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Eurocopter EC135

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Eurocopter EC135
Ec135.png
Type Helicopter
Author(s) Heiko Schulz, Maik Justus, Melchior Franz
FDM YASim
--aircraft= ec135
Status v0.5 in 2.6.0
Liveries Browse the FlightGear livery database for the Eurocopter EC135.
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


Next upcoming version v1.0 (2014)currently in own repo on gitorious.org

Expected

  • new 3d-model more accurate and detailed, single-livery-texture-file Done Done
  • latest shader (bumpspec-reflection and glasshader) Done Done
  • new, much more accurate fdm matching 90% of Pilot Operations Handbook values AEO, OEI and Airspeed, matching many tech reports in flight handling NEXT TASK: NEEDS STILL FINE TUNING (behavior with SAS) Done Done
  • more different configurations possible- lowskid, midskid and highskid, different sandfilter, different radomes etc... Done Done
  • different selectable interiors influencing weight HEMS modelled, VIP and Utility(Police) following SOON (OR LATER)
  • analog dual and single IFR panel available and selectable Done Done
  • influence of configurations on weight and CoG based on Pilot Operations Handbook Done Done
  • making CAD and VEMD and the most important systems working SOON (OR LATER)
  • many different liveries. Thanks to Sanni! Done Done
  • finally a complete flightdeck with photorealistic analog panel Done Done
  • and of course completely Rembrandt compatible! Done Done
  • Sounds remastered Done 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....
  • after that:

- Digital Panel

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

Livery List

  • German Bundespolizei
  • Air Zermatt
  • ÖAMTC
  • ADAC D-HDEC ( The real one after this model is made)
  • Polizei Brandenburg
  • DRF (German Flightrescue)- Thanks to DRF for supporting Sanni making this livery!
  • French Gendarmerie
  • Lifeflight
  • BMI (Federal Ministry for Interior) - Rescue helicopter
  • Polisen (Swedish Police)
  • Police Hamburg
  • Police Innsbruck (Austrian Police)
  • PrimerColors
  • SHS (Austrian Rescue Helicopter based in Kufstein, Zell am See, Kaltenbach...)
  • Suffolk Police
  • VLL
  • White Default

Download link

just for preview and only working with latest FGFS 2.12.0 10/09/2013:

Please rename the folder after download to ec135:

E135 P2 on Gitorious.org

Actual version in Fgdata: v.0.5 (FGFS 2.6.0 release)

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

Gallery

External link

www.airbushelicopters.com