FSX HALO Pelican Dropship

PreviewEnhanced Performance - Large envelope - Stable and Strong under Extreme G loads and maximum dynamic pressures - Ultra efficient, High Thrust - SuperSpoilers, Vectored Thrust - Deflection flaps for hovering flight - Static VC - in panel radar - gauge controlled engine and retro effects -exterior l...

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Complete with Base Model
Download hits
Flight Simulator X
File size
2.33 MB
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Scanned 16 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 17 PRO members.

Enhanced Performance - Large envelope - Stable and Strong under Extreme G loads and maximum dynamic pressures - Ultra efficient, High Thrust - SuperSpoilers, Vectored Thrust - Deflection flaps for hovering flight - Static VC - in panel radar - gauge controlled engine and retro effects -exterior lighting.

Halo's Pelican being flown in FSX.

Compiled with FS9 SDK * for FSX.

Developer: Bruce Fitzgerald.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive HALO_Pelican.zip has 60 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
aircraft.cfg05.17.078.59 kB
effects05.17.070 B
fx_apdreheat.fx07.28.0312.34 kB
fx_landinglightf1.fx12.29.033.71 kB
texture05.17.070 B
fx_apdreheat.bmp05.16.07170.74 kB
Thumbs.db05.16.076.00 kB
HALO_Pelican.jpg05.17.0759.71 kB
maxPERF.air05.17.0712.84 kB
model05.17.070 B
Model.cfg05.17.0726 B
Pelican.mdl05.17.07823.98 kB
panel05.17.070 B
burnab.CAB05.17.0711.86 kB
dfa18_fx.cab03.29.041.33 kB
forward_1024.bmp05.17.072.25 MB
panel.cfg05.14.075.42 kB
panel_decal.bmp02.28.043.00 MB
panel_decal_2.bmp02.28.04768.05 kB
panel_decal_3.bmp01.28.041.00 MB
panel_decal_4.bmp01.28.041.00 MB
radar.cab09.04.0625.54 kB
radio.bmp03.22.04769.05 kB
right_mfd.bmp03.22.04769.05 kB
superh.cab03.29.04226.02 kB
Thumbs.db11.17.067.00 kB
readme.txt05.17.071.79 kB
sound05.17.070 B
Sound.cfg01.06.0732 B
texture05.17.070 B
belly.bmp05.14.07257.05 kB
boot.bmp04.08.0717.05 kB
brass.bmp05.14.07257.05 kB
engpods.bmp05.16.07257.05 kB
epr.bmp05.16.07257.05 kB
epr_inlet.bmp05.14.0765.05 kB
glass.bmp04.06.07768.05 kB
green.bmp04.17.07257.05 kB
grey.bmp04.06.07257.05 kB
grit_grey.bmp05.15.07257.05 kB
hull_inlet.bmp05.14.0765.05 kB
olive.bmp05.16.07257.05 kB
ptorso1.bmp05.16.07257.05 kB
rappanel.bmp04.26.071.00 MB
rappanel01.bmp04.26.07257.05 kB
strakes.bmp05.15.07257.05 kB
tailboom.bmp05.16.07257.05 kB
tan.bmp05.15.07257.05 kB
tb_inlet.bmp05.16.0765.05 kB
thumbnail.jpg05.17.0759.71 kB
top.bmp05.16.07257.05 kB
trp_1aid.bmp05.15.0765.05 kB
trp_awning.bmp05.17.07257.05 kB
trp_door.bmp05.15.07334.12 kB
trp_floor.bmp05.15.07257.05 kB
trp_stoop.bmp05.15.07257.05 kB
trp_wall.bmp05.15.071.00 MB
wing.bmp05.16.07257.05 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


Having used the Pelican Dropshop on one too many (Failed) missions over the year in Halo, as soon as I seen this mod to download I just knew that I had to have some fun with it! The Pelican is one of those iconic pieces of video gaming history that I just had to have a bit of engagement with so when I was alerted to this mod I knew what my next download was going to be!

Preview screenshot

This made a huge difference to me and ensured that I could quickly and easily enjoy flying a unique take on a bit of gaming history. How does it compare, though, to the real thing?

The Detail

The design is spot on, with excellent minor features included to ensure that it handles all of the new changes and impressions very well. Not only does it handle things like the textures and unique shape of the dropship without any problems but it uses awesome lighting effects to make it easy to see where you are/should be going at any one time.

Another major factor of this new range of detail is that this comes with in-panel radars and static VCs so you have a level of functionality to match with the level of cool provided by the model itself.

The Performance

It flies as you would expect – perfectly. It’s got the same ease of control as the real thing and with extreme G loads and dynamic pressures it still manages to retain its cool. This ultra-efficient and high thrust system makes it very easy to control even if you are not used to this kind of aircraft. Best of all, the level of performance has been made to match this level of depth technologically – this will feel nothing like the normal aircraft that you are used to using in FSX.

As a recreation of a piece of old-world technology, this makes such an incredible difference to helping you enjoy something which is fresh and exciting. The high thrust and deflection flaps make such a major difference to helping you enjoy this properly – it’s all the little things that make the great level of performance that this provides you with so important.

It might not be your average piece of aviation hardware but I can guarantee that it feels about as close to the real Pelican as you are likely to get in FSX!

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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moSun, 04 Nov 2012 06:14:14 GMT

Every hovering plane stalls :P

cdoy69Sun, 24 Jan 2010 04:10:57 GMT
great, amazing, only thing is that when you are in hover mode it stalls i wish it woudn't
TimmileySun, 03 Aug 2008 11:31:52 GMT
JamesnongFri, 09 May 2008 05:13:49 GMT
Awsome, Love the pelican :)
holyflyerThu, 08 May 2008 21:25:45 GMT
Great toy No Sound!
shikabuckThu, 08 May 2008 17:22:32 GMT
Super fast. Thanks
lbolenThu, 08 May 2008 16:14:03 GMT
In FSX, no engine sound, no autopilot. Mouse to panel controls not working.

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