Thank you for replying. I do Understand where you are come from Tamas.
I understand too, that decent programmers and coders are a scarcity and hard to come by.
Being up front about the dilemma of not having access to an enthusiastic, or any programmer at the moment is a tough situation to be in as a payware developer.
Helicopter simulation really is the fringe sector of the flight simulation fraternity, however transparency is the key here, as by default it already has a very small customer base.
It seems honesty is the best policy, not just marketing hype, especially when you’re in such a bespoke industry and being honest earns trust.
However you need to let your customers know this.
I’ve seen so many posts go completely unanswered here on this forum, even if you don’t have the answers to a support issue, just an acknowledgement to your customer base goes a long way to earning trust and growing or, at least nurturing this very small and perhaps dwindling, but just as important pocket of the flight sim community.
You were always at the top of your game in the visual aspect of your helicopters without a doubt, right up there with Carenado etc, and that’s the hook, I’ve fallen for it each time.
It does suck we don’t have a bigger community (I think Hovercontrol days were probably at its peak.)
Some the of the issues here seem trivial and if fixed would really put the final polish on some of your products.
Landing lights that shine through into the cockpit blinding the panel (S-76).
Flysimware and Xtreme prototypes addressed this issue with their Learjets via cheat with an xml file that moved the light positions forward whilst in virtual cockpit view, or not being able to ground taxi the S-76 and the KA-32 properly which was achievable for a wheeled helicopter type back in FS9.
I thought this would’ve been arbitrary.
Some Judicious manipulating of the contacts section of the config file surely would’ve alleviated that issue.
Couldn’t these have been addressed in the development or Beta? test cycle.
Again, though small, they are niggles that are hard to overlook, that takes something from mediocre to highly polished.
Don’t give up on these helicopters or any future ones for that matter as for the most part,
they are pretty amazing.
I still knock around In your old Agusta A-109 from time to time and still love flying it (and it ground taxis just fine!) I do love your work mostly.
They say “the devil is in the details” and that’s very apparent here.
… and if your going to be a payware developer, Don’t go quiet on your customers, Support, in any form, even just an acknowledgement can do wonders.
That means a lot to us, is all I’m saying.