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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.  
|name = Eurocopter EC130 B4
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|type = Civilian helicopter
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|fdm = YASim
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|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)
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|fgname = ec130
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|status-fdm = 4
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|status-systems = 4
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|status-cockpit = 4
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|status-model = 5
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|download =http://www.flightgear.org/download/aircraft-v3-4/
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|development =https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130
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}}
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This is a model of the '''Eurocopter EC130 B4''', a single engine light [[helicopter]] based on and developed from the [[Ecureuil AS 350 Helicopter|AS350]]'s.  
      
=== The Real Thing ===
 
=== The Real Thing ===
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=== The FlightGear Model===
 
=== The FlightGear Model===
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This model of the “EC130 B4” was built using very detailed drawings, the Pilots Flight Manual and pilot reports.
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This model of the “EC130 B4/H130” was built using very detailed drawings, the Pilots Flight Manual and pilot reports.
    
[[Image:Rembrandtready.png|link=Rembrandt]]
 
[[Image:Rembrandtready.png|link=Rembrandt]]
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== Features ==
 
== Features ==
This model is a try and a WIP to get a realistic and complete simulation of a helicopter.
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This model is 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.
 
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.
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[[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.
 
[[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, USA]]
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[[File:EC130.jpg|thumb|280px|right|The Heli Alps version]]
    
=== Goals ===
 
=== Goals ===
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=== Issues ===
 
=== Issues ===
See latest version in the development repository (link at the top)
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See latest version and issues in the development repository (link at the top)
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Some simulation related issues are:
 
* GTX328 and GNS430 only dummies (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/4 Issue #4 (CR)] in dev repo)
 
* GTX328 and GNS430 only dummies (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/4 Issue #4 (CR)] in dev repo)
 
* bad autorotation behavior?? at high speed above 110 ktn (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/5 Issue #5])
 
* bad autorotation behavior?? at high speed above 110 ktn (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/5 Issue #5])
 
* some caution lights on panel (outside CWS) not working (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/8 Issue #8 (CR)]
 
* some caution lights on panel (outside CWS) not working (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/8 Issue #8 (CR)]
* ETL on the central panel isn't working (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/9 Issue #9 (CR)]
   
* Buttons on side of VEMD not functional (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/10 Issue #10 (CR)]
 
* Buttons on side of VEMD not functional (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/10 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}}
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* Nasal error after crash (is [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130/issues/6 Issue #6])
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* <del>GSDI (is not switched if only livery is changed) (fixed in FG 3.5 version, FG 3.0 only)</del>  {{Done}}
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* <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 ==
 
== Pilot Flight Manual ==
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'''Weight and Balance Limitations'''
 
'''Weight and Balance Limitations'''
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Minimum weight:.........................................................................................3307lbs (1500kg)
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Minimum weight:.........................................................................................3015lbs (1368kg) B4 / 3159lbs (1433kg) T2
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Maximum weight:........................................................................................5350lbs (2427kg)
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Maximum weight:........................................................................................5350lbs (2427kg) B4 / 5512lbs (2500kg) T2
    
'''Airspeed limitations'''
 
'''Airspeed limitations'''
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430 rpm …...............................................................................maximum rotor rpm power off
 
430 rpm …...............................................................................maximum rotor rpm power off
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'''Low Rotor rpm aural warning < 360 rpm ''' (available in Git version)
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'''Low Rotor rpm aural warning < 360 rpm '''  
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'''High Rotor rpm aural warning > 410 rpm ''' (available in Git version)
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'''High Rotor rpm aural warning > 410 rpm '''  
    
=== Warning Panel ===
 
=== Warning Panel ===
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*** other payload like luggage
 
*** other payload like luggage
 
** activate/deactivate '''Specific Views'''
 
** activate/deactivate '''Specific Views'''
* --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4/Configuration (Livery,Payload,...)'''
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* --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4 or H130/Configuration (Livery,Payload,...)'''
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=== Heli Usage ===
 
