Review: FSX-P3D MP Design Studio - SA-342 Gazelle Sikorsky S-55
If you are looking for a realistic and challenging helicopter simulation for your FSX or P3D, you might want to check out the SA-342 Gazelle Sikorsky S-55 package from MP Design Studio. This add-on features two iconic helicopters that have been faithfully recreated with high-quality models, textures, sounds, animations and systems. You can fly the SA-342 Gazelle, a light scout and attack helicopter that was used by many countries in various conflicts, or the Sikorsky S-55, a classic transport helicopter that served in the Korean War and Vietnam War.
The SA-342 Gazelle comes in four variants: civil, military, armed and Blue Thunder. The civil version has a simple cockpit with basic instruments and gauges, while the military version has a more complex cockpit with a HUD, weapons panel and night vision goggles. The armed version has rockets and guns that can be fired with realistic effects and sounds. The Blue Thunder version is based on the fictional helicopter from the 1980s movie and TV series of the same name, and has a futuristic design and features. The Sikorsky S-55 comes in two variants: US Army and US Navy. Both have a vintage cockpit with analog instruments and gauges, and can carry up to 12 passengers or cargo.
The flight dynamics of both helicopters are very realistic and challenging, requiring skill and practice to master. You will need to use the collective, cyclic and pedals to control the pitch, roll and yaw of the helicopter, as well as the throttle to adjust the engine power. You will also need to monitor the engine RPM, torque, temperature and fuel levels, as well as the rotor RPM and blade pitch angle. The helicopters react to wind, turbulence and ground effect, and have realistic sound effects that change with speed and altitude. You can also use the autopilot system to assist you with navigation and stabilization.
The package also includes several missions and scenarios that let you experience different aspects of helicopter flying. You can perform rescue operations, combat missions, VIP transport, aerial photography, fire fighting and more. The missions are set in various locations around the world, such as France, Germany, USA, UK and Vietnam. You can also create your own missions using the mission editor or fly freely in any location you choose.
To use this add-on, you will need a license key that you can purchase from the MP Design Studio website or from other online stores. The license key will allow you to activate the product on your computer and enjoy all its features. The license key is valid for one computer only and cannot be transferred or shared. If you change your computer or reinstall your simulator, you will need to contact MP Design Studio to request a new license key.
Overall, the FSX-P3D MP Design Studio - SA-342 Gazelle Sikorsky S-55 package is a great choice for helicopter enthusiasts who want to experience realistic and challenging helicopter simulation in their FSX or P3D. The package offers two different helicopters with high-quality models, textures, sounds, animations and systems that will test your skills and knowledge. The package also includes several missions and scenarios that will keep you entertained and engaged. If you are interested in this add-on, you can purchase it from the MP Design Studio website or from other online stores for $29.99 USD. a474f39169