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AW-109 EKAB Greek MedEvac

14.2k Viper3000ad  1.8 years ago


Greece is a country with rich geography and difficult demographics, has a population of 10 million and as a well-known tourist destination welcomes almost 39 million visitors every year. It also has more than 6,000 islands in a vast dispersion that equals roughly the size of France.
During the summer, a large part of the population leaves mainland Greece and heads to the islands, so health benefits could never be linear and there would have to be a huge dispersal of specialized hospitals. For this reason, it has been established a primary transport of patients with airlifts. This mission is undertaken by many aviation means from the Airforce, the Navy, and of course by the National Center of Immediate Assistance (EKAB) with Augusta's A.109. This is a huge and arduous task, as an example we would mention that an EKAB pilot in 2001-03 put in nearly 2000 flight hours of which 800 of them at night with adverse weather conditions.This work has been paid with blood, as there were three fatal accidents of the type at the beginning of the last decade, that led to the deaths of 14 people (patients, crew and doctors).



The model is weighed slightly in front of the main rotor to obtain a small torque; the tail rotor is adjusted to hold head to remove the nasty shake after deflection control. An effort was made to attribute the amazing virtues of a helicopter, so it has NO GYRO. Thanks to this it can make "momentum", "tail" and "stall" turns, even the enjoyable "Swings". It takes some time to learn, but with it you can pass through the ICE CRACKS at GLACIAL park, drive ON the bridge like a car and even ride on the FRONT wheel, truly unprecedented things for a plane. Users are recommended to use YAW in combination with roll and VTOL.
AG1 Cabin Lights, AG 2-6 Doors , G-landing gears, VTOL-Collective Pitch

As an epilogue, I dedicate this construction to the brave people -pilots and doctors- who make us all feel safer by risking their lives.
Special thanks to Dimkal for his feedback.

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General Characteristics

  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 37.1ft (11.3m)
  • Length 43.7ft (13.3m)
  • Height 11.5ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 3,900lbs (1,769kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,023lbs (1,825kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 29.65
  • Wing Loading 64.3lbs/ft2 (314.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 62.6ft2 (5.8m2)
  • Drag Points 494

Parts

  • Number of Parts 617
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    This is really well done. Nice attention to detail and aesthetic.

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    @Viper3000ad I have to divert that praise to @Philiptarpley, he was the one who worked tirelessly on the flight dynamics, and suffered through my feedback and testing/nit picking. Played a lot of DCS huey missions to better prepare my criticisms, which was time well spent in my enjoyment factor. I just make the parts look the way we need them to. Long story long, this thing is a blast to fly, and is one of the best flying and looking helis on the site.

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    10.9k shipster

    Fantastic! I like those photoshopped pictures a lot xD

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    OHHH YEAH!!!

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    29.8k Dimkal

    @Viper3000ad very nice built with many unique details. Happy to helped u and prod to see u evolving ur abilities and ur skills! Εύγε!

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    love helicopters with no gyros, makes it so much fun!

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @Starmang10 dear friend, please read comments below. Thanks for downloading , happy flights.

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    @Viper3000ad ok thanks

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @Pilothouston5 I had in mind to add a small storage compartment, witch didn't hapend... AG4 doesn't have a function.

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    @Viper3000ad what does activate 4 do i cant seem to find which door it opens

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @trolman thanks for following.

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    14.7k Mekomara

    @Viper3000ad ^^

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @spaceracer welcome and thanks for following.
    @trolman thanks, your ships are awesome.

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    14.7k Mekomara

    thats a lot detail bro. nice work :)

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @IarGpd sorry no map, just good old Parthenon.

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    1,335 IarGpd

    Ahaha I thought the background pic is map,But it is from Designersuit
    but very nice helicopter!

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @TheLatentImage Thanks for your kind words, your opinion is very important. I noticed that your comments are very rare, I am glad you found some time and tried it. It looks like we don't know much about helicopters, though the flight physics is amazing. I think it's worth seeing them more realistic. Happy flights

    1.8 years ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @connor2001 care to explain the trouble? It might solve if u use vtol gradually. With it I passed the track in low flight at oval office. It can do slalom through the cones, get under the bridge with 105mph, stop in mid air and execute 180 degree tail rotor turn! I believe that there are not so many helicopters who can do that in the site. Also, if u leave the control stick in zero aoa u can almost auto hover with very little effort. And all that without gyros

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    It doesn’t handle like a helicopter? It feels like I’m flying a box :( really wanted to have something like this work how it should

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    32.7k SodiumIodide

    Np! @Viper3000ad

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @weebabyseamus thanks for the vote and congratulations, you have made a fantastic job in simulating how a helicopter can fly. It is so different from a simple airplane and at the same time you made the application so easy for everyone. The small roll swing in zero aoa feels so natural !

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @Tankace1 @RYAviation the gold spot is like the vtol in the photos. Happy flights and do not forget to use also yaw. Stall turns and heli flight video in https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8SW9pM9dHN4. If u give it some time this model can execute all these aerobics and more, even swinging.

    1.8 years ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @RYAviation @Tankace1 ok, first start the engine above 5 percent, then slowly put vtol up until lift off , find the gold spot in collective pitch in which the heli hovers, after that flies with normal controls. And with no explotions lol

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    I feel like the controls keep locking up on me an I doing something wrong?

    1.8 years ago
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    1,282 Tankace1

    And i am also having some trouble with the main rotor, it keeps exploding mid flight

    1.8 years ago
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