HPG H145 Helicopter Base Pack & Action Pack Expansion | Hype Performance Group

Happy Friday everyone! We’ve released a video previewing the new features and changes you can expect when Beta #10 is released before the end of this weekend!

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We are happy to announce that beta 10 is now available!

(Proceed to the H145 Download Center for downloads)

Key changes from beta 9 include brand new rotor downwash effects for dirt/sand/snow/water, additional weapons for H145M, improved rocket launch accuracy for H145M, avionics usability tweaks, flight model and systems improvements for both realism and responding to feedback about increased difficulty hovering.

See the full changelog below:

  • Additional Sim Update 8 Compatibility fixes
  • Add a master arm button, and message list. Weapons are armed when starting on the runway
  • Altitude indicator visual fixes
  • Add dirt and snow rotor downwash effects
  • Reduce downwash effects with ambient precipitation
  • N2/NR smooth transition 55-70-120kias (corrected logic)
  • Flight model: Reduce power when banking
  • Add a minigun to H145M variant
  • Minigun and Rockets may be selected for left and right weapon pods (on tablet action center)
  • Add a secondary fire command (Set Yaw Damper) which will either launch 2 rockets at once or operate the left weapon pod
  • Update AirlandFS profile (reduce wagging at higher speeds)
  • Flight model: Fixes to Weight and DA simulation
  • Flight model: reduce stability in hover
  • Flight model: improve light-on-skids behavior
  • Collective axis precision is increased (no longer using the top 20%, which was only used to exceed aircraft limits previously)
  • Add new rotor downwash effects that are responsive to rotor torque
  • Tweaks to rocket smoke and launch fire effects
  • Add a floats splashing down effect (and a small floats inflating dust effect)
  • Add a new setting (Tablet aircraft options) to choose whether the rotor casts a shadow (creates flicker)
  • Add a clickspot in the open door to make closing cockpit doors easier in VR
  • Middle (pax) doors may be closed by clicking the pillar just aft of the respective door
  • Update rocket smoke effect
  • Add rocket fire effect
  • Add skid strut cap removal for livery authors to H145M
  • Wind indication fixed when in PLN mode on NAVD and DMAP pages
  • Change hotkey to fire rockets to Toggle Yaw Damper instead of Toggle GPS Drives NAV1 to avoid conflicts
  • Avoid caching wallpapers to prevent any confusion
  • Speed up sluggish altitude and TRQ parameters
  • Add a Cleanup button on the tablet to clear all outstanding rockets
  • Add a Reload button to the tablet (same as clicking on the ammo box)
  • Add H:Events for toggling cockpit overhead lights, cleanup rockets, weapon pod types
  • Rockets are now correctly fired from the pods at all orientations (not on ground)
  • Tune rocket impact smoke performance
  • Increase size of rocket impact mark
  • Add ground power unit to all variants

HPG H145 HELICOPTER - ACTION PACK EXPANSION

Hype Performance Group is proud to present the Action Pack Expansion for our HPG H145 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Our original HPG H145 has been hailed by users, real world H145 pilots and flight sim review outlets as one of the most immersive civilian helicopter simulations ever developed.

Our Action Pack Expansion builds on that foundation with 5 new rescue and utility focused H145 variants that will allow sim pilots to perform many new roles and activities within Microsoft Flight Simulator.


THIS PRODUCT IS AN EXPANSION TO HPG H145. THIS IS NOT STANDALONE SOFTWARE, YOU MUST FIRST PURCHASE AND INSTALL THE HPG H145 BASE PACK.

PURCHASE YOUR HPG H145 - ACTION PACK EXPANSION DURING OUR EARLY ACCESS PERIOD AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE!

THIS IS AN EARLY ACCESS PLEDGE, ALL VARIANTS REFERENCED BELOW WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT A LATER DATE.


Five New Variants

The pack includes new 3D models and textures for all variants, including exterior components, interior configurations, new liveries and additional features and capabilities. Our configurations have been carefully created from real H145 references and offer new elements that can be easily configured by users and livery artists. Unlimited custom key bindings and SDK support are provided for all new functionality.

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) & Search and Rescue (SAR)

  • Complete EMS interior with stretcher, various medical equipment and gear

  • 3D Crew: 2 pilots, doctor, hoist operator / medic, hoist crew

  • Functional hoist with multiple interactive animations, mechanical system management and the ability drop and collect the crew

  • High Intensity Search Light with steering, dim, zoom, filters and more (TRAKKA800)

  • Ejectable stretcher to pick up and carry wounded civilians

  • 4 new liveries of popular worldwide EMS operators

  • Helionix integration as well as a friendly user interface added to the tablet to operate the new capabilities

  • Switches and panels have been added to the Overhead Panel and Center Console to allow new capabilities

  • New weight elements (Hoist) have dynamic impact on the flight model

  • More options: Short Skids/Long Skids, Emergency Floats, Skid skis for cold climate

