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X-Trident Releases Chinook CH-47D

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Renown aircraft developer, X-Trident, has released their latest aircraft, the Boeing CH-47D Chinook for X-Plane. 

The Chinook is is a twin-engined heavy-lift helicopter capable of lifting over 10 tonnes of mixed cargo using its tandem rotor system. The Chinook first flew in 1961 after heavy design modifications from the earlier Vertol Model 107. Today, over 1200 aircraft have been built and operated by the military in over 20 countries. British Airways famously used the CH-47 to shuttle passengers to and from offshore oil platforms in the early 1980s.

X-Trident has created the Chinook to include a highly detailed 3D model with lots of attention to the rotor system, cockpit and various animated doors and load outs. The helicopter is equipped with FMOD sounds with multiple user profiles to enhance the distinctive sound of the tandem rotors along with a fully customisable and immersive lighting system. Inside the cockpit the Chinook has accurately modelled VOR, TACAN, ADF and GPS systems along with a functioning AFCS (Automatic Flight Control System) to enable the pilot to focus on the mission at hand. The developer has also included an animated fuel truck with auto and free drive functions meaning you can take the wheel to refuel the aircraft as well as animated ground crew to help get the aircraft in the air. 

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This is the very first payware helicopter for Microsoft Flight Simulator, developed by an actual Bell 47 pilot. The flight dynamics have been completely customized and run off of an app called “Flyinside Heli Manager.” Resulting in a very realistic and challenging helicopter experience. Video Produced By: The Flight Sim Deck
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FlyInside Bell 47 Released for MSFS

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Whilst we usually let our friends at Helisimmer.com keep you up to date with the latest in the world of helicopters, the release of the FlyInside Bell 47 is fairly significant for the simulation community. It's the first payware helicopter made available for Microsoft Flight Simulator and comes with a custom flight model. The team at FlyInside have often defied
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VSKYLABS R44 Raven II Released

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VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations has released their R44 Raven II helicopter for X-Plane 11. The rotorcraft was designed with a realistic flight model in mind, through the Experimental Flight Model environment of X-Plane. For example, the helicopter is capable of autorotations, a situation of engine failure on a helicopter where the rotor spins freely through altitude bleeding, allowing for a safe
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VSKYLABS Robinson R66 Released for X-Plane

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VSKYLABS has released V1.0 of their Robinson R66 Turbine Project for X-Plane 11.

The Robinson R66 offers 5 seats in a turbine powered helicopter, which is powered by a Rolls Royce RR300 turbo-shaft engine. The R66 also have hydraulic controls to provide a responsive handling and a way to eliminate feedback forces.

VSKYLABS recommends that you visit the Robinson Helicopters website to view information such as the POH and more.

The VSKYLABS Robinson R66 is available for $33.95.

Project Main Features:

  • VSKYLABS ‘Test-Pilot’ Project.
  • Highly defined flight dynamics model of the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter, built around the powerful, native X-Plane 11.40+ ‘Experimental Flight Model’ environment (must be selected in the General settings window in X-Plane 11).
  • Highly detailed model of the Robinson R66 helicopter.
  • Robust simulation of the R66 drive train and RR300 Turbo-shaft engine: Utilizes X-Plane’s new and advanced free turbine simulation.
  • Autorotation capable.
  • Comprehensive systems: Drive system, Hydraulics flight controls, Engine Anti-ice, Starter-generator and ignition system, Fuel system, Auxiliary fuel system, Electrical system with functional CB panel, Lighting, Annunciator panel, Cabin heater, Rotor brake and more.
  • Fully functional VR (Virtual Reality) Ready: highly interactive cockpit environment including levers, switches, fuel cut-off / shut-off guards, 3D checklist viewer, modular cyclic and more.
  • Equipped with Robinson’s ‘later’ advanced panel: a perfect mix of the traditional analog gauges and glass cockpit display.
  • R66 Auxiliary fuel system.
  • Fully featured G1000 (modified).
  • Autopilot including SAS mode.
  • Built-in Avitab Compatibility (Avitab plugin not included).
  • Multi-Layer FMOD sound pack.
  • The project is under constant development: development road-map is including flight model refinements, enhanced systems depth, additional liveries and other improvements.
  • STMA Autoupdater is included: project updates are fast and efficient!
  • Highly responsive VSKYLABS support forums.
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AOA Simulations Announces V-22 Osprey Update

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The AOA Simulations team has announced a big update for their V-22 Osprey. The new update under development on X-Plane 11 includes all-new FMOD sounds, improvements to the cockpit and instruments and more. The new improvements to the cockpit will include improved reflections, a working autopilot and many other bug fixes. This new version will be v1.7. Whilst no concrete
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Aerofly FS 2 Updated to v2.04.03.15

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VSKYLABS Previews Guimbal Cabri G2

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In a recent post on their facebook page, VSKYLABS have previewed some cockpit screenshots of their upcoming Guimbal Cabri G2 project. The G2 is a light helicopter which was first introduced to the market in 2008 and was designed by a former Eurocopter engineer. The developer has said that most of the cockpit is now completed and some notable feature include the
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The Charity Scenery Project: Scenery For A Cause

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If you're like me, you probably don't give to charity as often as you should. If you're really like me, you also have an unhealthy scenery addiction for your simulator(s). Fortunately for people like you and I, we're able to solve both of these problems with the help of the Charity Scenery Project. The Charity Scenery Project was founded by Craig Tomkins,
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