Bell 505 coming to FSX, P3D and X-Plane

The modern helicopter will come to live in the 3 sims, thanks to the collaboration among community developers.

Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations has been showing their work for some time already but now that the project has taken up some real speed, we heard the good news and we will also get this depiction of Bell’s replacement for the JetRanger in another sim.

Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations Bell 505 for FSX, P3D and X-PlaneEagle Rotorcraft Simulations Bell 505 for FSX, P3D and X-Plane

Just like it happened with the Bell 429, which ERS released for FSX and P3D, Tom Woods (author of the Bell 429 version for X-Plane) is picking up the project and will convert the model to X-Plane once Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations finishes the part of the project they are working on right now.

Meanwhile, we have been provided great images of the 505 in what is another remarkable community effort and a tremendously generous work by ERS, Tom Woods and everyone involved.

These models will be released as freeware.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them.

Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers.

Sérgio is's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.


In our forums