While building another Huey head for my friends, I’ve been able to rewrite its assembly manual, covering its build process with photos in every detail. This head is my favorite one. Enjoy!
Finally, a flight test video of all the latest stuff together =) Check it out, guys!
I’ve made a few adjustments to collective levers building process recently, and after some testing, I think they are good enough to be used =)
When you attach throttle grips, turn resistors fully to the left and then just a bit to the right to avoid its physical deadzones (before it was “fully to the right”, so not much of an axis was left for past idle stop detent movement). In theory, this will allow for more precise throttle movements below idle-stop detent in DCS. In practice, it’s not that important right now, but may be useful for future updates.
I have adjusted master controller firmware for a larger axis range and added a new parameter to make it configurable:
#define COLL_HEAD_DCS_HUEY_COMPAT_MODE_BUTTON_HOLD 50 // how long to hold throttle up/down buttons, adjusted depending on idle stop axis range (smaller range- bigger hold time and vice versa)
I’ve also changed the default Huey head switch modes configuration so you will be able to assign DCS Huey switches in a scale way without reconfiguring them.
Just a little teaser of what’s coming in a couple of days. The semi-scale head (this one should be very close to the real one as you can see on the picture) for the best sim of an iconic helicopter =)