Philip Ubben / Khamsin Studio SA315B Lama for X-Plane

Rejoice! It is here! Philip Ubben/Khamsin Studio's SA315B lama is out!

This is a true labor of love and Philip's persistence seemed to pay up as Khamsin Studio joined the effort and helped him get this helicopter out.

You can read all about the project here but, probably more important, you can find the features list as well as the link to purchase it at the bottom of this article.

Official features list

  • High detail 3D-model and textures by khamsin studio
  • PBR textures
  • Completely animated rotor head and blade flex
  • Including Geforce plugin by Dreamfoil Helicopters
  • High quality physics driven FMOD sound
  • Very accurate flight model (including Autorotation) up to MTOW of 1950 kg tested and approved by real SA 315B pilots
  • Three documents (flight manual, cockpit layout and FAQ) in three different languages (EN, FR and DE)
  • individual user setup friendly:
  • Uses only default joystick axes (throttle, collective, pitch, roll and yaw)
  • All custom commands access able via default X-Plane menu
  • Complete recreation of real power management including:
  • Real startup and shutdown procedures
  • Real centrifugal clutch management
  • Real turbine RPM-limiter
  • Real safety microswitches
  • Real usability of Collins-Pitch-Indicator
  • Hide able 3D-tablet including:
  • Custom weight-and-balance menu
  • Attach or detach external parts
  • Toggle able glass reflections
  • Toggle able custom downwash effect
  • Avitab integration
  • Toggle able power management helper bug
  • Let the groundcrew turn one blade up front for you
  • Three different strobe light effects for different liveries
  • Livery depending IAS gauge in km/h or KTS
  • Working slungload scale
  • VR compatible
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatible
  • Very FPS friendly (comparable to default analog gauges C172)