FSX Enstrom 280FX Package

PreviewEnstrom 280FX Package. A high quality Enstrom 280FX for FSX Acceleration. Features include FSX native models with animations, specular and normal mapping, custom avionics and much more. Tested in Windows Vista and Windows 7 under DX9/DX10 with no issues. By Brandon Filer/George A. Arana.

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Type
Complete with Base Model
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Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
ers280fxfsx.zip
File size
64.13 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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Enstrom 280FX Package. A high quality Enstrom 280FX for FSX Acceleration. Features include FSX native models with animations, specular and normal mapping, custom avionics and much more. Tested in Windows Vista and Windows 7 under DX9/DX10 with no issues. By Brandon Filer/George A. Arana.

Enstrom 280FX in flight.

Enstrom 280FX in flight.

Description
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For the first time in the history of Microsoft Flight Simulator, a developer has created and released an Enstrom helicopter add-on. Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations is proud to be the first developer to give the flight simulation community a high quality Enstrom 280FX for FSX Acceleration. Features include FSX native models with animations, specular and normal mapping, custom avionics and much more. Tested in Windows Vista and Windows 7 under DX9/DX10 with no issues. FS2004 version to be produced and released separately.

Features
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8 models with virtual cockpit designed in 3DS Max and gmax
8 high quality reflective textures
paintkit

specific features including
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Animations
Specular maps
Normal maps

Custom avionics including
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Apollo SL40 (Don Kuhn)
Davtron M308 chronometer (Pierre Fasseaux)
Garmin GTX330, GNS430 and GMA430 (Don Kuhn)
Radio CD player (Robert Clark)

Installation
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To make installing the Enstrom 280FX as quick and easy as possible, we have included an installer exe file which you can use to go through the installation process. Simply run the exe file from the download and follow each step of the installation that the exe presents to you.
When you reach the step in the installation dialog that lets you browse for a directory, ensure that the correct FSX main directory (folder) is listed. If not, click “Browse,” locate the directory, and proceed to the next step.

Credits
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Alan/Keith/Jon Devins: Original 3DS Max model, textures
George A.Arana: 3DS Max/gmax conversion, textures, FS9/FSX conversion
Brandon Filer: Additional modeling, textures, documentation, and configuration tweaks
Brian McIntyre: Textures and paintkit
Don Kuhn: Garmin avionics
Pierre Fasseaux: Davtron Chronometer
Robert Clark: Radio CD player
Gerd R. Nehr: Apollo SL40 comm radio
Gary Mills: Photo reference material

View from the cockpit of Enstrom 280FX in flight.

View from the cockpit of Enstrom 280FX in flight.

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The archive ers280fxfsx.zip has 7 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
280FX_FSX.png04.28.112.70 MB
280FX_FSX_VC.png04.28.112.04 MB
ers280fxinstall.exe04.28.1159.35 MB
FSX_280FX_manual.pdf04.28.11729.18 kB
FSX_280FX_Readme.txt04.28.112.92 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.

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Jim KellerSat, 23 Sep 2023 18:21:33 GMT

Your Enstrom 280 is by far my favorite aircraft but it has a couple of minor glitches. I don’t know if they are just part of the model or if I’m doing something wrong. Rotor RPM And Fuel Pressure annunciator lights. Also, the engine temp display is labeled “clock.” Also, I am having trouble logging in to your site. Thanks.

By the way, I am enjoying the helicopter so much that next month I will be taking my first lesson on a real one.

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