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RKSL Studios presents the Official Port of our Puma HC1.

 

NOTE:  I'm not entirely happy with this release but im getting pretty frustrated with custom animations.  So much so i need a break from it, lest it get binned.  So I'm releasing it as a BETA and taking a little break from the project to work on fixes for the Foxhound and some other things.

 

The Puma HC1 first entered service in 1971, and the RAF currently has a fleet of 34 aircraft available to the front-line Support Helicopter Force. The aircraft are operated by Nos 33 and 230 Squadrons, both based at RAF Benson. The combined Puma Force is separated into 5 operational flights and an operational conversion flight, which offers flexibility in its role with both desert warfare and arctic warfare specialist equipment available for fitting to the aircraft.

 

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RKSL Studios Puma HC1 Image Gallery

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

RKSL Studios addons are distributed without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 
 
The RKSL Studios addons are not an official Addon or tool. 
 
The use of these addons (in whole or in part) is entirely at your own risk. 
 

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

You may:

DISTRIBUTION: You may distribute the original .PBO files within this download freely, so long as the PBO files are unmodified and the Readme and EULA files are included.

Under the following conditions:

  • ATTRIBUTION: You must give the original author credit. The content of this archive is the sole intellectual property of RKSL Studios and its Creators.
  • NO COMMERCIAL USE: This content is provided free of charge solely for entertainment purposes. You may not use this addon for commercial, military or teaching/training purposes.
  • NO DERIVATIVE WORKS: You shall in no way modify, repackage or reverse engineer any of the archive's content and PBO files included in this download without first receiving prior permission from RKSL Studios.
  • NO VBS USE: Use of this SOFTWARE may not be used in the VBS/JCOVE product lines or any other simulator without written authorization from the LICENSOR (RKSL Studios)
  • DO NOT UPLOAD TO STEAM WORKSHOP: You may not upload to Steam Workshop or any other service that reassigns rights over RKSL Studios Intellectual Property to 3rd Parties.

 

FULL END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT: Common A3 RKSL Studios EULA

POLICY ON RE-UPLOADS FOR STEAM: Any uploads will be met with a DMCA takedown request.

FULL DOCUMENTATION: Puma HC1 v3.090

 

ADDON FEATURES

  • RKSL Dynamic Rotor System
  • Sling Load Camera
  • Countermeasures
  • Sling loading upto 3000kg
  • Custom Advanced Flight model
  • Unique Lighting system
  • Multiple paint schemes.
    • Flat NATO Green
    • 90's Two Tone Green
    • 90's Two Tone Snow
    • 70/80's Three Tone Green and Grey (Northern Ireland Scheme)
    • Tiger Meet 2005
    • United Nations White
    • Desert Pink '90/91
    • Fictional Dark Tiger
    • Fictional Royal Navy Coastal Scheme

 

A BIT OF HISTORY AND CURRENT STATUS.

This model was first made in 2008.  And bar a few tweaks and fixes hasn't really changed too much.  The UV mapping and poly count were designed for the ArmA1 game engine. ArmA3 is far more capable and flexible than anything we had back then.  Which means that this particular model is not going to be developed any further.

 

I will continue to support the release until the new models for the HC2 and AS330 Series helos comes online.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This build of the Puma uses a lighting system. 

 

To turn on the dash and cabin lights just turn on the aircraft lights.

To turn off the external lights all you need do is retract the landing gear.

 

 

PLANNED FUTURE FEATURES

  • 100% new model.
  • HC2 varient including:
  • Full glass cockpit
  • Increased power to simulate the Turbomeca Makila engines, new gearboxes and tail rotors
  • Add option to control individual lights

 

FINDING THE ADDON IN THE EDITOR

You can find the Puma under:

  • BLUFOR
    • UK Armed Forces
      • Helicopters
        • Puma HC1

 

FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

Things you need to know if you intend on flying the Puma to its limits..

Speed and Limits:

Vne = 257kph - Velocity Never Exceed.  This is the absolute max safe speed of the aircraft.  Going faster than this may result in damage to the airframe or loss of control.

 

Notes:

  1. The Puma HC1 has a very high centre of gravity. Be careful when:
    1. taxiing
    2. during rolling landings.
    3. Max safe speed for rolling landing is 75kph
  2. Watch for loss of lift when making sharp braking turns.
  3. In AFM Try not to use too much rudder about 160kph.
  4. Similarly, be careful about pulling up rapidly and over torquing the main rotor. 
     

A WORD ABOUT REALISM

We strive to make all our addons as realistic as the game engine and our own capabilities allow. This means that real world speeds and capabilities are simulated where possible.  Compromises have and will be made where necessary but we will not downscale or completely cripple an aircraft, system or weapon to fit into the limited spaces some ArmA maps provide.

 

We genuinely believe that the manual operation of aircraft is a skill that should be interesting and fun.  Not every aircraft flies the same nor do they have the same capabilities. If you can't learn and adapt to change then stick with the vanilla equipment.

