The Mi-17 is a beast. An amazing beast. A very close relative to the Mi-8, it’s seen in many regions of the world, flying around as the workhorse of many entities and doing all sorts of jobs.
And now, you can sim all that in Microsoft Flight Simulator as well. I have tested the Mi-17 for a few days – and yes, a review will be coming but I do have a bit of a backlog.
- Three different exterior models: Civil version, Armor protection and Armor - weapon stores.
- Full interior and exterior PBR Materials, High-Definition textures.
- 12 liveries
- Fully clickable 3D virtual cockpit.
- 3D gauges.
- Fully simulated Voice Warning System.
- Immersive audio and rotor sounds (Wwise).
- Tablet animation control, cold and dark and ready to fly options.
- Default GPS AS530.
Oh and make sure you pay attention to Cera Sim’s note: “Be careful: If you have assigned any helicopter throttle axis to your joystick (see: Set helicopter throttle axis, Set helicopter throttle1 axis, Set helicopter throttle2 axis in the CONTROL OPTION menu of MSFS2020), please verify that these axes are at 100% before takeoff, or disable them to avoid loss of rotor power.”
I tested the helicopter and fell victim of this issue for some time until I re-checked all my assignments and unplugged everything I had connected to my PC (I usually only have 1 controller connected but this time I had 3 as I was doing some tests). Once I got that sorted out it all fell into place.
You can get the Cera Sim Mi-17 at SimMarket. The company indicated that they are working on having it available on the Microsoft marketplace as well.