  • New dedicated sounds

Firefighter

  • Bambi bucket simulation with functional pick up and drop
  • 3D Crew: 2 pilots, hoist operator, hoist crew
  • Functional hoist with multiple interactive animations, mechanical system management and the ability drop and collect the crew
  • High Intensity Search Light with steering, dim, zoom, filters and more (TRAKKA800)
  • 2 new firefighter liveries
  • Helionix integration as well as a friendly user interface added to the tablet to operate the new capabilities
  • Switches and panels have been added to the Overhead Panel and Center Console to allow new capabilities
  • New weight elements (Bambi bucket, Hoist) have dynamic impact on the flight model
  • New dedicated effects (fire, smoke, water drop)
  • New dedicated sounds
  • More options: Short Skids/Long Skids, Emergency Floats, Skid skis for cold climate

Offshore Utility & Coast Guard

  • Functional hoist with multiple interactive animations, mechanical system management and the ability drop and collect the crew
  • High Intensity Search Light with steering, dim, zoom, filters and more (TRAKKA800)
  • 3D Crew: 2 pilots, hoist operator, hoist crew, and 2 optional engineers
  • 4 new liveries of popular worldwide coast guard and offshore utility operators
  • Helionix integration as well as a friendly user interface added to the tablet to operate the new capabilities
  • Switches and panels have been added to the Overhead Panel and Center Console to allow new capabilities
  • New weight elements (Hoist) have dynamic impact on the flight model
  • New dedicated sounds
  • More options: Short Skids/Long Skids, Emergency Floats, Skid skis for cold climate

Civilian Cargo

  • External Cargo Hook with loads and the ability to move objects around in MSFS
  • High Intensity Search Light with steering, dim, zoom, filters and more (TRAKKA800)
  • 3D Crew: 2 pilots, load observer, 2 civilians
  • 2 new cargo liveries
  • Helionix integration as well as a friendly user interface added to the tablet to operate the new capabilities
  • Switches and panels have been added to the Overhead Panel and Center Console to allow new capabilities
  • New weight elements (External load) have dynamic impact on the flight model
  • More new options: Short Skids/Long Skids, Emergency Floats, Skid skis for cold climate

Military Cargo

  • External Cargo Hook with loads and the ability to move objects around in MSFS
  • 3D Crew: 2 military pilots, load observer, 2 troops
  • 2 new military cargo liveries
  • Helionix integration as well as a friendly user interface added to the tablet to operate the new capabilities
  • Switches and key bindings for cargo hook cable cutting electrical system and activation
  • New weight elements (External load) have dynamic impact on the flight model

Background

The HPG H145 remains the perfect aircraft to tour the full world scenery in Microsoft Flight Simulator or to execute your missions with precision. You can hand fly or employ the unique auto-flight control system features to spend more time focusing on the job (or sightseeing!) and less time on managing the aircraft. This product is an artistic rendition of the real H145, developed from the flight manuals and pilot feedback.

Designed to deliver excellent performance throughout the flight envelope, The H145 is the latest member of its 4-ton-class twin-engine rotorcraft product range – with designed-in mission capability and flexibility, especially in high and hot operating conditions. Compact in size, this helicopter’s small footprint and large, flexible cabin make it the aircraft of choice for a variety of civil or military missions. The best-selling H145 family (BK117, EC145 and H145) has more than 1,350 helicopters in service around the world and has clocked more than 5.5 million flight hours.


THE FULL HPG H145 HELICOPTER FLEET (BASE & ACTION EXPANSION PACK)

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We are happy to announce that version 0.9 is now available!

(Proceed to the H145 Download Center for downloads)

Highlights in this release include:

  • New pilots and more passengers for H145M (pilots & pax coming to all variants soon)
  • HUGE flight model updates - both in feeling and in performance
  • First Limit Indicator is now fully functional
  • Updated H145M explosion and fire effects
  • New FMS integration options (TDS GTNXi and pms50 Working Title Technology mode)
  • Many general bugfixes and improvements
  • Tablet Autopilot panel updates for better usability
  • Many documentation sections added

Condensed changelog:

