The D-109 (ICAO: A109 / WAKE: LIGHT) is a multi-purpose utility helicopter. Created in Second Life by Dani Aircraft, the aircraft was based on the real-life AgustaWestland AW-109 manufactured by AgustaWestland.
The real life AgustaWestland AW-109 was developed as the A109 by Agusta, It originally entered service in 1976 and has since been used in various roles, including light transport, medevac, search-and-rescue, and military roles. The AW109 has been in continuous production for 40 years. The AgustaWestland AW119 is a derivative of the AW109, the main difference being that it is powered only by a single engine instead.
The D-109 was the very first helicopter of the Dani's Airplanes product series which utilized the new 'Dani's Helicopter Flight Engine'. Unlike other helicopters in Second Life, this model controls the cyclic and collective by using Realistic Mathematics-based flight. This Flight Engine makes flying easy and intuitive, while the wheeled landing gear allows the helicopter to land and taxi on normal airport runways and taxiways. It utilizes the Dani Fuel fuel system.
- Pilot/co-pilot's heads-up display (HUD) attachment.
- Pilot / co-pilot control.
- Animated components (rotors, doors, landing gear etc.).
- Exterior lighting (navigation lights).
- Optional fuel system (Dani Fuel).
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