Huey X for FSX3 reviews
As far a helicopters go, the Huey X might be one of the most popular out there! The Bell UH-1, as it’s officially known a, has been a helicopter with an incredible lifespan and its service record would be hard to come up against with any real certainty. The aircraft was known most commonly during the controversial invasion of Vietnam by the United States, as these aircraft pouring into the skies like locusts became a common sight throughout the war. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
- File size
- 138 MB
Today, it’s still used in every corner of the world as its versatility is only matched but its mule-like nature and ability to eke out the most consistent performance needed. It acts as both a combat tool and a way to transport both people and products from A to B, meaning it still holds a use in many different guises in the real world today.
With this package, you get to experience that first-hand as you take off in a wonderfully crafted and conditioned remake of one of the most popular choppers around.
A fantastic rendition of the Huey X, allowing you to hop into the UH-1H or UH-1D models. Additionally, you get the Bell 205 A-1 model which is a more civilian approach, so you can fly both the popular model used by the military and the civilian format.
A highly accurate flight model that looks wonderful and does a great job capturing all of the minor features that can make up an aircraft today. However, this also greatly works upon the original model to make sure it’s in scale, in line and in date with the Huey itself. This aircraft, though, has had the Vortex Ring State problem removed as the Huey never suffered from this issue – not only does this make the model stand out and look excellent, but it does a wonderful job of correcting operational problems too.
Key changes included are;
Torque induced yaws have been added to make your flight as smooth as it possibly can be.
Stabilized roto head simulations are added to make the rotors look better as they can be quite unrealistic in the older models.
Tail rotor effectiveness has been modernized as well as this was out of sync with reality on the original model.
The controls for travelling in both hover and cruise modes have been altered totally, ensuring that you can easily fly around and enjoy yourself accordingly.
Control the effectiveness of the aircraft depending on the use of hydraulic pressure, which is entirely up to you.
In this package, you have access to a program that is going to more or less give you access to the real thing! Every single feature included within this package has been added as it clearly and obviously sells the class and beauty of the Huey helicopter in its own merits.
This means that highly detailed systems are being included, ensuring that you can go through a professional checklist and tick every last box that could be legitimately used within any of the real-life flight checklists, albeit within the limitations of FSX can actually allow.
A new sound set that does everything it can to sell the aircraft and to make it as realistic and as effective as possible – now, you can make sure that you are flying in the Huey with it sounding the way that it was built to sound. These new sounds also include a new sound module that is included within the virtual cockpit, meaning that you get to hear the audio as much from the interior as you do from the exterior; it looks truly wonderful, and can do everything you need to really understand the unique nature of the Huey.
A hugely detailed external model that comes with lots of unique animations, ensuring that the whole thing can fly safe and sound without any problems whatsoever in comparison to many other recreations of this special craft – it really does carry that precision and charm to make the aircraft feel extra special.
This makes sure that you have an aircraft which is not only a lot of fun to fly but a simple and effective tool for you to make the most of – it comes with over 250,000 polygons across the board being used in the virtual cockpit so you can be sure it’s going to look closely authentic and thoroughly detailed.
Every 3D gauge that is being used in the interior has been changed and updated to make sure that the custom programming included for each of these modules works with perfect tandem and really captures that specific feeling.
Looking to take off properly? Then you can set this to be “Cold/Dark” which means you are starting as if you just opened the door and want to start it all up from scratch. What you can do, though, is take off with the “Ready to go” mode which captures the depth and quality of the aircraft in the most realistic manner that it can, letting you just hop in and take off!
Innovative lighting has been included to help you see where you are going when you are flying which can be a massive help given the rather treacherous nature of the skies in general. The new lighting systems are backed up by the inclusion of a wonderful, steerable search light which is designed to help you understand the position that you are in and the way that you can then look around in the skies.
This was created with the professional input and assistance of real-life German Bundeswehr pilots. This will ensure that you can really enjoy the depth of the flight as much as anything else, helping you fly around and not feel the pressure knowing that it’s been vetted and signed off by professionals with genuine usage of the Huey in real life under their belts.
Extensive manual listings are made up to ensure that you can sit and read all about this wonderful aircraft as it specifically captures and perfects the style that you need. With the help of customized writing to make it easier to understand, you can become a connoisseur of the Huey in no time at all!
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Rated 4.7/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
4/5 Verified Purchase
This heli has the two things that make great software - it' technically good and has a lot of atmospheric feeling. You also must practice a lot to fly competently. Thus glad I bought it - used to travel down from Düsseldorf to Lindau a lot over the years and saw and heard the unmistakable SAR Huey often on the motorway.
However there are problems running on WIN 10 which I'm trying to master -running the Jetranger first seems to solve them.
It's my first payware Heli and will help me to train and learn about flying a helicopter
5/5 Verified Purchase
This is a very good product for the Huey FSX. I have purchased a lot of Heliocopters,for my fsx PS. it flies great.
5/5 Verified Purchase
very good helicopter pilot / the real orders / texture perform well / I'm Satisfied
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