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What's the best FSX add on Helicopter?

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Just some opinions on what a good 'not too expensive' add on chopper for FSX. Something that you can enjoy your Orbx PNW scenery in, that's got a lil more beef to it than the Stock in game choppers.

 

 

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I like the Just Flight R44 (the piston version).  I liked it after I flew in one out of Goodyear once and once Just Flight released theirs, I was hooked.  It flies well looks well as well.  And like Just Flight's Duchess, the pax appear in the virtual and external views if you've added the passenger's weights in the weight and balance menu. 

 

John

 

http://www.justflight.com/product/flying-club-r44-helicopter-download

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Thanks.. do some helicopters have some form of simple Autopilot, to like fly straight ahead or something like that?

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Personally I can speak for the Alabeo R66 Turbine. I picked it up on sale over the holidays just because. Turns out I really like it. I don't know what your really looking for with systems depth vs. cost vs. ease of flight but it is on the more affordable side. It's on the light side for systems but for me as mostly a fixed wing flyer, I like the way I can just jump in it and go. Obviously the textures are great inside and out and the sounds are really really good. I bought it specifically for exploring ORBX regions and so far it's done great.

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Just some opinions on what a good 'not too expensive' add on chopper for FSX. Something that you can enjoy your Orbx PNW scenery in, that's got a lil more beef to it than the Stock in game choppers.

 

 

Thanks!

For free Helis of quality, try Hovercontrol.

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Milviz MD530 is pretty nimble - with a couple of avionics options too (P3D and FSX versions)

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In terms of realism, I hear that Dodosim's Bell 206 is the closest that is available on the FSX platform...

 

The HTC fixes over at Hovercontrol also apparently do wonders in improving the realism of a number of free- and payware helicopters on the market...

 

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Nemeth Designs aw109 has an actual autopilot system for those longer flights. Fog effects on the inside of the windows, visually great both exterior and interior, challenging flight model. Oh yeah, it's also a very awesome-looking copter. My favourite together with Nemeth Designs MD902 which is a great handling copter thanks to it's unique tail rotor.

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I only have a yoke; no pedals.  Is there some easy flying chopper that is good choice for me?  I suspect the answer is no, but at least it doesn't hurt to ask.

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I would say all of them are easy except the Dodosim. Helicopter simulation is lacking.

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