Can you fly helicopters in Battlefield?

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#1 Posted by Mikemcn (6937 posts) -
#2 Edited by Mikemcn (6937 posts) -


THE UAV DOES NOT COUNT! It does not handle like actual helicopters
 
Helicopters in Battlefield games are notoriously tough to handle. Ive played games where all people do is drive them into cliffs (My preferred strategy), I've also played games where a well trained player in a Cobra can tear the entire enemy team to pieces, single handed-ly.
 
I got a fair amount of experience in BF2 with ferrying troops in Blackhawks, but all of that has been lost to me in Bad Company 2. I was wondering how you guys fair with these fancy contraptions.
 
 I'm more impressed you stayed in the air long enough to shoot me.....
#3 Posted by Andorski (5173 posts) -

Nope.  I do well with the UAV, but I let others handle helicopters.

#4 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

Yes. I'm a good helicopter pilot.

#5 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

You mean is it possible to fly them or are you good at flying them?

#6 Posted by Jeffk38uk (715 posts) -

My only experience with helicopters is at the end point of its guns. And the end point guns of its occupants.

#7 Posted by jkz (3999 posts) -

No; I could probably learn, but I always hate the thought that I'd be depriving my team of such a useful asset while I was learning.

#8 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

No I have always avoided helicopters in battlefield games...  I could learn them but it's hard to get a chance to fly one.

#9 Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -

Yes I can, and love flying them :D

#10 Edited by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

If my whole team is respawning and enemies are closing in on a nearby vacated helicopter, I could totally save the day with it. 
 
In short, Yeah.

#11 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

Yup, damn good at it too.

#12 Posted by Mikemcn (6937 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" No I have always avoided helicopters in battlefield games...  I could learn them but it's hard to get a chance to fly one. "
I wish I could just host my own game and mess with them but I don't know how.
#13 Posted by Finscher (145 posts) -

I did pretty decently with the gunships and air transports in 2142, but no such luck with these birds. I think I'm at the "almost a non-crashing entity" stage of my pilot-hood, but I haven't gotten much further than that. I'm trying to set up a Saitek X52 flight stick to make things easier, but I need to figure out to invert all the controls before it becomes much of an asset. Right now, left and right are reversed and the throttle control can only be used to ascend or descend, not both. 
 
So no. I do not fly. I wobble precariously.

#14 Posted by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

I haven't even tried, too much pressure. xD 
 
I like to man the guns, myself.

#15 Edited by Bionicicide (1213 posts) -

Too bad they can't just simplify them to the controls of a Banshee in Halo if they aren't going to bother with helicopter tutorials like there was for planes in Bf:1943. I was a beast in the helicopter in the first Bf:BC, but I was lucky that it was a demo I learned and I joined a server that eventually everyone left but me and I just used that as my time to learn since I think it's utterly selfish to try and learn in a full room. Took me a good 25 minutes to fly and land without crashing (if the helicopter spawned faster it probably would of took half the time to learn).

#16 Posted by Downandout (290 posts) -

I can, i love the new control scheme, plus that level that screenshot is from pissed me off to no end ¬¬ it took me like 5 trys because I kept blowing the sides of the truck off so i didn't accidentally kill myself with the GL and then realised that without the sides i die repeatedly due to the chopper at the end ¬¬

#17 Edited by Venatio (4483 posts) -

I've always been a helicpter pilot in Battlefield games and if there is a helicopter on the map then I'm flying it. I've flown them in BF2, 2142 and Bad Company 1
 
The best helicopters were in 2142, futuristic helis without the spinning blades
 
I can usually fly the same chopper an entire game without having to switch

#18 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -

I can fly helicopters, it's just that I don't normally fly helicopters. I can do it well enough for my team to score some kills, but if it was a dogfight, I'd resort to kamikaze tactics and simply suicide run the problem. I enjoy flying, but it's difficult to do well. I can hover for my teammates in the UH-64 Blackhawk to mini-gun the problems and stuff, but I would definitely not be your go-to pilot. I'd see myself more as a wheelman and mechanic due to the fact I try to repair my team's vehicles, and I like speeding around. Using the Humvee and speeding around off road is a particularly fun activity for me.
 
But my favorite helicopter in Bad Company 2 is the Mi-24 Hind, I think it's called.