=== Heli Usage ===
* '''Info''' about the '''Heli-Operator''' --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4/Operator/Model Info (Alt-i)'''
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* '''Info''' about the '''Heli-Operator''' --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4 or H130/Operator/Model Info (Alt-i)'''
 
* '''Tutorials''' guide through the preparation and startup process --> see '''Menu: Help/Tutorials'''
 
* '''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'''
 
* '''Checklists''' based on pilot handbook help to follow standard procedures --> see '''Menu: Help/Aircraft Checklists'''
* '''Autostart/Autoshutdown''' available after 15 flights --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4/Autostart''' or '''Autoshutdown'''
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* '''Autostart/Autoshutdown''' available after 5 flights --> see '''Menu: EC130-B4 or H130/Autostart''' or '''Autoshutdown'''
 
* '''Shortcuts and general Info''' --> see '''Menu: Help/Aircraft Help'''
 
* '''Shortcuts and general Info''' --> see '''Menu: Help/Aircraft Help'''
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[[File:EC130-B4 wide luggage box-012.jpg|thumb|240px|right|ZS-HOY of Starlite Helicopters with wide luggage boxes seen from above]]
 
[[File:EC130-B4 wide luggage box-012.jpg|thumb|240px|right|ZS-HOY of Starlite Helicopters with wide luggage boxes seen from above]]
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FG 3.5 version of '''EC130 B4''' is the first update after FG 3.0 version and the first one made available in [http://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/fgaddon/HEAD/tree/trunk/Aircraft/ec130/ FGAddon - ec130] at the new Sourceforge FGAddon SVN repository.
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'''FG 3.5''' version of '''EC130 B4''' is the first update after FG 3.0 version and the first one made available in {{fgaddon aircraft source|ec130|text=FGAddon - ec130}} at the new Sourceforge FGAddon SVN repository.
    
===New Liveries===
 
===New Liveries===
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Updates after FG 3.5 version ==
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== Updates as of FG 2016.1 version ==
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[[File:EC130_GC_Gold-015.jpg|thumb|290px|right|]]
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[[File:EC130_GC_Gold-009.jpg|thumb|290px|right|The 50 year anniversary "Golden Copter" EC130 , of Grand Canyon Helicopters, USA]]
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[[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]]
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[[File:EC130 GC Golden Copter Formation-026.jpg|thumb|290px|right|Five helicopter formation of Grand Canyon Helicopters in flight over Arizona]]
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In '''FG 2016.1''' release the following improvements are done. If you are interested in the newest features see [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130 '''Gitlab development repository''']
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===New Liveries===
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* '''N836GC Grand Canyon Gold''' 50 years anniversary special ''Golden Copter'' painting
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=== Formation Flight ===
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* '''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]]
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Development continues after FG 3.5 release. If you are interested in the newest features see [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130 '''Gitlab development repository''']
   
===General Updates===
 
===General Updates===
 
* '''Non-Rembrandt aircraft-shadow''' improved and ALS compatible
 
* '''Non-Rembrandt aircraft-shadow''' improved and ALS compatible
* '''adjust Rotor RPM''' so it fits original better (avg ~390)
   
* '''Nasal Errors''' handle nil values whereever necessary, hopefully fixes some really irritating bugs ...
 
* '''Nasal Errors''' handle nil values whereever necessary, hopefully fixes some really irritating bugs ...
 
