X-Plane 11.10 to bring even more goodies for helicopters

We already knew X-Plane 11.10 was going to be good for us, helicopter fans. The Beta 5 is now out and something caught our eye.

X-Plane 11.10 Beta 5

If you are paying attention to the beta releases of X-Plane 11.10, you have noticed that the team is very busy improving the sim, making fixes and getting everything ready for the final release.

On the release notes for Beta 5, there was something that really got our attention: "Restores all the VRS and stuff on the helos.".

What does this mean? Well, that's what we asked as well. And we DID ask Austin Meyer about it.

As it turns out, VRS was turned off on the previous betas, by accident (probably a bug). According to Austin, it's now back in but there's more: Austin actually took his time to fine tune other aspects of helicopter aerodynamics and physics: " proper settling with power, vortex ring state, hover efficiency, and effective translational lift".

So, here it is, folks. Austin shows us some more love.

Did you get Beta 5 yet? No? Well, go get it (make sure you install it separately from your regular X-Plane) and give Laminar and Austin your feedback. Especially if you are a real pilot. As a community, we can help helicopters get better and better in X-Plane.

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 HeliSimmer'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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