The Advanced 206 introduces systems and flight dynamics never before seen in a Microsoft flight simulator including torque yaw, LTE and rotor droop. Includes enhanced versions of the groundbreaking engine and system features first seen in the acclaimed "Realstart 206", but it is the flight dynamics that set this aircraft apart from all others.

Available as a complete aircraft or as an update to the Realsart 206
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Requires Realstart 206 files
adds all Advanced 206 features to the Realstart 206


You will notice that the Advanced 206 flies differently to other FS9 helicopters before you even leave the ground; the aircraft will have a strong yaw tendency as it becomes light on the skids. A degree of pedal input will be require to maintain a constant heading during a hover or at low airspeed and this needs to be balanced as the collective moves. During forward flight other aerodynamic factors come into play and the torque effect will reduce.
Notice too that the amount of pedal input effects the power available at the main rotor!

or "transient power droop". Pull the collective aggressively and you will lose precious rpm as the governor tries to catch up with the increased power demand. Recoverable if you have altitude and forward speed, terminal if you are low and slow.

This is a more sophisticated version than the earlier Realstart VRS and can now be avoided using aggressive side-slipping.

A tailwind can give you a few surprises, even worse when combined with LTE

or "loss of tail rotor effectiveness". This is why you will want to watch the windspeed and direction. LTE can result in a sudden yaw about the rotor mast and lead to a catastrophic loss of control. This occurs when the increased demand for pedal input suddenly disappears as the aircraft leaves LTE. The best defence is to understand the causes and to promptly take the correct actions if you suspect LTE.

Are the causes of LTE you are most likely to experience in the simulator. These are explained in detail in the product manual and a diagram of vortex interference is shown opposite.

While it has a relative headwind the aircraft produces more lift (translational lift). The sudden yaw of LTE causes a dramatic loss of this lift as the aircraft turns away from the wind. The spinning aircraft will drop unless the pilot adds collective; but remember what we said about rotor droop

Based on the same code we supply to aircraft manufacturers
and used in their procedural trainers

The advanced 206 is intended for real world pilots to aid there training and simulator enthusiasts looking for the challenge of more realistic flying. Users will need to be much more aware of real world considerations. However, the advanced dynamics can quickly be turned off using a switch in the cockpit, this will make the aircraft fly like a standard FS9 helicopter except that the pedals and collective will still need to be carefully balanced at low speeds

Learn the critical technique of starting a Jetranger

Realistic hot start engine melt downs

Parameters include:
Time elapsed since last shutdown
Residual engine temperature
Battery condition and load
Fuel pressure
Ambient air temperature
Wind direction
Hotstart Engine meltdown causes include:
Throttle opening prior to 12%-15% N1
Starter release prior to 58% N1
Start commenced above 150 deg. TOT
Tail wind/TOT combinations
low battery
Authentic corrective action is modelled including accurate engine cooling by starter operation

4 custom panels

Highly accurate gauges and functions
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Special working features include:

Idle release throttle stop
2 fuel pump breakers (fore/aft)
Full warning annunciator panel
Annunciator test circuit
Battery overheat and warning system
2 warning horns (engine out/low rotor rpm)
warning horn test/bypass systems
Telltale TOT warning light
TOT warning light test circuit

3 great models

Created by Owen Hewitt: standard 206b, no doors and camera chopper

This custom paintjob is included and there are many free repaints for this model on the internet, they can all be used with this aircraft. There is even a paint kit available so that you make your own textures.
"A HUGE step toward leaving plain FS simulation and plunging into Bell 206blll JetRanger reality, two thumbs up here!"
Kirk Sunley - Commercial helicopter pilot, over 4000 rotary flying hours

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Requires Realstart 206 files

The start up and shutdown of turbine helicopters is completely absent from the FS2004 Simulator. Introducing these features has been a complex task and there are some minor limitations imposed by the way the simulator operates. We believe it is only fair that these are explained to our customers.


Microsoft FS2004 must be installed. If you can run FS2004 then you can run Realstart 206.
Pedal controller - Either a twist-grip joystick or functioning pedals.
If you are not running WindowsXP you will need a utility such as "Winzip" to unzip the download version of the file.


In order to overcome shortcomings in the base simulator we have had to program extensive changes in the way things work. An unfortunate side effect is that you will need to assign the normal rudder axis of your controller to the Left brake axis when flying the Advanced 206. This takes a couple of seconds.

Full functionality is only guaranteed when the helicopter is started using a saved flight that has a cold dark cockpit. Otherwise FS2004 will try to override the start procedure with it's default "all engines running" state. Such a flight will be created for you during installation and you can save your own flights at any airport you choose.

Although the Virtual Cockpit is fully functional for normal flying, you should only use the 2d Cockpit for the start sequence as this gives access to all the critical switches and controls needed.

When using any aircraft, if the engines were not shut down properly on the previous flight, FS2004 always tries to load with the engines running. If this happens you may hear engine sounds or see gauges running down when you start a flight. If you click on flight/reset flight (or use the shortcut CTRL+;) the cockpit will immediately become cold and dark. This is a simulator bug and not restricted to the Advanced 206. Stopping the engine after each flight will prevent this.