DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight

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DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight focuses on the Mi-8MTV2 – an upgraded version of one of the most widely produced helicopters in history and a combat transport and fire support veteran of countless operations around the world.

Developed by Belsimtek with help from a seasoned Mi-8 pilot, the expert team behind DCS: UH-1H Huey continues to raise the bar in flight and systems modeling.

Release: 12/02/2016

Right Triangular Panel

Right Triangular Panel
  1. Windshield wiper switch
  2. ДИСС-15 (DISS-15) Doppler system and ЯДРО-1А (Yadro-1A) radio control panel lighting switch
  3. Microphone power switch
  4. VHF-ADF Interlock switch
  5. Dome light switch
  6. Fan power switch
  1. Right attitude indicator power switch
  2. Gyrocompass system power switch
  3. Inop
  4. Yadro-1A HF radio power switch
  5. Doppler system power switch
  6. "ОБОГРЕВ ИСПРАВЕН" (Heater OK) annunciator
  7. Pitot tube heating test switch

Right Side Console

Right Side Console
  1. Right side Group 1/2 red lighting dimmers
  2. "ЛЕВ/ПРАВ ПЗУ ВКЛЮЧЕН"(L/R Dust Protection ON) annunciators
  3. APU generator load indicator
  4. DC power control panel
  5. Annunciators brightness switch
  6. Warning blinker switch
  7. Rectifiers, external power, and BIT annunciators
  1. LH/RH pitot tube, clock, and battery heating switches
  2. L/R engine dust protection switches
  3. Strobe light switch
  4. Navigation and formation light switches
  5. Navigation and formation lights brightness switches
  6. General and standby cabin lighting switches

Right Rear Console

Right Rear Console
  1. DC voltmeter
  2. DC battery 1 ammeter
  3. DC battery 2 ammeter
  4. AC rectifier 1 voltmeter
  5. AC rectifier 2 voltmeter
  6. AC rectifier 3 voltmeter
  7. AC generator voltmeter
  8. AC generator 1 ammeter
  1. AC generator 2 ammeter
  2. AC power control panel
  3. AC voltage control rotary 1/2
  4. Inverter 1 MAN/AUTO switch
  5. Inverter 2 MAN/AUTO switch
  6. External power switch
  7. Generator 1, 2 fail; External power, PO-500 heater annunciators
  8. Generator 2 switch
  9. Generator 1 switch

Left Circuit Breaker Console

Left Circuit Breaker Console
  1. Aiming correction table
  2. Weapons arming panel
  1. Weapon systems circuit breakers
  2. Remaining ammunition indicators

Right Circuit Breaker Console

Right Circuit Breaker Console

Flight Control System

The helicopter is equipped with lateral, longitudinal, integrated collective pitch-throttle, and directional flight control subsystems. Control inputs are transferred from the cockpit to the rotor blades by mechanical linkages and hydraulic servos. Pilot control is assisted by an automatic flight control system (AFCS) with an integrated four channel autopilot, the hydraulic flight control servos, and pitch, roll, and yaw trim systems. Both the pilot and copilot have collective, cyclic, and directional controls, which are carried by mechanical linkage to the first and second stage control units which combine, sum, and couple the cyclic, collective, and yaw inputs. Resultant output signals are boosted and routed to the main and tail rotors through mechanical linkages with the hydraulic servos.

Cyclic Control System

Lateral and longitudinal control of the helicopter is by movement of the cyclic sticks through push rods, bell cranks, and servos to the main rotor swashplate. Movement in any direction tilts the plane of the main rotor blades in the same direction, thereby causing the helicopter to move in that direction.

Cyclic Control System

  1. Stick assembly
  2. Wheel brake lever
  3. Stick grip
  4. ICS/RADIO button
  6. FIRE button
  7. Trim control button
  8. Wheel brake lock

The cyclic stick is mounted on the cockpit floor in front of the pilot's seat. The stick assembly is of metal construction and includes a wheel brake lever and lock. The grip includes a three position ICS/RADIO button, an AUTOPILOT DISENGAGE button, a weapons FIRE button, and a TRIM control button. The FIRE button has a guard to prevent accidental activation.

Longitudinal Stop

A hydraulic cylinder and mechanical stop are included in the longitudinal control linkage to limit swashplate aft tilt to a maximum of 2°12' when the helicopter is on the ground or taxiing. The stop is controlled by weight-on-wheels microswitches mounted on the main landing gear strut supports. As the pilot pulls back on the cyclic, the longitudinal stop causes a sharp increase in the force required to move the stick when the swash plate aft tilt reaches 2°12'. As the helicopter lifts off the ground, the microswitch contacts open and the stop disengages, releasing the limit on aft swashplate tilt.