Microsoft Flight Simulator X & 2004
The new Seahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004 has been ported from its original Flight Simulator 2004 format to the new Flight Simulator X application. With its easy to use simulation setup you will be off the ground in no time at all.
The new features include Bump maps, Specular lighting maps and more. Not only do you get the Seahawk but you also get the Jayhawk X for no extra charge. This is not the only benefit, there are seven different models available, not to mention these variations are all used by the US Navy.
This package includes export models for Greece, Japan, and Spain. This new flight system is so accurate to actual flight that Seahawk pilots have been flying this simulator for practice for over two years. Do not deal with the realm of unstabilized flight, our stability augmentation system will stabilize your flight to help enhance the realism.
This awesome simulation would not be complete without an automated flight control system that is worth writing home about. This automated system can read flight plans and give you real time information through the navigation viewer inside the cockpit of this beautiful bird.
Does your flight plan have multiple waypoints, no problem this system shows distance and time to each waypoint on the fly. Don’t worry if you’re new with this bird or new to simulation this package come with three complete training scenarios.
Have a problem landing on the ground well have no fear for this system include six wonderful looking and functioning ships that you can land on. Are you a fan of Google earth plug-ins for simulators well I have good news for you. We have the perfect software package included that allows you to use Google maps to place the ships where ever you would like.
As always we done so with care so all the new features of FSX are being used. We also combined both the Seahawks & Boxer and the Coast Guard version and added 4 more highly detailed ships. To make it easy for you we also created a tool that allows you to use Google Earth (!) to place the ships in any location you like.
The helicopter is easy to fly (as the real one is), you will be in the air in minutes, but it will take many hours before you have mastered all the systems that are simulated in this helicopter. Created with assistance from several Seahawk pilots we are sure the advanced systems work as they are in the real helicopter.
When Microsoft publically releases the SDK that is used for the Acceleration Pack we will adapt this helicopter to use the additional features it offers for helicopters. This will be a free update.
Full FSX standard
All the aircraft files have been reworked to be fully FSX standard this not a simple port from FS2004! Includes all the latest FSX goodies.
Bump maps (this adds a 3d effect to a simple 2d texture, for example to show edges on hatches and rivets),
Specular lighting maps (making reflections more realistic),
Self-shading (aircrafts parts cast shades on other aircraft parts),
All textures in DDS format (faster decompressing if your graphics card supports it),
Fall back textures (all models share some textures, saving you disk space and loading time when you switch models),
Prepared for DX10 graphics cards.
All models and variations
There are seven different models available, not only the different Seahawk models used by the US Navy, but also the export models (Japan, Greece and Spain) are included. The Coast Guard model (Jayhawk) is also included. Fifteen liveries are available.
Very accurate flight model
The flight model is highly accurate and has been flown by many actual Seahawk pilots over the last 2 years. Some tweaks include the new FSX functions, but we decided to maintain the highly stable model that was used in the FS2004 version. Please note that maintaining the correct 'feel' was more important than numbers and data.
Complex fold of rotors and tail (using the actual procedure)
Horizontal tail moves depending on speed
Four crewmembers that animated
Stability Augmentation System
The advanced Stability Augmentation System (SAS) is very accurate. Not only will it stabilize your flight, it also includes a highly realistic Hover and Hover Depart mode. Unlike other FS helicopters that 'force' the location using FSUIPC or SimConnect, this system uses sensors to find the location of the helicopter and will use the standard controls to maintain a hover or move the helicopter in any direction.
Automated Flight Control System
The AFCS is able to read standard flight plans and have the Seahawk fly them fully automated. Your route is shown on the Navigation Display. Distance and time to fly for each waypoint is also available.
The 68 page extended manual explains all systems and is well illustrated. Even novice helicopter pilots (or novice flight simmers) should be able to use this advanced helicopter after they completed the training flights.
Three complete documented training flights
Systems and Automated Flight Control Systems: Learn to setup all systems and start the helicopter. After take-off you will head to a training area to experiment with the navigation system. You will also learn how to fly the helicopter fully automated in terrain following mode.
Advanced navigation: Learn how to have the helicopter fly a route automatically and do a low visibility ILS landing.
Zero visibility manual hover: Learn to hover the helicopter in a fixed location without ANY visibility (no other helicopter in FS can do this)
Six ships included
There are 6 ships included that can be placed in any location using the Shipyard 2 tool.
Coast Guard Marine Security Cutter, Large: Very modern off-shore interdiction cutter
CG-50 (Valley Forge): Old style destroyer used to protect carrier groups.
LCS-1 (USS Freedom): Low visibility stealth ship of the latest design.
X-Craft (Sea Fighter): Experimental Special Operation and Patrol Operation ship.
LHD-4 (Boxer): Large amphibious carrier designed to land and support 2000 marines.
F-124 (Sachsen class): Modern German air defense ship.
This tool allows you to select a location for the ships in Google Earth and convert the resulting files into real FSX scenery. Very easy, very advanced and a lot of fun to use. Needs a Deluxe version of FSX!
Watch a video of Seahawk & Jayhawk