AS 332L2 / As 532 Cougar

The Eurocopter AS532 Cougar (now Airbus Helicopters H215M) is a twin-engine, medium-weight, multipurpose helicopter developed by France. The AS532 is a development and upgrade of the Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma in its militarized form. Its civilian counterpart is the Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma.

Suitable for FG versions 2017+

Flight Notes 

The FDM has been test flown and tested by an actual AS532 pilot who gave it a big thumbs up ( 90% accurate )

The Cougar, in Basic form, Requires Right Pedal and Cyclic at 7pm position. Large Stick movements are not recommended.

There is a payload option to simulate long line use to the Cougars stated 10000lb hook capacity.

If you set this to Maximum the flight characteristics will change dramatically. You will require Large left cyclic inputs to take off/hover. Expect all performance values to degrade.

Take note that the Maximum specified take off weight is 9000kg / 19842lb. Exceed that at your peril. 


Compatible with the Cargo Towing addon ( separate download ). :-  https://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/fgaddon/HEAD/tree/trunk/Addons/CargoTowingAddon/

RELEASE NOTES:-

V1.1 HDR

Autopilot V3 installed ( Read in sim help  before use ).  Its not  perfect  but  its functional .

New internal rotor  vortex interaction sounds.

Cockpit lighting and floodlighting  now adjustable   via the knob on the overhead.

Limited HDR support.

Change of  key bindings for the searchlight.

Liveries have variable levels of shine in  ALS mode.


V1.0.1

Small patch to fix an engine failure issue some were experiencing.

V1.0

Initial Public release.

90% Accurate FDM

7 Configuration options.

15 Liveries.

Multiplayer crew/ Passenger function.

ALS Glass and fuselage effects with livery specific reflection levels.

Rotor wash on grass effects.

Functional Winch man.

Search and Recovery function for recovering other downed choppers over Multiplayer ( just for fun ).

More function and detail to be added in future releases,