Free AH-6 Littlebird mod for DCS is now available

Jun 25, 2020 | by Sérgio Costa

The small charismatic helicopter is available as a modification for this sim, with some limitations.

AH-6 Littlebird mod for DCS

It’s great to see when simmers are there for the community. Eagle Dynamics Forum Member nibbylot released something a few days ago that is really exciting.

Not only he created an AH-6J Littlebird for DCS, he also created and released a basic flight model for helicopters which doesn’t require the Ka-50 module! Think of it as a “template for other helicopter mods, as an open source project”, like he puts it.

The choice of the AH-6 as the project to showcase due to the simplicity of the aircraft and its systems.

The flight model may be modified and used on a project as long as credit is due, of course.

List of features

  • Main flight instruments function
  • Working weapon system and cold start with clickable switches
  • Can control from both seats
  • Working RWR
  • Can use M134 minigun and rockets
  • Basic Damage model
  • Basic multicrew (can switch controls but cockpits not synced)

The flight model is not complete, though, and nibbylot also has a list of things that are not quite working:

  • No vortex ring state
  • Lift is not affected by altitude or temperature
  • The flight model is not closely accurate to the real aircraft. Data is based on the OH-6 Cayuse
  • Radio and communications are not functional
  • Many of the engine gauges don't function
  • No pilot model
  • No external texturing (only flat black) and internal textures are basic
  • No GAU-19
  • Probably some of bugs

For more details, check out the original thread on the ED forums.

You can download the AH-6J mod here and the flight model source here.

[Edit: links fixed after our reader kirksunley indicated they were not working. Thank you, Kirk]

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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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