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NEWS! - Aircraft Update : SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle by JRX Design for X-Plane 12

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NEWS! - Aircraft Update : SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle by JRX Design for X-Plane 12


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A few weeks ago JRX Design updated their fantastic Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo 105 DBS-4 to X-Plane 12. That aircraft has now been followed up by JRX Design's first aircraft release in the SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle.


An exceptional design, if a little tricky to fly, unless you are a highly skilled chopper pilot. X-PlaneReviews full X-Plane 11 review is here;


Aircraft Review : SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle by JRXDesign


Notable this release is only configured for X-Plane 12, there is still included in the package the X-Plane 11 version.


This package incorporates two Gazelle versions in one and both are separate stand-alone models,


The SA341B:
Is based on the military variant and uses “old school” avionics in use from the late 1970s onwards, including VHF and UHF military radios with “chatter” added for immersion.
It has a functional PBDI (position bearing distance indicator) similar to the NADIR on the French variant, which can be programmed with X-Plane FMS flight plans.  This version has 17 military / service style liveries included as standard.
The SA342J:
Is a civilian variant with a more “modern” avionics suite, an up-rated engine and a different body kit, along with custom made avionics based on the Garmin and Avidyne real world family.  There is a fully functional autopilot module and a “pop out tablet” showing either the GNS530, AviTab or a Services page showing critical flight data. This version comes with 19 liveries of various aircraft from around the world.


The Feature list is extensive...

Model and Textures:
  •  Integrated GTN750 / 725 and AviTab compatible
  •  Detailed animated 3D model both internal and external
  •  High quality pilot, co-pilot and passengers
  •  Animated rotor head and tail rotor
  •  All textures are PBR
  •  4k external textures including all liveries
  •  4k instrument panels
  •  All custom-made instruments with no legacy stock X-Plane instrumentation
  •  All doors and windows fully functional with sound attenuation
  •  Animated rotor tie downs and engine / pitot covers
  •  Animated yaw string
  •  Custom engine vibrations
  •  Animated friction locks for the cyclic and collective
  •  AH cage functions
  •  Custom animated instrument gauges and needles
  •  Dynamic aircraft ID plate based on livery
  •  Dynamic seat colours and pilot helmet / flight suit based on livery
  •  Custom external lighting (NAV / STROBE / LANDING / FLASH / DIM) with light spill
  •  Rotor blur and ground shadow
  •  All panel switches / buttons / controls are animated with sound
  •  Custom and fully functional warning and annunciator lights with test where applicable
Fuel, Equipment and PAX loading:
Fuel and passenger loading are done within the cockpit
Fuel weights are dynamically changed
Pilot, co-pilot and passengers modelled – with dynamic weight
Door removal – with dynamic weight
Munitions (for the SA341 (INERT)) – with dynamic weight
Sling loads are invoked in cockpit with no third-party plugin required – with dynamic weight / CG
Detailed flight reference cards (FRCs) are included in-cockpit with all procedures
Full FMOD sound is included in both version’s with over 50 sampled sounds from a real Gazelle helicopter mixed live with FMOD studio.
  • 3D external sounds with doppler effect
  • Custom radio chatter both civil and military. Tuneable on the com radios
  • Headset attenuation (helmet simulation)
  • Custom blade slap
  • Custom warnings and alerts
  • All switches / buttons have sound assigned
Flight Model:
  • Realistic flight characteristics
  • Start-up to shutdown realistically modelled on the flight reference cards
  • The new X-Plane experimental flight model recommended
  • Fully working under the 11.50 beta programme and compatible with Vulkan
  • Longer shelf life for future X-Plane updates and will not “break” like many others
  • VR and manipulator ready
Customised Failures:
  • Hydraulics (WIP)
  • Over-Torque
  • Hard landings > 425 f/min
  • Crash detection
  • Engine fire
  • Flame-out / Compressor stall
  • With custom fire / sounds / smoke
Help and Support:
  • Dedicated support forum at the XP.ORG
  • Detailed user manual
  • Full lifetime support, product updates and development as required


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Designed by JRX Design

The SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle XP12 version is now available for download from the X-Plane.Org store, to purchase see below. Download size is 1.81Gb



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Yes! - the SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle XP12 by JRX Design is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle

Price is US$29.99



X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11 (Separate versions provided)
Windows, Mac or Linux
4GB VRAM Minimum - 8GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 1.8 GB
Current Version: XP12 (March 9th 2023)



News by Stephen Dutton

11th March 2023

Copyright©2023: X-Plane Reviews


(Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions) All Rights Reserved


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