Couple of interesting points/counterpoints:
Gazelle is better than almost any helo in P3D/FSX
…(though i just got the MP Designs Bell 206 and Gazelle, and the 206 actually behaves like a helo instead of a 3D elevator (haven’t flow their Gaz yet)).
DCS Gazelle’s FM unequivocally doesn’t measure up to well regarded X-Plane or DCS helo modules. Definitely “flies” like a mechanical bull in a honky tonk bar.
DCS Gazelle is a good module other than the FM issues, but it’s hard to get past them to enjoy it.
Casmo describes Gazelle as “playable” - not “good”. AFAIK, I’ve never seen him fly it other than for this video…
He regards the Black Shark as “the best” DCS helo in terms of feelz/behavior vs his IRL experience with Kiowa/Apache.
Interestingly, he doesn’t seem too impressed with the UH-1…
Barundus, also a IRL Kiowa pilot, exclusively flies the Gazelle, so that says something about how useful it is in-game.
Me, I don’t fly Gazelle much at all, even though i’ve done all the saturation/curve adjustments recommended for it.
A shame, because Gazelle would probably be my first choice for most helo flying, whether in a combat mission or civ/freeflight.