A Classic Rotorbird: Bell 206B JetRanger for FSX

The crew at Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations (ERS) has been enhancing our flightsim experience with FSX models like the Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia and the Piaggio P-180.  Lucky for us, their releases cross into the realm of rotorcraft as they demonstrated with the release of the Enstrom 280FX.

Bell 206B by Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations

The ERS TV variant - Hawaii

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Based on the FS2004 model by Owen Hewitt, the ERS version of the Bell 206B III added some much needed FSX functionality such as self-shadowing, FSX specific animations and a custom FDE.   While the default Bell 206B isn’t bad, the improved ERS model adds details and realism that are worth the nearly 100mb download.

Speaking of download, I am in the process of putting this file through its paces.  I’ll add screenshots and more commentary after I’ve had time to fully check it out.


ICARO AW139 Available Now!

For the rotorheads out there, ICARO released their AW139 model for FS2004 (FS9) over at Hovercontrol.com.  Head over and download both base packs.  Included are military, VIP, and tanker models.

While I haven’t had a chance to fly it, installing it and taking a moment to walk around this model really makes me want to get to know this bird better!  A full review will be coming this weekend!