Whirlybirds N975B Flight Sim
 

 

 
This "75 Bravo" repaint was created using the Gmax Bell 47 G2 sim creation of Jean-Marie Mermaz as the foundation. Jean-Marie is a French jetliner pilot who flies both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and flew the Model 47 extensively, from basic training through to commercial assignments. The background on Jean-Marie Mermaz and the Gmax Bell 47 G2 digital model can be found here. The members of the N975B Project Team are Tom Heaverlo, of Iowa, and Jeff Jankovics, of North Carolina, both members of the Bell 47 Helicopter Association and huge Whirlybirds fans. Tom is highly experienced in sim repaints, having done others in the past. A few years ago, Jeff had painted a Gmark Bell 47 scale model into the colors of the Whirlybirds after he had contacted National Helicopter, who supplied the helicopters for the series, and learned what the color scheme for the ships were supposed to be. Tom came across a picture of the Gmark on the internet and contacted Jeff about helping him construct a Whirlybirds N975B sim repaint. After receiving permission earlier from Jean-Marie Mermaz to do repaints of his Gmax Bell 47 G2 sim, Tom and Jeff teamed up to construct the most accurate sim reproduction of "75 Bravo" possible. With Jeff providing the needed pictures, drawings, sound clips for the real sounds of a Bell 47 G2, and technical information, Tom putting his excellent design skills to work from the information, and the Gmax creation of Jean-Marie Mermaz as the foundation, the result of this international effort is this beautiful N975B Bell 47 G2 flight sim.
 

 

 
Bell 47 G - N975B
   
   
   
   
 

 

 
N975B Downloads

The complete N975B Whirlybirds Bell 47 Sim consists of these items:

1. Bell 47 G2 - The Gmax Bell 47 G2 creation of Jean-Marie Mermaz.

2. Bell 47 G2 Floats - The Gmax Bell 47 G2 creation of Jean-Marie Mermax with floats.

3. Bell47gmaxtext1 - These are extra textures for the Gmax Bell 47 G2.

4. Bell47PatchFS2004 - This is a patch needed to use the Gmax 47G2 with FS 2004.

5. N975B **TEXTURES ONLY** Files - The project team textures zip file along with a readme file explaining how to install.

6. N975B w/ floats **TEXTURES ONLY** Files - The project team textures zip file along with a readme file explaining how to install.

Please note: 1. must be installed before 5., and 2. must be installed before 6.
 

 

 
My sincere thanks to:

Jean-Marie Mermaz, designer and creator of the Gmax Bell 47 G2
Jeff Jankovics, RC and Computer Simulation Director of the B47HA and President of the New Whirlybirds Fan Club
Tom Heaverlo, B47HA member and Flight Sim Repaint designer for allowing me to showcase this beautiful Whirlybirds flight sim repaint.
 

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