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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

So, for a lot of ppl it will be expensive to buy all the new airplanes/helicopters. I'd like to hear your experiences so far:

 

1) which air vehicles do you really like and recommend to prioritize buying?

 

2) which air vehicles are a disappointment, you regret buying

 

 

(of course best is to test them all by doing the missions, but for ppl like me it's hard to keep my purse closed that long :-p)


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:49 AM

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:52 AM

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.

the tula has flares? how?

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:56 AM

I highly regret buying the Rouge. Even fully upgraded, it's still very poor performance wise. It has odd, almost physics defying handling... It's very finicky, which makes it even harder to use it's already less than stellar slow fire rate, super spread apart guns, and although it has incredible yaw capabilities, this often screws up it's flight pattern. (Like when you dive in a Lazer, then pull up, and the Lazer almost flips because of the speed? The Rouge does that. All the time, during normal manouvers.) It's very fast, but difficult to fly, which also makes it much harder to use the bomb bay as well. It has air breaks that are "too" good for a prop plane. Lightly squeezing the breaks will often result in it going from 150mph to 5 in a second, and as a result, it'll flop about, and want to stall. When the landing gear is deployed, it naturally becomes nose heavy, and pitches blades first into the ground at like a 20 degree angle unless you apply full upwards force on it, which makes landings more difficult.

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.


the tula has flares? how?
Just like the rest of the aircraft with this update, it can be upgraded inside the hanger if you have the mechanic shop upgrade. Once you've installed it, switch your controls around a bit. Default is usually hold right on the D-pad.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:33 AM

I highly regret buying the Rouge. Even fully upgraded, it's still very poor performance wise. It has odd, almost physics defying handling... It's very finicky, which makes it even harder to use it's already less than stellar slow fire rate, super spread apart guns, and although it has incredible yaw capabilities, this often screws up it's flight pattern. (Like when you dive in a Lazer, then pull up, and the Lazer almost flips because of the speed? The Rouge does that. All the time, during normal manouvers.) It's very fast, but difficult to fly, which also makes it much harder to use the bomb bay as well. It has air breaks that are "too" good for a prop plane. Lightly squeezing the breaks will often result in it going from 150mph to 5 in a second, and as a result, it'll flop about, and want to stall. When the landing gear is deployed, it naturally becomes nose heavy, and pitches blades first into the ground at like a 20 degree angle unless you apply full upwards force on it, which makes landings more difficult.

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.

the tula has flares? how?
Just like the rest of the aircraft with this update, it can be upgraded inside the hanger if you have the mechanic shop upgrade. Once you've installed it, switch your controls around a bit. Default is usually hold right on the D-pad.
but that is bomb control by default

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:22 PM

Hunter if u willing to wait

Bombs
Rapid fire missles
Tis 2 reasons alone is enough
But that price tag thou
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:34 PM

 

I highly regret buying the Rouge. Even fully upgraded, it's still very poor performance wise. It has odd, almost physics defying handling... It's very finicky, which makes it even harder to use it's already less than stellar slow fire rate, super spread apart guns, and although it has incredible yaw capabilities, this often screws up it's flight pattern. (Like when you dive in a Lazer, then pull up, and the Lazer almost flips because of the speed? The Rouge does that. All the time, during normal manouvers.) It's very fast, but difficult to fly, which also makes it much harder to use the bomb bay as well. It has air breaks that are "too" good for a prop plane. Lightly squeezing the breaks will often result in it going from 150mph to 5 in a second, and as a result, it'll flop about, and want to stall. When the landing gear is deployed, it naturally becomes nose heavy, and pitches blades first into the ground at like a 20 degree angle unless you apply full upwards force on it, which makes landings more difficult.

 

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.

the tula has flares? how?
Just like the rest of the aircraft with this update, it can be upgraded inside the hanger if you have the mechanic shop upgrade. Once you've installed it, switch your controls around a bit. Default is usually hold right on the D-pad.
but that is bomb control by default

 

You need a co-pilot to activate the flares in the Tula.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hunter if u willing to wait

Bombs
Rapid fire missles
Tis 2 reasons alone is enough
But that price tag thou

 

I agree with the Hunter. Tried it out in a source mission, will buy it as soon as it's available.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:51 PM

Rogue can be fun, but if you're willing to give it a shot, you have to buy a hangar to store it, and drop about 500k worth of upgrades to make it worthwhile.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:39 PM

None of them

 

Hydra will still shred ANY new aircraft to bits

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:53 PM

 

I highly regret buying the Rouge. Even fully upgraded, it's still very poor performance wise. It has odd, almost physics defying handling... It's very finicky, which makes it even harder to use it's already less than stellar slow fire rate, super spread apart guns, and although it has incredible yaw capabilities, this often screws up it's flight pattern. (Like when you dive in a Lazer, then pull up, and the Lazer almost flips because of the speed? The Rouge does that. All the time, during normal manouvers.) It's very fast, but difficult to fly, which also makes it much harder to use the bomb bay as well. It has air breaks that are "too" good for a prop plane. Lightly squeezing the breaks will often result in it going from 150mph to 5 in a second, and as a result, it'll flop about, and want to stall. When the landing gear is deployed, it naturally becomes nose heavy, and pitches blades first into the ground at like a 20 degree angle unless you apply full upwards force on it, which makes landings more difficult.

