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FS2004 Gmax MD Helicopters MD520N helicopter Package

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
4,273
Compatibility
FS2004
Filename
Gmax_MD520N.zip
File size
6.08 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 18 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 2 PRO members.

by Alan Devins. Features reflective paint, specular lighting, Compressing Skids, opening pilot door, animated pilot and DVC. NO panel or sounds are included. There are great 500 sound packs and panels readily available. Features 4 model variations, police, police with emergency floats, emergency folats and animated skids. Created by Alan Devins

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The archive Gmax_MD520N.zip has 61 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.cfg10.14.037.12 kB
Gmax_MD520N.jpg10.14.0330.12 kB
MD520N.air09.12.035.08 kB
model.float10.19.030 B
MD520N.mdl10.03.032.13 MB
MODEL.CFG09.26.0327 B
model.police10.19.030 B
MD520N.mdl10.03.032.20 MB
MODEL.CFG09.26.0327 B
model.policefloat10.19.030 B
MD520N.mdl10.01.032.35 MB
MODEL.CFG09.26.0327 B
model10.19.030 B
MD520N.mdl10.03.031.98 MB
MODEL.CFG09.26.0323 B
panel10.19.030 B
$Panel.bmp08.29.034.80 MB
annunciator_1024.bmp04.18.0113.75 kB
Bell_compass.BMP04.18.0196.42 kB
collective_1024.bmp04.18.0133.20 kB
main_1024.bmp07.06.01371.18 kB
panel.cfg10.14.035.33 kB
Thumbs.db08.30.0330.00 kB
ReadMe.txt10.14.031.37 kB
sound10.19.030 B
sound.cfg02.02.0330 B
texture.civ210.19.030 B
Exterior_T.bmp10.03.031.33 MB
extpanel.bmp08.30.0385.43 kB
Interior_T.bmp08.30.031.33 MB
Main_Rotor.bmp09.10.03341.43 kB
Mesh.bmp05.14.0385.43 kB
pilot.bmp08.08.03341.43 kB
Tail_Rotor_Disk.bmp08.26.03341.43 kB
texture.police10.19.030 B
Exterior_T.bmp10.03.031.33 MB
extpanel.bmp08.30.0385.43 kB
Interior_T.bmp08.30.031.33 MB
Main_Rotor.bmp09.10.03341.43 kB
Mesh.bmp05.14.0385.43 kB
pilot.bmp08.08.03341.43 kB
Tail_Rotor_Disk.bmp08.26.03341.43 kB
texture.police210.19.030 B
Exterior_T.bmp10.03.031.33 MB
extpanel.bmp08.30.0385.43 kB
Interior_T.bmp08.30.031.33 MB
Main_Rotor.bmp09.10.03341.43 kB
Mesh.bmp05.14.0385.43 kB
pilot.bmp08.08.03341.43 kB
Tail_Rotor_Disk.bmp08.26.03341.43 kB
Texture10.19.030 B
Exterior_T.bmp10.03.031.33 MB
extpanel.bmp08.30.0385.43 kB
Interior_T.bmp08.30.031.33 MB
Main_Rotor.bmp09.10.03341.43 kB
Mesh.bmp05.14.0385.43 kB
pilot.bmp08.08.03341.43 kB
Tail_Rotor_Disk.bmp08.26.03341.43 kB
Gmax_MD520Nbig.jpg10.19.0345.55 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

Helicopters are a much-underrated part of the FS2004 experience, at least for myself. I’ve found that the lack of good options at times has made it hard to find a helicopter I actually enjoyed flying, so when I see this 4-in-1 package I thought it was going to be worth a go. Alan Devins is a talented and active developer, and is very skilled at using GMax, so I figured it was worth trying out. I am glad that I did, though, as Mr. Devins has done a fine job of getting four very challenging to use helicopters into FS2004 without feeling frustrating, limited or thrown together.

Performance and Usage

However, I will caution that no panels or sounds are included. If you are someone who needs the full image and setting to make their enjoyment of a new download possible, prepare to be disappointed – this is the meat, not the bones.

It’s made up for with the highly detailed (for FS2004) reflective paint, matched by the specular lighting. This creates a realistic and reflective look to the aircraft that ensures it carries the air of authority that you would have hoped for/expected. With compressing skids, opening doors and animated pilots, you can feel the business within the cockpit. The aircraft all manage to feel alive thanks to the minor but very important animated functions. If you want to be sure that the aircraft you are flying can feel secure and safe, then these four are a good bet – they follow the real kind of variations that you would have expected. From a police edition with floats to an animated skid version, this managed to give you each of the most important kinds of this aircraft designed to the highest possible standard.

However, to counter the missing panels and sounds, you can find plenty of MD520N helicopter sounds and panels out there to use instead. I used a pre-assembled package that I found online and it was a very impressive experience.

All in all, this is one of the most enjoyable experiences in terms of helicopter usage that I’ve had in some time. While it might not be the FSX quality that I am used to, it’s a fine rendition of some very important helicopters.

Happily recommended for anyone who needs a bit of help enjoying helicopters rather than normal planes and other associated aircraft when they’re using FS2004.  

Adam McEnroe

About 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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3 comments

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zemetriusMon, 06 Apr 2015 04:05:17 GMT

the helo works very nice in FSX, cannot get the floats to deploy.

Pro Membermusiclander0301Sun, 17 Dec 2006 19:57:49 GMT
I'm only rating this because it works with FSX. Everything on it works, including all gauges, virtual cockpit, and even the gauges on the virtual cockpit. For anyone who wishes to expand their FSX helo inventory, this is a must-have.
Pro MemberanchormanFri, 10 Nov 2006 02:04:15 GMT
10, Thats all i can say!!!

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