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Eurocopter EC130 B4

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Updates in Development Repository (after FG 2017.2)
{{infobox Aircraft|image = EC130.jpg|name = Eurocopter EC130 B4|type = Civilian helicopter|fdm = YASim |authors = Heiko Schulz (Basic 3d-model, FDM, Nasal Scripts)<br/>Melchior Franz (Nasal)<br/>Michael Habarta (Model details, Animations, Liveries, Configuration Menu, Debugging)<br/>FlightGear Community (help and support)|fgname = ec130|status-fdm = 4|status-systems = 4|status-cockpit = 4|status-model = 5|download =http:{{PAGENAME}}//|development =}}This is a model of the '''Eurocopter EC130 B4/ EC130 T2 (H130)''', a single engine light [[helicopter]] based on and developed from the [[Ecureuil AS 350 Helicopter|AS350]]'s.
=== The Real Thing ===
=== The FlightGear Model===
This model of the “EC130 B4” B4/H130” was built using very detailed drawings, the Pilots Flight Manual and pilot reports.
== Features ==
This model is a try and a WIP to get a realistic and complete simulation of a helicopter.
By using [[Nasal]]-scripting nearly all main systems have been simulated to a degree which wasn't available at this time on [[FlightGear]]'s helicopters. The [[flight dynamics model]] is custom made and though a lot of values could only be estimated, it should give an good impression on how the real one flies.
[[Livery over MP|Livery-over-mp]] including dynamic configurable external stores like skibox, deployable emergency floats, FLIR's etc. which affects CoG, weight and drag.
[[File:EC130 MedFlight N130NE.jpg|thumb|280px|right|The "new" EMS variant of EC130-B4, as used by MedFlight, Ohio, USAHeli Alps version]]
=== Goals ===
=== Issues ===
See latest version and issues in the development repository (link at the top)
Some simulation related issues are:
* GTX328 and GNS430 only dummies (is [ Issue #4 (CR)] in dev repo)
* bad autorotation behavior?? at high speed above 110 ktn (is [ Issue #5])
* some caution lights on panel (outside CWS) not working (is [ Issue #8 (CR)]
* <del>ETL on the central panel isn't working (is [ Issue #9 (CR)]</del> {{Done}}
* Buttons on side of VEMD not functional (is [ Issue #10 (CR)]
* <del>Nasal error with Mouse handling of Twist Grip, but works (fixed in FG 3.5 version, FG 3.0 only)</del> {{Done}}
* Nasal error after crash (is [ Issue #6])
* <del>GSDI (is not switched if only livery is changed) (fixed in FG 3.5 version, FG 3.0 only)</del> {{Done}}
* <del>Texture of N130NE (Medflight) is too large (4096x2048px), may cause ressource problems if used/switched (Rembrandt) (fixed in FG 3.5 version, FG 3.0 only)</del> {{Done}}
== Pilot Flight Manual ==
'''Weight and Balance Limitations'''
Minimum weight:.........................................................................................3307lbs 3015lbs (1500kg1368kg)B4 / 3159lbs (1433kg) T2
Maximum weight:........................................................................................5350lbs (2427kg)B4 / 5512lbs (2500kg) T2
'''Airspeed limitations'''
430 rpm …...............................................................................maximum rotor rpm power off
'''Low Rotor rpm aural warning < 360 rpm ''' (available in Git version)
'''High Rotor rpm aural warning > 410 rpm ''' (available in Git version)
=== Warning Panel ===
*** other payload like luggage
** activate/deactivate '''Specific Views'''
* --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4or H130/Configuration (Livery,Payload,...)''' 
=== Heli Usage ===
* '''Info''' about the '''Heli-Operator''' --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4or H130/Operator/Model Info (Alt-i)'''
* '''Tutorials''' guide through the preparation and startup process --> see '''Menu: Help/Tutorials'''
* '''Checklists''' based on pilot handbook help to follow standard procedures --> see '''Menu: Help/Aircraft Checklists'''
* '''Autostart/Autoshutdown''' available after 15 5 flights --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4or H130/Autostart''' or '''Autoshutdown'''
* '''Shortcuts and general Info''' --> see '''Menu: Help/Aircraft Help'''
[[File:EC130-B4 wide luggage box-012.jpg|thumb|240px|right|ZS-HOY of Starlite Helicopters with wide luggage boxes seen from above]]
'''FG 3.5 ''' version of '''EC130 B4''' is the first update after FG 3.0 version and the first one made available in [{{fgaddon/HEAD/tree/trunk/Aircraft/aircraft source|ec130/ |text=FGAddon - ec130] }} at the new Sourceforge FGAddon SVN repository.
===New Liveries===
== Updates after as of FG 32016.5 1 version ==
[[File:EC130_GC_Gold-009.jpg|thumb|290px|right|The 50 year anniversary "Golden Copter" EC130 , of Grand Canyon Helicopters, USA]]
[[File:EC130_GC_Golden_Copter_Formation-046.jpg|thumb|290px|right|"Golden Copter" EC130 , of Grand Canyon Helicopters, USA in a 5 ship formation ready for take-off]]
[[File:EC130 GC Golden Copter Formation-026.jpg|thumb|290px|right|Five helicopter formation of Grand Canyon Helicopters in flight over Arizona]]
Development continues after In '''FG 32016.5 1''' releasethe following improvements are done. If you are interested in the newest features see [ '''Gitlab development repository''']
===New Liveries===
* '''N836GC Grand Canyon Gold''' 50 years anniversary special ''Golden Copter'' painting
=== Formation Flight ===
* '''NEW: Formation/Wingman Support:''' A fully animated wingman model and several formation scenarios are available. For details look for the '''''Readme_Formations.txt''''' file in AI sub-directory of ec130 aircraft ... and at [[Howto:Add wingmen]]
===General Updates===
* '''Rotor RPM''' improved variable rotor speed management
* '''Floats VNE Warning''' if airspeed exceeds max. speed with inflated floats
* '''NEW: Formation/Wingman Support:Crash Fire''' A fully animated wingman model and several formation scenarios are if enough fuel is availableat crash time
===Enhancements of Instruments===
Image:EC130_EBCAU_1.jpg|Engine panel with EBCAU TEST button and guard open
Image:EC130-B4_stretcher_adjustable.jpg|Stretcher backrest is adjustable now (EMS variant only)
Image:EC130 crash fire smoke-021.jpg|If you crash while enough fuel is on board a fire starts ...
