Professional R/C Helicopter Simulation

The development of HELI-X – from 2007 to 2017

Release Notes

Version 6.1, 2017-01-01 (Revision 1651)

These are some features of version 6.1 compared to version 6.0:

  • New and large head up display (HUD)
  • New FPV camera mode, where the camera stays levelled
  • New FPV racing scene
  • New physical model for collective pitch coaxial helicopters
  • Rescue function, as available in many stabilisation systems
  • Adjustable transparency of the rotor
  • Swing mode in the hover training
  • And many other changes to improve HELI-X

Version 6.0, 2015-10-05 (Revision 1616)

Minor bug fixes concerning the controller channel detection.

Version 6.0, 2015-05-05 (Revision 1614)

Minor bug fixes concerning the controller channel detection.

Version 6.0, 2015-02-23 (Revision 1612)

Minor bug fixes.

Version 6.0, 2015-02-16 (Revision 1608)

These are some features of version 6.0 compared to version 5.0:

  • Completely OpenGL-based, no use of Swing anymore
  • Possibility of full screen display
  • Sun glare and anisotropic texture filter
  • Improved aerodynamics
  • More accurate simulation of the ground effect
  • Improved engine rotor coupling
  • Crash and retry Training
  • Detail window
  • Camera setting with keep-ground-in-view
  • Improved and new head up displays
  • Gear like animations at helicopters
  • And many other changes to improve HELI-X

Version 5.0, 2014-01-01 (Revision 1405)

These are some features of version 5.0 compared to version 4.2:

  • Use of a better graphics engine, based on OpenGL 2.0. Shader support.
  • Better shadows, better graphics.
  • Improved airport selection mechanism
  • 3D CP-quadrocopters
  • Animations of helicopter parts, retractable gear, etc.
  • And many other changes to improve HELI-X

Version 4.2 2013-02-18 (Revision 1254)

These are some features of version 4.2 compared to version 4.1:

  • Support of 5 channels of your transmitter
  • Issues with the controller settings on computers with certain language settings solved
  • Bug in collision object in photo scenes solved
  • Support of spanish language
  • Other minor changes and bug fixes

Version 4.1 2012-09-07 (Revision 1203)

These are some features of version 4.1 compared to version 4.0:

  • Support of multicopters (tricopter, quadrocopter, and hexacopter)
  • Ground effect improved
  • Collision handling improved
  • Display of the flight path for better training
  • Favorites and ignore functionality
  • Support of Japanese and Russian language
  • Other minor changes and bug fixes

Version 4.0, 2012-01-18 (Revision 1157)

These are some features of version 4.0 compared to version 3.0:

  • Improved and automatic downloads and installations of
    helicopters, airports, scenes, videos, etc.
  • Physics for Coaxial helicopters
  • Controller curves with dead zone for poorer controllers
  • Reaction training
  • No-Collective training
  • Promenade training
  • Funnel training
  • Wind display
  • Improved method for registration
  • Improved reflexions on rotors
  • Display of elastic blades or paddles
  • Many models improved
  • More languages
  • Rework of keyboard and button functions
  • Some detail improvements

Version 3.0, 2010-07-05 (Revision 1088)

These are some of the new features of version 3.0 compared to version 2.0:

  • Crash-Objekte in foto scenes
  • 3D scenes
  • Pilot position vaiable (in 3d scenes)
  • FPV-View (in 3D secens)
  • Smoke
  • Tail rotor sound
  • ambient sound
  • multiplayer using color and texture information
  • Basket training
  • Rope training
  • Failure training
  • variable vertical helicopter position on screen
  • Object zoom
  • Performance updates
  • History for helicopter and airport selection
  • Filter for the helicopter selection
  • Plugins
  • Statistics information
  • Online news
  • New helicopter models
  • Czech and Norwegian language supported

Version 2.0, 2009-07-04 (Revision 968)

There are made some bugfixes compared to revision 965 which are only relevant for weak computers. If you do not have problems with revision 965, there is no need to update. Thus we do not send it automatically to all users.

Version 2.0, 2009-06-08 (Revision 965)

These are some of the new features of version 2.0 compared to version 1.1:

  • Update of the helicopter physics
  • Simulation of three axes gyro systems
  • New dynamic objects (boxes, balls, etc.)
  • Balloon training
  • Cargo training
  • Cage training
  • Import of VStabi-Settings
  • Display of a position marker
  • Throttle and pitch curves can be stored
  • Slow motion
  • French version
  • Possibility of a game server (already in the demo version)
  • Better adjustment to the performance of the hardware
  • New helicopters, textures with alpha channel
  • Possibility to change the helicopter colors interactively, e.g for the ThreeDee Rigid

Version 1.1, 2009-01-16 (Revision 872)

What is new compared to revision 871?

  • This version works on 32-bit Macs (Intel and PPC). You need
    Mac OS X 10.4 with a Java installation.
  • The user of Windows, Linux or a 64 bit Mac do not
    need to update.
  • Thus, we keep the version number 1.1.

Version 1.1, 2009-01-10 (Revision 871)

These are some of the new features of version 1.1 compared to version 1.0:

  • Pitch- and throttle-curves, Possibility for fixed pitch helis
  • Gyro settings dependent on flight state
  • Improvements of the gyro algorithms. Simulation of the tail servo
  • Auto rotation training
  • Tail training
  • Stall-meter
  • Slip-meter
  • Rotor head instability
  • Improvement of the hover training
  • New keyboard functions
  • Automatic screen saver deactivation
  • Improvements of the graphics of rotating parts
  • Change of the view during multi player not only via the menu but also by click in the pilot window
  • New helis: T-Rex 600, Honey Bee King V2, Dragonus

Version 1.0, 2008-11-24 (Revision 839)

These are some of the new features of version 1.0 compared to version 0.9:

  • Significant performance increase
  • Better helicopter physics
  • Multi player capabilities using the internet
  • Hover training
  • Stick display
  • Better configuration possibilities for your controller or joystick
  • Possibility for indoor scenes with crash walls
  • Record/play
  • More utilities (heliports, pylons)
  • Dual rate/expo-settings
  • Better sounds including the sound of the blades in stall
  • Improved camera settings
  • Shadow configuration
  • Several languages (currently english and german)

Version 0.9, 2008-01-25

The fist version of HELI-X is available.