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Articles by Joe Hudson

Preview: SwissCreations Alpine Hoist for X-Plane 10/11

Preview: SwissCreations Alpine Hoist for X-Plane 10/11

If you are looking for something challenging to do with your helicopters, the SwissCreations Alpine Hoist may just be the thing you're looking for.
Vertical Reference Long Line

Vertical Reference Long Line

Vertical Reference is one of the most challenging things you can do in a helicopter. In this article, Joe Hudson helps you get started.
Review: ShortFinal KLAX - Los Angeles International HD for X-Plane

Review: ShortFinal KLAX - Los Angeles International HD for X-Plane

It’s rare that I do a review for scenery here on HeliSimmer, but it’s even more rare for me to do a review of a place I’m familiar with in real life (actually this is the first time!).
Review(ish): AOA V-22 for X-Plane

Review(ish): AOA V-22 for X-Plane

The V-22 is an exotic aircraft that falls in a category of its own. We decided to do a different review, free from ratings and numbers and just cover this addon for X-Plane for what it is for us, helicopter simmer: a very interesting - perhaps even weird, aircraft.
Review: DCS Mi-8 by Belsimtek

Review: DCS Mi-8 by Belsimtek

Although the model has been out for some time, we felt like we had to do the review of the only DCS helicopter we were missing: the Belsimtek Mi-8.
Review: DCS campaign "Argo"

Review: DCS campaign "Argo"

Looking for something extra to do with your DCS Huey? Here's a suggestion: the DCS campaign "Argo" puts you in the place of an Helenic Huey pilot.
Review: DreamFoil Creations Bell 407 for X-Plane 11

Review: DreamFoil Creations Bell 407 for X-Plane 11

The wait was long for the DreamFoil Creations Bell 407 for X-Plane 11 but she's finally here as a paid upgrade. Is it really worth it?
Review: DCS Ka-50 Black Shark

Review: DCS Ka-50 Black Shark

The DCS Ka-50 Black Shark is not exactly new on the market but it's an aircraft we had to review. Joe Hudson took this bird of prey to the skies.
Review: Alabeo's Robinson R66 for X-Plane

Review: Alabeo's Robinson R66 for X-Plane

After the R22 and R44, Robinson decided to take the plunge into turbine-powered helicopters with the R66. Alabeo decided to bring it to X-Plane.
Ground Effect: what it is, and what it isn't

Ground Effect: what it is, and what it isn't

Ground effect is something that everyone seems to be aware of, but not many completely understand. And there can be a lot of confusion and misconceptions as to what it actually is and how it effects helicopters.

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