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Post by (D/229) Gizzy on Tue 5 Jun 2018 - 19:31

8MATES actively fly helicopters...

We use available equipment for navigation (F10 map is 'map' only) and Simple Radio.  We fly as a team.

All are of a good standard and well versed flying in groups with appropriate leadership roles.

Whilst primarily Mi-8 based, I would like to open up all missions to include other rotary airframes where personal skills exist and there is a will to regularly interact.  If you do not possess these skills but are keen with loads of enthusiasm then PM me and I will assist you and of course, during training, appropriate roles in the missions will be available so that you are not left out on a wing... so to speak...

This weeks schedule...

Tue 2100z Initial GUN rating training - for D Coy only

Thursday, 1800z 1900bst 2000cet (AEST 0400 Fri) ------ MISSION need to know  availability / intent before 2359 Tues to plan..

Saturday, time friendly for AUS and US 2200z 1800esdt 2300bst 2400cet (AEST 0800 SUN) need to know availability / intent before 2359 Thu

Sunday , 1800z 1900bst 2000cet (AEST 0400 Mon) ... MISSION need to know availability  / intent before 2359 Thu to plan..

PM me if interested.....

With GunfighterSIX away for a while the US servers are down.  I will leave 229th AHB EU with 229th Open World Caucasus Insurgency 2.0 running 24/7 when not required for missions

8MATES in action....

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Re: This week for those who fly helicopters.....

Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Tue 5 Jun 2018 - 23:24

With GunfighterSIX away for a while the US servers are down.

US servers are up.

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Post by (A/229) Chic on Wed 6 Jun 2018 - 1:46

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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Wed 6 Jun 2018 - 1:56

Crazy busy, but still around... Smile
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Post by (D/229) Gizzy on Wed 6 Jun 2018 - 5:11

Thanks Db.....
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Post by (D/229) Gizzy on Fri 15 Jun 2018 - 9:23

US Servers all down... I leave 229th AHB EU on 24 until US reboots Smile
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Fri 15 Jun 2018 - 10:41

Servers were online, but not updated.  They are updating now and will be online in a few minutes.

EDIT: Updated and online.
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Post by (D/229) Gizzy on Fri 15 Jun 2018 - 16:28

Thanks Db... Smile
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Post by (B/229) Cib on Fri 22 Jun 2018 - 0:18

Is anything scheduled for tonight ? I have a pass to fly Very Happy
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Re: This week for those who fly helicopters.....

Post by (D/229) Gizzy on Fri 22 Jun 2018 - 1:01

It's training orientated tonight mate.... some of it is IMC experiential followed by a rather difficult individual tasking... welcome if want it... just let me know so I can put in extra aircraft....

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Mole
Gadget
GHog
Flubber
Blade

Mission based training.

We will be re-visiting basic stuff like take-offs because we ALL are guilty of being slapdash!  So we are looking at brakes, blade angle 3 then reset all trim and then gradually increasing collective keeping rotor RPM in limits.... we should be just gently rising to the hover without the disco gyrations sometimes seen.... (re-read page 269 Mi8 Manual (DCS) )  Have your trim on & off MAPPED...

....Approach and landings.... more controlled.... slower approach..... coming in on the shudders..... precision stuff.... single and formation...

...Doing some inadvertent cloud practice keeping IAS and vertical velocity both constant ....

.....Heavy, well overloaded, rolling take off's at altitude and high FAT, 1 wheel & 3 wheel and landing - runway and specific area (difficult)

.... and an individual tasking....


Weather:
FAT: 40C
Wind: Light & Variable
Cloud:  9/10’s - Base 2500m - Thickness 820m
Precipitation: None
Turbulence: Less than 0.05 m/s

Task #1
Spawn COLD at home base KVITIRI ALT 110m, airframe weight 10401KG
Start, COMMS check default R868
Demonstrate procedural, stable, hover check at 3m.
Taxi in chalk order to runway, formation vertical take-off with acceleration in ground effect
Ascent to cloud base, enter cloud with inadvertent IMC break and ascend trimmed at 150kph with near maximum vertical speed - in these conditions, aim for 10 m/s up.
Reform then descent into cloud with inadvertent IMC break and descent at 150kph with vertical speed around 10 m/s down

Task #2
Spawn HOT at Lochini - ALT 480m, airframe MAX permittable weight 13000KG
Hover check in ground effect 3m, attempt hover out of ground effect.
Individual rolling take-off, circuit pattern and rolling landing
Individual running nose wheel take-off, circuit pattern and rolling landing

Task #3 (individual)
Spawn HOT at mountain village – ALT 1750m, airframe weight is 12808
Presume emergency extraction, hover check reveals max height attainable around 1m.  Undulating terrain, trees, hover taxi / manoeuvre to ensure maximum clear take-off path is available then a very careful vertical take-off with acceleration in ground effect just clearing the down hill obstacles (maybe?)  Route in GPS / DCS kneeboard map.  Ascend safely until above cloud and OVER MOUNTAIN RANGE MAX 2600m ASL and head to Tveda Fort and medics.  At ACP2 (12km from FORT and at 1000m ASL) descend on GPS course until clear of cloud and land at FARP…. Remember you are very heavy….
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Post by (B/229) Cib on Fri 22 Jun 2018 - 5:32

I don't think I will have the mental agility for anything like this thanks, I am learning the harrier and the F/A-18 at the mo so will probably practice some more systems

Thanks though Smile
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Post by (D/229) groundhog on Fri 22 Jun 2018 - 7:38

Everybody who did not join...your bad Wink Task 1 was more or less repetition, but it was good that way. Nice take-off, but the formation a bit too wide in the beginning. Going through the clouds worked fine with the cloud break, at least for most. Too bad two helicopters lost sight of us. Anyway, everybody made it through the clouds and back.

Task 2 - cut down one engine with the heavy Hip was a hard one. I simply lost altitude, no matter what I tried (going slower, pitching up). Thus, I decided to land on the ground and not finishing the pattern. I was slightly too slow and I almost went into VRS. I managed to catch it up, but my VSI still showed me I'm dropping too fast. Long story short, I survived, but the front wheel broke.

Task 3 - that was the highlight. Having to decide what to do. Like Gizzy proposed, hover taxi to the top of the tree bridge was good. This way you were able to roll down the hill to gain speed. The take-off went pretty easy that way. I was ascending with 5m/s when I slowed down to around 100 km/h. I first wanted to enter a valley to climb, but then I already entered the cloud base. I relied on the Garmin (the map with black/yellow/red elevation indicator). With that said, I made a 180° turn flying back the same valley again until I was at a safe height. Once above the clouds, I started following the right course until ACP2. There, I went down below the clouds again and...well, the Fort was in front of me. It really was a nice and satisfying challenge.

Thanks for setting up this task, Gizzy. As I said in the chat, this would have been a cool mission for a single player campaign.
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