Miltech-5’s BO-105 project shelved

Helicopter fans have been saddened by the news that Miltech-5 is shelving the BO-105 helicopter project for an indefinite amount of time.

Word from the developer

Mitech-5, largely a one person operation from what I can gather, has been trying to bring the BO-105 helicopter to life for several years now. Although Olli has been working hard to try and make this happen – getting a developer to assist with the project’s programming has proved difficult.

In his own words:

Dear Simmers and Lovers of the BO-105,

As many of you already followed my project since 2012 with a lot of up and downs, I came to the conclution to set the DCS: BO-105 Project on ice to an undefined time.

What is the reason.

Reason is that I have many other projects which I’m working on and I don’t wanna set up my mind on a project which don’t find any interest.

It’s nerve-racking waiting/acting 24 hours a day for a solution. I really want to finish this project with my heart but it’s not easy to find someone to code with that punch of knowledge.

I hoped for a long time, so as you, that this project will see the light one day.

I’ll continue the BO behind closed doors (quality-like)- maybe someone is interessted finishing this Project.

Thanks everyone for following my way, helping and supporting me …

I promise you – if some door opens you’ll get a response.

again, thanks to everyone

Olli aka (The_Fragger)

Although its sad to see the project get shelved, Olli does at least leave a little hope for a future revitalization. I also think its better to do this than to bring a half finished project to market with no real hope of it being finished if the resources and time just aren’t there.

Hopefully Olli’s new projects will pan out and I wish him the best of luck with them!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Michael Dwyer says:

    That is sad news, I was looking forward to another helicopter in the game. I can’t image what is involved in the coding for a project like this but it must be immense.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Likely a huge amount of effort required to make something like a combat helicopter work. It sounds like the art side of things was going along reasonably well but getting an interested and talented programmer was really a huge challenge.

      It’s too bad! Hopefully some more helicopters will come our way from other sources. We know ED is doing the Mi-24 and very likely the AH-1.


  2. Francesco Kasta says:

    Yeah, that is bad news indeed. Although, as the recent events showed us, I think it is better Not to release anything than to release a module and have it end up like the Hawk because the developer cannot keep up with the updates.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Exactly my thinking as well. The Hawk is illustrative of how things can go wrong.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. boxcarleader says:

    heya sham check your e-mail once in a blue moon would ya

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I should do that! Stay tuned! ☺️


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