  • Revert to the less intense rotor blur effect from beta 8
  • Add 3 seated soldiers and custom pilot and copilot models to H145M variant
  • First Limit Indicator (FLI) now respects all powerplant limits! (TRQ, N1 and TOT)
  • Flight Model: Reduce rotor torque
  • Flight Model: Adjust yaw pedals to be less twitchy
  • Flight Model: Much better light-on-skids behavior
  • Flight Model: Updates to lift, drag and performance
  • Flight Model: Power pedal behavior
  • Fix a bug causing excessive memory usage with Sim Update 8
  • Add a new setting to disable the sun visors (Tablet Options page) (persisted per variant)
  • New explosion & fire effects for both H145M weapon types
  • Add many new documentation sections in the user guide
  • Autopilot ATT yaw trim now is available via collective beep trim left/right
  • Add optional TDS GTNXi support with Virtual Cockpit integration
  • Add optional support for pms50 GTN750 Working Title Technology
  • Add a collective sync indicator to the FLI (white ticks that line up with the yellow tick)
  • Pilot and Copilot now persist (per variant), copilot is on by default
  • Cruise Height mode (CR.HT) is now disabled from engagement over 2200FT
  • Nav radio course selection (CRS) is now usable even when no signal from tuned freq
  • Nav radio CRS sk push knob function added (sets TO current radial)
  • Fix FPA not incrementing at 0.1% increments
  • GTC and GTC.H adjusted for additional inertia and less aggressive response
  • GTC.H beep commands will now move approximately 1 meter in 4 directions
  • GTC beep commands will now increment or decrement Vx and Vy by 1kt
  • Slowing down in GTC will no longer automatically engage GTC.H.
  • ALT.A capture mode is now 50ft of target (instead of 200ft), resulting is a smoother transition to ALT from VS+ALT.A
  • Tablet AP panel: Add modes and commands for nearly complete AP control
  • Tablet now has a notification for floats armed which lets you FILL FLOATS/DEPLOY or REPACK without going into the Aircraft app or assigning any bindings
  • FADEC will now prevent over-TOT when in normal operation
  • NR droop will occur when making rapid collective changes
  • Airspeed trend indicator no longer leaves marks where it moves.
  • Fixes that caused unexpected nav source decoupling
  • Fix (Height Above Terrain, HTAWS) layer from being skewed at most latitudes
  • Update AirlandFS profiles for 1.5, Sim Update 8
  • Various fixes to the IESI visuals, add VNE and VNE_powerOff to airspeed
  • Add an aural for CR.HT FLYUP mode (max once per 4 seconds)
  • Add an aural for HANDS ON which occurs on loss of all SAS while inflight
  • Add 3 black squares to AFCS status strip when engaging ATT mode
  • Several fixes to ensure that DME and waypoint distances are updating properly
  • Exterior engine sound should now attenuate as the camera moves away
  • Add livery author setting for H145M HMD Alignment Optics on/off
  • Fix a bug causing tablet settings to show 0% deadzone when 5% was active
  • Add a new “Set new cyclic center position” for those with FFB and other hardware
  • MISC page sk now disappears when selected, only available if pods selected
  • Fix a bug preventing the H145M Cockpit HMD optics from being activated by default
  • Fix tablet time reference not being persisted
  • Fix a bug in H145_Keys.txt preventing use of the event to toggle the rear cockpit overhead light
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Happy Friday everybody!

The HPG team has been hard at work on completing items necessary to bring the H145 Base Pack to 1.0 status, and to release the first public build of the H145 HEMS Variant from our Action Pack Expansion.

Most major modeling, texturing and polishing details have been completed for the aircraft frames and our art team has been focused on producing the props, humans and scenery objects that will help to make our missions as immersive as possible for H145 pilots.

In regards to systems, Dave has successfully implemented a platform for missions to be generated for users and most recently has been focused on HEMS related tasks such as hoisting and building out the logic behind missions scenarios. Much attention is also being given to the overall user experience and there is a major new feature related to configurations that we can’t wait to show off to the community in a future update.

Our ETA for the release of the HEMS variant is still before the end of this month and you can expect some preview coverage prior to the release so you know what to expect from this amazing new project.

We are closing this update out with a few photos. Please remember these are work in progress photos, for example - there will be variation to the humans upon release, but for now enjoy the Bruce Willis twins.

Photos: DRF & Cal Fire Liveries, crewman and accident victim from a mission scenario, Firefighting variant interior including some items for hoisting, HEMS variant interior and the Bruce Willis twins wheeling a patient to the H145 for transport.

As always, thank you for your support and have a great weekend!






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The HEMS variant from our H145 Action Pack Expansion is officially in testing!

Missions can be launched from inside the H145 without the need of an external application, but pilots also will have the ability to deploy their crew and roleplay with existing applications like NeoFly!

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A few of our favorite content creations have the HEMS variant in their hands to help us put some final polish to a build coming to our early access supporters soon, check them out on YouTube!

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Happy Friday everyone!

A new developer build of the H145 Base Pack has been released and can be downloaded from the H145 Download Center!

The Action Pack is undergoing some final testing and we hope to have it available in the next 24 hours. The attached DRF HEMS screenshot shows a work in progress walkaround sequence 😎

Dev Build 260 Changelog:

  • Add passengers and custom pilots for Luxury & Civilian variants
  • Improve pilot models for H145M, updated uniforms for soldiers
  • Add a visual equipment setup page to the aircraft setup app
  • Add a cabin setup page to the aircraft setup app
  • Allow the tablet maps app to be dragged away from the user aircraft
  • Fix “vibrating on skids”
  • Improve overall aircraft performance (CPU)
  • Add a brighter light for when no radome is selected and the LANDING light is on
  • Chin window plates are now selectable for civilian variant
  • Air Conditioning is now permanently installed on all variants
  • Safety patches are now available for all variants (for aircraft storage)
  • Dual landing light is available for all variants (by livery author only)
  • Rotor blur textures are lighter now (responding to general feedback that they were too dark)
  • Tablet maps app can now be free-dragged around with mouse (click the black aircraft icon to snap back and follow your aircraft)



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Developer Build 274 is available for download now in the H145 Action Pack download center!

  • Add mission catalog and mission pack support

  • Fix problems with hoisting and walkaround when using third party liveries

  • Add guidance for livery authors for custom crews

  • Fix incorrect rotor torque

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