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Seahawk & Jayhawk X (FSX+FS2004)

The Seahawk received all (!) prices for Flight Simulator helicopter we know about and it did get some of the most favorable reviews we have ever seen. So it was logical to move this product to FSX.

As always we done so with care so all the new features of FSX are being used. We also combined both the Seahawks & Boxer and the Coast Guard version and added 4 more highly detailed ships. To make it easy for you we also created a tool that allows you to use Google Earth (!) to place the ships in any location you like.

The helicopter is easy to fly (as the real one is), you will be in the air in minutes, but it will take many hours before you have mastered all the systems that are simulated in this helicopter. Created with assistance from several Seahawk pilots we are sure the advanced systems work as they are in the real helicopter.

When Microsoft publically releases the SDK that is used for the Acceleration Pack we will adapt this helicopter to use the additional features it offers for helicopters. This will be a free update.

Full FSX standard
All the aircraft files have been reworked to be fully FSX standard this not a simple port from FS2004! Includes all the latest FSX goodies.

  • Bump maps (this adds a 3d effect to a simple 2d texture, for example to show edges on hatches and rivets),
  • Specular lighting maps (making reflections more realistic),
  • Self-shading (aircrafts parts cast shades on other aircraft parts),
  • All textures in DDS format (faster decompressing if your graphics card supports it),
  • Fall back textures (all models share some textures, saving you disk space and loading time when you switch models),
  • Prepared for DX10 graphics cards.

All models and variations
There are seven different models available, not only the different Seahawk models used by the US Navy, but also the export models (Japan, Greece and Spain) are included. The Coast Guard model (Jayhawk) is also included. Fifteen liveries are available.

Very accurate flight model
The flight model is highly accurate and has been flown by many actual Seahawk pilots over the last 2 years. Some tweaks include the new FSX functions, but we decided to maintain the highly stable model that was used in the FS2004 version. Please note that maintaining the correct 'feel' was more important than numbers and data.

Complete animations

  • Complex fold of rotors and tail (using the actual procedure)
  • Horizontal tail moves depending on speed
  • Four crewmembers that animated

Stability Augmentation System
The advanced Stability Augmentation System (SAS) is very accurate. Not only will it stabilize your flight, it also includes a highly realistic Hover and Hover Depart mode. Unlike other FS helicopters that 'force' the location using FSUIPC or SimConnect, this system uses sensors to find the location of the helicopter and will use the standard controls to maintain a hover or move the helicopter in any direction.

Automated Flight Control System
The AFCS is able to read standard flight plans and have the Seahawk fly them fully automated. Your route is shown on the Navigation Display. Distance and time to fly for each waypoint is also available.

Extended manual
The 68 page extended manual explains all systems and is well illustrated. Even novice helicopter pilots (or novice flight simmers) should be able to use this advanced helicopter after they completed the training flights.

Three complete documented training flights

  • Systems and Automated Flight Control Systems: Learn to setup all systems and start the helicopter. After take-off you will head to a training area to experiment with the navigation system. You will also learn how to fly the helicopter fully automated in terrain following mode.
  • Advanced navigation: Learn how to have the helicopter fly a route automatically and do a low visibility ILS landing.
  • Zero visibility manual hover: Learn to hover the helicopter in a fixed location without ANY visibility (no other helicopter in FS can do this)

Six ships included
There are 6 ships included that can be placed in any location using the Shipyard 2 tool.

  • Coast Guard Marine Security Cutter, Large: Very modern off-shore interdiction cutter
  • CG-50 (Valley Forge): Old style destroyer used to protect carrier groups.
  • LCS-1 (USS Freedom): Low visibility stealth ship of the latest design.
  • X-Craft (Sea Fighter): Experimental Special Operation and Patrol Operation ship.
  • LHD-4 (Boxer): Large amphibious carrier designed to land and support 2000 marines.
  • F-124 (Sachsen class): Modern German air defense ship.

Shipyard2
This tool allows you to select a location for the ships in Google Earth and convert the resulting files into real FSX scenery. Very easy, very advanced and a lot of fun to use. Needs a Deluxe version of FSX!