 

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.

the tula has flares? how?
Just like the rest of the aircraft with this update, it can be upgraded inside the hanger if you have the mechanic shop upgrade. Once you've installed it, switch your controls around a bit. Default is usually hold right on the D-pad.
but that is bomb control by default
 
You need a co-pilot to activate the flares in the Tula.
ah so not that useful since there's also that rear gun to man.

there are much more useful planes imo, like the rogue. plus you can say "rogue 1 locking bomb bag doors to attack position" over public chat right before people explode.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:56 PM

Last night I bought a fully modded Rogue and I gotta say... I feel kinda ripped. The guns are not accurate at all and they seem to be pretty weak. Very disappointed with that.

I'm not getting anything else until the P45 gets released so I don't really know about the other stuff. I did get to try a few of them during the freight jobs but I wasn't that impressed. Especially with the Hunter, that thing felt weird and it was surprisingly stiff. The Tula was cool tho, I was able to pull off a solo job with it. The LF-22 is my least favorite so far. I can only see it being useful for a quick bomb drop while you're OTR/Ghost.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:58 PM Edited by hei3enberg, 30 August 2017 - 04:00 PM.

 

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.

the tula has flares? how?

 

No flares are available for pilot, only co-pilot. And boost is only working on the ground/ water, turret is rear-facing and pretty weak. 

 

Rogue is the only all-around plane with explosive MGs, which are as inaccurate as slow. This thing is a beast in dofgighting lazers/ hydras, but it's a joke against ground targets. 

 

Bombing is a joke.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:15 PM

Surprisingly the Havok is useful to me. 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:17 PM

I'd say the Molotok so far from my first hand experience using it and other aircraft in stealing missions.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:26 PM

 

 

The Tula for utility's sake. It has an insane jet boost, VTOL capabilities, can land on water, is armed, can have chaff/flares, and has turrets & bomb bay.

the tula has flares? how?

 

No flares are available for pilot, only co-pilot. And boost is only working on the ground/ water, turret is rear-facing and pretty weak. 

 

Rogue is the only all-around plane with explosive MGs, which are as inaccurate as slow. This thing is a beast in dofgighting lazers/ hydras, but it's a joke against ground targets. 

 

Bombing is a joke.

 

 

 

Does the Rogue have the ability for carpet bombing?


Surprisingly the Havok is useful to me. 

 

When do you use it?

 

I can figure using it for non-combat fast transport when playing solo, f.i. I/E.

I think I get this one when it's on sale, normal price is a bit steep for it's use imo.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

Havoc is extremely fun, landing, yes is difficult. Only has single .50 cal minigun, so not for pvp.

The LF22 does not have much p2p utility, either, but I like the boost and the glide bombing.

The Molotok and Rogue I have had fun in, but all of these come balanced, and you have to enjoy flying.

The Alpha Z1 is boobies to fly. Have not tried ultralight.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:00 PM


The Molotok and Rogue I have had fun in, but all of these come balanced, and you have to enjoy flying.
 

 

What do you mean with 'balanced'?


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

There is the interaction menu option to toggle countermeasure and bomb controls between pilot and copilot. Supposedly doesn't work on Tula atm, but that could very well be a glitch that gets patched next go
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:09 PM

balanced: trade offs with weaponry and agility that don't equate to lobby dominating machines for your typical COD fanboy.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:10 PM

After my full-on spending binge (about 24M) I especially like the V-65 Motolok (Russian MIG-15) as the best of the pack. It's ace.

 

I also think the Western Rogue is great in a retro-collector sort of way, just not as powerful, but looks fantastic. I also like the LF-22 Starling, funnily enough, which looks a bit idiotic at first, but upgrades wonderfully and has an additional rocket boost. The Mammoth Tula is also pretty special, but the most expensive of the lot.

 

In a nutshell, all the military vehicles are welcome additions to the game and will look great in your hanger.

However, the non-military vehicles are a bit pants.

The Alpha-Z1 looks great on the Elitas website, but handles horribly, and looks crap in the awkward way it sits on the ground on its stunted wheels, like it's broken or something.

The Nagasaki Havok is pointless - a mini-helicopter to look like an inflated Bond villain in. You can call it as CEO vehicle, but so what? And the swaying machine gun? Pretty useless. Very expensive too, and disappointing.

The Unarmed Ultralight is pretty pointless too, but kind of charming though.

 

In terms of drip-feed future content - I'm really looking forward to the P-45 Nokota (P-51 Mustang, WWII fighter), and the FH-1 Hunter, obviously.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:24 PM

The Ultralight.

It's such fun
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:37 PM Edited by Jenkiiii, 31 August 2017 - 02:25 PM.

The Ultralight.

It's such fun

 

Try bailing from it, and watch it float down to the ground in circles like a paper-plane. Fun!

