Version 1.6 is the Current Release, Download HERE from dropbox 1.41gig (ISO File)
(click the X to close the log in option.. login is Not needed)
Then click download in the top right hand corner
You can now get a small LIGHT version with NO Images for small portable use Here
It has been tested on Windows XP, Vista, Win7 and Win 8.1, Win 10 (confirmed)
I doubt it'll run on NT4/Win95 but i would assume it'll run on Win98/Millennium/Win2000 (unconfirmed)
KNOWN PROBLEMS WITH: v1.6
None known at the moment
THIS SOFTWARE DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY BELL MANUALS
MM / FM / AD / ASB / OSN / TB / IL / OR ANY OTHER BELL FILES
THAT HAVE DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS ATTACHED TO THEM!
You can Right Click on the ISO and extract it with the likes of 7zip OR WinRAR OR other archive software you have installed (to explore the current contents) via the folders OR you can mount the ISO to a virtual drive OR simply burn it to a DVD (it wont fit a CD) You can run also this software directly from your hard disk by simply running the EXE file, I also created an ICO file in-case you wish to make a short cut to the exe on your start menu.
You can discuss this release below on this page OR on the facebook release thread in the 222 fan club Here to report any bugs or contribute information, dates, images. Please be sure to always check you have the latest version before reporting bugs.
Only feedback, info and images can truly improve the quality of this project..
|Main Menu Image from v1.0|
|DVD BOX ARTWORK|
V1.6 README FILE
Bell 222 Database Version 1.6
THIS MENU HAS MOUSE SUPPORT AND A CHOICE OF SHORT CUT KEYS TO MAKE THIS SYSTEM EASY TO USE.
K = WILL LIST THE SHORT CUT KEYS (any screen)
L = WILL LIST USEFUL ON-LINE LINKS (any screen)
H = WILL DISPLAY HELP (any screen)
A = WILL TAKE YOU TO THE ABOUT SECTION (any screen)
ESCAPE = ON THE HELP & ABOUT SCREEN TAKES YOU BACK WERE YOU WHERE
so you'll not loose your place when accessing the help
LEFT & RIGHT ARROW KEYS NAVIGATE BETWEEN C/N's and TAIL NUMBER SCREENS
C = ON ANY tail information SCREEN WILL TAKE YOU TO THAT AIRCRAFT HISTORYs C/N SCREEN or click the letter C within the word helicopter
T = ON ANY aircraft history C/N SCREEN WILL TAKE YOU TO ITS FIRST Known Tail Information SCREEN or click the letter T within the word helicopter
M = RETURNS YOU TO THE MAIN MENU (all screens)
B = BACK or MAIN MENU (varied screens)
E = EXIT THE APP (all screens)
I = OPENS AN INFO BOX (on any screen) WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS TAIL PREFIX INFORMATION PER COUNTRY DESIGNATION AND OFFERS FILES TO SEARCH FOR THE STARTING SEQUENCE OF ANY TAIL NUMBER, TO HELP IDENTIFY THE COUNTRY IT WAS IN WHILE WEARING THAT TAIL NUMBER
S = OPENS DATABASE SEARCH, SO YOU CAN LOOK FOR ANY C/N OR REGISTRATION / TAIL NUMBER
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR ANY 222, 222B, 222UT, 230 AND 430 CONSTRUCTION NUMBER, OR YOU CAN SEARCH FOR A TAIL NUMBER
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR ANY FILM / ADVERT or TV SERIES BY NAME THAT FEATURED A BELL 222/222B/222UT/230/430
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR THE WORDS "film" OR "tv series" OR TO LIST ALL SCREEN APPEARANCES SEARCH FOR " screen used"
YOU CAN ALSO SEARCH FOR THE WORD "VIDEO"
TO SEE WHAT HELICOPTERS HAVE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE (we cover video links for 43 C/N's so far) A TOTAL OF 86 VIDEOS SPANNING THE 222 / 222B / 222UT / 230. ANY TAIL REG SCREEN WITH A VIDEO YOU CAN PRESS "V" ON THE SCREEN TO ALSO BRING UP THE VIDEO LINKS LIST
YOU CAN ALSO USE SEARCH TERMS LIKE THOSE ON THE Rotorspot Website, SUCH AS
b/u = broken up
cnx = cancelled, fate unknown
dbf = destroyed by fire
prs = preserved
wfu = withdrawn from use
w/o = written off
..??.. = registr. unknown (if any)
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = report TO LIST ANY C/N WITH A REPORT (select the C/N) THEN PRESS "C" TO ACCESS THE CRASH / ACCIDENT INFORMATION
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = police TO VIEW ALL 222's WITH FORMER POLICE SERVICE
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR THE = specsheet TO SEE WHAT TAIL NUMBERS HAVE A SPECIFICATIONS PDF FOR ITS SALE DETAILS
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = SP CONVERSION
to list the 222's with the sp upgrade
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = Display Exibit
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = haspics
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = nopics
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = adobe
to view what tail numbers have PDF files
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = postcard
(any screen with a postcard option you can press P) or click the letter P within the word helicopter, 11 for you to find so far.
