ryanbatcund

Dreamfoil Bell 407 xp11 (and question)

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I have the v10 version of this model (not the newest v11 one). There is no GPS in the panel, but the default X-Plane GNS430 is enabled as a pop-up. No coupled autopilot of course, because the real thing doesn't have one.

This v10 model does work in XP11, at least when started with engines running (haven't tried a cold start lately). I can't vouch for the flight model accuracy in XP11 though, since there have been changes in the turbine modeling. It does fly though.

Edit to add: I just noticed the new v11 version adds an autopilot, so I guess some real 407's are available that way? Didn't know that.

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Hello Guys,

Both XP10 and XP11 have Garmin 430, you need to choose it on SmartMenu you can switch between old comm radios or garmin.

The real 407 don't come with autopilot, but there's a kit called HeliSAS from Cobham that can be installed on Bell 206/407 & AS350.

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I don't have v11 yet... but I will have in about 7 hours, once I can leave this pesky thing they call work!  :happy:

That said, there is a note in the store page regarding the 430:

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Switchable console bay allow to use Radios or Garmin 430

I also recall seeing an image somewhere of the xp11 version prior to release where it showed the 430 in the panel. Perhaps on their Facebook? Can't recall... I can confirm later tonight though!

EDIT: Looks like the answer came in! :biggrin:

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Note: if you own the v10 version of the Bell 407, check your email for a $20 discount code you can apply to the new v11 version, bringing it down to just $15 for the upgrade. 

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Thanks Ryan. I have this version for XP10 and it is one of my all time favourites, but was debating whether to get it for XP11.

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I've now added a registration to the yellow livery...  I'm not a fan of blank ones as I fly online often.  I also added a small placard to the cockpit.  I'm just awaiting Conex's approval to post it on the Org

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