The flying helicopter simulator is a unique testbed for the development of innovative airborne systems.The original mechanical control system of this EC 135 helicopter is replaced by a full authority fly-by-wire/fly-by-light control system.
Basic essentials of the technologies, integrated in the EC 135 FHS, are the fibre optic data links in the primary control system, smart actuators and sensors, a modular system architecture and latest avionics. As a flying simulator, the EC 135 FHS is able to change its flight characteristics. As a joint development by DLR, Eurocopter Germany (ECD) and Liebherr Aerospace Lindenberg (LLI) the range of application is:
System architecture: Fail-safe Core System and flexible Experimental System
Basic Data EC-135T1 / FHS