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  1. #26

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    NC, perseverance has its rewards. Good show.

  2. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Chief View Post
    SOLVED IT!

    It was binding conflicts with FSUIPC. Once I disconnected it, badabing! I am hovering like a pro! NC
    Excellent, Navy

  3. #28

    Upgrade v0.8

    Some important changes.

    https://flightsim.to/file/8970/airbu...copter-project


    Version 0.8 March 25, 2021
    We hope that these changes are intuitive enough that much direction is not needed, but should you need help please join our 2K+ member Discord where our devs or our community members can quickly provide troubleshooting advice.

    Our Discord - https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    - Fixed windshield in rain. (No effects but visuals don't duplicate now)
    - Added ENG and FADEC physical switches (below the center panel where they should be)
    - Upgraded avionics to multifunction displays
    - Added exhaust heat effects
    - Upgraded sounds
    - Autopilot (AP) modes now supported: LVL PIT HDG NAV ALT




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    A beautiful piece of freeware and very much appreciative. She flies great in MSFS. Thank you.

  5. #30

    Upgrade v0.81

    A major upgrade.

    https://flightsim.to/file/8970/airbu...copter-project

    Version 0.81 April 01, 2021
    In our screenshots you can see that the H135 now has an EFB that is capable of displaying a web browser or a screen capture from one of your computer's displays.

    This feature requires a bit of advanced setup and we want to walk users through the process as well as take your feedback - the files necessary to run the EFB are exclusive to our Discord members for this reason.

    You can join our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    0.81 changelog is as follows:

    - Install ADF radio
    - Add torque trim (bind to rudder trim controls)
    - Add trim indicators to MISC page
    - Another fix for copilot still appearing
    - Reduce default payload
    - Fuel quantity updated. Fuel burn adjusted
    - Engine sounds and fuel burn now responsive to collective input
    - Add EFB -> Download the required external program
    - HDG and ALT synchronize buttons added to MISC page for ease of use
    - MISC page has AP modes with state indication
    - AP MASTER, BARO, FLT DIR added to MISC page
    - FMA text clipping fixed, AP disconnect flashing fixed
    - AP ALT mode tamed a bit
    - Fixed rotor blur texture
    - Better "light skids" feel when on the ground at higher power setting
    - Disabled terrain alert on GTNs
    - Add high visibility FADEC alert for newcomers
    - Add spotlight feature. (Note due to CTDs this is off by default. See the MISC page and dismiss the message to enable it)
    - Spolight controls: MIXTURE3 and MIXTURE4 bound to spotlight directional control. Use only the -100%/100% axis, NOT the 0%/100% option. Buttons to increase/decrease mixture 3 and 4 will also work for a hat assignment. Use 'Toggle Wing Lights' to toggle the spotlight on and off.
    - Fixed ENG2 not starting
    - Added N2 indication to VMS page
    - Added hydraulics indication to VMS page
    - GEN1 and GEN2 are now managed by the computer, no switches are available
    - Flight model: Torque reduced slightly
    - Flight model: ETL increased slightly
    - Engines: Adjusted fuel consumption at high end
    - Ctrl+E will now engage the FADEC
    - Rotor animations slightly more fluid through startup and shutdown.
    - Nav lights and panel lights now off by default from c&d
    - EICAS HYD added
    - EICAS alignment adjusted for dual-indications when one side is alerting and the other isn't
    - Updated texture for engine controls
    - Better tooltips for FADEC and DOORS
    - Rotor load now reflects only online engines
    - Engine sounds added from both engines
    - DMAP ORI now has DTK HDG TRACK and NORTH modes
    - EICAS LOW and EMERGENCY fuel set at approx 12% and 6%
    - Fuel pump button + EICAS message added
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  6. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Seahawk72s View Post
    Gave this update another spin. So much improvment on the flght and handling model. Amazed by the many liveries for it.
    Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

  7. #32

    Upgrade v0.82

    A surprisingly large upgrade.

    https://flightsim.to/file/8970/airbu...copter-project

    Version 0.82 April 06, 2021
    In our screenshots you can see that the H135 now has an EFB that is capable of displaying a web browser or a screen capture from one of your computer's displays.

