Laminar Research has just released X-Plane Helicopter Lite [App Store], a free, time-limited version of their helicopter flight simulator.
X-Plane Helicopter Lite includes all the aircraft of the $9.99 original:
- Robinson R-22: The lightweight, efficient trainer
- Bell-206: The turbine-powered mainstay of the helicopter fleet
- BlackHawk: The massive military cargo and troop mover
- Sea King: The huge land/sea rescue helicopter
...but restricts flights to 35 seconds only, with an on-screen badge that ticks off the in-flight seconds as they're spent. The game does allow for an unlimited number of 35-second flights in a play session, however. Anyone considering the purchase of the full, paid app should have a look at this trial version before making the plunge.
Laminar has also released a trial version of X-Plane Racing [App Store].