Eurocopter EC135

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Eurocopter EC135
Type Helicopter
Author(s) Heiko Schulz, Maik Justus, Melchior Franz
--aircraft= ec135
Status v0.5 in 2.6.0
This is an model of the Eurocopter EC135, a light twin-engine, multi-mission helicopter.

The EC 135 descends from the MBB Bo 108. The Bo 108 was a demonstration prototype for fly-by-wire and has it's descent from the famous Bo 105. When the Eurocopter company was founded, the Bo 108 came with. Eurocopter decided that there was a marketplace for such a helicopter and the development went on. From the French partners it got the fenestron, from MBB the hingeless rotor. The fenestron makes it very hard for dangerous situations in the range of the tail rotor and reduces the noise level about 50% to other helicopters. That's why the EC 135 is a highly recommended helicopter for EMS and the police, especially in Europe but also in the USA, Japan and other states.

Development status/Issues/Todo

(02/27/2013) EC135 P2 photorealistic Cockpit with analog flight instruments. Overhead panel and many other details done as well as some important center pedestal avionics. Unfortunately the GNS430 and GTX430 are not working yet. Now it needs to connect the switches to the electrical system. FDM is finally tuned to POH and matches climbrates AEO and OEI and airspeed in about 90% all of conditions. :-) Needs to tune the rotor to the guessed behavior
New EC135 - "Swedish Police" made by Sanni
New EC135 - "DRF" made by Sanni
New EC135 - "Adebar 16"
New EC135 - "Air Zermatt" by Sanni
New EC135 - here the "Offshore"variant
New EC135 - here the converted "Bundespolizei"-livery by Sanni aka Tanja S.
New EC135 - here the "Mountain rescue" variant
File:Ec135 LFLJ.jpg
EC 135 "D-HECZ" (prototype) in FGFS 1.9.1 takes off above the clouds at Courchevel; see Flying the helicopter

Next upcoming version v1.0 (2013)currently in own repo on


  • new 3d-model more accurate and detailed, single-livery-texture-file DONE!
  • latest shader (bumpspec-reflection and glasshader) DONE!
  • new, much more accurate fdm matching 90% of Pilot Operations Handbook values AEO, OEI and Airspeed NEXT TASK: NEEDS FINE TUNING (SAS/rotor behaviour)
  • more different configurations possible- lowskid, midskid and highskid, different sandfilter, different radomes etc... DONE!
  • different selectable interiors influencing weight HEMS modelled, VIP and Utility(Police) following LATE SPRING/ EARLY SUMMER
  • influence of configurations on weight and CoG based on Pilot Operations Handbook IN WORK, LATE SPRING/ EARLY SUMMER
  • making CAD and VEMD and the most important systems working LATE SPRING/ EARLY SUMMER
  • many different liveries. Thanks to Sanni! DONE!
  • finally a complete flightdeck with photorealistic analog panel DONE!
  • and of course completely Rembrandt compatible! DONE!
  • Sounds remastered DONE! NEXT TASK: Sound needs a bit work on the "exhaust sound" and the aural warning system must be done (soundfiles mostly complete)
  • seperate AI model to keep mp-users happy NEXT TASK: SOMEWHERE IN 2013
  • and more to come....

Download link -just for preview:

  • after that:

- Digital Panel

- conversion to EC 635 (needs some changes on exterior and interior model)

Actual version: v.0.5 (FGFS 2.6.0 release)

  • photorealistic panel
  • liveries improved
  • better fps-perfomance while changing liveries

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