Eurocopter EC130 B4
|Author(s)||Heiko Schulz, Melchior Franz, FlightGear Community|
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.