Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane

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S-64 Skycrane
S-64 Skycrane.jpg
Type Aerial crane, Helicopter, Aerial firefighting aircraft
Propulsion Twin-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Sikorsky, Erickson Air-Crane
  • Emmanuel Baranger (3D)
  • Heiko Schulz (FDM)
  • Wayne Bragg
--aircraft= aircrane
Status Beta
 FDM Stars-4.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-1.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the S-64 Skycrane developments.
 Repository The development repository of the S-64 Skycrane.
Download Download the S-64 Skycrane aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+
Wikipedia Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane This is a link to a Wikipedia article

The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter. It is the civil version of the United States Army's CH-54 Tarhe. The S-64 Aircrane is the current production version, manufactured by the Erickson Air-Crane company.

There is a version of the Aircrane with significant updates by Wlbragg, for the Compositor rendering framework in this repository. It's a good reference for implementing new Compositor lights. A lot of the work on the branch has already been merged into the version on FGAddon/trunk which can be downloaded through the launcher on the next branch of FlightGear and nightly builds of the next branch. (Feb 2021). See the development thread for details.

The Cargo Towing Addon is compatible with the Aircrane (June 2020).

Aircraft help

Key Function
} Start engines
{ Shutdown engines
R Toggle rotor brake
r Apply rotor brake

Video of early compositor light testing on the Aircrane - bugs have since been fixed (Feb 2021).