Current Version 0.93
Initial Release 27. February 2021
Last Updated 18. May 2021
File Size 283.55 MB
Downloads 201,623

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The Airbus H135 is a collabaration between Hype Performance Group and developer David Amenta who is responsible for the flight model, gauges and aircraft systems present in the H135.

This build does not represent the level of quality we seek to achieve by the time we get to an 1.0 release. We are just a small team and by releasing our development builds to the community we get instant feedback that helps us make every update to the H135 an improvement over the last. 

 

It is very difficult to respond to every comment as we have multiple threads up across different flight sim forums and websites. For troubleshooting help and exclusive access to our test builds please join our incredible community of over 2K members over on Discord!

 

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INSTALL DIRECTIONS

* Unzip and place the folder into your community folder 

Community Folder Default Locations:

For those who purchased the game from Windows Store:

- C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\

For those who purchased the game from Steam Store:

-  C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\

 

HYPE PERFORMANCE GROUP CREDITS

* PharaohSteve - MediaHypeTrain – Co-Founder, Producer

* davux3 (David "Dave" Amenta) – Co-Founder, Lead Developer (Flight model, Gauges, Aircraft systems)

* Destroyer121 – 3D Artist, Developer

* zangeeef – Developer

* Crispy136 – 3D & Livery Artist

 

SPECIAL THANKS

* Flightsim Squadron’s EggMan & kingdmac for their early modeling advice

* SJFLY2 who was the very first creator to make a heliport for our Airbus H135!

* mnpostema and FireFx for their sound design contributions
* AeroLynx, benimix, GBZH35, Tonypezz & kubay who have each contributed modeling advice or work

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported this project through donations, social media post, YouTube videos, Twitch streams and most of all - the other creators here on Flightsim.to that have created incredible scenery and liveries for H135 pilots. NeoFly is an incredible addon that adds so much depth to the sim when using the H135 and other aircraft.

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FAQ - ADDITIONAL NOTES

More in depth notes are available on our Discord with images showing recommending mappings and settings.

 

With our Airbus H135 the “Throttle axis” controls the H135's collective, and the H135's FADEC system (enabled from the middle PFD panel) will automatically control the RPM and engines and must be turned on to fly.  

We have multiple flight modes to choose from on the lower GTN screen:

* Xbox: Less responsive controls optimized for xbox sticks.

* Basic: More responsive version of Xbox mode, lacking many dynamic helicopter effects

* Advanced: Introduces engine torque and more subtle dynamic effects that add up to feel like a real life helicopter.

If you encounter an issue that is not covered in the notes below and cannot be resolved by asking our testers in the #?feedback channel on our Discord, please send a message to @Support Bot describing your issue - this will create a ticket for our team to review with you.

 

KNOWN ISSUES AND TIPS

You can assume that all issues below are being worked on by the development team. We have listed the temporary fixes and ETAs whenever possible.

* Make sure the FADEC button is on before taking off for flight

* Some external tools (like Kinetic Assistant and PushbackHelper) leave a file in your Documents folder called SimConnect.cfg that prevents H135 from reading your controls. Rename SimConnect.cfg to any other name and then start the sim. H135 controls will now be functional. Don't forget to check this before each flight if you use these tools

* “Throttle Axis” must be used. The helicopter does not support split throttles such as “Throttle 1 Axis” “Throttle 2 Axis”

* First load of the H135 requires 30 to 90 seconds to initialize our flight control module before flying. The “Flight Mode” button will be red and say “DO NOT FLY” until our module is initialized and ready for flight.

* When first loading into the sim, you must move your throttle axis for our helicopter to recognize it, otherwise you may find the helicopter takes off on its own.

* Xbox controllers by default are unable to split and control the yaw axis, there are workarounds posted below for the time being.

