I love the EC135! Flying it around San Francisco in VR (HP Reverb G2 headset) is incredibly immersive, and the avionics emulation works the way I would expect (I'm speaking primarily of the engine instruments here). However, I did some testing today (does that make me a test pilot?), and I will assert that translational lift is not being modeled.
Now, I have not flown the real deal, but I am a commercially rated (for fun) heli pilot, and have time in both piston and turbine machines. Everything I have flown will start to climb with the same power setting and cyclic input once a certain airspeed is attained.
However, in the Aerofly EC135, if I lift off into a hover, maintain power, and very gently push the cyclic forward, I will of course start to move forward. But unless I exert more back pressure or raise the collective, the aircraft will stay at the initial altitude indefinitely.
In contrast, the R22 does seem to model TL...
San Jose, CA