|Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel / A - Star|
The Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil (Squirrel) is a single-engine light helicopter originally designed and manufactured in France by Aerospatiale (now Airbus Helicopters). In North America, the AS350 is marketed as the AStar.
**** Suitable for FG 2017+ versions only ****
Full cold and dark manual startup.
Autostart updated to take into account the changes for the manual start.
Help file updated with changes to the manual startup steps.
FDM altered to provide a Long line cargo option for use with the Cargo towing addon, available here:- https://github.com/wlbragg/Cargo-Towing-Addon
Main rotor animation reworked to fix animation issues over multiplayer.
Some sound tweaks.
Some file path errors fixed.
SAR Recovery ( just for Multiplayer fun ), so you can recover or be recovered by a friend after you become one with the scenery.
FDM now includes static friction patch code for FG 2019+ versions.
G500H screens updated.
Compass now included in the instrument lighting.
Rotor wash on Grass effect added ( Requires ALS + Grass overlay to be active )
Minor FDM tweaks mostly affecting tail authority.
Livery specific fuselage reflection effects.
Optional emergency Floatation system.
FLIR view available on FLIR equipped payloads.
Fixed a number of path and case issues that were affecting non windows versions.
Main switch panel - all indicator lights now work on active switches.
Almost a complete rebuild of the AS350. Now based on the AS350B3+
All new FDM
All new Instrument panel
Procedural manual start up possible ( See Aircraft help in Sim ** NOTE Auto start does not currently animate everything the way is does during a manual start **)
All doors fully animated including the floor panel for looking down during hovering. ( Click to operate doors ).
All new sound pack.
Working winch operative. ( only available in configurations containing the winch. )
New visual FX
14 liveries included.
6 configuration options including "Everest Challenge" which is a specially lightened airframe as used during the Everest Challenge where they attempted to land on top of Mt Everest.
Bug Fixes submitted by D-ECHO
It's now completely independent of the ec130 and the bo105.
Fix for the interior cabin texture.
Minor bug fix for the MP passenger to prevent others seeing the passenger as a blue glider.
This is a complete ground up rebuild of our earlier AS350.
Fully Texture mapped.
Livery swapping enabled. Includes a number of liveries.
YASM FDM, using YASIM CURRENT VERSION, Suitable for FG 3.2+.
Advanced lighting kit.
MP passenger option.
NOTE, there is currently a mapping issue on the cabin floor area.