Wilco Publishing announces the first in a brand new HiFi Simulations series : the TBM850 !
The TBM850 has been studied in-depth to provide the best to the PC pilot. Every tiny detail, every panel screw and rivet are meticulously depicted in 3D. Even the tyres have raised lettering and are grooved ! More cockpit functions than ever before. Super detailing in the cabins, cockpits and exteriors.
Cockpit arrays and instruments built by the best in the business bring you new levels of functionality and interactivity to make your flight experience rewarding and challenging. Flight dynamics programmed by real-world aviation engineers bring a new sense of reality to your virtual skies.
Above all, total realism has been the goal with this production and you get it.
Socata TBM850 - The fastest single-engine turboprop
Up to 320Kts, the TBM850 offers the cruise speeds typical of light jets with the efficiency and economy of a single-engine turboprop. The large propeller can be utilized as a powerful aerodynamic brake, allowing landing on extremely short strips and runways.
Built by DAHER-SOCATA (www.tbm850.com), the TBM850 is the perfect blend of BEAUTY, TECHNOLOGY and EFFICIENCY.
|WHAT MAKES WILCO's TBM850 UNIQUE ?
. Built over the best plans available and with direct access to the real aircraft.
. Elite : standard version with no door and the Elite with a door and Passenger/Freight rear
. Comprehensive feature list includes correct operation of the “ailerspoilers” – narrow airbrake-like assisters that improve aileron authority.
. Accurate flap operating gear, fully detailed landing gear and even individually modeled ventilation louvres in the airframe.
. All doors and hatches open to reveal battery packs and a fully detailed engine bay.
. Additional items include an authentic GPU on its own trolley, intake and exhaust muffs, pre-flight flags, prop-tie-downs and wheel chocks (all switchable from the VC).
. Amazing detailed HiDefinition textures bring the aircraft to realistic life and include specially developed techniques for rain spotting and streaking, stains and dirt and uniquely rendered “bump”mapping reproduces panel ripple and pillowing!
. Correct prop/engine thrust off-set.
. High resolution reflective and chrome textures.
. Fully animated, realistic pilot movements
. A choice of female or male left seat pilots is provided and also a lifelike passenger who switches from inside to outside the aircraft when unloading luggage.
. Models can be selected with and without this passenger.
. High quality digital stereo sounds recorded directly from the real aircraft.
. Models available include options for pilot door or no pilot door in a more basic style, CARGO version.
. Using the very latest in modelling and texturing techniques, the interior is practically real!
. The panels themselves have leather grain finishes which hold their detail even in extreme closeup.
. All placards are reproduced in pin-sharp clarity and can be read at any distance.
. Every switch, knob and lever works just like the real thing – many with unique programming code.
. Inside animations : yoke hiding in the Virtual Cockpit, pull out coffee cup holders, sunvisors that can be dragged to any position, pull out tables in the cabin,...
. Leather finishes in the cabin are incredibly realistic and add to the feeling of quality comfort in the interior. You can almost smell the leather!
Programmed specifically for this Wilco TBM, the panels include fully functional MFD and PFD units which not only operate realistically but have traffic avoidance systems built in. The big central Garmin 1000 unit is controlled by a fully functional, specially programmed control unit, just like the real aircraft!
. All-glass integrated flight deck with a Garmin G1000 avionics suite
. Two fully-featured 10.4” TFT LCD Primary Flight Display (PFD)
. Both PFD (Primary Flight Display) operates independantly as in the real TBM850, to display more information at one time across the panel
. Multiple 2D pop up windows with glideslope, ILS, Autopilot NAV/COM, ADF and TRANSPONDER integration.
. A 15’’ TFT LCD Multi-Function Display (MFD) which has:
- Fully automated LNAV and VNAV capability down to 250 decision height for LPV approaches (localiser guidance)
- WAAS/LPV approach capable
- Two moving map displays (orientation)
- Terrain avoidance system TAS
- Traffic Avoidance TCAS
- Flight Plan input
- EICAS Engine and systems display (TRQ, Prop RPM, NG%, ITT, Oil Pressure and Temperature)
- Fuel management display
. All soft-touch buttons are 3D modelled and coded for complete realism
. 3D modelled exact replica of the Garmin display control unit (DCU) fully integrated and interactive with the central Garmin display.
. Cabin Pressurization display
. Battery, Generator and Bus displays
. ETM (Engine Trend Monitoring)
. Flaps, Elevator, Rudder and Ailerons trims indicators
. NAV/COM radios, ADF, Transponder and autopilot functions
. Normal and Emergency Checklists on screen
. Chart view
A complete GARMIN1000 operator’s manual is included, written in a style to make mastering the systems simple and enjoyable.
FLIGHT DYNAMICS have been programmed by real-world aviation engineers and test-flown by real pilots with TBM experience and offer a challenging and rewarding flight experience.
. Compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D
. ‘Blank livery’ Paint Kit to create your own paint schemes (PhotoShop required)
. DX9 / DX10 compatible
. Frame-rate friendly
. Easy-to-use operating manual
. Checklists and performances tables supplied
. Windows XP 32 with SP3 installed, Vista 32, Windows 7 32/64, Windows 8 32/64.
. Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX with SP1 and SP2 (or Acceleration Pack)
. Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v1.4 and v2
. Pentium V/2GHz or similar
. Minimum 2GB RAM (Recommended 4GB RAM)
. 512MB graphic card
. 1.23Gb Hard disk space.
. VRinsight : Tact & Toggle Switch, Multi Switch Panel, Instrument Radio Stack
. Go Flight modules : GF-166A VRP, GF-46, GF-P8, GF-T8, GF-MCP, GF-LGT (II)
. Track IR (Natural Point)
. TCAS supporting online flights on IVAO and VATSIM networks
. Support for any network using the FS multiplayer mode.
Complexity of some procedures and/or equipment functionnalities have been reduced to suit beginners and medium skilled simmers.
Download file size : 395Mb
How compatible is this add-on with FSX, P3D, FSX:Steam Ed., Windows 8.1,... ? Read our complete table.
Wilco’s TBM850 version v1.2 improvements list :
. Updated manual TBM850 G1000 Socata.pdf (pages 6, 8, 13, 35,…)
. New 35-pages G1000 Quick Start manual
. Some tool tips corrected
. You can now swap Radio One and Radio Two Frequencies
. Font improved to read PFD - Mode BATT and GEN
. PFD popup FMS inner knob skips letters - Fixed
. PFD cockpit FMS inner knob works with scroll wheel only
. Improved GPS RMI needle behaviour
. Corrected FD button in the 2D autopilot popup
Constructive user's feedback is always welcome.
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