I found a Mi-17 on the North West Airfield (without fuel). I filled it with one jerry can of fuel and tried to lift off. The rotors were turning, but I couldn't lift off.

(When I went out to get more fuel I died so I wasn't able to test it).

Was it just buggy, or do I need more fuel to lift off with a chopper?

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The Mi-17 is capable of flying as long it has fuel, even with just a bit of fuel. But the Mi-17 don't work only with fuel.

If didn't work, may have been for several reasons, such as:

  • Engine or main rotary parts needed repairs
  • Lack of knowledge of how to pilot Mi-17
    • Arrows to move
    • Q - Up
    • Z - Down
    • X - Turn Left
    • C - Turn Right
  • Bug
  • Everything was green and I flew with a littlebird before.
    – Sir Ksilem
    May 28, 2013 at 9:19
  • Then it only can be some bug, what was the version of the server?
    – Celta
    May 28, 2013 at 9:22
  • my client version was the ARMA2_OA_Build_104648 beta Patch The server 1.6.2
    – Sir Ksilem
    May 28, 2013 at 9:34
  • That is your ARMA OA client version, i'm asking the dayz server version where you were playing
    – Celta
    May 28, 2013 at 9:36
  • The server was a 1.62 server
    – Sir Ksilem
    May 28, 2013 at 11:14

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