Image:EC130 crash fire smoke-023.jpg|... which burnes and rumbles until the fuel is gone
== Updates as of FG 2017.2 version ==
[[File:H130 Air Zermatt.png|thumb|290px|right|H130 of Air Zermatt]]
[[File:H130 BH fgfs-screen-001.png|thumb|290px|right|new Blue Hawaiian H130]]
[[File:H130 GC fgfs-screen-002.jpg|thumb|290px|right|Grand Canyon Helicopters H130]]
[[File:H130 MH fgfs-screen-004.png|thumb|290px|right|new Maverick Helicopters H130]]
===General Updates===
* '''H130 (EC130 T2)''' variant added
** engine params
** 3D Model
** new/changed doors on right side
** new bumpmap
** liveries split up EC130 B4 and H130
** menu/dialogs adjusted
** panel instruments modified
*** Turn indicator removed
*** CWS redesigned
*** Horizon (AI) redesigned
*** ELT switch moved to panel
*** KA51b moved to panel
*** Emergency switch removed
**'''New panel of H130'''
<gallery widths=550 heights=300>File:H130 panel-001.jpg</gallery>
{{Eurocopter}}* Autostart enabled after 5 flights (previous 15)* Full autostart including external power fetch/remove and Twist-Grip run-up* '''Co-Pilot, Passenger and Patient models''' added** Co-Pilot animated model (like pilot)** Patient follows backrest adjustment** internal views adjusted and limited to human view behaviour** Pilots/Passengers can be seated/removed by click animations** Co-Pilot can fly without Pilot* '''Luggage''' added** visible luggage is added according to weight, ** special stretcher roller added for EMS configuration** can be added/removed by click animation* '''Tooltips'''** Fuel tooltip shows percentage of tank fill** Weight related tooltips (passengers,luggage) show percentage of used MTOW* '''Limit Warnings'''** VNE warning considers altitude, pwr on/off and checks for open doors** New temperature warning if air temperature is outside of range -20°C <-> +50°C** improved limit warnings with more details and two warnings simultaneously possible* '''Multi Player'''** MP behaviour extended and compatibility improved* '''FDM improvements'''** more stable hover behaviour** simulate main rotor downwash on horizontal stabilizers* Use of new fresnel effect in reflection shader
===New Liveries===* '''HB-ZAZ''' Air Zermatt (H130)* '''N836GC''' Grand Canyon Gold, converted to H130* '''N832GC''' Grand Canyon Helicopters, adapted from EC130-B4 model N155GC* '''N11EQ''' Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, adapted from EC130-B4 model N11QC* '''N872MH''' Maverick Helicopters, adapted from EC130-B4 model N812MH <gallery widths=200 heights=140px>File:H130 new air intake and passengers.png|H130 new air intake and passengersFile:H130 people fgfs-screen-019.jpg|View from inside with passengersFile:H130 people fgfs-screen-001.jpg|People seated, click to place/remove themFile:EC130 stretcher-001.png|Stretcher emptyFile:EC130 luggage 1.png|H130 with one piece of luggage loadedFile:EC130 luggage wide full.png|EC130 with wide luggage box and fully packedFile:H130 remove luggage tooltip.jpg|H130 remove luggage tooltipFile:H130 ski luggage.jpg|Left basket with skisFile:H130 ski luggage closed.jpg|Left basket full and closedFile:EC130 EMS equipment.jpg|special stretcher roller as luggage in EMS configurationFile:EC130 EMS equipment with patient.jpg|EMS equipment with patientFile:H130 fuel animation.jpg|"Fuel" animation: refuel the heli by click or mouse-wheel animation</gallery> == Updates in Development Repository (after FG 2017.2) ==After '''FG 2017.2''' release the following improvements were done. If you are interested in the newest features see [[Categoryhttps:Helicopters]// '''Gitlab development repository'''===General===* more stable flight behavior, especially in hover situations ===New Liveries===* '''N127LG''' Flight For Life Colorado (H130), operational since May 1st, 2017.The helicopter started operation on May 1st, 2017 and provides transportation to pediatric patients within a 120-mile service area, including Colorado, southwestern Nebraska and southern Wyoming. <gallery widths=300 heights=180px>File:H130 N127LG-002.png|NEW Heli stationed at Centennial Airport Denver (KAPA)File:H130 N127LG LOWI-007.png|H130 of Flight For Life Colorado on Heliport of Innsbruck Hospital</gallery> ===Hot Stuff===<gallery widths=700 heights=380px>File:Hot Stuff with H130 at Stromboli.jpg|Flying with H130 of Blue Hawaiian next to an eruption of Stromboli volcano. (FG 2018)</gallery>{{Eurocopter}}

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