That's cos you don't have a joystick nooblet
Jostick... I raise you a cyclic, collective, and rudder pedals.
Plenty cool until the collective slips off your knee while you are on the phone and have to manage a quick grab for it to keep your full loaded UH-60 from smashing into the ground scaring all of your passengers out of their minds while simultaneously explaining to your befuddled customer why you just started unexpectedly cursing into the phone handset.
I'm just saying...
Right, on to the advice bit. I haven't actually received my copy of A2 yet as I ordered the physical shipment of the North American release but I wanted to mention something to you folks that are helping the new players get acquainted to the game that helps me when I administer on my units game servers. I just pray that it works in A2.
In A1 you could create a custom message that you could broadcast over whichever channel you were using. Most used it for playing a recorded message, or ogg sound file. But you can also use it to send very handy text messages as well.
If someone could please check and see if A2 creates an "ArmA2 other profiles" folder in your "My Documents" folder. If so then look for a folder with your player, or profile name. Inside of that folder create a folder named "sound." Should hopefully look like this example.
C:/My Documents/ArmA2 Other Profiles/Palehorse1/Sound
Inside of this folder create a "new text document" and name the document what you want your message to be. Don't actually type anything into the document itself as the title will be the message.
Here are some examples of what mine usually read."You are welcome to join us on teamspeak. 000.111.222.333 port 4444"
NOTE: I place the word "port" instead of the ":" because you can't have special characters in file names."For teamwork based play join our squad by scrolling to "status" and selecting "Team Status" and clicking "Join squad."
That one was used for domination missions and really helped as most simply did not know how to do that at all.
I'm certain that you can think of a few others that are pertinent such as "Quit driving the MHQ into the enemy occupied village and getting it blown to bits forcing the rest of us to leg it for fifty klicks you mental midget."
But I digress...
Or, even a quick how to get to the battlefield via teleporting message. You are allowed to have up to nine or ten of them in A1 so I'd hope that it would be the same in A2 as well.
To actually broadcast the messages you use the "zero" button followed by another "zero" to get you into the custom radio message list. Select the message you wish to broadcast and it will be instantly typed into your current channel for you. Saves heaps of grief when piloting a transport helo through enemy AA batteries and trying to get the Teamspeak server info typed up to someone at the same time.
Could someone test this and confirm that it is/isn't available in A2 please?