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = operated by
(any screen with a operator info you can press O) or click the letter O within the word helicopter
SEARCHING FOR THE WORD = fake WILL SHOW IMAGES WITH FAKE TAIL NUMBERS AND ALSO GRAPHIC DESIGNS FROM VIDEO BOX ARTS AND BOOKS THAT USED A 222/222B/222UT
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR = INFORMATION
TO OFFER SCREENS FOR A NUMBER OF HELICOPTERS FROM THE BELL RANGE THAT PROVIDE A LITTLE HISTORY INFORMATION
YOU CAN ALSO LEAVE THE SEARCH BOX EMPTY AND CLICK SEARCH TO LIST ALL PAGES THAT HAVE ANY SEARCH TERMS EMBEDDED
REMEMBER, REGISTRATION CANCELLED FATE UNKNOWN CAN OFTEN MEAN IT JUST LEFT THE USA AND WAS LATER RE-REGISTERED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY THE FAA DON'T KNOW ABOUT. IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T MEAN THE AIRFRAME IS NO LONGER OUT THEIR
IF YOU HAVE AN IMAGE AND YOUR UNSURE AND YOU CAN'T FIND THE TAIL NUMBER IN THIS DATABASE AND YOU ALSO CAN'T FIND IT SEARCHING OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS SEARCH BOX, THEN POST IT TO THE GROUP AND WE'LL CHECK IT OUT. (facebook link you can click at the top of this screen)
YOU CAN RIGHT CLICK AND UNPACK THIS ISO WITH 7Zip, WinRAR OR SIMILAR ARCHIVE SOFTWARE TO ACCESS ALL THE FOLDERS AND IMAGES..
YOU COULD UNPACK IT & CREATE A SHORTCUT TO THE 222Database.exe, SO IT DOESN'T NEED TO UNPACK (or mount) EVERY TIME YOU WISH TO OPEN IT.. JUST REMEMBER THAT AN UPDATE SOMETIMES REPLACES EVERYTHING DUE TO REORGANISED FOLDER STRUCTURES (and changes some some file names) SO IF UNPACKING AN UPDATE THEN COMPLETELY REMOVE THE PREVIOUS FILES & FOLDERS.
DON'T EMAIL BUG REPORTS FOR OLDER VERSIONS.. CHECK THE LATEST VERSION FOR THE SAME ISSUE.. IF YOU FIND THE PROBLEM IN THE LATEST RELEASE.. THEN PLEASE REPORT IT BELOW OR ON THE FACEBOOK RELEASE THREAD ;)
I had a few people offer to gather "operator info" sadly not one of those offers kept to their word and as such im pretty much done with this project. I have modified the 230 screens to load what ever 230 images "you wish to add" into the 230 folders, you can add Tail folders within the c/n folder if you wish, likewise for the 430 folders too.
I might do more work on it in the future but frankly i think ive done enough on it for now.. No kick starter, no go fund me.. no donate button.. its free (always has been) but as ive been let down with the OP info im done for now. Couldn't really be any less enthusiastic about this project, i worked hard on it, its a fantastic monument to the 222, it covers more info than any and all websites...