Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel current versions.

27 Jul 2015 19:50 - 30 Sep 2020 12:53 #24924 by StuartC








The Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) is a single-engine light helicopter originally designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale (now Airbus Helicopters). In North America, the AS350 is marketed as the AStar.


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RELEASE NOTES:-

V2.7

Full cold and dark manual startup.

Autostart updated to take into account the changes for the manual start.

Help file updated with changes to the manual startup steps.

FDM altered to provide a Long line cargo option for use with the Cargo towing addon, available here:- github.com/wlbragg/Cargo-Towing-Addon

Main rotor animation reworked to fix animation issues over multiplayer.

Some sound tweaks.

Some file path errors fixed.

SAR Recovery ( just for Multiplayer fun ), so you can recover or be recovered by a friend after you become one with the scenery.


V2.5

Minor FDM tweaks mostly affecting tail authority.

Livery specific fuselage reflection effects.

Optional emergency Floatation system.

FLIR view available on FLIR equipped payloads.

Fixed a number of path and case issues that were affecting non windows versions.

Main switch panel - all indicator lights now work on active switches.

V2.0

Almost a complete rebuild of the AS350. Now based on the AS350B3+

All new FDM

All new Instrument panel

Procedural manual start up possible ( See Aircraft help in Sim ** NOTE Auto start does not currently animate everything the way is does during a manual start **)

All doors fully animated including the floor panel for looking down during hovering. ( Click to operate doors ).

All new sound pack.

Working winch operative. ( only available in configurations containing the winch. )

New visual FX

14 liveries included.

6 configuration options including "Everest Challenge" which is a specially lightened airframe as used during the Everest Challenge where they attempted to land on top of Mt Everest.


V1.0.2

Bug Fixes submitted by D-ECHO

It's now completely independent of the ec130 and the bo105.

Fix for the interior cabin texture.


V1.0.1
Minor bug fix for the MP passenger to prevent others seeing the passenger as a blue glider.



V1.0

This is a complete ground up rebuild of our earlier AS350.

Fully Texture mapped.

Livery swapping enabled. Includes a number of liveries.

YASM FDM, using YASIM CURRENT VERSION, Suitable for FG 3.2+.

Rembrandt ready.

Advanced lighting kit.

MP Sound

MP passenger option.

NOTE, there is currently a mapping issue on the cabin floor area.

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01 Dec 2015 21:02 #26947 by StuartC
V1.0.1 available, see first post.

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26 Apr 2016 18:05 #28700 by StuartC
V1.0.2 available, see first post

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24 Jan 2017 02:49 #32476 by thebroons
I see the Brazilians have been painting this chopper!

Goto: forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&...530&p=304055#p304055

7 to pick from.

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24 Jan 2017 07:02 #32477 by Avionyx
Excellent, who doesn't like a nice neat Brazillian....paintjob.

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06 Feb 2017 10:06 #32632 by timi
I have an ongoing discussion with Didier Delsalle, the pilot who summited Mount Everest with the AS350 B3 in 2005. This is what he had to say about the performance of the chopper so far.

- what was the gross weight of the helicopter for those record flights?
ð Take-off weight was 1263 kg, landing weight on Everest ~1230 kg.

- how much fuel was on board during the record flights?
ð I had around 70 to 90 kg of fuel during the landings (fuel flow rate at 29 000 ft in hover was around 70 kg/h

- Do you think it's possible to reach 35350 ft in an AS350 B3, if you overlook
how dangerous that is?

ð Yes it could be possible, during flight tests the max altitude I climb was 31500 ft PA but it is possible for sure to climb more.

- what is the optimum climb speed and does that change with altitude?
=> The optimum climb speed is 65 kts – 1kt/1000 PA, minimum is 45 KIAS.

- do you think the Airbus' simulation of tail rotor performance is realistic on
page 7 of this accident data:
dms.ntsb.gov/public/58500-58999/58943/593801.pdf
Or is there better data somewhere for this?

ð The simulation seems to me quite reasonable, specifically for the weight of the accident helicopter (2140 kg/4720 lbs) and external condition: 23°C/9 000 ft PA (~11 700 ft DA)

- what is the highest altitude you can center the slip ball with full pedal? as
during the simulation I can not center the slip ball at very high altitudes
and the nose of the helicopter starts to very slowly turn to the left.

ð There should be a problem in the sim model as it has always been possible to fly ball centered at any altitude in cruise mode flight up to the demonstrated 31 500 ft PA. No strange behavior reported on this topic.
You may lack of right pedal power for some reason or the model for pedal power is too demanding: I have been also able to hover at 30 000 ft and been able to perform there a full pedal turn (no wind) on both sides, that was part of the flight tests allowing me to go to Everest.
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14 Jul 2017 09:30 #34775 by StuartC
V2.0 now available, see first post
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14 Jul 2017 14:07 #34779 by J Maverick 16
Excellent! Thank you to all. ;)
Mav

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Oh God, that's EGOD!

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20 Dec 2017 14:31 #37226 by F-JMB
Hi,

I just ran the latest version through my checker script and it reports some missing files and some files with the wrong case:
== The following files are missing:
  rotorblur.png
    -> called from:
      ./AS350/Models/AS350-Squirrel.xml

== The following files are missing, but were found with another case:
  Aircraft/AS350/Models/Interior/Instruments/SCU/SCU.xml
    -> called from:
      ./AS350/Models/Interior/panel.xml
  Aircraft/Instruments-3d/clock/m877/M877.nas
    -> called from:
      ./AS350/AS350-passenger-set.xml
      ./AS350/AS350-set.xml

== The following texture files are missing:
  /home/m/fgfs/Base/Aircraft/bo105/Instruments/clock/clock.rgb
    -> called from:
      ./AS350/Models/Interior/Instruments/clock/clock.ac

== The following texture files are missing, but were found with another case:
  PILOT.jpg
    -> called from:
      ./AS350/Models/People/helipilot5/helipilot5.ac

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20 Dec 2017 15:16 #37227 by StuartC
yes we already found those. Will be fixed in the next release.
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15 Oct 2018 17:28 #40539 by StuartC
V2.5 now available. see first post

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01 Apr 2019 19:31 #42358 by StuartC
V2.6 available, see first post

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30 Sep 2020 12:57 #48241 by StuartC
V2.7 available, see first post.
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30 Sep 2020 21:08 #48247 by sanni
What means SAR Recovery??

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30 Sep 2020 21:10 - 30 Sep 2020 21:16 #48248 by Warty
Search and Rescue

Somewhere in Germany, 1981

Mac 10.14.1 Mojave, FG 2018.3.5
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30 Sep 2020 21:14 - 30 Sep 2020 21:16 #48249 by sanni
Don't forget, the Huey was the most important SAR-Heli in Germany for decades...
SAR Recovery = ???

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30 Sep 2020 21:47 #48250 by StuartC
you can put the script in the huey. its called recovery.nas it adds a SAR menu to the chopper which lets you call for help when you crash. The Selected rescue chopper ( from the available ones nearby ) can come along hover over you burning wreck, lift it and take your smouldering corpse back to base as an underslung load. Both choppers require the script for it to work.
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01 Oct 2020 21:23 #48259 by sanni
Many Thanks: it's done :)

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03 Oct 2020 16:02 #48276 by J Maverick 16
Sweet stuff, thanks Stu!
Mav

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Oh God, that's EGOD!

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