The Bell 430 is an four-bladed, twin-engine, nine-seat light-medium helicopter built by Bell Helicopter. It is a stretched and more powerful development of the Bell 230, which, in turn, was based on the earlier Bell 222. The Bell 430 features several significant improvements over the 230, the most significant of these being the new four-blade, bearingless, hingeless, composite main rotor. Although both the 230 and 430 are powered by Rolls-Royce (Allison) 250 turbo shaft engines, the 430's engines are 10% more powerful. Other changes include the 1 ft 6 in (46 cm) stretched fuselage, providing for two extra seats, an optional EFIS flight deck and a choice of either skids or retractable wheeled undercarriage.
Suitable for FG2018+ versions.
Tech Spec ( Real Bell 430 ):-
First Flight October 25, 1994
Complete rebuild of the Chopper . Suitable for Fg 2018+ versions.
All new FDM - meets most perfomance figures.
New sound FX.
New Instrumentation. Main MFD has no iterchangeable screns as yet.
Semi realistic startup ( Read the in sim HELP or you will not get far !!!!!! ).
ALS Glass and Fuselage effects including Rain and livery specific levels of fuselage reflection.
Multiple configuration options.
FLIR view on FLIR equip configurations.
Rotorwash on grass effect.
Multiplayer passenger mode.
Minor bug fix for the MP passenger to prevent others seeing the passenger as a blue glider.
Added MP passenger option.
First public release version.
Livery swapping enabled with a number of included liveries.
Advanced lighting kit. landing lights work with the retracts.
Limited Autopilot function.