One would possibly count on that, as a sport about flying planes, the most-downloaded car mod for Microsoft Flight Simulator can be a airplane. It’s not. It’s a helicopter, regardless that Asobo Studio says the sport will not help helicopters till 2022 on the earliest.
The stuff to make a helicopter simply is not there. No flight or physics mannequin for them. It simply should not work.
However modders are decided folks, so you may add an Airbus H135 to Microsoft Flight Simulator, gown it up in fancy colours, and fly it around the globe anyway. Greater than 85,000 folks have.
Different modders have made nicely over 130 liveries and different appearances for the helicopter mod. But extra have added some 61 helipad mods around the globe, from the roofs of hospitals to a pack that provides 5 heliports to Los Angeles alone.
The mod crew behind the Airbus H135 is known as Hype Efficiency Group. Although they are a good distance from the standard they need it to be at, it is undeniably a formidable try to get a helicopter flight mannequin working inside Flight Simulator. You possibly can be fooled at occasions, particularly when in managed ahead flight, that it is an actual helicopter. The present mod falls down once you attempt to do uniquely “helicopter” stuff like a standstill hover or or horizontal translation.
Do not get me fallacious, although. It is fairly spectacular for one thing that ought to be inconceivable.
You’ll find the Airbus H135 on Flightsim.to.