With the Dodosim 206, flying a helicopter reaches a new level of realism. Whether new to helicopter flying or a seasoned pro, this simulation has five selectable difficulty levels to suit. Use engine auto-start and simplified flight dynamics in assisted training modes or opt for full manual control.
Whilst the casual player may assume that Flight Simulator X’s helicopter simulation appears realistic, the truth is, it is far too stable and easy to fly. Anyone with a joystick can fly it comfortably within minutes. In a real helicopter, any input the pilot makes on one control impacts the adjustments that have to be made simultaneously on all the others in order to remain in complete control.
Dodosim`s unique physics and systems technology have replaced the default FSX hover, flight dynamics, engines and systems management. Advanced modes feature torque induced yaw, transverse flow effect, dissymetry of lift, rotor droop, vortex ring state, retreating blade stall, loss of tail rotor efficiency and more. Blade slap, transmission whine and other custom sound effects add to the immersion, while hot-start and failures keep your adrenalin level sky high!
Modelling one of the world’s most recognisable and popular helicopters, the Bell 206 Jetranger, this is the definitive helicopter simulation for FSX. Developed by Dodosim and now published in a fantastic boxed edition with Flight1, this is a a ‘must have’ product for both experts and those new to rotary wing flying.
Just a few of the many incredible features...
- Multiple models include floats, low and high skid, utility with cargo hook and door-less versions, each with unique and accurate handling and performance.
- Custom configuration settings allow text hints when your handling or operation will cause engine wear, damage, or affect flight dynamics.
- The cued start-up and shut-down training mode highlights each operation to help you follow the correct procedure for the 206’s turbine engine.
- Progressive wear and failure persists between flights - affecting running costs. A “Service Workshop” allows repairs, rebuilds and cost analysis. Get your flying wrong and be prepared for expensive repairs!
- This luxury boxed edition contains an 80 page printed training manual, printed quick start guide and a set of printed checklists.
Five progressive difficulty and realism settings
The Dodosim 206 has five levels of difficulty – and it’s possible to change difficulty setting at almost any time in flight – making this an ideal platform to experience helicopter flying at its best – be you expert or beginner...
Awards / Reviews:
Conclusion by Avsim.com:
"For all simulator pilots that are interested in a helicopter with realistic flight dynamics & procedures, I highly recommend the Dodosim 206 package. If you are primarily a fixed wing pilot or only a casual helicopter pilot, I recommend downloading and reading the user manual before purchase to see if this is the right product for you. Having five difficulty levels and the tutorial for proper startup & shutdown procedures lets pilots of all skill levels enjoy this wonderful product. The Dodosim 206 is fun to fly, relatively easy to fly at the lowest difficulty setting yet hard to master at the higher difficulty levels. If you give yourself some time to learn to fly 206 properly, you will not want to fly the default FSX helicopters again. I am definitely going to keep the Dodosim 206 installed on my system so that I can continue to improve my skills at flying it properly and landing on the intended area."
Conclusion by Mutleyshangar.com:
"The DodoSim 206 is, without a doubt, a very unique product. The custom failures and totally reworked flight dynamics mean that FSX Helicopter Pilots can now get a taste of what it really feels like to be at the hands of a 206. With a little improvement on the cockpit gauges, addition of a few more liveries and a small bit of work on the night lighting effects I am confident this product will be the most successful Helicopter add-on ever produced for FSX. The training modes are perfectly suited for beginners whilst the complex options available at the highest difficulty level challenge the user’s sense of concentration...I award this a Mutley`s Hangar Score of 8.5/10"
Microsoft Flight Simulator X with SP2, Acceleration or Gold
Windows – Windows 7, Vista or XP
Processor – 2.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
free Harddiskspace – 100 Mb
Graphic card – 512 Mb