The 500E is one of the most iconic helicopters is the world. The 500E is a light utility helicopter but a true workhorse featuring shock absorbing skid struts and a 450HP turbo-shaft engine.
Realistic Flight Dynamics
This model has an authentic feeling while exploring the virtual world thanks to Laminar Research for developing a fantastic flight sim.
4k Physically Based Rendering Textures
4k PBR textures, or physically based rendering, provides the ability for very realistic lighting that mimics the flow of light in the real world. This model takes full advantage of X-Plane’s lighting with dynamic reflections and materials.
Custom 3D Modeled Instruments
Everyone loves a detailed and realistic looking cockpit. After all, that is where we spend most of our time in the sim, flying! The 3D instruments were developed to a high standard and are fully functional, with extensive custom coding to make it as realistic as possible.
A Nice Cozy Cabin
Sit back and relax in the cozy rear cabin and enjoy replays of your flight from a passenger’s perspective! Was it as comfortable and smooth as you thought it was from the pilot seat? This is especially interesting in VR and landing replays are the best.
Paint Kit & Liveries
Comes with several liveries and we also included a detailed paint kit. The kit is provided in both GIMP and Adobe® Photoshop® formats. A UV map layer included in each file allows for easy and accurate repaints.
Vibrant and Detailed Night Lighting
X-Plane has wonderful night lighting. The 500E project aimed to have plenty of lights, inside and out, making night flights possible. From the landing light to the cabin lighting, this helicopter really stands out at night.
Animation & Sound
Thousands of lines of custom code make up animations and systems. The fully immersive sound set was developed with FMOD. Sounds and animations work together with visual rotor-speed vibrational feedback, rattling, shaking and dynamic blade slap, rain effects and more.
Reality XP GTN 750 Integration
The Reality XP GTN 750 is fully integrated into the cockpit. Reality XP GTN 750 Touch is the genuine simulated device used by flight simulation enthusiasts navigating the virtual skies as well as real world pilots for familiarization with the device. This add-on is a payware add-on and you can purchase it here: Reality XP
- Free Future Updates
- Tested and Zeroed in by Real Pilots
- Remove Before Flight Accessories
- FMOD Fully Dynamic Sound Pack
- Dynamic Weight Options
- Functional Spot Light
- Functional Spray Kit
- Functional Cineflex Camera
- Pilots & Passengers
- Working Floats System
- Head Force & Shake
- Window Rain Effects
- Compatible with Vulkan API
- Virtual Reality Ready
- AviTab Integration
- RXP GTN 750 Integration
- Customizable Configurations
- Realistic Flight Dynamics
- 4K & 2K PBR Textures
- Custom 3D instruments
- 45+ Paint Jobs (liveries)
- Detailed Night Lighting
- xLua for Systems and Animation
- SASL v3.12.1 for Custom Plugins