Bug #23005

AI chopper pilot stuck in autohover for a while after picking up passengers

Added by Sekra almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:07/31/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:10/31/2011
Assignee:- % Done:


Category:AI Issues
Target version:-
Affected ArmA II version:1.59.79384 First affected build:
Reproduced by another DH user:No First affected ArmA II version:
I am using some Mods:No Single / Multi Player?:
I am using: BIForumURL:
Reproducible for you:Yes NGUrl:
Related to content of DLC: WIKIurl:


  1. Place AI piloted chopper
  2. Place AI group you want as passengers
  3. Place "Load" waypoint for the chopper
  4. Place "Get in" waypoint for the passenger group
  5. Synchronize these two waypoints
  6. Place a new waypoint for chopper to fly off to
  7. Preview mission
  8. Observe AI chopper limping off slowly when it leaves the pickup zone
  9. Press ESC and abort mission

When an ai pilot picks up passengers and dusts off to the next waypoint it seems to be stuck in autohover for around 20-30 seconds after leaving the pickup zone.

The ai pilot should turn autohover off immediately when the last person of the passengers is aboard.

ai_pilot_autohover.Zargabad.7z - Missoin repro (1.1 kB) Sekra, 07/31/2011 17:00


Updated by Sekra almost 6 years ago

Doing tests with other choppers seems to indicate that the AI keeps the autohover on until a certain distance from the pickup point, instead of a certain time.

Updated by F2kSel almost 6 years ago

I notice that if you just place an AI chopper on the ground and use this engineon true it goes to hover mode. Previously I thought it sat on the ground with engines running. Also this engineon false no longer works.

Updated by zGuba almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned

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