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Is there a site with more information on this bird? All I get from that link is an option to purchase, no detailed information. Is this being discussed by early adopters anywhere on a forum? I don't see it mentioned in the .org helicopter "in development" forum.

I'm interested, because any larger helicopter with a good autopilot is something I might like to fly in FSEconomy. I need AP for longer distance flights, and the AW139 should be full 4-axis autopilot with auto-hover if they're modeling all the systems. 

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Nope, she isn´t discussed on a forum..maybe on a discord channel. I just bought her and i have to test the autopilot. A few systems are not yet modeled, but mentioned in the manual.

If you have questions you can mail them: mail@x-rotors.com

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I love her 🙂 The model is excellent and she is fun to fly. The autopilot works.

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Thanks Nils.

How come there is already a Faroe Islands livery?!?!

Can you share screenshots of the main panel, if possible one from normal view and another one close view?

 

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Nils,

I said it alreay but I am keen to say again: I much appreciate you posting news regarding addons. Most of the time I was not aware so I give you reputation points 😉

It is amazing that for an early access there is a Faroe Islands livery. So I suspect that someone in the dev team or among the early access users is a fan of the scenery.

By the way I bought the Faro by your advice and it is good 🙂

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You are welcome! I´m glad that you like the Faroes too. It´s now my home base for the AW139 and the Toliss A319.

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Yes right for "RC1" but we can admit that they did not clearly state "early-access" in big and bold letters.

It is sad they did not do so and it is also sad that the reviewer did not notice and maybe did not get in touch with the devs.

 

 

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5 hours ago, jt8d9a said:

Oh, it's THAT outfit. Now I remember! Thanks for the link.

They (or he) had an earlier AW 139 available at the .org a while back. Then it was discovered that it used "borrowed assets" and not just a texture from other projects. it was removed from sale with the developer blackballed from the site. Lots of bad blood over in the helicopter forums at the time (and possibly still, I don't hang out there much).

I guess that's why it isn't being sold at the .org store. Sim users have long memories, and IIRC the issue wasn't handled well by the developer at the time.

Let's just say there is an interesting history on this one. I might still give it a shot, although my main criteria for helicopter purchase is whether it will work well in the FSEconomy game. Compared to the Bell 412 (only talking FSE internal specs here, not the actual models), it has only one more passenger seat and burns quite a bit more fuel per hour. It'll be expensive in FSE virtual dollars to run, but I still might try it after the initial bugs are worked out. I want to see how the developer handles himself this time around too.

*Edited to remove mention of support forum at .org, I was confusing myself with the new xAmbience product. 

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2 hours ago, HumptyDumpty said:

nice shots nils.

Is it better than the 412 ?

Without flying it yet, I can say that one of the big differences is whether you like a glass cockpit like this one, or steam gauges like the 412. There is a glass cockpit 412 in real life, but the X-Trident model is the earlier gauge panel version. 

Personally I'm more of a steam gauge fan, but I do like flying the glass cockpit (free) Bell 429 too. The thing with glass cockpit, especially helicopters, is that it takes a while to get familiar with the individual displays.

It looks like one other difference is the Bell 412 uses the Garmin 530 while the AW 139 uses an airliner style FMC (maybe the popup Garmin still works?). If you're more familiar with one or the other type, that might be a factor.

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2 hours ago, Paraffin said:

Without flying it yet, I can say that one of the big differences is whether you like a glass cockpit like this one, or steam gauges like the 412. There is a glass cockpit 412 in real life, but the X-Trident model is the earlier gauge panel version. 

Personally I'm more of a steam gauge fan, but I do like flying the glass cockpit (free) Bell 429 too. The thing with glass cockpit, especially helicopters, is that it takes a while to get familiar with the individual displays.

It looks like one other difference is the Bell 412 uses the Garmin 530 while the AW 139 uses an airliner style FMC (maybe the popup Garmin still works?). If you're more familiar with one or the other type, that might be a factor.

Def steam gauges, i find the digital gauges very confusing. 

 Prefer simming using the normal nav.  would not know how to use the Garmin 😀 

 

 

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Nils: super screenshots as usual!

Paraffin: thanks for the story about "borrowed assets", I was not aware.

DumptyHumpty: you are not alone mate 😉 Me too I prefer steam gauges, that's why my preferred helo is the Dreamfoil 407. And I hope Dreamfoil will update the Bell 206 for XP11. Also I'm waiting for the Huey.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Simicro said:

Nils: super screenshots as usual!

Paraffin: thanks for the story about "borrowed assets", I was not aware.

DumptyHumpty: you are not alone mate 😉 Me too I prefer steam gauges, that's why my preferred helo is the Dreamfoil 407. And I hope Dreamfoil will update the Bell 206 for XP11. Also I'm waiting for the Huey.

 

 

 

That's why i love the 412,  don't have the 407 , did try the 429 but those digits just move too fast to understand.

The Nimbus huey looks and sounds good.

Maybe at a later date will think about the 139. 

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Zul, you would love the AW139 too 🙂 The modeling is really nice and performance is also great.

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