PeterMy understanding is, that until FSX, the Helicopter flight model, had not been taken seriously.
According to M$, this had now been addressed. Perhaps, as Bones says, it has been toned down. It is most definatly better and smoother in FSX.Perhaps FSX is a lot smoother anyway, at least the control response is, the aircraft seems a lot heavier, and has more inertia to overcome. But as I have no experiance of flying real aircraft, I cannot make the final judgement. But M$, has always made a point of testing models, by using real world pilots.
(Likewise the addons builders-where possible) Frank