    This feature requires a bit of advanced setup and we want to walk users through the process as well as take your feedback - the files necessary to run the EFB are exclusive to our Discord members for this reason.

    You can join our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    0.82 changelog is as follows:

    - Add support for autorotation
    - Add support for legacy SimConnect axis mappings
    - Tweak various textures, messages and indications
    - Increase the bank angle of HDG AP mode when over 20kts.
    - Installed plush cockpit seat textures, collective/cyclic, glare shield.
    - Upgraded engine control panel
    - Added a tablet
    - rotor blur animation is fixed
    - rotor tilt animation added
    - AP MISC page buttons up/down will now repeat on hold.
    - Flight model: fuel burn adjusted
    - Load station and fuel tank points adjusted
    - Apron start will now have fuel valves closed, and subsequently the engine start switches will show OFF
    - Add POWER UP SELF TEST. It will run at startup and indicate success then disappear in about 90 seconds total.
    - Adjust sound to mitigate phasing
    - Disable copilot
    - Added a "check landing gear hotkey" warning if changing the flight mode more than 10 times in 2 seconds. This warning is intended to display for users who have incorrectly bound hotkeys for landing gear.
    - Add a couple README files about managing the copilot, downloading the EFB
    - EPU 'white plug' when available, EPU EICAS when available
    - EFB on all screens (commands only on the 3 primary displays for now)
    - You may now use the PFD Settings page to select the preferred Wind option for FND page, and the COM channel spacing may be set (2 digits vs 3 digits on COM frequencies)
    - Add hpa vs in/hg baro mode in PFD Settings. STBY not changed. Must exit sim cleanly for the setting to be saved for next time.
    - EFB may now be accessed from the Top-6 softkey on each display
    - FND/CLOCK now available on all 3 displays
    - Integrate GARMIN GTN 750 beta -> https://pms50.com/msfs/downloads/gtn750-base-beta/
    - GTN750: Select Open GTN750 on the PFD Home page if installed. IMPORTANT: Avoid opening maps on the 3 main panels when using GTN750 to avoid a "max 4 maps" bug in the game that causes a CTD
    - Engine control panel revamped to use the yellow switches for OFF/IDLE/FLIGHT. Manual mode switches no longer used. Switch guards added.
    - You may now click the front pillar/strut to open the front left and right doors. the DOORS button will continue to open the rear cargo bay doors and the side sliding door.
    - Move (Cabin, Nav, Strobe, Beacon, Taxi, Landing lights to the overhead panel)
    - Move panel lights to the 6-pack of buttons
    - Remove all other 6-pack buttons
    - Move pitot heat to overhead
    - Move cargo doors switch to the overhead
    - Move fuel pump switches to the overhead (now two instead of one)
    - Move pitot heat switch to overhead
    - Speed up switches
    - Play some of the correct avionics sounds at startup
    - Move parking brake to OH
    - Move EPU connect/disconnect to an EPU softkey
    - Add a brightness control to 3 main displays
    - Add a power button to all 5 displays
    - Tablet is retracted by default
    - Aircraft systems page is deprecated
    - LOW NR warning aural below 97%
    - VMS NR gauge now goes to 100% for flight, stays at 100% until doing an auto
    - VMS N2 gauges now go red on failure
    - VMS Engine status IDLE/FAIL/STARTER at the top of page
    - Engine switches are wheel-only now
    - Add Animated cyclic control
    - Add Animated collective control
    - Two brand new liveries by @Crispy136
    - D-HYPE: a Black HYPE group livery (default)
    - D-HECB: Airbus Helionix corporate livery (soon to be default)
    - Baro on standby attitude indicator (knob only, not the display)
    - Click base of cyclic to hide it
    - Add red guards back to engine panel
    - Remove/hide LUM buttons from main displays (confusing/inop)
    - Tweak bladeslap sounds
    - Boost avionics sounds
    - Fix clipped ORI indicator in DMAP page

  8. #33

    Video

    A video not really covering the update features but for a few minutes in the beginning.