VIDEO PREVIEW:


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Additional specifications:
Box/CD-Version: Version 2.10 (FSX & FS2004), printed Manual (English)
Download-Version (FSX only): Version 2.11, Manual as a .pdf-file (English, French, Spanish)


UPDATE- INFORMATION:
Owners of the previous version "Seahawk & Boxer" for FS2004 have the possbility to use our cost-saving update service for this download version. You will be offered the update price of 19.95 € when you insert your serial code of the FS2004 version (both boxed and download version) during the order process (above the Payment method).


Awards / Reviews:

1. place in the category "HELICOPTERS" , simFlight Awards 2008

Click here to view all results!

Avsim Gold Star Award, Avsim.com

9.5 out of 10, Canadian Pilots

9 out of 10 stars, FlightSimReviews.com

4 out of 4 planes, FlightSimulatorXWorld.com

Conclusion by Avsim.com
"...You can buy cheaper helicopters from other developers, but none better than this one, and maybe none as good.

Click here to read the complete review!

Conclusion by Canadian Pilots:
"The SeaHawk and JayHawk product is an amazing add-on. The quality and detail of the helicopters are unprecedented. The talented team from Aerosoft has outdone themselves with this project. There are hardly any errors and for any helicopter buff this is a must-have! I award Aerosoft a 9.5 out of 10 for their amazing product!

Click here to read the complete review!

Conclusion by FlightSimReviews.com
"Aerosoft has created an outstanding add-on for FSX. The Seahawk & Jayhawk X package is unlike anything I have ever experienced before. The detail and realism are mind blowing. I highly recommend this helicopter and scenery package to all who have a system that can support its resource needs. Aerosoft claims it’s a high end add-on made for high end systems. They weren’t kidding around with that statement.

Click here to read the complete review!

Conclusion by FlightSim.com:
"The Aerosoft Seahawk/Jayhawk package displays little of its FS2004 roots. In fact, if I hadn't known that this was originally an FS2004 model, I would never have suspected. This add-on comes with a good amount of variations and liveries and fills a niche which is neglected in the flight simming world. Because of the systems which are in this helicopter and its natural appeal as a big, tough heli, this add-on actually sort of reformed my opinion of virtual helicopter flying, and possibly, just possibly, this aircraft might take precedence over my usual fixed-wing choice in the future."

Click here to read the complete review!

Conclusion by FlightSimulatorXWorld.com:
"I'm not usually an easy man to impress. I have flown a lot of crappy aircrafts in my FS career, and this one is NOT one of those. I must admit that I´m in love. There are lots of features in this package that I haven't yet gotten to, but the feeling of the Seahawk/Jayhawk helicopters just got to me - especially the wonderful feeling of weight I can feel on descends, and the feeling of being in control, instead of those small whiskers of helicopters I have tried before these ones... wont hesitate to give this 4 planes – it’s a must have."

Click here to read the complete review!

Conclusion by PC Flight Magazine, March 2008
"I found this simulation to be very good. The external and internal aircraft details are outstanding. Although I have my reservations about the Auto-pilot and Navigation Instrumentation aspects, it is a representation of a very complex machine, which has systems not normally found in smaller civilian helicopters and making them all work in a Flight Simulator is no mean task. If you follow the instructions, you will, given enough time, succeed in using these systems and become competent in flying the helicopter manually with equal or better results."

PC Flight - PC Pilots Ireland website


System requirements:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Service Pack 2)
Windows XP(SP2), Windows Vista
Pentium 2 GHz (Duo2Core Intel or equivalent strongly advised)
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
256 Mb DirectX 9 graphics card (512 Mb recommended)
Adobe Acrobat® Reader 7 minimal to read and print the manual (1)
Download-Size: 124 MB
Installations-Size: 400 MB

Required knowledge:


Additional downloads :
English .pdf-manual : >> Click here <<
French .pdf-manual : >> Click here <<
Spanish .pdf-manual : >> Click here <<


How to purchase and install Download-Versions?:

  • Buying is simple, just add it to your cart ( press the green buy button ) and do all the handling of payment (Credit Card and PayPal accepted) . Keep in mind that if you are located outside the EEC you do not pay VAT
  • On the screen where you see that the payment has been done you will find a download link, download AND SAVE this file to a secure location
  • While you are doing this, an email is being send to you with the serial code
  • You can always find your code in the shop under Your Account - Your Order Details - Downloads
  • During the installation you will be asked to enter your shop login name (email) and for this serial code


 

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