Westland/Sikorsky Sea King for FSX1 reviews
Are you interested in trying out the awesome Westland Sikorsky Sea King? Then this package will let you try out aviation royalty. The whole thing comes together in the most realistic fashion possible, giving you a truly authentic remake of the best helicopter out there for some. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 139 MB
The massive range of additions makes sure that you are flying the genuine edition, so that even the most novice of pilots can hop in and just start having some fun!
That being said, the helicopter has been realistically recreated so that every feature that is added in here fits with the real thing, giving you a true appreciation of just how much fun it can be to fly something like this in FSX.
In this package, you get access to a full range of excellent liveries. In fact, you get 20 unique designs included in total all of which are based on the real-life usage of this aircraft. Given that the Sea King is so well respected within aviation circles, it's no surprise to see that it's such a commonly used piece of hardware. In this package, then, you get access to various editions of the aircraft that include versions such as;
- HAR Mk.5, Royal Navy
- HAR Mk.3, Royal Navy
- AEW Mk.2A, Royal Navy
- Mk.48, Belgian Air Force
- HC.4 Commando, Royal Navy
- HC.4 Commando, Royal Navy (IFOR scheme)
- HAS Mk.1, Royal Navy
- SH-3A, US Navy, USS Essex
- SH-3D, US Navy, USS Hornet
- SH-3H, US Navy, USS Hornet
- CH-124B, Canadian Forces
- HAS Mk.1, German Marineflieger
- ASH-3D, Aviazione Navale of Marina Militare
- HAS Mk.1, Royal Australian Navy
- HSS-2B, Japan Self Defence Force
- SH-3D, Spanish Armada
- HAS Mk.1, Indian Navy Aviation
- HC.4 Commando, Arab Republic of Egypt Air Force
- HAS Mk.1, Pakistan Navy Aviation
- ASH-3D, Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
This makes use of the original FSX model, taking into account all of the unique features that are added into FSX models in terms of graphics. From the bump mapping to the self-shadowing you'll finally have a truly representative model that looks the part and truly captures its style properly
The authentic virtual cockpit added in also manages to come with all of the right animations and controls so that you never have to feel like you are flying an aircraft with little control of ability to it; indeed, this virtual cockpit gives you an unprecedented level of flight control
The rear cabin area that has been added into the cockpit looks absolutely bringing, giving you all the help that you need in seeing the whole thing come together in the right manner. These little additions do a lot for the package to come together in one simple, easy manner
Night lighting have been added into the virtual cockpit as well. This makes it much easier to fly around at the small hours of the morning as it soon becomes much simpler than before to actually see what you are doing and what button says what, regardless of the darkness!
A specially made customized gauge has been included that comes with hover control, CDI and GVI drifting to make it all come together in the most authentic manner it can. The whole thing, therefore, looks excellent and does a fantastic job of capturing the feeling and the effect of real-life when you are inside the cockpit of this specific helicopter
The Sea King is well known for its booming noise and the way that it feels when you are flying it, and this really does project that audio strength perfectly. Sounds are professionally added in and recorded whilst optimized accordingly to really fit in with the style and the format that you were looking for in the first place!
A massive amount of detail and work has gone into every last pixel on the textures with the highly detailed features being included to maximize the visual appeal of the aircraft and the way that it feels as you fly. Indeed, thanks to the sound set that has been added in the helicopter now carries all of the true hallmarks of its level of performance, capturing that deep and almost invasive noise that comes from the helicopter as you fly above
Indeed, the aircraft come with togglable realistic pilot figures that can be put in whenever you feel the need. This remove the irritating and unrealistic feeling of ghost aircraft, bringing the whole thing together in the most dramatic fashion possible whilst making sure you can get the help you need
Researched and authentic flight dynamics that give you the power and authenticity of the Sea King in line with the limitations of the simulator itself. The whole thing does everything that it can to give you the safe, stable method of performance that the Sea King is known for typically
It comes with full animations included to make sure you are left with an aircraft that looks, sounds and preforms to the standards of its real-life equivalent. Indeed, the whole thing works as it should thanks to the addition of the various animations including the entry doors and side doors
Are you using the Acceleration package? Then you should notice a big difference if you install this package. It makes the winch feature on the Sea King usable, which is always nice to have access to if you ever have to use this for any particular reason when you're flying
No 2D panels are provided, instead covered with as many 3D panels and additions as it possibly can. It takes time to get used to how this works, but you can make it work in your favor thanks to the increased level of control you'll have with 3D panels instead
The best thing to when you are using this package, and are unsure of what to do, is to consult the 21-page PDF manual included. This will make it easy for you to understand what has to be done at all times, and the manual can be read on mobile devices, too!
Founded in 1999 by Phil Perrott and originally named Alphasim who developed freeware aircraft for FS2004/FSX. Now rebranded as Virtavia who now publish payware add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D based on the old heavily modified Alphasim stock.
Virtavia has a focus on military aircraft add-ons compatible with FSX, Prepar3D, and X-Plane. Focusing on historic and modern military aircraft, their add-ons have been well received by flight sim pilots and rated highly.
SimShack stock the entire range of Virtavia add-ons and continue to list any new versions or releases announced by Virtavia.
Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
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Nice helicopter to fly. Big chopper but easy to handle with cool reactions. Very détailed model and VC.
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