infobox Aircraft |image =EC130.jpg |name =Eurocopter EC130 B4 |type =Civilian Helicopter |fdm =YASim |status =Alpha/ Beta |authors = Heiko Schulz, Melchior Franz, FlightGear Community| fgname = ec130 }}
This is a model of a Eurocopter EC130 B4, a single engine light helicopter based and developed from their AS350's.Indeed “EC130 B4” is just a marketing name by Eurocopter, the real name is still AS350 B4. It is a widebody variant of the AS350 B3 with a completely new designed passenger cabin and fuselage , and equipped with a fan tail instead of the conventional two-blade tailrotor. With this the EC130 B4 is much less noisier than other helicopters of this class . The helicopter was designed especially for tours, so it features a great visibility, a left-seated pilot and plenty of space inside. The EC130 B4 is also used by the police in Long Beach/CA and by several medical services.
The model was built using the Pilots Flight Manual and pilot reports. <
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