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.
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 itemis 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
- FORCE TRIM RELEASE FTR button
- CDS/AUDIO RESET Button
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. 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.
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