 

The Puma has been designed from the ground up to use the Advanced Flight Model.  A lot of effort has gone into developing it, give it a try.  Its pretty forgiving and damage tolerant.  Take the time to learn it and you won't be disappointed.

 

COMMUNITY COMPATIBILITY

It has always been a basic tenant of RKSL Studios design philosophy not to negatively affect other community made content.  We do not replace core values or modify anything that will affect the function or experience of others.

We are happy to discuss optional compatibility patches, but will not exclusively adapt our addons to anyone elses Mod standards. 

All RKSL Content is tested against the currently available stable build of the Vanilla game and official expansions.

 

HISTORY

Only milestones are mentioned.

3.090 - Public BETA Release (largely due to frustration)

3.085- Flight model and Damage Tweaks.

3.075 - Removed custom anims

3.068 - Added extra skins.

3.059 - Custom Anims for Pilot and Gunners.

3.045 - Rebuilt Turrets Config completely

3.037 - Door Gun build and retexture.

3.036 - Internal lighting test rig

3.035 - External lighting

3.034 - Advanced Flight Model hover trimming

3.033 - Advanced Flight Model damage limits increase

3.031 - Advanced Flight Model milestone power

3.030 - Advanced Flight Model milestone

3.025 - Advanced Flight Model reverted

3.024 - Advanced Flight Model matlab calculated

3.022 - Advanced Flight Model tweaks

3.019 - Advanced Flight Model BIS02 adapted

3.017 - Advanced Flight Model tweaks

3.016 - 1st Advanced Flight Model attempt

3.013 - Sling Load camera

3.012 - Sling Load addition

3.002 - Basic Flight Model tweaks

3.001 - initial ArmA3 Port

 

KNOWN ISSUES

All known issues are recorded in the Foxhound Bug Tracker. If you find any problems please report them and help make these addons better.

 

Puma HC1 BUG TRACKER

 

 

CREDITS

This addons and model is 100% unique and doesn't not incorporate any 3rd party content:

  • Model: Rock
  • Textures: Rock
  • Config: Rock
  • Testing:
    • Jamo of 4IB for helping understand the Rototlib/AFM setup.
    • The lads of DAR-V
    • Mathias aka ToxicLemon
    • Siddy for constant nagging.
  • Research & Information
    • British Army Website
    • Royal Air Force Website
    • Aerospatiale AS330E Flight Manual
    • Ministy of Defence Images
    • Ministry of Defence - Defence Equiment and Support - DeSider magazine
    • Gordon formerly of Westland Helicopters (RIP - 2014)
    • Stephen C ex RAF Master Aircrew
    • Oggy M - photo collection ex RAF Regiment
    • John ex 230 Squadron

Thanks

Rock

Jan 4th 2018

 

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Great to see this released! Congrats. It makes a great addition to the BAF helicopters already released!

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Lovely mod. Absolutely perfect for our community. Especially the 1980s camouflage.

 

We will be using this a lot.

 

Just one point, is there any way to disable/remove the camera which is fitted to the top of the GPMGs?

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3 minutes ago, Steel UK said:

Just one point, is there any way to disable/remove the camera which is fitted to the top of the GPMGs?

Not in this version.

 

I'm looking at another way to manage weapons but its a bit complicated.  In all honesty it will probably be in the HC2 version released later this year, not this version.

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Finally an alternative to the Chinook and Merlin :) Yayyyy!!!!! Good work again mate. 

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Will stick a couple of bug reports in on your forums. 

 

Loving the camo schemes though and the GPMGs sound and function awesomely.

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23 minutes ago, p_siddy said:

Will stick a couple of bug reports in on your forums. 

 

Loving the camo schemes though and the GPMGs sound and function awesomely.

Cheers,  its funny you mention the GPMGs sounds.  Im using the stock BIS Sounds (why reinvent the wheel), the funny thing is they are exactly the same ones as used on the Foxhound; which people have complained are "crap" and "unrealistic".  Its funny because the same people that complained also said the ones on the Puma are "much better" :f:

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24 minutes ago, p_siddy said:

Loving the camo schemes though


Yeah same, like the fictional SF one a lot, great for Tanoa:

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Northern Ireland one is my personal favourite, followed by the fictional SF one and Naval Coastal.

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On 04/01/2018 at 2:11 PM, rksl-rock said:

Siddy for constant nagging.

Wait, what? Lol

 

 

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Not sure if you are still owrking on this but is there any change for a Portuguese Air Force skins?

 

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1 hour ago, kerozen said:

Not sure if you are still owrking on this but is there any change for a Portuguese Air Force skins?

 

 

I am working on a new Puma series base model that will allow me to create different versions and grow into Super Pumas, Cougars and Caracals etc  Its just taking longer because i dont have much free time.

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