The release of Airland FS and the RotorSim Pilot R44 seems to have released third-party helicopter developers from their shackles. RotorSim Pilot released the R44 quickly (much quicker than if the team had to do the flight dynamics from scratch), there is a new UH-60 out and now we were surprised by the Mil Mi-2. And yes, it is also using AirlandFS.
This is still work in progress (currently version 0.5) so you'll find that some features will be missing. Starting from cold and dark, for example is not possible and you will have to do so using CTRL-E.
In the video, below you can follow a small story with the helicopter and learn how it can be customizable (with or without co-pilot, interior options, etc.), which is pretty cool and I hope to see more options such as these on future helicopters (wire cutters, etc.).
It’s absolutely fantastic that we are slowly getting new helicopters, even before native support – again, thanks to Fred Naar and AirlandFS. It seems like there are other teams working on new projects and, hopefully, we’ll start seeing them popping up soon.
You'll find the link to download it below, but don't forget you'll also need AirlandFS in case you don't have it yet.