#19 Posted by Dark_Jon (581 posts) -

I could fly the transport ship in BF2142 underneath bridges, that was always pretty sick.

#20 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@extremeradical said:
" Yes. I'm a good helicopter pilot. "
yup, thanks to being a BF2 addict i can fly a helo just fine .
#21 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

Nope. Have never found them on the damn maps in multi-player, someone always gets into it first.

#22 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

I have 1.087 kills-per-minute in the Apache :L

#23 Posted by Tuggah (1072 posts) -

I can fly them, not well or anything, usually 5 minutes or so before I mess something up. I kinda wish there was a tutorial.

#24 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I can fly them alright but I seriously lack the skill that others have.

#25 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I can fly them and do decently, but they're practically never used which makes me sad.

#26 Posted by warxsnake (2634 posts) -

My BFBC2 doesnt like my x52Pro setup, all the axes are reversed and even though i intentionally bind them in reverse, it doesnt help. so no i cant fly for shit in bfbc2 but i can ILS to singapore in a monsoon with 0 visibility in Flight Simulator just fine.  
 
 
:/ hope they fix, but they have a ton of shit to fix before that.

#27 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

I'm okay, but far from amazing. Too bad DICE didn't incluide an MP tutorial mode, really would have loved to work on my aim offline.

#28 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -
@Seppli: I would have liked a sand-box mode similar to the 1943 tutorial where you can drive/fly all of the vehicles, maybe also have some targets for infantry and targets for vehicles, that would be fun.
#29 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

i can't afford BC2 just yet, but i always liked flying heli's in BF2 and BF2142, i got a better points to death ratio on the ground but i was at least decent at getting my gunners where they needed to be.

#30 Posted by Spoonman671 (4525 posts) -

I think the choppers are much easier to handle in this game.  That doesn't mean that any of the people who get in them can actually fly them, of course.  I wish they had some kind of off-line training mode.

#31 Posted by natetodamax (19167 posts) -

I can't.

#32 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

No, I'm absolutely horrendous at flying them.  Not that anybody I get in a chopper with is any better, but I'd rather not be the reason four of my comrades died.

#33 Posted by Jeffk38uk (715 posts) -
@ImperiousRix:  This is the pilot. We have a little problem with our flight sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode. 
#34 Posted by Mikemcn (6937 posts) -
@Dark_Jon said:
" I could fly the transport ship in BF2142 underneath bridges, that was always pretty sick. "
I flew a Blackhawk under one of Wake Island 2007's bridges in BF2, it was a big moment for me. 
 
 
And in BF 2, black-hawks were damn hard to take down, in this game they get shredded with ease by enemy gunfire.
#35 Posted by Alphiehyr (1083 posts) -

I wonder if it's possible to get shot through the visor while in the chopper.

#36 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@Jeffk38uk said:
" @ImperiousRix:  This is the pilot. We have a little problem with our flight sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode.  "
Exactly, or you get in thinking the pilot's gonna do some sorta sweeping run, then all of a sudden they go barrelling into the ground and blow up the heli.  I blame that damn achievement you get by running over somebody with a helicopter.
#37 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@Alphiehyr said:
" I wonder if it's possible to get shot through the visor while in the chopper. "
I've sniped 5 pilots and tons of gunners myself. 
 
Sniping pilots is always as funny as you imagine it to be.
#38 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

First helicopter I backed strait into a mountain, second time I realised the controls and I am a fairly decent pilot. Not so much that good at piloting a 5 man one with the turrets but I can decimate mother fuckers in the blackhawk.

#39 Posted by Mikemcn (6937 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:
" @Alphiehyr said:
" I wonder if it's possible to get shot through the visor while in the chopper. "
I've sniped 5 pilots and tons of gunners myself.  Sniping pilots is always as funny as you imagine it to be. "
Imagine being in a chopper when you realize the pilot is dead......... thats as sucky as things can get in Battlefield haha.
#40 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" @Pinworm45 said:
" @Alphiehyr said:
" I wonder if it's possible to get shot through the visor while in the chopper. "
I've sniped 5 pilots and tons of gunners myself.  Sniping pilots is always as funny as you imagine it to be. "
Imagine being in a chopper when you realize the pilot is dead......... thats as sucky as things can get in Battlefield haha. "
Yeah 3 of the times I did it I got multi kills. 
 