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

There is the interaction menu option to toggle countermeasure and bomb controls between pilot and copilot. Supposedly doesn't work on Tula atm, but that could very well be a glitch that gets patched next go

 

I doubt it's a glitch, I think it has more to do with "the controller has run out of buttons and triggers" for it to work... Thinking about it, they don't really have any options left: 

LT / RT = Thrust
LB / RB = Yaw (rudder)

Start = Pause menu
Back = Camera views
Left Stick = Pitch and Roll (up and down, left and right)

Left Stick Click = JATO Thrust and / or Landing Gear
Right Stick = Camera angle
Right Stick Click = Rear-facing camera

 

D-pad Up = Phone

D-pad Up Hold = Quick-open current text / email / job invite

D-pad Left = Sequential order of radio stations

D-pad Left Hold = Selectable radio station

D-pad Right = Flying mode (VTOL / normal)
D-pad Right Hold = Bomb-bay doors

D-pad Down = Expanded map and player list
D-pad Down Hold = Switch characters

 

A = Fire weapons

B = Cinematic camera
X = Cycle weapon options

Y = Enter/ exit vehicle

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:05 PM


The Molotok and Rogue I have had fun in, but all of these come balanced, and you have to enjoy flying.
 

 
What do you mean with 'balanced'?
i agree

it's cannons don't just obliterate entire streets, their fire rate means you need to focus fire and know where you're aiming

bombing requires skill too unlike hydra spraying

There is the interaction menu option to toggle countermeasure and bomb controls between pilot and copilot. Supposedly doesn't work on Tula atm, but that could very well be a glitch that gets patched next go

 
I doubt it's a glitch, I think it has more to do with "the controller has run out of buttons and triggers" for it to work... Thinking about it, they don't really have any options left: 

LT / RT = Thrust
LB / RB = Yaw (rudder)
Start = Pause menu
Back = Camera views
Left Stick = Pitch and Roll (up and down, left and right)
Left Stick Click = JATO Thrust and / or Landing Gear
Right Stick = Camera angle
Right Stick Click = Rear-facing camera
 
D-pad Up = Phone
D-pad Up Hold = Quick-open current text / email / job invite
D-pad Left = Sequential order of radio stations
D-pad Left Hold = Selectable radio station
D-pad Right = Flying mode (VTOL / normal)
D-pad Right Hold = Bomb-bay doors
D-pad Down = Expanded map and player list
D-pad Down Hold = Switch characters
 
A = Fire weapons
B = Cinematic camera
X = Cycle weapon options
Y = Enter/ exit vehicle
radio could be replaced. touch pad changes it anyway and they are military jets

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

First that comes to mind is the havok small fast and maneuverable (one seater) good for going places fast

Second one is the rogue
Very maneuverable has explosive cannons and homing missiles and I think it has a bomb capability (it's just not as fast as a jet)

The rest for me are fun but not necessary

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:24 PM

radio could be replaced. touch pad changes it anyway and they are military jets

 

 

Yeah but if the emergency vehicles online have radios then you can bet the planes will :/

 

Touch pad, my word. Here I am with a bloody 360 controller! :O

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:38 PM

They can all be fun and have their uses in certain situations, but for the most part those aren't going to be PVP situations. The Hydra/Lazer are still on top of the planes.

 

1) Molotok. I like this plane quite a bit, it's physically a bit smaller than the Lazer and has similar handling and acceleration.  It has unlimited (from what I could tell) homing rockets with no cool down. It has counter measures and with full armor upgrade should make it difficult to be shot down.

 

2) Rogue. It's not too bad, the handling is finicky and takes some getting used to.  It's probably better suited to dog-fighting than hitting ground targets unless you are dropping bombs on the ground. Pilot skill being equal, Lazer is still likely going to have the edge in a dog fight.

 

All the other stuff can be fun to mess around with and you may find some other usefulness to them than I did.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:48 PM Edited by Wildfire_08, 30 August 2017 - 06:50 PM.

The Rogue is worth buying imo if you are not a scrub and can actually control it and aim the cannons.

 

And the Havok isn't bad either, people bitch about it because it doesn't come with rockets or an explosive cannon, but to be honest the GTA 4 pilots that are still around will love it... It's a tiny thing, more agile and faster than the buzzard with good enough cannons to shred things by surprise in the right hands. Definitely  agood heli for inner city 

 

And the red bull type plane (I forgot what it's called)... That's honestly just fun for trolling trash jet pilots. Don't get me wrong, getting in your own jet and killing them is fun too, but there's something satisfying about being able to completely outmaneuver someone that's trying to kill you. 

 

Don't bother buying the Molotok, it's a waste of money when it comes to Jets... Nobody with any ability at all is using homing missiles in a jet dogfight therefore flares are essentially wasted on it... and IIRC it doesn't hae an explosive cannon which basically means you'll get raped by Lasers everytime... as was the case last night when I shot down every single Molotok with ease. 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

As much as I want the Tula, I think I'm gonna wait for the Bombushka and buy that instead... cheaper and all around more awe inspiring IMO.

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