EC 135 V5 will be installed almost as any other aircraft in X-Plane 11: Extract the archive to any sub folder of the aircraft folder in your X-Plane installation. The package is a 7z file, so you need 7-Zip (Windows), The Unarchiver (MacOS X), XArchiver (Linux) or any other compatible tool to extract it. 

Setting up your system for EC 135 V5

The following settings can only be made if the EC 135 V5 is already loaded.

Assure your controls (joystick, pedals etc.) are calibrated. Assign the axes of your controls using the example of a Saitek X52 in the following figures. 

Example of assignment of pitch, roll and yaw axes in X-Plane's joystick settings
Power control has to be assigned to Collective (not Trottle!). Using a normal joystick it could be necessary to klick Reverse Axis

We strongly recommend setting the response curves for all axes to linear,

To use the manual engine control, the TWIST GRIPS for controlling the throttles must be the axes TROTTLE1 and THROTTLE2. A calibration via the menu item General Operation > Calibrate Twist Grips is then required.

EC 135 V5 plugin will manipulate the general sensitivity and artificial stability settings of your joystick. When going back to another aircraft your own preferences will be restored. Please do NOT change the settings made by the plugin in order to obtain a realistic controls response!

Moreover it is very useful to have important functions on the buttons of the joystick. Some of them are X-Plane's own commands, others are custom commands generated by the EC 135 V5 plugin. Assignment takes place also in X-Plane's joystick settings page. Absolutely minimum required to control the EC 135 V5 are the following commands: 

  • BEEP TRIM functions realized by X-Plane's trim commands
POV assignment with BEEP TRIM commands
Example of other important command assignments
Exemplary assignment of the buttons on the stick with the names of the commands

Refer to Controls explanation to learn more about the typical cyclic stick buttons in order to improve your flight feeling. 

Don't miss our video tutorial with a step by step explanation for setting up the controls.

As with all helicopters that are modeled with really (!) hard skids, in X-Plane there is usually a resonance on the ground that causes the helicopter to shake or even slide across the ground. This effect can be eliminated by setting the number of flight model calculations in the X-Plane settings to a high or very high value.

Upgrading to Plus Version or Activation of Pro Version 

In order to activate a pro version or to upgrade from the freeware to a plus version, you need to enter the license key that you received with the purchase.

To do this, call up the menu item About > Licensing. In the window that appears, type in the license key using the keyboard of the PC and confirm. A successfully entered key is saved and does not need to be entered again. In the case of several parallel installations (e.g. EMS version and VIP version), the key must be entered once for each installation. After entering the license key, it is necessary to restart X-Plane so that all unlocked functions are available.

Menu entry and "Manage License Key" window.

Die Partner von rotorsim


Herausragende Steuerelemente für die die EC 135. Pedalse, Collective und ein originalgetreuer Stick, auf Wunsch sogar motorisch gesteuert. Diese Controls sind ein Muss für alle, die EC 135 im Simulator fliegen. 


Die Hardware fürs Homecockpit. Die Instrumente von simparts sind von außergewöhnlicher Qualität. Das komplette Programm für ein EC135-Cockpit ist verfügbar. Und alles quasi Plug & Play mit unserer EC 135 Pro. 


Das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt ist eine renommierte Forschungseinrichtung. In einem Simulator des Instituts für Flugführung wird unser Flugmodell eingesetzt. DLR-Piloten haben die Entwicklung unterstützt. 


 Das ultimative Flugerlebnis in einem EC 135 Full Flight Simulator. Voll instrumentiert, Motion-Plattform, sensationelle Projektion. In Attikon in der Schweiz kommen Anfänger ebenso auf ihre Kosten wie Flugschüler und Profis. 

Heli Simu France

 Gemeinsam mit der französischen HSF haben wir die EC 135 für X-Plane in eine neue Dimension gebracht. Ein hochdetailliertes 3D Modell von HSF wird kombiniert mit unserer einzigartigen Systemtiefe.  

EventCopter 135

 Ein Simulator in einer echten EC135-Zelle! Den EventCopter kann man für Veranstaltungen mieten. Er ist regelmäßiger Gast z.B. bei Tagen der offnen Tür der Air Glaciers und der Air Zermatt. Ein Flugerlebnis der besonderen Art!