FGUK Released Westland Scout for FlightGear

Version 1 of the helicopter is out and as, FGUK puts it, it’s a “refinement of the previous BETA version”.

FGUK Westland Scout for FlightGear

Being a “final release” doesn’t mean FGUK is done with it. Far from it. Well, in all honesty, they are never done with the helicopters they release as they keep on adding features and updating it (which is, obviously, a good thing).

Here’s FGUK’s description on the work done on this model:

Although the cockpit and clickable switches are still a work in progress and will be updated in coming released the experience of this classic helicopter is well worth a try for anyone with a love of rotary.

Many missing textures and details have been added all over, both in and outside. New rotor detailing and animations for the main rotor as well as new textures for the tail rotor are also present.

The FDM has been fully updated and now performs incredibly close to real life data. Although it's worth remembering that this is an early generation helicopter and will require a different approach and finesse to newer models.

This version was developed to be used on FlightGear 2017 and higher and it won’t work on any version before that.

As you can see below, there was quite some work involved to get this version to completion but FGUK is already planning ahead and not only they are listening to your feedback, but they also already have a game-plan for an upcoming version, which will include the following:

  • 3D cockpit work on main console and panel
  • New Rotor Head
  • Textures flipped on mid-section.

Meanwhile, here are the release notes for the FGUK Westland Scout v1.0 for FlightGear:

  • Retextured
    • Cockpit ancillaries
    • Windscreen Wipers
    • Skids
    • Engine parts
    • Main Rotor
    • Tail Rotor
    • Pilot Seats
    • Rear Bench
  • Updated FDM with close to real life performance
  • Main Rotor animations re-worked.

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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 HeliSimmer.com'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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