VSkyLabs Releases Revolution Mini-500 Helicopter

By
Sam Clark
Sunday, January 20, 2019

VSkyLabs, experimental aircraft experts, have released their latest project for X-Plane 11.30. The Revolution Mini-500 is an American single-seater chopper and is unique in that the owner must construct the aircraft from a kit-set before flying it. This is VSkyLabs' second successive helicopter release following the Guimbal Cabri G2 in September.

The new Mini-500 utilizes X-Plane 11.30's experimental flight model and features highly realistic flight dynamics as a result.

VSkyLabs have provided a feature list for the helicopter, which you can see here:

  • VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' Project.
  • Highly defined flight dynamics model of the Revolution Mini-500.
  • Built around the powerful, native X-Plane 11.30+ 'Experimental Flight Model' environment (must be selected in the General settings window in X-Plane 11).
  • Fully functional VR (Virtual Reality) compatibility.
  • Multi-Layer FMOD sound pack.
  • Unique aspects of the Mini-500 helicopter are simulated and are part of the flying experience by definition: Manual engine/rotor RPM management, low rotor-inertia aspects, in-flight nose tuck during engine-stop, rotor RPM management, retreating blade stall condition (Vne), typical Mast bumping, typical autorotation capability and more.
  • The VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: Mini-500 is designed as if it was a real kit-built helicopter, awaiting for it's first test-flight. Was it built exactly as instructed? Will it fly as expected? wow there is only one way to find out!
  • You will have to get to know it step by step...or you might get yourself into serious trouble when mistreating it. Mastering the VSKYLABS Mini-500 will sure make you a better helicopter pilot!
  • The original pilot's manual was one of the core-materials during development of this project, and the VSKYLABS Mini-500 pilot's manual is built based on it.
  • The project is under constant development.
  • Highly responsive VSKYLABS support forums.

You can purchase the VSkyLabs Test Pilot: Mini-500 for $26.50 on the X-Plane.org store.

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