The X-Rotors AW139 is very near to its release and the team has already sent us their release notes for version 4 of their model.
In these notes you will find all the goodies that come with this version as well as a nudge to what’s probably coming in future releases (where it says “disabled in this version).
There’s still no official release date but the team is working hard to get this baby out before the end of the year.
Manufacturer: Leonardo, Italy
Author: X-Rotors, Italy
File Version: 4.00 (BASIC)
X-Plane Certified: 11.30
Configuration: Short-nose, Off-shore / Commercial transport (12+2)
Put the whole uncompressed directory in ../Aircraft/Helicopters/
Steam users: Right click X-Plane in your list, then point to Properties > Local files > Browse Local Files, then proceed with installation.
Feb 2007 X-Plane 9.00 first release
Dec 2008 X-Plane 9.20 compliance
Sep 2009 X-Plane 9.30 compliance
Aug 2010 X-Plane 9.55 compliance
Jan 2011 X-Plane 9.60 compliance
Dec 2011 X-Plane 10.00 compliance
Nov 2012 X-Plane 10.20 32-bit, PFD, MFD, DICP, RIC, UI, ACF, 3D model, textures, awg
Nov 2012 X-Plane 10.20 64-bit, PFD, HSI, fuel feed, tail rotor, bug fixes
Nov 2013 X-Plane 10.25 various custom made versions sold along with commercial licenses
Dec 2018 X-Plane 11.30 compliance, 99% new aircraft, short-nose configuration, auto-hover (v1.0)
RELEASE NOTES FOR 4.00
Highly detailed interior and exterior model
High definition textures with normal maps and reflections
Plugin driven rotor animation, included swashplate and tail rotor
Refined flight model even more realistic (eg. nose-up attitude) with the usual easiness of use
Realistic startup procedure, included hot start simulation with overhead panel fuse de-activation
Plugin driven fully simulated force trim, collective trim and yaw trim
Cabin lighting (dome and emergency lights) and cockpit spot-lights (NVG and storm lights)
Rotor brake with realistic caliper force control
Added four liveries to the basic package, now spotting all the major off-shore companies
Ported the old thin plugin to X-LUA, so welcome Linux users!
Realistic engine power management system
Master de-activation flap (overhead panel)
Custom dynamic sound environment (FMOD) also with real Bitching Betty and venting audio
Primus Epic™ replica now with functioning little joystick for PFD (MFD functions disabled in this version)
Plugin driven HOV mode (auto-hover) autopilot with dual modes (CPL/UCPL). Assign the H key to the custom command and activate < 20 kts
Plugin driven RHT mode (radio altimeter height) autopilot
New flight management system
Pilot seat with adjustable height
Functioning slaved compass (MAG/DG)
Particle system (heat blur)
NUMBERS & FACTS
More than three years of work were needed to get to version 4.00
1800 subversion files have been worked out before the private beta
Fuseleage is an aggregate of 317 different parts with little less than 170.000 vertices
Over 60 custom datarefs and commands were written to reproduce real AW139 capabilities
Pilots and crew members of I-TNCC, to whom this version is dedicated
Alberto Salvi (X-Trident) for the swashplate X-LUA programming
Sérgio Costa (HeliSimmer.com)
Ben Supnik (X-Plane.com)
Despite the effort and personal time needed to bring you this version, it has to be considered an artisan’s product and should be considered permanently under development.
Not commercial, single seat license.
By using this product you accept the EULA.txt included in the package