Bell 430

The Bell 430 is an four-bladed, twin-engine, nine-seat light-medium helicopter built by Bell Helicopter. It is a stretched and more powerful development of the Bell 230, which, in turn, was based on the earlier Bell 222. The Bell 430 features several significant improvements over the 230, the most significant of these being the new four-blade, bearingless, hingeless, composite main rotor. Although both the 230 and 430 are powered by Rolls-Royce (Allison) 250 turbo shaft engines, the 430's engines are 10% more powerful. Other changes include the 1 ft 6 in (46 cm) stretched fuselage, providing for two extra seats, an optional EFIS flight deck and a choice of either skids or retractable wheeled undercarriage.

The Bell 430 can be used for a wide range of applications including offshore, emergency medical service, search and rescue and law enforcement missions. Over 123 Bell 430 helicopters are in service worldwide. 

Suitable for FG2018+ versions. 

Tech Spec  ( Real Bell 430 ):-

First Flight October 25, 1994

Certified February 23, 1996

Delivered 1996

Seats 2 + 6–8

Height 12 ft 3 in (3.73 m)

Fuselage length 44 ft 1 in (13.44 m)

Rotor diameter 42 ft (12.80 m)

Length overall 50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)

Engine (2×) Rolls-Royce 250-C40B

Power (2×) 783 hp (584 kW)

Max. speed 140 knots (161 mph, 260 km/h)

Climb rate 1,350 ft/min (6.86 m/s)

Service ceiling 14,600 ft (4,450 m)

Hover ceiling 11,350 ft (3,459 m)

Fuel capacity 188+ US gal (710+ L)

Range 324 nmi (372 mi, 600 km)

Empty Weight 5,305 lb (2,406 kg)

Maximum Takeoff Weight 89,300 lb (4,218 kg)



Autopilot V3 fitted. See in sim help before use.

New internal sounds for Blade vortex interaction.

Introduction of  basic HDR compatibility.


Complete rebuild of the Chopper . Suitable for Fg 2018+ versions.

All new FDM - meets most performance figures.

New sound FX. 

New Instrumentation. Main MFD has no interchangeable screens as yet.

Semi realistic start up ( Read the in sim HELP or you will not get far !!!!!! ).

ALS Glass and Fuselage effects including Rain and livery specific  levels of fuselage reflection.

Multiple configuration options.

FLIR view on FLIR equip configurations.

Rotor wash on grass effect.

Multiplayer passenger mode.





Minor bug fix for the MP passenger to prevent others seeing the passenger as a blue glider.



Added MP passenger option.



First public release version.

Textured cockpit.

Livery swapping enabled with a number of included liveries.

Multiplayer sound.

Advanced lighting kit. landing lights work with the retracts.

Rembrandt ready

Limited Autopilot function.