I have some screenshots and impressions from my first flight in this beauty.
|I always do a "local" flight (i.e. near my real life location) for that first spin of the rotors with a new X-Plane toy. Here I am taking off from the Montgomery County Regional Airport (MD, USA).|
|The Sea King is very stable and hovers solidly during the pre-flight hover check.|
|I changed the livery to one of the 17 available. Just for showing up.|
|Heading north towards the Frederick Regional Airport.|
|Another paint scheme available, this one for the Deutsche Marine.|
|Landing at the Frederick Regional Airport. The Sea King is heavy and displays a great deal of stability, which makes it a good candidate for the newbie virtual helicopter pilot.|
|Another practice landing at Frederick. Note the new paint job. I just can't get enough of these skins!|
|The cockpit interiors are very well done, with many clickeable buttons and switches.|
|The center console. That group of switches in the center is the automatic flight control system for hovering. It is fully implemented and functional in this addon.|
|Hovering near the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, a very conspicuous landmark in my county. I took the Sea King into an initial hover manually, but right now I am using the automatic flight control system to keep the helicopter stationary.|
|The hover control system has a series of switches that allow changing position in the three axis of movement. In this screenshot I am flying the Sea King laterally, hands off the collective or cyclic, by using one of those switches.|
|After that mountain top hovering, I am flying to a local VA airport located across the Potomac River.|
|Approaching the local airport. The stability of this helicopter really pays off when you need to make small adjustments in your forward speed.|
|Safe touchdown on the destination.|
Looking forward to try this helo in naval maneuvers through rough seas ...