Well, the thing is that there’s no Bell 206 for X-Plane 11.
The DreamFoil model was made for X-Plane 10 and we have version 12 of XP coming our way. DreamFoil Creations has been absent from quite some time and we don’t know if they are doing any updates anytime soon to any of their helicopters at all.
They were working on a new model of the 206 but that has stopped from what we know. The AS350 update for X-Plane 11 was never released either and we don’t know if any of their helicopters will be updated to X-Plane 12. Hopefully no updates will be needed but, considering how heavily they depend on custom-developed plugins, that’s a big variable. I would hate to lose any of their helicopters. I may keep X-Plane 11 on my hard drive along with version 12 but that won’t happen forever.
The Cowan Sim MD500 does have some issues, which are being addressed on a future update and the Bell 206 is really nice. It feels more stable than the DF 206 but the real JetRanger is, indeed, a more stable platform. The DF flight model was always a bit too squirrely.
I’m glad we have more developers coming into the market, so we can make our choices.