DCS:UH-1 Huey now available for pre-purchase!

The helicopter simulation of the UH-1 Huey for the DCS series has been released. It was created by the company Belsimtek in partnership with Eagle Dynamics. It is a “study sim”, with a fully clickable cockpit and an advanced flight model. You can “pre-purchase” the sim for $49.99 USD, which means you can pay to gain access to the Beta, as well as own the release when it is finished. It requires downloading the DCS World product, which is common base for all DCS sim aircraft (think of it like an Operating System for sims).

Eagle Dynamics forum press release.

the DCS:UH-1 Huey helicopter at dusk

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EECH 1.11 Released

Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum version 1.11 has been released. You can get it here.

Feature Summary

  • 3D Hind helicopter cockpit with full realistic startup
  • suspension physics modeling for main helicopters
  • fixed to use realistic rate of fire for all weapons
  • increased terrain texture details



SimHQ has a longer article about the release here.

DCS – Producer’s Note 7 – Defensive Systems

Here is the seventh Producers Note for the DCS:Blackshark helicopter flight simulator.

This two part video shows you how the defensive systems of the KA-50 work. You may be disappointed to discover that there is no Radar Warning Receiver (RWR). But she does have flares and a laser warning receiver (LWR).
Nice to see that tanks and APCs are little tougher than they were in Lockon.

Hi-res download version is available here. (Free registration required)

DCS – Producer’s Note 6 – Weapon Systems

Here is the sixth Producers Note for the DCS:Blackshark helicopter flight simulator.

This three part video gets down to business with putting some weapons on target.

Parts 1 and 2 of the video explain how to utilize the 30mm cannon, gun pods, and rockets. Part 3 covers the Vikhr Anti-Tank missle as well as unguided bombs.

Hi-res download version is available here. (Free registration required)

DCS – Producer’s Note 5 – Shkval Sensor

Here is the fifth Producers Note for the DCS:Blackshark helicopter flight simulator.

This two part video provides information about targeting and performing recon with the main Shkval TV monitor, as well as targeting with the helmet-mounted display.
There are also some extra navigation features discussed at the end of the video.

Hi-res download version is available here. (Free registration required)

DCS: BlackShark English Manual now available

The English PDF manuals for the DCS:Blackshark combat chopper simulator is now available HERE. (It requires a free registration)
DCS blackshark manual

The flight manual is 385 pages of text, diagrams and color photos, and teaches you all the detail about the KA-50 systems, including avionics, comms and the ABRIS Moving Map/GPS system. It contains checklists for practicing those cold ramp starts, and some basic operating procedures.

The User Interface (GUI) manual is 162 pages, and teaches you about the mission editor and the new pilot logbook.

What are you waiting for?