First of all I would like to thank the Hype team for their work! It’s great that they add helicopters to the simulator!
I would like to review the early (BETA) release of the H145 helicopter.
The 3D exterior model of the helicopter is realistic, detailed and accurately modeled.
Its 3D cockpit is also very detailed, accurately designed, top quality. Very nice modeling, no jagged textures, nicely rounded corners everywhere. Beautiful work.
The textures used on the helicopter are of very high quality, lifelike, breathtaking visuals.
The instrumentation of the helicopter, the systems are realistically done, thorough, high quality work.
The main rotor effect (blur) is very strong in my opinion, especially when the helicopter is viewed from above. It should definitely be reduced significantly.
The sound of the helicopter. In the cockpit the sound effect is not the real H145 helicopter sound. In the cockpit, you hear the sound of the AS350B3 helicopter, not the sound of the H145 helicopter, a major flaw. In the exterior view, you can hear a realistic H145 helicopter sound.
I left the flight dynamics to the end. There is a serious problem with the flight dynamics of the helicopter which spoils the experience. We know that the simulator is currently not ready to receive helicopters. The developer (Asobo/Microsoft) has not yet worked out the flight dynamics and physics of helicopters.
There are many anomalies and problems in the flight dynamics of the H145 helicopter. There is a shaking in the helicopter which is intermittent and very annoying. Unfortunately, this was also present in the H135 helicopter, but the developer could not correct the fault, which I reported several months ago. The shake is felt by users who have high performance machines and run the simulator smoothly. On a weaker machine, the user will not notice this, as the simulator will stutter and lag by default.
The pedals also cause anomalies, the helicopter jerks several times, sometimes bouncing on landing.
Conclusion. It would be nice if Hype’s team would contact or collaborate with Flyinside’s team and produce a bug free flight dynamics for the H145 helicopter.The problem here is not that the flight dynamics are bad, but that there are unexplainable shakes and jerks on certain turns and landings. The flight dynamics of Flyinside’s Bell 47 helicopter are good, it would be worthwhile to consult and cooperate with the team. In my opinion, the current flight dynamics of the H145 helicopter are not worth further tinkering with because they are not good. I have suggested to the developer that the flight dynamics of the H135 should not be used as a starting point, because they’re not good. Unfortunately, the flight dynamics and characteristics of the H135 have been tinkered further.