Q: How does the FlyInside Bell 47 Flight Model work, if MSFS doesn't support helicopters?

Although Microsoft Flight Simulator does not currently support helicopters, the FlyInside Bell 47-G2 integrates a custom flight model.

Originally developed for FlyInside Flight Simulator, our flight model provides an authentic helicopter flight experience, with realistic collective/cyclic response, ground effect, flap-back, transverse flow, torque/yaw, VRS, and auto-rotation capabilities.

Q: What simulators does the FlyInside Bell 47 support?

The FlyInside Bell 47 is available for both Microsoft Flight Simulator and FlyInside Flight Simulator.

Q: How do I setup my helicopter controls in MSFS?

  1. Bind the MSFS aileron and elevator axes for cyclic control.
  2. Bind the MSFS rudder axis for anti-torque/pedal control.
  3. Bind the MSFS throttle axis for your helicopter collective control.
  4. If you have a full helicopter collective with twist-throttle, bind the twist-throttle to MSFS's Propeller Pitch Axis 1 axis. You can turn off the default piston engine governor from FlyInside Heli Manager's Flight Model tab.
  5. Set the MSFS Sensitivty for each axis to 0%, and the reactivity to 100%.


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