DreamFoil Creations Bell 407 for X-Plane 11 features and price are set

The DreamFoil Creations Bell 407 features list and price are set. Are you a current owner of the XP 10 version? You're up for a nice surprise, then.

DreamFoil has been working very hard on a plethora of new and cool stuff for the new version. The price will be the same as the previous version (US$35) but owners of the previous version will be entitled to a nice discount: these users will only pay US$15 for this amazing update. Pretty nice!

DreamFoil went above and beyond with the cool cart and the blade ties you can see on the video above but they have pack-filled this update with great stuff. Check it out:

Features

  • HeliSAS/Autopilot implemented
  • Deprecated "rigid cruise" and "arcade mode" functions
  • Added blade tie system so each blade can be tied to their positions by clicking and dragging their tips
  • New electrical cart for moving the helicopter on ground

Graphics

  • Added interior normal maps
  • Improved gauges bar display visibility
  • Removed _lit textures for 5 objects on interior
  • New seat and interior textures that take advantage of PBR
  • Cabin lights are now on their real place and using spill lights
  • Framerate improve with obj optimized by removing ghost animations
  • New 3D propeller for tail rotor
  • Fixed rotor blur/shadow issue with clouds
  • Improved pedal stop light logics
  • Fixed small fliped quad on left side of headphone

Sound

  • New skin for DreamEngine config window to match XP11 ui
  • Added DreamEngine volumetric cabin

UI

  • SmartLivery now uses X-Plane 11 thumb icons
  • Added mouse scroll to manipulators
  • Added ability to manually rotate the rotor from outside
  • Added GPU external manipulator
  • Added Garmin430 power button manipulator
  • Added engine inlet/outlet/pitot caps can be manipulated individualy from outside without need to go in menu for adding them
  • Moved external menu from nose tip to side of nose, this was necessary to add the pitot cap manipulator
  • Improved SmartMenu icons visibility and interaction radius
  • Improved battery compartment handling, it's not necessary to go on menu to open/close it anymore
  • Improved doors external interaction, now it's possible to choose between go inside or just open the door

Flight Model

  • Improved airfoil drag curve, now helicopter will cruise at a realistic speed
  • Fixed torque on ground with flight rpm, will display correct value now
  • Improved landing gear adaptation during plugin start to avoid helicopter "drop" at ground
  • Recalibrated NG to match the correct rpm on various power settings
  • Fixed MGT temperature during start and flight should give an more accurate reading
  • Improved fuel flow
  • Fixed wrong idle speed
  • Improved rotor slowdown during shutdown, will not keep spinning forever
  • Frahm Damper now affects the flight model

Others

  • Clock now displays the Estimated Time from HSI
  • Added shutdown command for starter switch

Expect this model to be released within the next few days.

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 HeliSimmer'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.

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