MD-500E

26 May 2017 08:51 - 26 May 2017 08:53 #34263 by Porcius
Sorry to ask - but when the Hughes MD-500E is on Autopilot, it flies not level, it leans to the left.



Is this wind effect / rotor torque effect / FDM + AP effect or just me ?

Thanks in advance.

Porcy

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26 May 2017 09:04 #34264 by Algernon
Have you tried it in fine weather? In the sorts of conditions in the screenshots, I would expect the AP to need to use a rather pronounced angle. I guess it's compensating for whatever the helicopter equivalent of side-slip is...?

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26 May 2017 09:15 - 26 May 2017 09:34 #34265 by timi
Yes, there are two ways to compensate for the side slip. Either you fly perfectly straight aerodynamically speaking showing the smallest possible surface area to the direction of the flight and banking the helicopter to compensate for the tail rotor induced side slip.

Or you fly perfectly level and compensate with the tail rotor therefore introducing the tail boom to the airflow as it's going to be a few degrees off of the direction of the flight. A level flight with a centered slip ball is the mark of this condition.

A centered yaw string is the mark of the former. So in a helicopter those two indicators indeed can mean two different things.

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26 May 2017 09:22 #34266 by timi
Here's an article from a flight instructor whom explains it in more detail.
www.rotorandwing.com/2014/12/04/trimming-it-up/

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26 May 2017 09:29 #34268 by Porcius
Cheers, Guys. Thanks !

Porcy :)

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26 May 2017 10:25 #34270 by StuartC
Also, the Autopilot is basically a fixed wing autopilot and doesn't quite understand helicopters.

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26 May 2017 20:25 #34276 by sanni
... but works fine for the Huey ... :)

FG 2017

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26 May 2017 20:32 #34277 by StuartC
It works fine for a while in the huey. Fly it for a couple of hours on Autopilot and you suddenly kill the blades and engine. Happened to me a couple of times.

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01 Oct 2017 16:15 #35747 by geed
OK, I am using this as this is the only development thread for the 500E, I've found.

Updated the cloud.

Updated the interior sound files. (No crack anymore)
Updated the shader to uber-shader. Added all needed objects.

It's looking good so far.

It still needs the glass shader on the windows and of course it needs repositioning and joining of door geometry.
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01 Oct 2017 16:43 #35750 by StuartC
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