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Old 07-19-2008   #1
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Question Helicopter not losing wanted. Glitch?

I've had this problem several times now. I'll have a wanted level and will jack a heli to try to get away. Thing is, the wanted radius stays centered on me no matter how fast I move or how far I go. I went out to the middle of the ocean, so far until the city was a speck in the distance. Still have the wanted radius around me.

Anybody know what's going on? I don't know if it has to do with having a higher wanted level or what. I thought you were supposed to be able to get away using that method.

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Old 07-19-2008   #3
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Thats strange I have gotten away before using the chopper.
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Thats strange I have gotten away before using the chopper.
That would have been a low wanted level, you can escape from one or two stars in a heli, but once the police helicopter is after you (3 stars & up) you can't escape with a helicopter, I assume because the police helicopter can monitor the airways or something to that effect, essentially meaning it can always see you.
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i coulda sworn i was able to evade a 3 star in a heli by flying low through algonquin, but not near any cops.. maybe it was only 2 stars =P
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See what I mean? It seems to be a confusing issue.

You CAN get away from a low wanted level with a heli. Like when I jack an annihilator from the police station I only get 1 star and can leave that easy. But 3 or 4 it sticks with you.

I'm not sure if R* meant to do that or not. It was never said by them that you can't evade a high level with a heli, was it?
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The annihilator is a police helicopter, perhaps it's got a tracking device in it or something, so you can't escape from the cops. Not sure about the Maverick, but I think you can't escape it either. They can always see you in the air, I guess.
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You can get away with helicopters. However, it depends on how high your wanted level is. Usually if it is around 2 stars or less, you could most likely get away...
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I'll have to try different things. I googled looking for an explanation. Someone suggested flying low to the ground to escape it.

People were using the explanation that "oh, they can see you because you're in a heli! The cops just look up! They probably put out a warning to all cops to look out for a chopper!" That is bullllshit. Using the same logic, why would you be able to escape the wanted radius in the same car? Wouldn't the cops keep looking for it?

I also looked in the strategy guide, which goes into some detail on each wanted level. It says nothing about not being able to lose your wanted in a chopper. In fact, it says that a helicopter is a great way to lose a wanted level. And that box is between the section on 3 and 4 stars.

So far, I'm thinking this is some sort of glitch. And making up stories about how the cops are watching the sky or have tracking systems in the chopper don't do it for me. Pulling explanations out of nowhere when there's no factual proof that this is why that's happening... c'mon.
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Not a glitch, at 3+ star wanted levels, you're supposedly picked up by radar, therefore your location is always known. Whether or not you can fly under the radar and escape I do not know.
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Thanks for the explanation, Slim. How did you know this?
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I'll have to try different things. I googled looking for an explanation. Someone suggested flying low to the ground to escape it.

People were using the explanation that "oh, they can see you because you're in a heli! The cops just look up! They probably put out a warning to all cops to look out for a chopper!" That is bullllshit. Using the same logic, why would you be able to escape the wanted radius in the same car? Wouldn't the cops keep looking for it?

I also looked in the strategy guide, which goes into some detail on each wanted level. It says nothing about not being able to lose your wanted in a chopper. In fact, it says that a helicopter is a great way to lose a wanted level. And that box is between the section on 3 and 4 stars.

So far, I'm thinking this is some sort of glitch. And making up stories about how the cops are watching the sky or have tracking systems in the chopper don't do it for me. Pulling explanations out of nowhere when there's no factual proof that this is why that's happening... c'mon.
Does the thematic reasoning really matter? I don't think so myself, just know that 3+ stars means you can't escape the area in a helicopter.
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I've had this problem several times now. I'll have a wanted level and will jack a heli to try to get away. Thing is, the wanted radius stays centered on me no matter how fast I move or how far I go. I went out to the middle of the ocean, so far until the city was a speck in the distance. Still have the wanted radius around me.

Anybody know what's going on? I don't know if it has to do with having a higher wanted level or what. I thought you were supposed to be able to get away using that method.

Thanks guys!
i was wondering the same thing because i tryed to escape the wanted level with a heli to i even tryed to fly out into the ocean and still did'nt work
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Alright, I tried to escape again with a heli. I was stuck with my wanted radius when at 3 stars. I tried flying low to the ground to escape "radar" and it didn't work.

This ended with me flying out to sea, getting too close to the water and crashing. There were boats around and a heli looking for me. After a bit of swimming I was about to escape the radius when some cop somehow spotted me. I got shot. Died.

Anyway, I guess I'll have to accept that you can't escape 3+ stars with a chopper. Crap.
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