* '''Tooltips''' improved/fixed
 
* '''Tooltips''' improved/fixed
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* '''Panel/Instruments Lighting Controls''' fully functional with day/night selector and dimming
 
* '''Panel/Instruments Lighting Controls''' fully functional with day/night selector and dimming
 
* '''Multi Key Shortcuts''' added for panel/instrument lighting controls
 
* '''Multi Key Shortcuts''' added for panel/instrument lighting controls
* '''Warning/Cautions''' next to CWS added, LITE+LIMIT is operational
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* '''CWS''' Warning/Cautions next to CWS added, LITE+LIMIT+GYRO+GOV (amber+red) is operational
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* '''Beep Sound''' whenever a red warning lights up on CWS
 
* '''Taxi Light''' independent of Nav lights
 
* '''Taxi Light''' independent of Nav lights
 
* '''Light/Searchlight''' Shortcuts adapted for Taxi Light
 
* '''Light/Searchlight''' Shortcuts adapted for Taxi Light
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   - AltGr-L  ... toggle Searchlight (was Shift-L)
 
   - AltGr-L  ... toggle Searchlight (was Shift-L)
 
   - Ctrl-L  ... cycle Slew Rate (was AltGr-L)
 
   - Ctrl-L  ... cycle Slew Rate (was AltGr-L)
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* '''Stretcher Backrest''' adjustable (EMS variants only)
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* '''EBCAU TEST''' implemented, EBCAU = Emergency Backup Control Ancillary Unit
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* '''EBCAU Check Tutorial''' implemented
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* '''ELT Emergency Locator Transmitter''' operational
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* '''Rotor RPM''' improved variable rotor speed management
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* '''Floats VNE Warning''' if airspeed exceeds max. speed with inflated floats
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* '''Crash Fire''' if enough fuel is available at crash time
    
===Enhancements of Instruments===
 
===Enhancements of Instruments===
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* '''VEMD Flight Report''' shows helicopter and turbine hobbs time
 
* '''VEMD Flight Report''' shows helicopter and turbine hobbs time
 
* '''Instrument Lights''' dimming in NIGHT1/NIGHT2 position  
 
* '''Instrument Lights''' dimming in NIGHT1/NIGHT2 position  
* '''EMER SW''' new emergency switch
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* '''EMER SW''' new emergency switch for emergency shutdown
    
<gallery widths=200 heights=140px>
 
<gallery widths=200 heights=140px>
 
Image:EC130_CWS_warnings_on.jpg|EC130 Warning Panel with all on
 
Image:EC130_CWS_warnings_on.jpg|EC130 Warning Panel with all on
Image:EC130_cockpit_tach_flight.jpg|EC130 improved RPM indicator in flight
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Image:EC130_emerg_sw3.jpg|EC130 improved RPM indicator, RPM dim knob and NEW Emergency Switch
Image:EC130_cockpit_tach_shutdown.jpg|... and during shutdown
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Image:EC130_cockpit_tach_shutdown.jpg|RPM indicator during shutdown
Image:EC130_emerg_sw3.jpg|NEW Emergency Switch, see also RPM dim knob
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Image:EC130_EBCAU_1.jpg|Engine panel with EBCAU TEST button and guard open
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Image:EC130-B4_stretcher_adjustable.jpg|Stretcher backrest is adjustable now (EMS variant only)
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Image:EC130 crash fire smoke-021.jpg|If you crash while enough fuel is on board a fire starts ...
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Image:EC130 crash fire smoke-023.jpg|...  which burnes and rumbles until the fuel is gone
 
