Bell 412

The Bell 412 is a utility helicopter of the Huey family manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It is a development of the Bell 212, with the major difference being the composite four-blade main rotor.

Development began in the late 1970s with two Bell 212s being converted into 412 prototypes. An advanced four-blade main rotor with a smaller diameter replaced the 212's two-blade rotor. A Bell 412 prototype first flew in August 1979. The initial model was certified in January 1981 with deliveries commencing in the same month. The 412 model was followed by the 412SP (Special Performance) version featuring larger fuel capacity, higher takeoff weight and optional seating arrangements. In 1991, the 412HP (High Performance) variant with improved transmission replaced the SP version in production. The current production version, 412EP (Enhanced Performance), is equipped with a dual digital automatic flight control system. In 2013 Bell introduced the 412EPI which includes an electronic (Digital) engine control for a PT6T-9 engine upgrade, and a glass cockpit display system similar to the Bell model 429. Also featured is a Garmin touchscreen navigation system, and the BLR Strake and Fast Fin upgrades for improved hover performance. Over 700 Model 412s (including 260 by AgustaWestland) have been built.

RELEASE NOTES:-

V1.2 HDR

Small update to introduce limited HDR  compatibility.

Cockpit floodlights added for  compositor & HDR.

V1.11

Small update.

Fixed the MP animations for the rear sliding doors.

External compositor lighting.

Some  changes to the internal sounds for  vortex interaction.

Livery specific levels of  reflection.

Autopilot updated to V3. Read the aircraft help in sim before use.


V1.1

FDM - Fixed the Inverse torque during initial take off.

Added a Long Line payload option for use with the Cargo Towing addon available here:- https://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/fg ... wingAddon/

New Autopilot with Bell 412 specific Dialogue.

New camera view - Hook View.

Fixed a case issue in the GNS430.



V1.0.

Rembrandt ready.

ALS Fuselage and Glass rain and reflection effects. Fuselage reflection is livery dependant.

All new cockpit main panel, centre console and overhead panel.

All new FDM - includes stiction patch for future FlightGear 2019+ versions.

11 new liveries included, specific to this 412.

5 mission configuration options.

Functional winchman.

ALS Rotorwash on Grass effect.

Multiplayer viewable rotor dust effect.

Multiplayer sound.

Multiplayer passengers possible.