  9. #34

    Upgrade v0.83

    Another new upgrade, impressive.

    https://flightsim.to/file/8970/airbu...copter-project

    0.83 change log is as follows:

    - Animated torque pedals.
    - Added analog compass.
    - Added a number of detail elements to the cockpit.
    - Added fire extinguisher.
    - Added euronav control panels, keyboard outlets (inop).
    - Fixed engine control panel texture.
    - Upgrade lower radio, AP, systems panels between Capt and FO seats.
    - Install carpet.
    - Fix texture on base of cyclic.
    - Add emergency annunciations / engine control panel (inop).
    - Collective control animation now works on the ground with engines IDLE or OFF.
    - D-HECB is now the default livery
    - Switch added to overhead panel to remove the windshield in rain to prevent glitching

  10. #35

    Addons

    Some additional features for the H135.

    Sound pack:

    https://flightsim.to/file/9909/h135-...st-public-beta


    Liveries: (about 150 )


    https://flightsim.to/c/liveries/airbus-h135/&page=1

  11. #36
    How would you compare this to say, Dodosim's heli? Once there is a heli in msfs actually flying like a heli, I plan to swap in my heli setup and give it a go.

    LouP

  12. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by LouP View Post
    How would you compare this to say, Dodosim's heli? Once there is a heli in msfs actually flying like a heli, I plan to swap in my heli setup and give it a go.

    LouP
    This project evolves at breakneck speed! Sometimes three updates in one day. They are almost at 100k downloads. It is a incredibly beautiful model, and SO much fun to fly! NC

  13. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Chief View Post
    This project evolves at breakneck speed! Sometimes three updates in one day. They are almost at 100k downloads. It is a incredibly beautiful model, and SO much fun to fly! NC
    Indeed. There was another update, apparently to fix missing interior textures from the last update, or was it the current update..... Anyways, it is a fun flyer. Actually easier than the dedicated hilos in FSX now IMO. Have to remember to switch to Legacy flight mode every time. And there must be a gig of liveries to choose from.
    Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

  14. #39

    Video v0.83

    A little more detail on the v0.83 upgrade.
    Besides the original video done by the development group I've not found anyone who does a good technical review.



  15. #40
    I have made two donations to these guys. Great work! NC

  16. #41
    0.83 is very very good ! Thanks

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    First helo, top design...and free!!!

    My brother was, shall we say, pissed-off that MSFS 2020 came without a non-fixed wings aircraft.

    Enthusiasts (and quite dedicated) modelers are putting M$ to shame with a remarkable Airbus H135, still a WIP (work in progress), but what a progress! Actually at 0.83, the model is better - and by far - than many payware gauging our pockets.

    The learning curve is a bit steep (it took me two days to make one budge...), but this video should help;


    You can get this little marvel here; https://flightsim.to/file/8970/airbu...copter-project

    To the Hype Performance Group and developer David Amenta, a tip of my hat.

    N.B.- Now at model 0.84 !!!
    Last edited by hubbabubba; April 11th, 2021 at 20:33. Reason: nota bene
    Torture numbers and they'll say anything.


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  18. #43

    Upgrade v0.84

    More good things..!


    https://flightsim.to/file/8970/airbu...copter-project


    0.84 changelog is as follows:

