CowanSim 206B3 is now available on Xbox and PC for MSFS

Well known X-Plane helicopter maker CowanSim have been bringing their catalogue of helicopters over to Microsoft Flight Simulator and their first release, the 206B3, is now available in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. Let’s have a look!

Marketplace availability

CowanSim have had their 206B3 available for Microsoft Flight Simulator via their website and OrbxDirect for many weeks. Now, the helicopter is making its way to the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace.

Available for $32.99 the helicopter touts a realistic start-up procedure, Wwsie Fully Dynamic Sound Pack, VR support, availability for Xbox and PC, 4K PBR textures, custom 3D instruments, and detailed night lighting. CowanSim have packed this helicopter with features in the X-Plane version and this helicopter is planned to see some of those features arrive at a later date. Those include Spot Light, Spray Kit, and a Cineflex Camera, so you can simulate a variety of different roles and purposes that real world Bell 206B3 helicopters are used for.

Additionally, there are some limitations with the current version of Microsoft Flight Simulator that require a few workarounds.

Due to limitations of the sim right now, you will have to use a mouse or VR controller for the throttle. Hardware bindings will be updated by Asobo and we will implement the code in an update after that. This is version 1.02, so expect updates after feedback is received. We keep our products up to date, so you can count on us! Please follow the Changelog.

CowanSim have a good reputation for their helicopters in X-Plane and I have no doubt that this 206B3 will mature into quite an impressive helicopter experience for Microsoft too. Keep an eye on their website for additional updates and purchase there, on OrbxDirect or on the Microsoft Marketplace available within the sim.


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