* We allow you to crash and damage the helicopter, disable crash detection if having a tough time

* Flying under bridges will cause a collision if crash detection is enabled, and on occasion require the sim to be restarted, fly under at your own risk

* The helicopter cannot have multiple devices mapped to the same input axis at the same time. Ex: using a X56 joystick and Xbox controller at the same time will conflict if they share any bindings

 

SENSITIVITY SETTINGS 

Players should adjust sensitivity for their personal taste. Dead zone range needs to be adjusted depending on your own hardware. Other owners of your hardware in our Discord server may be able to offer assistance however.

 

XBOX CONTROLLER TIPS

It is recommended that you create a new profile in controls specifically for the H135 so that you do not impact any other aircraft you fly. Select your H135 control preset when flying the H135.

You can have full control by remapping both joysticks to function like an RC drone, at the sacrifice of moving the camera around:

* Left stick: Throttle Axis and Rudder Axis, 
* Right stick Elevator Axis and Aileron Axis
* Camera controls must be removed from Right Stick to avoid the camera moving around when trying to fly.

 

KINETIC ASSISTANT & PUSHBACK HELPER USERS

Have no ability to control the H135? Used Kinetic Assistant or Pushback Helper or other addons?

Check your Documents folder for a file named SimConnect.cfg. If you have this file, rename it to another name, then restart the sim. H135 will now work.


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  • Version 0.93 May 18, 2021

    In our screenshots you can see that the H135 now has an EFB that is capable of displaying a web browser or a screen capture from one of your computer's displays.

    This feature requires a bit of advanced setup and we want to walk users through the process as well as take your feedback - the files necessary to run the EFB are exclusive to our Discord members for this reason.

    You can join our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    Full 0.93 changelog below:

    - Fix APCP inverted emissive button text
    - Fix doors-off text in AIRCRAFT page
    - Minor flight model tweaks around torque and power
    - Rotor brake is hidden by default (AIRCRAFT page to turn it on)
    - Speculative "replay mode" toggle added
    - Sun visor/shades will be OFF by default when starting a flight at night
    - Screen brightness will be dimmer when starting a flight at night
    - Removed unused knobs on overhead panel
    - Removed MISC page / baggage "camera"
    - Removed other pages on CAPT MFD only
    - Adjusted textures for copper on rotor mast, and door handle position against the hull
    - Cleaned up AIRCRAFT page visuals
    - Enabled AIRCRAFT page on lower MFDs (GTNs) again
    - Parts should no longer flicker when in the hangar
    - Adjust TRQ so 2x69 has more power
    - Adjust ICAO and other config designators to play more nicely with Volanta etc

  • Version 0.92 May 11, 2021

    In our screenshots you can see that the H135 now has an EFB that is capable of displaying a web browser or a screen capture from one of your computer's displays.

    This feature requires a bit of advanced setup and we want to walk users through the process as well as take your feedback - the files necessary to run the EFB are exclusive to our Discord members for this reason.

    You can join our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    Full 0.92 changelog below:

    **PLEASE NOTE THIS RELEASE INCLUDES NEW REQUIRED PROCEDURES**

    - NEW: PRIME pumps **MUST** be used during startup!
    - NEW: XFER pumps **MUST** be used during flight!
    - NEW: AVIO 1&2 **MUST** be used furing flight!
    - NEW: External parts like the end plates+tailfin, wire cutters and multiple radome and skid settler options. See the paintkit for more info. These new parts are ready for repaints. Small changes have been made to increase the quality and reduce the texture size of H135 textures. For this reason, liveries will need to be updated for 0.92. The paintkit includes instructiosn and may be downloaded at: https://flightsim.to/file/9491/airbus-h135-paint-kit


