JRX Gazelle for X-Plane 12

JRX’s update is free for those that already have the X-Plane version and it covers 2 variants. The first version is the SA341B, which is based on the military variant, with “old school” avionics, including VHF and UHF military radios with “chatter” added for immersion.

JRX Gazelle for X-Plane 12

It also has a functional Position Bearing Distance Indicator similar to the NADIR on the French variant, which can be programmed with X-Plane FMS flight plans.

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The SA342J is a civilian variant with a more modern avionics suite, an up-rated engine and a different body kit, along with custom made avionics based on the Garmin and Avidyne real world family.

JRX Gazelle for X-Plane 12

There is a fully functional autopilot module and a “pop out tablet” showing either the GNS530, AviTab or a Services page showing critical flight data.

In case you don’t have it yet, you can grab JRX’s Gazelle for X-Plane 12 here.

Official features

Model and Textures

  • Integrated GTN750 / 725 and AviTab compatible
  • Detailed animated 3D model both internal and external
  • High quality pilot, co-pilot and passengers
  • Animated rotor head and tail rotor
  • All textures are PBR
  • 4k external textures including all liveries
  • 4k instrument panels
  • All custom-made instruments with no legacy stock X-Plane instrumentation
  • All doors and windows fully functional with sound attenuation
  • Animated rotor tie downs and engine / pitot covers
  • Animated yaw string
  • Custom engine vibrations
  • Animated friction locks for the cyclic and collective
  • AH cage functions
  • Custom animated instrument gauges and needles
  • Dynamic aircraft ID plate based on livery
  • Dynamic seat colours and pilot helmet / flight suit based on livery
  • Custom external lighting (NAV / STROBE / LANDING / FLASH / DIM) with light spill
  • Rotor blur and ground shadow
  • All panel switches / buttons / controls are animated with sound
  • Custom and fully functional warning and annunciator lights with test where applicable


Fuel, Equipment and PAX loading

  • Fuel and passenger loading are done within the cockpit
  • Fuel weights are dynamically changed
  • Pilot, co-pilot and passengers modelled – with dynamic weight
  • Door removal – with dynamic weight
  • Munitions (for the SA341 (INERT)) – with dynamic weight
  • Sling loads are invoked in cockpit with no third-party plugin required – with dynamic weight / CG
  • Detailed flight reference cards (FRCs) are included in-cockpit with all procedures


  • Full FMOD sound is included in both version’s with over 50 sampled sounds from a real Gazelle helicopter mixed live with FMOD studio.
  • 3D external sounds with doppler effect
  • Custom radio chatter both civil and military. Tuneable on the com radios
  • Headset attenuation (helmet simulation)
  • Custom blade slap
  • Custom warnings and alerts
  • All switches / buttons have sound assigned

Flight Model

  • Realistic flight characteristics
  • Start-up to shutdown realistically modelled on the flight reference cards
  • The new X-Plane experimental flight model recommended
  • Fully working under the 11.50 beta programme and compatible with Vulkan
  • Longer shelf life for future X-Plane updates and will not “break” like many others
  • VR and manipulator ready

Customised Failures

  • Hydraulics (WIP)
  • Over-Torque
  • Hard landings > 425 f/min
  • Crash detection
  • Engine fire
  • Flame-out / Compressor stall
  • With custom fire / sounds / smoke
  • Help and Support:
  • Dedicated support forum at the XP.ORG
  • Detailed user manual
  • Full lifetime support, product updates and development as required