Not So Simple Helicopter

It adds an expensive helicopter with power consumption.

Machines / Electronics Transport

For Minetest 5.4 and above

How do I install this?

Minetest 5.4 mod: Not So Simple Helicopter

This is the "Not So Simple Helicopter", fork of the old "Simple Helicopter". This version is more expensive to produce and that uses biofuel from crops. So far we have a helicopter that consumes fuel, has its consumption changed according to the level of flight. It dependes on a second mod (based on the wine mod), with a distiller that allows to transform some inputs into biofuel and fly with them. A passenger can go onboard when the pilot is inside Now the direction is controlled by A and D keys, but if you want do change direction by mouse, just type E key to change the flight dynamics and A and D just tilt the helicopter to sides again

To put biofuel on it, just punch the seat with the fuel bottle or gallon. And see at the gauge on panel how much fuel you have.

It can be painted using dye of any color you want, you must punch the seat with the dye.

originally Simple helicopter by Pavel_S reworked by DS re-reworked by A_Percy

License of source code:

original code by Pavel_S: GPL_v2 (see file LICENSE) changes / complete rework by DS and A_Percy matrix.lua file: CC0

License of media (textures and sounds):

helicopter_motor.ogg by Robinhood76 | License: Attribution Noncommercial

helicopter_water_driblet.png by DS | License: CC0

helicopter model and texture:

Helicube is a model made by Alexsandro Percy, based in original model aesthetic but made from zero. But using on rotors an adaptation of the texture from 3D model made by Melkor and his animations.

the item textures are probably by Pavel_S



Do you recommend this mod?

  • Grade A+

    So glad this mod has made its way to ContentDB. APercy's additions have improved the helicopter's usability & aesthitics, in addition to adding some features such as fuel consumption. The model is beautiful & includes a fuel gauge. It is also colorable using some of the basic dyes.

  • Good mod, but there's a little issue

    the helicopter is an excellent vehicle since it travel faster than boat or walking, and very customizable with dye. but i encountered a slight graphic issue where the helicopter shaking so much while moving around

  • One of my favorite mods

    The only problem with it is that it is under GPLv2 only. This is because it was based on an earlier helicoper mod also under this licence. This means you can't use it within GPLv3 terms or anything looser than GPLv2 (Such as MIT).

    Aside from that licencing issue, it's got great balancing, appearance, and all around quality. I highly reccomend using this mod wherever the licence doesn't prevent you.

  • Excelent

    Very good to play alone or in a server, very fun. There is a compatibility issue with the Biofuel mod for Minetest 5.5.1