HD - EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3 ECUREUIL

HD - EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3 ECUREUIL

PID: 3768
Available since: 06/03/2009.
Publisher: Heli Development
Sold by Heli Development
EUR 27.85
without VAT EUR 23.40
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DELIVERY METHOD DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE 181MB
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REQUIREMENTS · Pentium 2.5 GHz
· 2 Gb RAM
· 800 Mb of free available space on the hard disk
· Sound card
· Graphic card
· Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004©, this add-on is not compatible with elder versions of the simulator.
· Windows ME, 2000, XP, or Vista

Heli Development Eurocopter AS 350 B3 Ecureuil for Flight Simulator 2004

The Eurocopter AS 350 Ecureuil B3 is the “high performance” version of the single-engine “Ecureuil” range. Over 800 helicopters have been delivered all around the world since the helicopter entered in service in 1997.

Powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2B turbine engine equipped with the FADEC system, the AS 350 B3 helicopter has been designed to match highly demanding missions such as
operations in mountains areas or hot countries. Its design calls for widespread use of composite materials (airframe, main rotor, blades...).

On the instrument panel, the pilot benefits from the VEMD (Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display): a new generation of integrated instrumentation which allows him to see at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters on a dual LCD screen.

Thanks to these innovations, the AS 350 B3 offers the operators high performances with safety and a reduced pilot workload.

Heli Development AS 350 Ecureuil B3 package includes five variants:

  • Passenger transport
  • Fire fighting
  • Heli-skiing
  • Aerial work
  • Off-shore

Updates with other models and textures will be available in the future for free. Some of the features:

  • Accurate and detailed interior and exterior visual models and textures
  • Customized exterior and interior animations
  • Realistic sound setup
  • Realistic starting procedure
  • Reflective and shiny textures
  • Fully clickable dynamic virtual cockpit, completely flyable form the virtual cockpit
  • 2D panels
  • PDF Flight Manual, Installation Manual and Paint Kit

System requirements:
· Pentium 2.5 GHz
· 2 Gb RAM
· 800 Mb of free available space on the hard disk
· Sound card
· Graphic card
· Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004©, this add-on is not compatible with elder versions of the simulator.
· Windows ME, 2000, XP, or Vista


 

Customer Reviews

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David Pike *Verified Product User*, 12/26/2009 3 of 6 customers found this review helpful
 
    I sooo wanted to love this aircraft. I'm a big fan of helicopters, and I am particularly interested in aerial firefighting.
However, I have been disappointed on several issues. Some of the external textures are blurry, the instruments in the VC are fairly low resolution, and I can't seem to work the water drop feature (although I am very willing to admit this might be my problem - I'll keep trying). There is also a sound issue - visit the forums for extra info.
There are some things I like - the water snorkel is good, and the external model overall is nice. I re-saved the textures as DXT3 (without MIPS) and this has improved the loading times and blurriness.
If you are confident with tweaking your aircraft config, changing panel viewpoints and adjusting your sound format, it is possible to improve things a little. However, there are better helicopters out there, both pay- and free-ware.
If you really, really must have an AS-350 equipped for firefighting or heli-ski work, then take a look. But if you're happy with any small utility helicopter, I'd check out the Nemeth Brothers EC120B Colibri, which has a nice VC and is available here at Simmarket.