    - Flight Model: Adjustments to torque, power and ETL
    - Flight Model: Adjusted ground contact to more accurately reflection ground interactions with various collective and cyclic settings
    - Flight model: scale power with tail rotor blade pitch
    - Add DOOR OPEN message back to message list
    - GTC.H will now manage collective (RA / Altitude hold)
    - Revert to old rotor disc blur which was causing problems for some VR users
    - More AP fixes to prevent an unexpected pitch or roll when engaging
    - Remove Landing Gear flight model buttons (for Honeycomb Bravo users who need to unmap these keys to fly H135)
    - Adjust drag (make it easier to slow down / quick stop)
    - Tablet is now usable when the battery is dead or BATT MSTER is not on (C&D)
    - Rain sound effects enhanced, position adjusted
    - Added a damage sound when exceeding 130 degrees (metal on metal, ouch)
    - Rotor state (off, starting, ground idle, flight) no longer be synced between players in multiplayer. Each H135 should show an accurate and unique state for each player.
    - Adjust night lighting: LANDING (head/hull) light is now emissive.
    - NAV/POS lights are now emissive, added glass caps. Extended to be compatible with both H135 and EC135 external part configurations
    - Strobe lights now alternate between right nad left sides instead of flashing on both sides at once
    - Placard is now is now on when C&D, and is no longer emissive. (Edit panel.cfg if you prefer emission)
    - Doors are now always closed when in menu/hangar
    - New sound: EPU (sensitive to door positions)
    - New sound: ambient outdoor day/night
    - New sound: avionics fan
    - New sound: Air Conditioning
    - EPU switch removed from OH panel, click EPU or EPU cable to connect/disconnect
    - Add day/night ambient sounds for when doors are open
    - Backlight analog compass when powered on at night
    - Added AFCS Failure. AP is unavailable. EICAS and master warning indications are present when in flight model L4
    - Fuel system now more closely matches EC135 configuration with one main tank and 2 supply tanks, as well as an AUX tank. Note the AUX tank is slow to drain into MAIN
    - PRIME pumps are required for C&D start
    - LOW FUEL 1/2, LOW FUEL MAIN indications added and corrected
    - Add CARGO SMOKE to master warnings
    - Add registration name plates above MFDs (this matches what is configured in the ATC menu)
    - Avionics 1 & 2 switches are now functional
    - Cabin lights 1 (rear pax), 2 and 3 are spot lights
    - CLICK the spot lights behind pilots to activate cockpit lights
    - NVG (green) panel lighting
    - Added panel brightness dimmer knob to overhead, next to INSTR LIGHT
    - PITOT HTG 1 & 2 now functional
    - PITOT HEAT OFF message returned to message list
    - APCP (autopilot control panel, between the seats) buttons added to control flight mode, A.TRIM, BACKUP SAS, AP1, AP2. Remove all amber OFFs for BASIC flight. Disable ATRIM only for ADVANCED flight.
    - MFD power buttons have green LEDs now
    - Performance: fire panel no longer uses 2x screens
    - TRQ values are now more accurate
    - You may now use the `g` key (Toggle Landing Gear) to toggle GTC.H engage/disengage (when available/engaged)
    - TRQ no longer rises until engine light off (the rotor will still spin too early for now)
    - TRQ will balance the load to one engine when OEI
    - Weight stations calculations on VMS page fixed (copilot now has weight, baggage has weight)
    - Add logic such that supply tanks will flow into the center tank when high nose down attitude and XFER pumps off
    - Increase the animation speed for switches, doors.
    - Automatic engine start is removed, xfer pumps won't come on automatically before flight now
    - You must bring both engines into IDLE then one into FLIGHT, or use Ctrl+E to conduct a manually triggered auto start
    - Adjust cockpit textures in rear cabin
    - Adjust exterior textures
    - Adjust external lighting caps
    - Remove small engine from search light

  • Version 0.91 April 29, 2021

    In our screenshots you can see that the H135 now has an EFB that is capable of displaying a web browser or a screen capture from one of your computer's displays.

    This feature requires a bit of advanced setup and we want to walk users through the process as well as take your feedback - the files necessary to run the EFB are exclusive to our Discord members for this reason.

