X-Rotors AW-139 V4 RC4 for X-Plane released

The X-Rotors AW-139 for X-Plane has gone through yet another iteration and the team has released their Release Candidate 4.

X-Rotors AW-139 V4 RC4 for X-Plane

Here's what's new and updated:

  • Rewritten SAS and ATT logic based upon AP1/2, FT and CPL activation, a hard fix but the most desired upgrade for real pilots;
  • Rewritten autopilot FD modes from scratch so that they obey to the real logic, also added custom toggle commands;
  • Fixed cyclic FT actuators, now the desired pitch and roll attitudes are kept in ATT mode, use FT REL and cyclic to set them;
  • Fixed excess of power (HP) and aircraft weights values, now real AW139 pilots should feel at home a lot better;
  • Fixed unrealistic display values and arrows behavior for NG, ITT, TQ and PI along with range warnings;
  • Fixed continuous input to trimming switches both on cyclic and collective, keep each hat switch pressed to increase or decrease values;
  • Fixed failed restart issue occourring after a power-off by using PMS, now each engine starts, idles and restarts as expected;
  • Fixed rotor brake’s caliper effectiveness, now it is proportional to the action on the lever and won’t turn the helicopter anymore;
  • Added a retractable spotlight to the belly, it can be switched on and pointed in any direction by using the rightside hat switch on the collective;
  • Enlarged cabin sound sphere, now VR pilots should not get outer sounds when attempting to lean their heads towards the window;
  • Fixed seats headrests issue on custom liveries showing both closed and open configurations, now they have the hole opened;
  • Fixed livery template UV map misplacements on tail boom, stabilizer, belly and added nose logo area, now authors can paint it just right;
  • Unified N2 102% commands into a single toggle, this is to help out the serious simmers with their hardware;
  • Removed the old version guide from the package, looking forward to write a much simpler procedural sheet;
  • Fixed tires appearing raised from the ground;
  • Fixed minor details on cabin and external meshes;
  • Fixed nose glass transparency issue;
  • Raised avionics fans volume just right;
  • Digital wind indicator back in place;
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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 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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