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NEWS! - CowanSim Updates 206 B3 and 206 L3 to X-Plane 12

 

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CowanSim has updated their 206 B3 JetRanger v1.2 and 206 L3 LongRanger v1.1 to X-Plane 12. Although both are aircraft are now configured to fly in the X-Plane 12 version, it is actually not the highlight of the updates. Both aircraft also now have a Stability Augmentation System (SAS) installed.

 

SAS is an attitude-based flight control system that can be used to make flying the helicopter much easier (basically an autopilot). The SAS flight control computer controls servos for each pitch and roll axes. The system is custom modeled and coded to be as realistic as possible. Along with SAS, the system also has an autopilot with HDG, NAV, SPD, ALT and VRT modes. There are two buttons located on the cyclic that work with the system, force trim release and autopilot disconnect.
 
206 B3 JetRanger v1.2

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Other changelog notes; B3 v1.2
Flight Model
There was only one change to the flight model. A lot of pilots mentioned that the cyclic was a bit too responsive on the B3 but the L3 was fine. This was adjusted very slightly and accurately. Some sim pilots might not even notice it. What's nice is that the SAS system is available for inexperienced simmers.
Hardware Throttle Calibration
You can find a utility inside of the configuration manger that’s for calibrating different kinds of hardware throttles. Some hardware throttles have idle stops that work just like the real machine. They have a mechanical ring to release the throttle. Some have a switch that can be mapped to the idle stop command and some do not. Every piece of hardware out there has a different value between 0 and 1 where the stop locks into place. The virtual throttle’s idle used to always be set at .28 but now you can change that value with this feature and select whether or not to automatically release it. Instructions are in the config menu.
 
TONS of New Paints (Liveries)
Everyone can thank Julien Lebrun for consistently contributing new liveries, amazingly detailed liveries. When I say consistently I mean he has been working on them every single day, just as I have with the development side. Big thanks to him. 🙂
 
Sling Load Capability
You can turn on this feature by going into weight and balance then selecting sling object. Inside the ?LING OBJECTS?folder you can select the item you wish to be on the end of the cable. A huge thank you to Joe Hudson for providing his modeling & textures of the kit, the hook and mechanical release on the cyclic.
 
Doors
Added the ability to remove doors individually on the 2nd page of the configuration menu.
 
Added option for helmets on pilots
Very minor FMOD updates
Inlet Barrier Filters
External click spots added
New wire cutters
Small bug fixes
Minor texture updates
 
206 L3 LongRanger v1.1

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Other changelog notes; L3 v1.1

TONS of New Paints (Liveries)

Everyone can thank Julien Lebrun for consistently contributing new liveries, amazingly detailed liveries. When I say consistently I mean he has been working on them every single day, just as I have with the development side. Big thanks to him. 🙂

 

Very minor FMOD updates

Small bug fixes

Minor texture updates

 

Note both X-Plane 12 and X-Plane 11 versions are available of these aircraft.

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The CowanSim 206 B3 is available from the X-Plane.Org Store here: 

 

CowanSim 206 B3

Price is US$32.95

 

Requirements

X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11 (both versions available)

Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 2.1 GB
Current Version: 
XP12 - September 15th 2022

 

The CowanSim 206 L3 is available from the X-Plane.Org Store here: 

 

CowanSim 206 L3

Price is US$32.95

 

Requirements

X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11 (both versions available)

Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 1.7 Gb
Current Version: 
XP12: September 15th 2022
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NEWS! by Stephen Dutton
17th September 2022
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