[RELEASE] FlyInside Bell 47G Helicopter | FlyInside Inc

The FlyInside Bell 47G is now available for purchase at https://flyinside-helis.com/ !

Support is available at https://forum.flyinside-helis.com/ and via email, support@flyinside-fsx.com


  • Revolutionary and realistic flight model, developed and tested by an experienced Bell 47 pilot
  • Support for full helicopter flight physics including effective translational lift, ground effect, transverse flow, flap-back, auto-rotation, and more
  • Support for failures and dangerous flight regimes including vortex ring state, engine failure, and retreating blade stall
  • Detailed 3D model with high quality PBR textures and animated drive and control systems
  • Realistic startup and shutdown procedures
  • Highly customizable realism settings allow for a smooth, easier flight model for those who are less experienced, and a hardcore, realistic flight model for the veterans experienced with the complex and challenging flight dynamics of helicopters

The Flight Model: Although MSFS does not currently include a helicopter flight model, FlyInside has had one under development for years (for FlyInside Flight Simulator). Our flight model provides an authentic helicopter flight experience, with realistic collective/cyclic response, ground effect, flap-back, transverse flow, torque/yaw, and auto-rotation capabilities.

For those of you with helicopter flight controls, our 47G has a piston engine simulation, with manual throttle control. For those running a normal joystick, you can also turn on the auto-governor and fly using 4-axis control only.


Today we’ve updated the Bell 47 with a MASH livery, our first aged version of the helicopter!


We have an update launching tomorrow (9/23) afternoon! It’s been a while, but we’ve been making some deep changes to the helicopter to increase performance.

The full change-log:

  • Optimizes Bell 47 by combining textures, remapping UVs, and merging materials. Reduces both CPU and GPU utilization, should yield 10-25% performance improvement on most PCs
  • Resolves missing material on tail section, fixes right-hand door rivet placement
  • Adds Old Orange livery
  • Adds Gulf Stream livery

The performance improvements are nice, especially in VR.


FlyInside is very excited to announce that the FlyInside Bell 47G-2A1 is coming to the MSFS Marketplace this Thursday 11/11! The Bell 47 will be available for PC only at this time.

The Marketplace version of the 47 shares the same stunning artwork, hyperrealistic flight model, and detailed systems as our website version. The biggest difference you’ll notice is the completely integrated Heli Manager.
Rather than running as a separate program, Heli Manager runs and appears as a floating window inside Microsoft Flight Simulator with the flip of a cockpit switch.
Of course, you’ll have access to all the same settings and tweaks from the version sold at our online shop.

We have a friendly and helpful forum frequented by resourceful Bell 47 sim pilots. - https://forum.flyinside-helis.com/ for any issues that may arise after your purchase of our Bell 47.

We cannot wait for new pilots to take our Bell 47 into the MSFS2020 skies !!!

The FlyInside Team


For existing owners of the FlyInside Bell 47 who wish to switch to the MSFS Marketplace version, we are working with Microsoft to implement that. It is not currently possible at this time.

This means there is no way to switch back and forth. The Integrated HeliManager is part of the MS copy protection.

Both Versions have exactly the same functions but only differ in the actual implementation of HeliManager.


If anyone that purchases the Bell 47 in the Marketplace and is having problems, in the first instance please read the quick tips section in the manual that helps with most common issues link here https://flyinside-helis.com/FlyInside%20Bell%2047G2%20User%20Manual.pdf and if live help needed please pop over to our heli forum and we’ll be happy to help asap. :slight_smile:


Great news everyone, the FlyInside B-47 1.8 update is now available on our website and in the MSFS Marketplace! In addition to some small fixes and features (like openable doors), this update adds a water-capable floats version of the helicopter!

  • Adds floats versions of the B-47
  • Adds three new floats-only liveries
  • Adds dust kick-up and water spray particle effects
  • Cabin doors are now open-able and animated