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Transport Procedure from the heliport

Tugboat James Hart

Tugboat James Hart

The tugboat James Hart carries passengers and is drivable. The tug is based on American designs.

It is shown approaching the Helipad, ready to load at the wharf lower level.


Helicopter in Flight

Helicopter in Flight

The helicopter, passenger enabled with interiors. It is drivable in dcc or cab mode. The model is a Aerospatiale (Eurocopter) AS 332 Super Puma, civilian version.

It is difficult to simulate the actual flight attitude of the helicopter due to it operating on train track that is smooth and undulating. For example, you cannot make the helicopter lift vertically, nor can you tilt the nose or blades down to go forward, using normal track

You can however use my Helicopter lift turntable described below.

Helicopter Interior

Helicopter Interior

The helicopter has a working interior in cab mode with operating levers. The joysticks are the throttle and reverser. Brake levers are overhead. At the minute, these all operate as diesel rotary controls, in a circular motion, instead of linear motion

The view forward is excellent and the helicopter is fun to drive. Alternate views from the interior are provided.

Helicopter Passengers

Helicopter Passengers

Passengers change as they are picked up or dropped off. The door on the left side opens to load passengers, but only when traveling in one direction, for loading on the left.

Helicopter Close Up

Helicopter Close Up

The view into the cab and passenger compartment. The pilots are passenger attachments and in most cases the same type of model occupies both seats.

An original helicopter by Jetstreamsky is available on the Download Station, my model follows his practice and references his sound files as dependencies, they are quite good.

The helicopter uses the rotors as an animated mesh attached to the main body, not as a bogey. Consequently the rotors rotate all the time. This is still quite effective as the sound files are quite realistic.

Helicopter Lift Transfer Table Operation

Helicopter Lift Transfer Table

This is a helipad that can be placed on ground, or on the top of buildings, it is height adjustable. It is a Transfer table (vertical lift turntable model).

The helicopter can be lifted or lowered between any of three tracks, and can be rotated 180 degrees at the top.

The Table (kind turntable) is not an industry interactive model, it cannot load or unload passengers. A separate unloading Heliport facility is available to be joined.

Helicopter Lift Transfer Table Track and attachments

Helicopter Lift Transfer Table 2

The table is normally at ground level, where the green track is connected. Above that is the purple track at 10 metres, and above that again is the red track at 20 metres (where the helicopter is sitting) and at right angles to the other two tracks.

The table is operated as for normal turntables using the red and green arrows. The actual moving table is invisible, so to find the track alignment up in the air, there are green and white coronas that move up with the table, just park the helicopter between them.