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MSFS Helicopters

Hi I'm using AIFP, and what a brilliant programme!

I'm now hoping to include helicopters for AI, so far I can see the helicopter(s), but not actually seen them fly!
Can AIFP use helicopters?

Steve
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
Not sure what you mean by "handle". But, whatever you mean, AIFP handles helicopters no differently than airplanes.

To answer your own question, give it a try.
 

tgibson

Resource contributor
Hi,

Aircraft set up as "helicopters" do not work in sims up through P3D as AI, but there is a set of flight dynamics that create a STOL aircraft that simulates helicopter flight. Here is the Bell 206B set up:


The other option would be an addon that allows true helicopters to be used as AI.


Of course you would have to find ones that work in FS2020...
 
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Not sure what you mean by "handle". But, whatever you mean, AIFP handles helicopters no differently than airplanes.

To answer your own question, give it a try.
Gave it a try, they show up. In the parking spot, engines on, but they don't go anywhere ☹

On another note, I have several AI aircraft that taxi to the runway, go down the runway, but don't takeoff the just taxi across the ground on their way to their destination! Only seen this at one airport, so will check that the airport is setup correctly.

Steve
 
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