750 integration 4.12.2 Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun https://youtu.be/xIJQJre4dqQ
  7. Xplane, Vskylabs R66, Avitab and Airspaces map. Tools for Mountain or low-level flight. Wonky's Blog! 86. Sorry about the sound quality but had to use an old microphone. With so much mountain and low-level flight for helicopters going on at the moment, I am having another look at one of the first programs that I found to let me see the position of my Helicopter over a google earth map and trace its path. Having just purchased and downloaded the Dolomite's and also doing a lot of flying around LOJT with the Innsbrook Orbx scenery. I thought for those that have not heard about the Airspaces desktop app or not used it. Then it might be worth a look. Over the last week, I have been using it in VR with the Rift S by grabbing it from the VR desktop and pinning it inside the helicopter. It's not easy to get it just right but well worth it when you do.
  8. Orbx Innsbruck Airport to LOJT for X-Plane 11 in the Cessna 172 on autopilot. Using the GTN750. In my attempts to get the GTN750 to fly a helicopter low down through the mountains from Innsbruck Airport to LOJT on autopilot. I thought I would jump into the Cessna 172 and see if all my points through the mountains would work. I am a confirmed Helicopter pilot but I managed to get up get the Cessna 172 autopilot working and make it to LOJT and back to Innsbruck Airport. On landing, I have some panicky moment when I realise the autopilot will not switch off and the plane is out of trim. But I managed to get it down, just. Long video, no talking, you might want to jump to the end for the panicky bit. Next, getting it to work with toms, Bell 429 helicopter. Just a bit of fun!
  9. Wonky's UH-1 Low And Slow! Just a bit of fun with some low flying, slow motion and the Nimbus UH-1. If can't sleep this might be the video for you. if you have the chance to watch in 4k the detail on the UH-1 and flight model looks fantastic. Happy New Year To Everyone. Best shots for me. 47 secs 1.35 secs 2.05 secs 3.10 secs my favorite. 4.28 secs 6.26 secs. Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun.
  10. X Plane 11.40. Low Level Joy Cicare 8 Helicopter. Wonky's Blog! 78. VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations. New upgrade! what they can improve. They could put my GTN750 just above the key! That would be nice. Just the joy of flying this Cicare 8 blows me away in VR. Having a good old bash around. Talking about how to balance inputs and the to treat low level flying like a race track. Still messing around to see if I can improve on the Oculus mirror so you can get full screen. I still like the long thin view, but I have had a few requests to use full screen. I think some minor adjustment on the the collective curve and I will have this little hot rod flying like the UH-1 for low level heaven. The mass of the UH1 smooths everything out in flight, this is seat of your pants stuff with great viability. So different and yet I love them Both. Upgraded 1.2 and it's a joy.
  11. looks like i cant spell. Xplane, Back in The Cicare 8 after man flu! Wonky's blog 77, For some reason could not edit post Cicare 8 Dave
  12. X Plane, Back in The Cicaro 8 after man flu! Wonky's blog 77 Trying the Oculus mirror again. Been laid up with man flu this week that has some strange affects on my dystonia condition and laid me out flat for a few days so wonky's blog is a bit late and is just a VR fly around in the Cicaro 8. A bit of slow low level flight around the Shoremam area. Really do like this helicopter and its had a few updates this week, if you put your mouse over some of the dials you can change them and also some new paint jobs. The Oculus mirror wasnt to bad but it still reminds me more of a head tracker rather that a a real VR experience, I do like the long view so you can see your feet and the foot well. So just a bit of gun flying around and didn't manage to sneeze once during the video. And we all know how bad man flu is!
  13. VR X Plane VSKYLABS Test-Pilot Cicare-8. Wonky Joystick Productions. Just great in VR so much Glass. Another great bit of work from Vskylabs.
  14. X Plane VSKYLABS Test-Pilot Cicare-8 Wonky's Blog 76. First look at the VSKYLABS Cicare 8. Its 4k so might take some time to process. My first flights and look at the Cicare 8. Outside flying views around the twenty minute mark. It's everything I had hoped it would be. Long video but the details are outstanding. If you have been thinking about it just buy it! This project is part of the VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' series, designed specifically for use with X-Plane 11.40+ cutting edge Experimental Flight Model (should be enabled in X-Plane's General Setting menu). The VSKYLABS development of the Cicare-8 project for X-Plane flight simulator was approved by Cicaré S.A. However, it is an independent VSKYLABS project which is not related, affiliated and/or endorsed with Cicaré S.A. Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun
  15. XPlane VR Cyclic Control, Rubber Bands, Toilet Roll. Getting it all lined up in VR. Wonky's Blog! 74. After the blast of the opening credits you will have to turn the sound up. Watch out for volume increase at the end, It might give you a heart attack. Probably my most embarrassing video to date!. First part shows the development of my VR Cyclic Controller and in true "Blue Peter" fashion, Rubber bands , plumbers fittings and a toilet roll. For those not in the UK ,Blue Peter was a children's program famous for making toys using things found in the kitchen. I had to make the first part of this video with a webcam, sorry for the sound quality. Part two starting at 8 Mins 50 seconds is how to align the controller in VR and make everything appear in the right place inside your VR experience ie. joystick and VR controller linked and moving the cyclic as if you are inside with everything lined up. If you know a easy way to do this let me know in the comments. I had a few problems with a Oculus download so had to repeat a few bits in this section. This part also shows how good the VR cyclic is over my standard X52 for hovering and precise flight as proven by using Joe Kipfer's hover test program. You can find in the info settings on you tube. I think the experiment has proven its worth proceeding with the VR cyclic minus the toilet roll. But, I will have to think about extending my X52 Joystick to the same 20" extension for my main controller system. It's been great fun testing and trying to come up with ideas without access to a workshop. I always mention my shaky hand and head to promote the dystonia condition and information can be found in the info. Thanks for taking the time to read and watch the video. Things I am sorry about! Sound quality on the webcam at the start. Didn't know the Rift S picked up breathing so well. Still moving my head left and right all the time. Duplicating some of the wording on the second part as I had a Oculus update that crashed my system when filming. Watch out for volume increase at the end, might give you a heart attack. Wonky Joystick Productions A voice Made For silent Movies Videos For fun
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