Currently, Microsoft Flight Simulator is completely about flying airplanes. Helicopters, on the other hand, are among the things that developers only want to integrate in the future. Because the game currently has neither a physics nor a flight model for them. That doesn’t stop modders from already installing them.
You can now fly the Airbus H135
On February 27th, the “Hype Performance Group” team released the first version of the Airbus H135 for the Flight Simulator. It is not only completely modeled inside and out, but also already airworthy
Current restrictions: However, the current version of the H135 does not yet work completely like a real helicopter. Because things like floating in one place in the air do not yet work due to the technical limitations mentioned at the beginning.
Great popularity: With more than 85,000 downloads, the helicopter is by far the most frequently downloaded aircraft on the mod site. In second place is the “Asobo Cessna Citation Model 700 Longitude Performance and Flight Dynamics Modifications Project” with a little less than 30,000 downloads.
However, the fan expansion is not finished yet. Up to the 1.0 release there are further, unspecified improvements to be made.
This is how you use the mod
- Download: Airbus H135 on Flightsim.to
- Size: 120,72 MB
- Installation (Windows Store): Unpacks the files to »C: Users [Your User Name]AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbweLocalCachePackages«
- Installation (Steam): Unpacks the files to »C: Users [Your User Name]AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbweLocalCachePackages«
More helicopter mods
The mod is so popular that it has already called other fans on the scene, who in turn are building their own extensions on the Airbus H135. So there are more than over 130 different skins
If you’re looking for other fan add-ons besides the helicopter, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our list of the best mods. In the, we introduce you to the most sensible expansions, from new landscapes and cities to technical improvements.
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When your on official support for helicopters wait, then you have to be patient a little longer. Because as Jörg Neumann, Head of Flight Simulator, told us, it should appear in 2022 at the earliest.