    You can join our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    Full 0.91 changelog below:

    - Windshield: Glitching in rain and fog is fixed
    - Windshield: Rain effects are now enalbed
    - High precision GTC.H. Hold position in a 0.5m box even with wind gusts up to 40kt
    - Door positions are no longer synced across all H135s in multiplayer
    - Sun visors installed (click overhead to toggle, or configure in the tablet)
    - Pitot tubes installed
    - Adjust various bolts on the top of the hull so they are visible, adjust skid cutting into hull
    - New livery: Airbus H135 Norsk Luftambulanse
    - Overhead panel: Add STANDBY BATTERY (activate along with main battery)
    - Overhead, add other switches (power inverter, DC power outlets, fuzz burn, air conditioning)
    - Added panel light to overhead
    - Cockpit color is now darker
    - Rear seat color adjusted
    - Rotor cap is now glossy
    - You may now use left click on the MFD knob when in BARO mode to set STD pressure
    - You may now click the spotlight in the cockpit to toggle cabin lights
    - Removed unusable switches from OH
    - Disable rotor mast animation (incorrect)
    - Adjust the captains seatbelt clickspot
    - Fix EPU texture flickering
    - Fix unmapped EPU texture
    - Add collective pitch animation to main rotor
    - Fix many rotor animation bugs
    - Fixed texture on grills (left, right, top) on the hull
    - Add Tools folder (link to paint kit, link to efbconnect, livery upgrade kit to repair "white cockpit", user setup package)
    - Reduce AP trying to restore an attitude prior to a different AP mode being selected (avoid it killing you, sorry - still more to do!)
    - Restrict EPU visibility to fuel valve open or aircraft in the air
    - GTN750 "map interlock" to prevent CTDs. Once you activate GTN750 you will not be able to open more maps, DMAP and NAVD pages will be black.

  • Version 0.90 April 22, 2021

    In our screenshots you can see that the H135 now has an EFB that is capable of displaying a web browser or a screen capture from one of your computer's displays.

    This feature requires a bit of advanced setup and we want to walk users through the process as well as take your feedback - the files necessary to run the EFB are exclusive to our Discord members for this reason.

    You can join our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/dUNDGb2Z7c

    Full 0.90 changelog below:

    - COPILOT IS BACK! Ben may be toggled on or off by clicking the seatbelt straps
    - PILOT model is also available by clicking on the CAPT's seat buckle
    - EICAS messages "light up" when appearing, and the ACK button dismisses them
    - Add warnings tests: LAMPS, FIRE 1 and FIRE 2
    - Add a rear overhead view, add GEN 1, GEN 2 and EPU switches to rear overhead
    - Add fuel prime pumps (to be used during startup only)
    - New (WIP) overhead panel and textures
    - Add many new EICAS messages (Battery, Starter, IDLE, FUEL PRIME, GEN DISCONNECTED, MFD/Avionics overheat)
    - Add ROTOR BRAKE (engages Parking Brake, does not currently slow down rotor)
    - Parking brake removed from Config page
    - Flight model: Tweak yaw acceleration for smoother takeoff in Advanced mode
    - Flight Model: Boost ETL
    - Flight Model: Ground effect is now relative to density altitude
    - Update normal procedures on offline EFB
    - Change BEACON to ACOL light
    - Change NAV to POS light
    - CONFIG: You may now remove the middle row of seats on the table Config page
    - CONFIG: Add Visible EPU toggle to hide EPU model when inapplicable
    - Fix collective texture (partially anyway)
    - Fix carpet/map overlap on CAPTs side
    - Fix FO's cyclic stand bracket being missing
    - Make the "internal Ariel ;)" spin sideways
    - Remove taxi light (not realistic)
    - Removed unused buttons on the main MFDs
    - Add NR HI mode for increased performance (rotor RPM will not show greater than 100% yet)
    - VMS engine instruments won't go Orange/XX anymore
    - Rear tablet is now toggled by clicking directly below where it appears (the console between the seats)
    - Rear doors now have clickspots (just above the doors)
    - Emergency lights switch added
    - Ready For Takeoff config option will now set barometric pressure to the local setting.
    - Edit camera pilot view position (better for VR)
    - Add thumbnail.jpg for content manager