BrettS released an update for his Hughes 500D for X-Plane 11

One of the community's favorites the Hughes 500 (or as it is often known, the MD500) gained a new life and it's now compatible with X-Plane 11.

BrettS Hughes 500D for X-Plane 11This model, which was built upon the old version for X-Plane 8 and it's really, a joint effort, with several community members pitching in:

This is an update to the Hughes 500D Alex Gifford, Ben Russell, and myself originally created for X-Plane v8 - at that time it was state of the art for the sim, this model still uses much of the original content - it's aged pretty well considering how many years ago that was.

Lots of flight modeling changes in the sim since then, that's where most of the work on this one was - it also has a bit more cabin detail & all 4 doors open/close/remove.

Edit: you can also download the first livery package here.

BrettS Hughes 500D for X-Plane 11BrettS Hughes 500D for X-Plane 11

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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.