It actually happened to me once. I was a gunner when the pilot was killed somehow. So I just hit f5 and then flew around getting assists from my spawning-gunners getting kills. I like to think that a sniper shot the pilot and was all proud of his work, and I ruined his day by making his efforts in vain.
#41 Edited by skittles (156 posts) -

I actually haven't gotten into the Bad Company games, but if they're anything like the ones in BF2 then yes. 
 
Was able to fly blackhawks and attack choppers under bridges, inside the bow of the aircraft carrier etc. Could do loop-the-loops and barrel rolls with the blackhawk as well.  
 
Nothing was funner than jumping in a blackhawk full of people on an aircraft carrier, then doing a barrel roll over the water. 3/4 of the people got shitscared and thought I sucked and was going to crash. They'd bail out over water, I'd complete the roll, and then fly off to the mainland.

#42 Posted by Alphiehyr (1083 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" @Pinworm45 said:
" @Alphiehyr said:
" I wonder if it's possible to get shot through the visor while in the chopper. "
I've sniped 5 pilots and tons of gunners myself.  Sniping pilots is always as funny as you imagine it to be. "
Imagine being in a chopper when you realize the pilot is dead......... thats as sucky as things can get in Battlefield haha. "
If history in gaming has taught us anything, choppers in multiplayer games are difficult to drive and are in concise amounts. As you've said: "I've sniped 5 pilots and tons of gunners myself". Looks like putting all the effort into waiting for a chopper to spawn, starting it up and just to get shot down by a sniper really isn't worth it. Then again, I haven't played it so I won't know.
#43 Posted by Nasar7 (2587 posts) -

Better than most but I'm not the one single-handedly mowing dudes down.

#44 Posted by Cheapoz (1064 posts) -

I'm not a good one. But my faith in humanity is restored when you see 4 people waiting next to a Blackhawk for someone to put their hand up and say ...
 
I WILL FLY THIS HELICOPTER GOOD SIR, GET IN.

#45 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2305 posts) -
@ImperiousRix said:

" @Jeffk38uk said:

" @ImperiousRix:  This is the pilot. We have a little problem with our flight sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode.  "
Exactly, or you get in thinking the pilot's gonna do some sorta sweeping run, then all of a sudden they go barrelling into the ground and blow up the heli.  I blame that damn achievement you get by running over somebody with a helicopter. "
It happened to me once that the dipshit flying the chopper went outside the combat zone and forgot how to go back, thus forcing the passengers to bail out in mid-air and suicide.
 
Yes, game, it was an "epic fail". On his part, not mine.
#46 Posted by Mikemcn (6937 posts) -
@Cheapoz said:
" I'm not a good one. But my faith in humanity is restored when you see 4 people waiting next to a Blackhawk for someone to put their hand up and say ... I WILL FLY THIS HELICOPTER GOOD SIR, GET IN. "
Yea, im the guy who jumps ahead of that group and goes "Wow your idiots, im going to show you how its done, cant be that hard to fly!" They follow me into the helicopter, next thing you know its upside down and on fire in what used to be somebody's shed......
#47 Posted by Warfare (1632 posts) -

I can fly them into shit.

#48 Posted by jkz (3999 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" @Cheapoz said:
" I'm not a good one. But my faith in humanity is restored when you see 4 people waiting next to a Blackhawk for someone to put their hand up and say ... I WILL FLY THIS HELICOPTER GOOD SIR, GET IN. "
Yea, im the guy who jumps ahead of that group and goes "Wow your idiots, im going to show you how its done, cant be that hard to fly!" They follow me into the helicopter, next thing you know its upside down and on fire in what used to be somebody's shed...... "
Sounds about right
#49 Posted by Lunarbunny (1025 posts) -

According to my Battlefield 2 stats I have 53h 18m 18s of time in helicopters, the majority of that being in the pilots seat...so yes, I can fly these helicopters.

#50 Posted by Suicidal_SNiper (949 posts) -

I'm not that bad at flying them. My biggest piss off is when the heli pilots can't keep the damn thing steady. I'm sure if I tried to fly them more often I'd easily get really good but seeing as I pilot them once every 15 matches it probably won't happen. I barely drive any vehicle though, I love being the gunner. 
 
Oh, and nice screenshot!

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