It's a good idea not to provide something like this by default, because it would result in decreasing realism.
However, some users would obviously appreciate some help to control helicopters - thus, this could be pretty elegantly
addressed without touching any helicopter
at all, simply by providing a generic autopilot
implementation for helicopters: the current autopilot
configuration is targeted at fixed wing aircraft, however it should be possible to also provide similar functionality for rotary aircraft such as helicopters.
Comparing to the fixed wing autopilot
, only certain modes might make sense - while others could be added:
* climb/descend at constant rate
* fly heading
* maintain altitude/hover
* maintain attitude
In fact, using some low level modes and a nasal script one could probably even add an auto start/land facility to the autopilot
All this, without touching any helicopter