The UH-1H Huey in DayZ
|Top Speed:||280 km/h|
|Rarity:||Currently 1 per server.|
The UH-1H "Huey" is a military helicopter featured in DayZ.
Armed with two M240 machine guns mounted on the side doors for defence, and with an olive drab paint scheme for camouflage. It initially has a cracked windscreen which can be repaired with Windscreen Glass.
Warning: As of 22.214.171.124 upon server restart helicopters have been reported to respawn at previous location once again needing to be fully repaired. Items in vehicle inventory will NOT be saved.
To completely repair (green status) a broken (red status) UH-1H Huey you will need:
As of 126.96.36.199, the Huey can now be rearmed/reloaded if a player is carrying M240 belts in their inventory.
When the chopper spawns, it will contain five Soda Cans as loot.
To completely fill a Huey's fuel tank, the player will need 50 Jerry Cans. If the helicopter is not 100% repaired (including Windscreen Glass) the fuel will leak even when the engine is off (NOTE that the player must also have all windscreen glass repaired, although this will not appear in the green indicators next to the fuel gauge).
To access the gear, move to the back of the Huey and look at the tail or press M (while in the helicopter), go to Units and press gear.
A parachute will deploy for a player that ejects while the helicopter is flying both up and forward, thus allowing the player to land safely. However, it is strongly suggested you only try this in extreme emergencies as there are many reports of instant death. Trees should be avoided while parachuting, as colliding with them may kill the player. Also, a hard parachute landing may put the player into shock without taking any other kind of damage.
A freshly spawned chopper can present itself with many bugs. These include not being able to get in as a gunner on one side, or not being able to use iron sights when on the guns. This issue can be fixed by simply moving the chopper.
WARNING: On some occasions, players may be kicked by Battleye (Error #55) while inside the helicopter. Any player kicked in mid-flight WILL appear on the ground directly below from where they were kicked, however if the pilot is kicked while flying, the helicopter will be destroyed and de-spawned by the game. Anyone inside the helicopter when the pilot is kicked will be instantly killed. The players are then forced to wait until the helicopter respawns again.
Note: Flying mechanics in the ArmA 2 engine are quite unique and may prove challenging to inexperienced players. Even simply landing can damage or even destroy a helicopter. It is strongly recommended that players conduct their flight training in ArmA 2's single player Boot Camp or Armory before attempting to fly in DayZ.
Once a UH-1H has been crashed and blown up you can in some instances see giant flames originating from the crash area, this is believed to be a graphical issue on DayZ that will be resolved in later updates, please note that once a UH-1H has crashed it will take thirteen server days (This does NOT apply to all servers. Many servers respawn the Huey along with server restart.) to respawn in one of the spawn locations indicated, but usually the helicopter will spawn on Skalisty Island, located just east of Elektrozavodsk.
The UH-1H Huey is the UH-1H Huey variant of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois.