NZ255 wrote:Nice review.
It got me wondering how in the heck you’d even program a helicopter simulation.
My thinking is you’d have to simplify the whole thing down to one point. You don’t need to simulate everything that really makes it fly in real life. Could you just use lookup tables? Eg at this rpm(?), this blade pitch, would generate this much lift force etc....? When that exceeds the mass of the helicopter go up.
I’ve read they’ll operate differently with temp and altitude. Does that just affect the RPM output?
Then I wonder how easy it would be to tweak it without throwing everything else out. Like the air cushion.
Your review got me thinking I could give it a go, then I kept thinking about it.
The systems would be doable I think. That follows a much for logical process, less “fluid”
Then you have to throw wind in to the equation......
emfrat wrote:Grump, grump - why do they keep letting all these other people on the 'Net when I want to use it?. I'll have to sneak in under cover of darkness
chopper_nut wrote:If ever the opportunity presents itself to get NZFF members who haven't been in a helicopter before presents itself, I'll try to make it happen.
emfrat wrote:chopper_nut wrote:If ever the opportunity presents itself to get NZFF members who haven't been in a helicopter before presents itself, I'll try to make it happen.
Back around 1962 or 3, some of us on a school/ATC visit to RAF Leuchars got a ride in a Westland Whirlwind before some brasshat appeared and stopped the fun
I was one of the lucky ones.
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