User's Manual

Dies ist das Flight Manual für die EC 135 V5. Es ist bewusst in englischer Sprache gehalten, damit es von allen Usern weltweit genutzt werden kann. 

This is EC 135 V5 Flight Manual. It is intentionally written in English.

System requirements 

X-Plane 11, minimum version: 11.50.
This product is not approved for X-Plane 12!

OS: Any OS supporting X-Plane, i.e. Windows, MacOS or Linux

Best way to fly a helicopter in the simulator are special helo controls like Pro Flight Trainer or the controls by microhelis.de. You can also use a good joystick with high resolution, best with pedals for the yaw axis. For a realistic flight experience we also recommend to use a virtual reality headset. 

Labeling conventions

Menu points EC 135 V5, menu points with sub menu path: EC 135 V5 > General Operation

Buttons in 3D cockpit, joystick or keyborad buttons with custom commands or X-Plane commands: HDG

Rheostats: BARO


Warning lights: BAT DISC

Code snippets for example in ini files: FuelWeightAtReload

This is an info box.

This is a warn information box. 


This manual is valid for

  • EC 135 V5,
  • EC 135 V5 Plus (in all variants) and
  • EC 135 Pro 

with the latest software version. In older software versions, not all features may be available.

Features that do not exist in the freeware version are given a tag indicating the version in which they are available, i.e. for Plus version and for Pro Version.

rotorsim's partners


Outstanding controls for the EC 135. Pedals, Collective and a true-to-the-original stick, even motor-controlled on request. These controls are a must-have for anyone flying the EC 135 in the simulator.


The hardware for the home cockpit. simparts instruments are of exceptional quality. The complete program for an EC135 cockpit is available. And everything is basically plug & play with our EC 135 Pro.


The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is a renowned research institution. Our flight model is used in a simulator at the Institute for Flight Guidance. DLR pilots supported the development.


The ultimate flight experience in an EC 135 full flight simulator. Fully instrumented, motion platform, sensational projection. In Attikon in Switzerland, beginners as well as flight students and professionals get their money's worth.

Heli Simu France

Together with the French developer group HSF we bring the EC 135 for X-Plane into a new dimension. A highly detailed 3D model of HSF is combined with our unique system depth.

HR SimYard

The Austrian developers build high-quality freeware addons for FSX and PrePar3D. Thanks to our partnership, we mutually benefit from each other by exchanging 3D models for the EC 135.