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News! - Aircraft Announcement : MD 500E by Cowensim


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Not standing on their laurels, Cowen Simulations have already announced there next project in the MD 500E helicopter. If you recognise the helicopter but not the name, it is taken from the hugely successful Hughes 500/MD 500 series, McDonnell Douglas acquired Hughes Helicopters in January 1984, and from August 1985 the 500E and 530F were then built as the MD 500E and MD 530F Lifter.


X-PlaneReviews reviewed CowenSim's last releases in the very good CowenSim B222 B+UT, but the rotor head modeling left a lot to be desired...  Looking at the rotor head assembly on the 500E, it looks far better developed than the B222, but X-PlaneReviews has not seen the work up close or the finished detailing and texturing. All the B222 features are also noted here again with the with AviTab integration, disable the rotor shadows, fully automated startup and much, much more in great CowenSim features.


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Guaranteed however by CowenSim will be the flight dynamics, and these "Little Birds" are great fun to fly, low, fast and furious...


No price or release date has been announced by CowenSim, the B222 is priced at US$24.95, but I would expect more the US$28.95 - US$30 pricepoint. But release should be later this month or early April.


Video and images are courtesy of CowenSim


News by Stephen Dutton

4th March 2021

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