</gallery>
 
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Updates as of FG 2017.2 version ==
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[[File:H130 Air Zermatt.png|thumb|290px|right|H130 of Air Zermatt]]
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[[File:H130 BH fgfs-screen-001.png|thumb|290px|right|new Blue Hawaiian H130]]
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[[File:H130 GC fgfs-screen-002.jpg|thumb|290px|right|Grand Canyon Helicopters H130]]
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[[File:H130 MH fgfs-screen-004.png|thumb|290px|right|new Maverick Helicopters H130]]
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===General Updates===
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* '''H130 (EC130 T2)''' variant added
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** engine params
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** 3D Model
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** new/changed doors on right side
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** new bumpmap
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** liveries split up EC130 B4 and H130
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** menu/dialogs adjusted
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** panel instruments modified
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*** Turn indicator removed
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*** CWS redesigned
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*** Horizon (AI) redesigned
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*** ELT switch moved to panel
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*** KA51b moved to panel
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*** Emergency switch removed
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**'''New panel of H130'''
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<gallery widths=550 heights=300>File:H130 panel-001.jpg</gallery>
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* Autostart enabled after 5 flights (previous 15)
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* Full autostart including external power fetch/remove and Twist-Grip run-up
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* '''Co-Pilot, Passenger and Patient models''' added
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** Co-Pilot animated model (like pilot)
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** Patient follows backrest adjustment
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** internal views adjusted and limited to human view behaviour
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** Pilots/Passengers can be seated/removed by click animations
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** Co-Pilot can fly without Pilot
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* '''Luggage''' added
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** visible luggage is added according to weight,
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** special stretcher roller added for EMS configuration
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** can be added/removed by click animation
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* '''Tooltips'''
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** Fuel tooltip shows percentage of tank fill
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** Weight related tooltips (passengers,luggage) show percentage of used MTOW
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* '''Limit Warnings'''
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** VNE warning considers altitude, pwr on/off and checks for open doors
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** New temperature warning if air temperature is outside of range -20°C <-> +50°C
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** improved limit warnings with more details and two warnings simultaneously possible
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* '''Multi Player'''
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** MP behaviour extended and compatibility improved
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* '''FDM improvements'''
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** more stable hover behaviour
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** simulate main rotor downwash on horizontal stabilizers
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* Use of new fresnel effect in reflection shader
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===New Liveries===
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* '''HB-ZAZ''' Air Zermatt (H130)
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* '''N836GC''' Grand Canyon Gold, converted to H130
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* '''N832GC''' Grand Canyon Helicopters, adapted from EC130-B4 model N155GC
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* '''N11EQ''' Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, adapted from EC130-B4 model N11QC
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* '''N872MH''' Maverick Helicopters, adapted from EC130-B4 model N812MH
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<gallery widths=200 heights=140px>
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File:H130 new air intake and passengers.png|H130 new air intake and passengers
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File:H130 people fgfs-screen-019.jpg|View from inside with passengers
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File:H130 people fgfs-screen-001.jpg|People seated, click to place/remove them
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File:EC130 stretcher-001.png|Stretcher empty
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File:EC130 luggage 1.png|H130 with one piece of luggage loaded
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File:EC130 luggage wide full.png|EC130 with wide luggage box and fully packed
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File:H130 remove luggage tooltip.jpg|H130 remove luggage tooltip
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File:H130 ski luggage.jpg|Left basket with skis
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File:H130 ski luggage closed.jpg|Left basket full and closed
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File:EC130 EMS equipment.jpg|special stretcher roller as luggage in EMS configuration
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File:EC130 EMS equipment with patient.jpg|EMS equipment with patient
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File:H130 fuel animation.jpg|"Fuel" animation: refuel the heli by click or mouse-wheel animation
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== Updates in Development Repository (after FG 2017.2) ==
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After '''FG 2017.2''' release the following improvements were done. If you are interested in the newest features see [https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130 '''Gitlab development repository''']
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===General===
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* more stable flight behavior, especially in hover situations
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===New Liveries===
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* '''N127LG''' Flight For Life Colorado (H130), operational since May 1st, 2017.
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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.
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<gallery widths=300 heights=180px>
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File:H130 N127LG-002.png|NEW Heli stationed at Centennial Airport Denver (KAPA)
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File:H130 N127LG LOWI-007.png|H130 of Flight For Life Colorado on Heliport of Innsbruck Hospital
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===Hot Stuff===
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<gallery widths=700 heights=380px>
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File:Hot Stuff with H130 at Stromboli.jpg|Flying with H130 of Blue Hawaiian next to an eruption of Stromboli volcano. (FG 2018)
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</gallery>
 
{{Eurocopter}}
 
{{Eurocopter}}
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[[Category:Helicopters]]
 
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