Melchior FRANZ <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > * Alex Romosan -- Friday 06 August 2004 21:31: >> and i noticed that the collective is mapped backwards >> (up goes down and down goes up). > > Yes, and that's the way it should be and there's no way in hell to have > this changed. If you don't like how helicopters work, don't fly them. There > are enough fixed wing aircrafts. > > PLEASE DON'T APPLY!
okay, then you should change the default so the helicopter starts with the collective up so the helicopter doesn't just take off once you start the rotor. as for the "there's no way in hell to have this changed" i beg to differ: i've already made the change in my local copy and i intend to keep that way :-) > >> also i find PageUp and PageDown to be >> cumbersome, so i mapped the collective to the 1 and 2 keys (so i can >> use my left hand). > > Collective is where all aircrafts have the throttle. That's because there's > no alternative for the collective on joysticks other than the throttle. > I don't mind *additional* keys for collective, though. > > i am not sure what the collective has to do with the throttle. if i understand this correctly, the collective changes the pitch of the rotor blades. i thought helicopters don't have a throttle the way fixed wing aircraft do: i.e. the engine is always at a constant rpm. but then i am not a helicopter pilot so i might be wrong. --alex-- -- | I believe the moment is at hand when, by a paranoiac and active | | advance of the mind, it will be possible (simultaneously with | | automatism and other passive states) to systematize confusion | | and thus to help to discredit completely the world of reality. | _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel 2f585eeea02e2c79d7b1d8c4963bae2d