Q: When it says "Helicopter crashes are completely random" is there absolutely NO restrictions as to where it can spawn?
A: Naturally, there are a few restrictions, below is an image, inside the red square is the ONLY places it can spawn, it can NOT spawn outside of this square. One of the most important things when searching for crash sites is to never look in the forest, you may have heard it before but I will tell you again, it will ONLY spawn in open fields.
NOTE: The red square is a bit too small (I did it in a hurry in paint). It extends about 500-700m further north. (a little past Krasnostav)
Q: How many crash sites can there be per server?
Q: What loot can I get?
A: The loot from Heli crashes are top-tier loot, usually British. Weapons like AS50, L85A2, FN-FAL etc. are some of the loot you can find here.
Q: How much loot is there per crash site?
A: There are 6 _possible_ loot spawns, this does not mean that there MUST be 6 different loot spawns. The loot can often spawn bugged under the ground or it can be in tall grass, it is recommended to sway your crosshair back and forth to make sure there is nothing more. Also remember to check under the tail, as there can often be loot there.
(Note: It is recommended to kill and loot the "pilot zombies" (easily recognizable because they wear a large black helmet) as these can drop NV Goggles.
Q: How dangerous is it to approach a crash site?
A: Many people will tell you that this is more dangerous than running across NW Airfield holding a flare and caps in while screaming, it's not. If you are paranoid, then lay down about 200m away, take a few minutes to scout the field and look for snipers. In the end, the most dangerous thing will be the zombies, which, lets face it, isn't a real problem.
(Personal experience: Usually I only meet another survivor at a crash site in about 1/50 crash sites, better grab the loot and run off)
Q: What is the best "route" to take when looking for crash sites?
Note that there is a circle around Kabanino, just run the circle and then continue on the larger circle.
Note2: Following this route you will not find ALL the crashes on the server, but you are more than likely to find atleast one.
Q: Is there any places you would recommend to check?
A: North and south and Stary/Novy Sobor are GREAT, talking like 1km in each direction. (Thats 1000m, Americans...). I have often found 2-3 Crash sites in one go, only by doing a circle around these two towns. (Beware of snipers around Stary Sobor)
Q: What's the easiest way to do this?
A: Naturally, a helicopter goes fast. If you got one, just get two buddies in, drive around, when you see a crash site, one guy jumps out in a parachute, loots the whole thing then the heli returns for extracting. Sadly, most people don't have helicopters available at all times. (I know right? Buff the spawn chance by atleast a thousand times, Rocket!). If that's the case, I would advise you NOT to grab your Ural/UAZ/Tractor and go hunting, personally I prefer a bike. Not a motorcycle, but a bicycle. Why? It's silent, its quick offroad and its hard to see, compared to that blue huge Ural you are driving at the sniper hill in Stary Sobor.
Q: Is there any point in following Heli crash maps from google?
A: No. These maps are outdated as they are from before the crashes became random, as they are now.
Q: Can trash loot naturally spawn, or is that a sign of another player?
A: Trash loot can naturally spawn, but of course, someone can have dumped it there to make room for the AS50 they just got.
Q: Is there any point in camping a crash site for loot respawn?
A: No. The loot that spawns stays there infintely, or untill the crash site disappears. Once you have looted it, it's best to bolt before someone else stops by.
Q: How do I best approach a helicopter crash site?
A: If you are alone, the best idea is to scout it for a bit. (Never scout it for too long, or else someone else might come, and they might have backup). When the area is clear, use a silent weapon (in other words, dont use your AS50) to clear the zombies. Run in grab the loot, get back into the woods. If you are, however in a group, approach the crash site from different sites, the best idea is to always have atleast one spotter/scout who stays at a range of about 500m, looking for other survivors/bandits, this player does not aid in killing zombies as that would reveal him. If you arrive in a vehicle, stop for a second to unload your "looters" while the driver drives off, drive in a circle and arrive back at the crash site in about a minute. (By then the looters should be done, if not, kill them for slacking.)
Q: You are awesome! Can I play with you, pretty please?!
A: No. I play with a squad with a total of 5 people, we do not accept any more members.
If you got some info I have left out, feel free to post it and I will add it to the OP.
Edited by Dalelol, 23 August 2012 - 11:45 PM.