Almost any video game can be improved by adding helicopters. Whether you’re playing Grand Theft Auto or Minecraft, helicopters add an exciting new gameplay element that opens up a world of possibilities.
That’s why the THX Helicopter Mod is one of Minecraft’s most popular mods. This mod adds a unique helicopter to the Minecraft world that players can use to fly around and explore – just like a real helicopter.
Crafting the helicopter is surprisingly simple. Players simply create a boat shape in the 3×3 crafting window and add an extra block at the middle of the top row to act as the motor assembly. That’s it!
After crafting the helicopter, players can jump in and begin to fly. Helicopters are controlled using Minecraft default WASD move commands, and players ascend using the space bar and descend by pressing X.
But the mod’s creator, Theoxylo, wasn’t satisfied with a static helicopter flying experience that simply used left, right, forward, back, up, and down commands. So he added pitch to the helicopter’s control scheme. Pitch follows the players view and can be controlled using the mouse. Pitch can easily be engaged or disengaged with the press of a key (the L key, to be specific).
Controls can be a bit touchy at first, although players will eventually grasp the hang of it. And once they do, the whole world is available to be discovered. Whether climbing a nearby mountain or simply looking for a stylish way to get to and from your home, the THX Helicopter Mod is an exciting addition to the Minecraft world.
How to install the THX Helicopter Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of the THX Helicopter Mod from this forum thread
Step 3) Drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Craft a helicopter, start flying, and have fun!