Help needed for the FSX/P3D Bell 429

If you haven't heard about it yet, George Arana (one of the oldest and most proactive community members and author of countless amazing freeware for FS9 and FSX, has been working on the FSX/P3D Bell 429. And he needs your help.

FSX/P3D Bell 429

In a post on his Facebook page, George makes a plea to the community in order for him to be able to deliver this model:

Ok folks. The Bell 429 GlobalRanger FSX/P3D edition is long overdue and I am about ready to get this one done and released, so help me help you. Sergio Kauffman did a wonderful job with this helicopter, this being his very first ever model for flight simulator....but he managed to get every single configuration he built into one source making it impossible to sort out what variant is what. So...I am looking for at least 1-2 volunteers to get this bird finished and released. What I need is shots of every version that Sergio built (VIP, HEMS, law enforcement, etc), I need to know what parts goes to which variant so I can compile the correct models. At the same time, the volunteers that does assist me with this will be my beta testers. Requirements for this are FSXA, FSX:SE or P3D (any version). Let's get the ball rolling and release this bird to our FSX/P3D pilots that have been waiting almost 3 years for this bird. PM if interested and are willing to helping finish this.

If you are interested and can help, please contact George on Facebook. This would be an amazing way for you to help give something back to the community!

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'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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