Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel current versions.

27 Jul 2015 19:50 - 14 Jul 2017 09:29 #24924 by StuartC






The Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) is a single-engine light helicopter originally designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale (now Airbus Helicopters). In North America, the AS350 is marketed as the AStar.


DOWNLOAD:-
www.fguk.eu/index.php/hangar/download/13...s350-squirrel-a-star


RELEASE NOTES:-

V2.0

Almost a complete rebuild of the AS350. Now based on the AS350B3+

All new FDM

All new Instrument panel

Procedural manual start up possible ( See Aircraft help in Sim ** NOTE Auto start does not currently animate everything the way is does during a manual start **)

All doors fully animated including the floor panel for looking down during hovering. ( Click to operate doors ).

All new sound pack.

Working winch operative. ( only available in configurations containing the winch. )

New visual FX

14 liveries included.

6 configuration options including "Everest Challenge" which is a specially lightened airframe as used during the Everest Challenge where they attempted to land on top of Mt Everest.


V1.0.2

Bug Fixes submitted by D-ECHO

It's now completely independent of the ec130 and the bo105.

Fix for the interior cabin texture.


V1.0.1
Minor bug fix for the MP passenger to prevent others seeing the passenger as a blue glider.



V1.0

This is a complete ground up rebuild of our earlier AS350.

Fully Texture mapped.

Livery swapping enabled. Includes a number of liveries.

YASM FDM, using YASIM CURRENT VERSION, Suitable for FG 3.2+.

Rembrandt ready.

Advanced lighting kit.

MP Sound

MP passenger option.

NOTE, there is currently a mapping issue on the cabin floor area.

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01 Dec 2015 21:02 #26947 by StuartC
V1.0.1 available, see first post.

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26 Apr 2016 18:05 #28700 by StuartC
V1.0.2 available, see first post

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24 Jan 2017 02:49 #32476 by thebroons
I see the Brazilians have been painting this chopper!

Goto: forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&...530&p=304055#p304055

7 to pick from.

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If you lived with my brain you'd begin eviction proceedings...

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24 Jan 2017 07:02 #32477 by Avionyx
Excellent, who doesn't like a nice neat Brazillian....paintjob.

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06 Feb 2017 10:06 #32632 by timi
I have an ongoing discussion with Didier Delsalle, the pilot who summited Mount Everest with the AS350 B3 in 2005. This is what he had to say about the performance of the chopper so far.

- what was the gross weight of the helicopter for those record flights?
ð Take-off weight was 1263 kg, landing weight on Everest ~1230 kg.

- how much fuel was on board during the record flights?
ð I had around 70 to 90 kg of fuel during the landings (fuel flow rate at 29 000 ft in hover was around 70 kg/h

- Do you think it's possible to reach 35350 ft in an AS350 B3, if you overlook
how dangerous that is?

ð Yes it could be possible, during flight tests the max altitude I climb was 31500 ft PA but it is possible for sure to climb more.

- what is the optimum climb speed and does that change with altitude?
=> The optimum climb speed is 65 kts – 1kt/1000 PA, minimum is 45 KIAS.

- do you think the Airbus' simulation of tail rotor performance is realistic on
page 7 of this accident data:
dms.ntsb.gov/public/58500-58999/58943/593801.pdf
Or is there better data somewhere for this?

ð The simulation seems to me quite reasonable, specifically for the weight of the accident helicopter (2140 kg/4720 lbs) and external condition: 23°C/9 000 ft PA (~11 700 ft DA)

- what is the highest altitude you can center the slip ball with full pedal? as
during the simulation I can not center the slip ball at very high altitudes
and the nose of the helicopter starts to very slowly turn to the left.

ð There should be a problem in the sim model as it has always been possible to fly ball centered at any altitude in cruise mode flight up to the demonstrated 31 500 ft PA. No strange behavior reported on this topic.
You may lack of right pedal power for some reason or the model for pedal power is too demanding: I have been also able to hover at 30 000 ft and been able to perform there a full pedal turn (no wind) on both sides, that was part of the flight tests allowing me to go to Everest.
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14 Jul 2017 09:30 #34775 by StuartC
V2.0 now available, see first post
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14 Jul 2017 14:07 #34779 by J Maverick 16
Excellent! Thank you to all. ;)
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