Nimbus Simulations’ Huey for X-Plane will have a maintenance module

The almighty UH-1 by Nimbus Simulations comes with some extra features that raises the bar on the helicopter flight simulation scene.

Nimbus Simulations’ Huey for X-Plane

Nimbus has announced their addon will come with a maintenance module which will keep tabs on your several factors and, eventually, cause failures.

While this sounds great, I immediately thought about the issues the DCS Huey has with the failures implemented by Belsimtek in which the helicopter has a catastrophic failure if you let the temperature rise. I asked Nimbus about it and actually told me they don’t use the DCS Huey as not to be biased but that their model will not simply fail. It will be something progressive if you abuse and don’t pay the required attention to it.

They described the module as being “[…] almost complete, exceeding the limits will cause incremental damage. Engine, transmission, rotor, battery and hydraulic fluid must be maintained to guarantee a safe operation.” Great!

The team also released a few screenshots showing some texture improvements and mentioned a mode which will allow you to move to the machine guns on the sides as your “co-pilot” will maintain heading, altitude or bank at a constant rate.

Time for some pew pew pew, I guess?

Nimbus is planning in releasing they Huey “soon”. Until then, enjoy the screenshots!

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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'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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