Changelog EC 135 V5

This page documents the changes in the development of the EC 135 V5. For further information about bugs and other issues refer to the issue tracker page. 

Version 5.11

  • Allows decision height adjustment on co-pilot side.
  • Optimizes the brightness of the glass cockpit in switch positions NIGHT and NVG
  • Adapts outdated oil pressure and oil temperature gauges to T2+ conditions.
  • Changes label for single and double pointer GPS sources to NMS.
  • Fixed incorrect HDG display on co-pilot side when operating with AFCS.
  • Prevents unintentional full deflection of the Collective after loading with certain joysticks.
  •  Rare problem with the license check eliminated.
  • Fixed conflict with XPRealistic plugin (Mac only).
  • Plugin dependencies updated (Linux only).

Version 5.10

This is a major update. It includes a redesigned Fenestron with significantly improved performance. For the first time, it is possible to get features in the VR-compatible V5 that were previously reserved for the Pro version as an upgrade. Likewise, the Pro version will be converted to the experimental flight model that was previously only included in the V5.

  • Introduces a licensing option for different license models. The EC 135 V5 itself remains freeware, but there are upgrade options.
  • Upgrade option to Plus version with additional features.
  • Upgrade option to Plus versions for public exhibition and commercial use.
  • Brings Pro version to V5 level.
  • Fenestron completely redesigned for better performance.
  •  Manual throttle control (requires collective lever with twist grips).
  • Manual throttle control in Pro version reworked.
  • Additional override options for the autopilot with direct override via the stick and follow-up function when hovering.
  • Extended electrical system as in the Pro version with bus tie switches and Shed bus switches.
  • Integrates numerous circuit breakers on the OHP.
  •  Allows connection of a second controller with smooth handovers between the controllers.
  • Higher texture resolution on the OHP and for many instruments.
  • Enables transfer of rotor animation and cockpit displays to slave computers.
  • Extends count of circuit breakers.
  • Simplified installation of slaves.
  • Reworked SANDEL avionics in semi analogous cockpit.
  • Follow-up function for AFCS in hover flight.
  • Added temporary override of AFCS by cyclic stick
  • ECMS Load System.
  • FLIR display in cockpit and animation exterior camera.
  • Engine start-up and shutdown procedure can be played automatically.
  •  AviTab can be viewed as an external source in ND.
  • WXR only and FLIR display included in ND's external source cycle.
  • Cross Side Mode for ILS.
  • Return from EXT mode now via ND button.
  • Aircraft no longer bounces when SAS is turned off.
  • Analog SAS and AFCS SAS work independently.
  • Pedal position is now correctly transferred even when the stick is locked.
  • Optional support for hardware FTR.
  • Fixes delayed caution indication in certain situations.
  • Makes X-Plane's standard commands (sim/systems/avionics_on, sim/systems/avionics_off, sim/systems/avionics_toggle) for avionics switches available.
  • Digital torque display changed to steps of 0.5.
  • Test cycle of the FLI needles eliminated.
  • Additional caution indications ENG EXCEED and OVSP when fadec is switched on.
  • Corrects a reversed power supply for the GPS.
  • Additional liveries.
  • ENG MAIN switch guards to be operated by main.
  • Livery names without German umlauts to avoid problems when saving the configuration at Windows.
  • Replaces both FMS with GNS530.
  • More precise designation and new antennas in the config menu.
  • Corrects display errors on the FLI page.
  • Increases sensitivity of Mast Moment Indicator.
  • Corrects display errors with installed RealityXP plugin and, depending on the configuration, gives warnings when nav data may be invalid.
  • Fixes a problem with the composite mode of the PFD depending on the settings on the ND.
  • Performs automatic trim reset after landing.
  • Smoother rotor animation when starting up.
  • TOT limits adjusted.
  • Number of flight report logs limited to 32.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 5.03

  • Search and landing light control: Spectrolab can be preselected as user preference. Optional advisory shows the user which headlight is selected for control. 
  • X-Plane's standard command sim/lights/spot_light_center is supported to re-center search and landing light or spectrolab, whichever is selected. 
  • X-Plane's standard command sim/autopilot/servos_toggle can additionally be used to switch on and off the autopilot. 
  • Fine tuning for the power calculation in order to achieve a more realistic top speed at MCP.
  • Experimental workaround to resolve the engine control issues caused by XPUIPC.
  • Experimental workaround for problems with reading of some joysticks (Z000000050).
  • Texture issue at GPS solved. 
  • Power supply for left GPS changed from Essential Bus I to Avionics Shedding Bus I. 

For the experimental workarounds, we hope for user feedback on success or failure, as we cannot reproduce the problems ourselves.

Version 5.02

  • Passengers Version.
  • VIP Version added.
  • New metallic paintwork using PBR. 
  • Adding a Ground Power Unit and the correct behavior when GPU is connected.
  • Further improvement of flight behavior when hovering with tailwind and crosswind.
  • Improved behavior of slip indicator.
  • Additional optional equipement, i.e. a basket for the skids, floats (only as dummies), more variants of radardome and searchlight.
  • Better straight flight at cruising speed.
  • Many small detail improvements on the 3D model.
  • Additional liveries.
  • Bug in the display of Generator Amps fixed (unequal values despite closed bus tie switches).
  • Improved Settings of AFCS prevent oscillation. (A000000042)
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 5.01 (1st release)

  • Configuration changes can be saved (Suggestion A000000044).
  • Additional person (patient) in the crew menu and as 3D model. 
  • Dialog boxes and converted into X-Plane 11 style supporting VR.
  • Menu for sling operations and selection of hoist and hook. 
  • Added objects for sling operations.
  • New search light Spectrolab/SX16.
  • Extendable Landing light full movable.
  • Battery can be switched or toggled by X-Plane's default commands. 
  • Protection against slipping when the parking brake is accidentally released.
  • FLIR.
  • Additional semi analog cockpit.
  • Many different snow skids.
  • Bubble window for pilot's door configurable.  
  • New liveries. 
  • More tail-heavy flight attitude by changing the standard center of gravity (A000000047).
  • Several minor bug fixes: i.a. A000000043, A000000046.  

Version 5.00 (public beta)

Initial version with completely new 3D model, VR support and using X-Plane's improved experimental flight model. 

 

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