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Dreamfoil S300CBi for XP12 is out now

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I've been looking forward to this one for a long time and the time has come for Dreamfoil to release the XP12 version of their Schweizer S300CBi

I've only take it out for a quick trip, proper testing will have to wait till after work, but I'm loving what I've seen and how she flies so far.

https://store.x-plane.org/Schweizer-S300CBi-XP12_p_1817.html

The helo has as standard price on .org store of $40 but is currently discounted to $35 and if you have the XP11 version there's a voucher on the download page in your account for an extra $15 off.
(Alternatively it's 950 .org store points if you have those lying around)

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Saw this one managed to get it for redeeming points but would have got it anyway. Looked great! Time to start having some fun and learn how to fly helicopters in the sim! Was getting tired of airliners (and waiting for developers to upgrade some classic aeroplanes to XP12). 

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Helis are a ton of fun. I have vskylabs r66 + dhc soundpack, It's a pretty immersive experience. I do some virtual routes, like from a,random airport to a random big backyard, hotel complexes, roofs. It gets very rewarding once you learn to control the helis and hover, land smoothly, etc.

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Pe11e Indeed found the Helisimmer site, lots of good stuff. Now I am just practising, practising, practising. It is a dimension of the sim that I ignored for a long time but no more. Thought the Schwiezer 300 was a lovely looking model!

 

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50 minutes ago, coastaldriver said:

Pe11e Indeed found the Helisimmer site, lots of good stuff. Now I am just practising, practising, practising. It is a dimension of the sim that I ignored for a long time but no more. Thought the Schwiezer 300 was a lovely looking model!

 

Can't find any XP12 videos of the addon, but even XP11 model looks, flies and sounds really really good. Might purchase it and add XP12 version in the upcoming months.
 

 

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On 11/21/2023 at 1:32 PM, Matchstick said:

The helo has as standard price on .org store of $40 but is currently discounted to $35 and if you have the XP11 version there's a voucher on the download page in your account for an extra $15 off.
(Alternatively it's 950 .org store points if you have those lying around)

Just checked, I have 943 points. 😭
I was browsing for some cheap addon, to get another 10 points, I'm not joking. Couldn't find anything that I would use haha.

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Sorry for a multi-post, but yeah, I got it for XP11. I really like it, physics are really alive, it's properly difficult to tame this little fellow. Initially, it was because it was IMPOSSIBLE to control it in any phase of the flight! I had to reduce the extreme dead zones by 60% at least, from 1.0 to 0.30 or 0.40 in a best case. All controls are EXTREMELY sensitive. I crashed on a takeoff how sensitive it was, and I didn't pushed my VKB Gladiator even couple of centimeters, S300 rolled to the side instantly over 30 degrees, I tried to recover pushing the Gladiator to the other side, and it rolled on other side even more, bam, crash. I immediately went to reduce all response curves and extreme dead zones, and now roll and pitch axis look like in a screenshots below. I mean if I can't control it with a decent joystick like VKB Gladiator that acts like a cyclic (I removed the springs), which kind of hardware can? I definitely think it's way more sensitive to control input that it needs to be. If I can fly it and maneuver fast, takeoff and land smoothly with axis extreme dead zones at 0.40, means other 0.60 (60% in fact) are absolutely not necessary and over the top. I'm really not sure what kind of hardware devs use when they leave extreme control sensitivities like that. To be honest, a helicopter would be a death penalty if the controls are sensitive like that in the real counterpart, prove me wrong. 🙂

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