    - Fix subtle pitch/yaw connection bug.
    - Enable turning off the front and middle doors.
    - Faster power up self test.
    - Overhead switches fixed, textures added, all switches have an accurate label.
    - You may now add a configurable png image for each livery which shows up under the standby attitude indicator. Edit /html_ui/UserImages/User1.png which is used on every livery.
    - AP ALT hold is less likely to oscillate.
    - Autorotation drag reduced. Less 'nose down' to maintain speed. More glide.
    - Moved many unrealistic settings and options to the CONFIG page on the tablet
    - You may now open all 6 doors individually, see the doors page
    - Tablet now has AP page for AP functions
    - Tablet now has SPOT Light page
    - Tablet now has DOORS page
    - Tablet now has LIGHTS page (duplicated from Overhead panel, for VR users)
    - Removed tablet/GTN MFD Home/PFD Home, all flight planning and PFD stuff is under "Flight"
    - MISC page removed, all functions are now on tablet
    - Battery/Avionics switches moved to the overhead
    - MISC page now has a baggage compartment "camera"
    - Add a basic GPU model
    - Ground Trajectory Command Hover. Hold a GPS position. Engage on AP page.
    - Fixed audio arrows overlapping EFB on tablet/GTN
    - Add various state triggers to Tablet CONFIG page (engines off, ready for takeoff, cold & dark, fail engines in flight)
    - Add main display shrouding
    - Fix EPU plug showing after engine start
    - Fix EPU staying connected in the air
    - Dirty footprints removed from interior carpet
    - Various other textures fixed
    - Add BARO softkey (activate + use knob to tune) to FND
    - Fixed Minimums display on FND
    - Magenta ball is behind green ball when in GTC.H. Marks the target position.
    - Update documentation
    - Upgrade antitorque pedals to a much higher quality version by @GBZH35
    - Add an offline EFB
    - Add a warning for left click on ENG switches

  19. #44
    I am having so much fun, flying this helo! I initially selected "Basic", but now I only use the "Advanced" option. It is simply a BLAST to fly!!

    Do I recommend this add-on? Most definitely! . Navy Chief

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    New version, new video;


    BTW- I just saw a thread about the H135 (couldn't find it before posting this thread...) . So feel free to merge or erase or whatever.
    Torture numbers and they'll say anything.


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  21. #46
    Tested it last night, very impressed!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    A show stopper... literally

    Was taxiing for takeoff from some airport when, just to my right, I spotted a H135 parked. Almost lost control of my Cessna 172 (was only taxiing, remember?) and had to make a U-turn just to be sure.

    Was not aware that MSFS 2020 could include 3th party aircraft in its sceneries.
    Last edited by hubbabubba; April 15th, 2021 at 13:38.
    Torture numbers and they'll say anything.


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  23. #48
    Yep. If you set this in aircraft.cfg:

    isAirTraffic = 0 ; Is the plane usable for air traffic

    ... to 1 instead of 0, you'll see that plane/livery at airports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyA View Post
    Yep. If you set this in aircraft.cfg:

    isAirTraffic = 0 ; Is the plane usable for air traffic

    ... to 1 instead of 0, you'll see that plane/livery at airports.
    I havn't fiddle much with the inners of the beast, so this must be already at 1. I must have crossed the path of a few addons but a chopper does stand out of the crowd.

    I wonder; when will I meet a carboard spit. Will check that CFG...

    Funny fact; The carboard spit had a 1... and the H135 didn't!!!
    Torture numbers and they'll say anything.


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  25. #50

    Upgrade v0.85

    More improvements.

    https://flightsim.to/file/8970/airbu...copter-project


    Version 0.85 April 17, 2021
    In our screenshots you can see that the H135 now has an EFB that is capable of displaying a web browser or a screen capture from one of your computer's displays.

    This feature requires a bit of advanced setup and we want to walk users through the process as well as take your feedback - the files necessary to run the EFB are exclusive to our Discord members for this reason.

    You can join our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    0.85 changelog is as follows:

    - Add annunciations top panel (ENG FAIL, LOW FUEL, etc)
    - Align front, middle, and rear doors to their hinges
    - Added NORMAL and EMERGENCY procedures on the EFB library
    - Add QUICK REFERENCE to EFB library
    - EPU switch added to overhead (for when battery is dead)
    - Added endurance time to VMS page fuel section
    - GTC.H is a little more tame IF you enter at a very stable hover
    - HOV softkey is back and controls only visibility of the 'green ball' hover indicator
    - Changed default view to be VR friendly. Zoomed the view out as well
    - Reduce pedals animation coming through the floor
    - Low fuel is now presented in yellow
    - Added version.txt to each build
    - Integrated mnpostema's v10 sound pack
    - Updated liveries with more small detail
    - Add EFB documents as PDF in the Documents folder of the package
    - Add LVars for engine status (START/IDLE/FAIL)

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