SOCATA TBM 850 HD Series for FSX/P3D6 reviews
*Fully compatible with P3Dv5 however please follow the installation instructions here. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D v2, v3, v4, v5*
- File size
- 135 MB
The Socata TBM 850 is an aircraft that many people might not have a whole lot of experience in, but for some European crowds it's a very popular aircraft. It was created on French soil and was first used in 1988, and its various formats have seen various hundreds created.
The TBM 850, though, is the most popular model of the lot and has been created 338 times, making up just under half of the full count for both the 700 and 900 models, respectively.
For that reason alone, the TBM 850 is well-respected among French circles and has impressed since it made its debut in 2008. The aircraft has really helped to establish Socata on the map and has helped them bring back a very popular back from the late 80s and early 90s. This has revived an interest in the Socata brand for many people, and comes with the awesome Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck that allows for effective and easy control of the aircraft.
The 850 manages to improve on various aspects of the original, making the aircraft faster with a higher cruise and climb power as well as ensuring that it changes its engines to a more reliable, effective Pratt & Whitney PTA6A-66D turboprop engine due to its more rugged power and ferocious power.
The aircraft itself, though, has been well received since it debuted and eventually led to the 2014 creation of the TBM 900, which is already impressing on most global aviation marketplaces.
This package comes with one unique model that has been included. This model is a closely detailed design of the original Socata TBM 850, and this acts as your main path forward for the rest of the mod
Alongside the model is a stunning range of HD liveries, all created in stunning detail and precision as well as using a real-life example to follow the design pattern and trends from. This makes it easy for you to have the look and design of Socata that you remember most
A blank HD livery for those with a bit of artistic flair about themselves, who wants to create something that looks special or for using to create a model of the Socata TBM 850 that fits with your own private or licensed virtual airline, giving you some much needed advertising!
A Carenado G1000 PDF file that makes it extremely easy to work out how to use this specific kind of cockpit. For those who have never sat in a glass cockpit like this before it can be a bit overwhelming, but this guide will remove any of the troubles you have
Various other guides and listings, such as an Emergency ad Normal Procedure Checklist to help you deal with the rough and the smooth in equal measure
Performance Tables and Speed References are added in alongside a range of Recommended Settings books that detail how you can get the optimal performance from this
Comes fitted with the awesome Carenado G1000 glass cockpit (both PDF and MFD) with a GCU 475 control unit included in there for extra power, control and discipline. Take control of the TBM 850 better than you ever have in the past with this dominating cockpit system
An AFCS GMC 710 Autopilot system has been included in conjunction with your system, ensuring that you get an accurate, reliable and easy to use autopilot system that you can trust to keep you on the right course throughout the journey and also to follow the flight plan to the letter
Create your own flight plans through the MFD using a varied and intricate system that gives you full control over the flight plans. This allows you to get precision and detail into your plans without making it too hard to set them up, making your flight planning much easier
3D knob technology that looks great and provides your aircraft with all the help that it needs in really capturing the attention and improving performance
Side-view prop effect camera has been added which gives you another view to enjoy using
Cold and dark start options that make it easy to fire up your aircraft in the way that you feel most comfortable with
Dynamic propeller shine effect that looks brilliant and manages to make the aircraft look far more effective with the sun eating down
Window lighting and scratching effects have been used here to brilliant effect, ramping the realism
The Carenado G1000 system gives you both primary and multi-function displays which allow you to take full control of the flight throughout. It comes fully equipped with checklists on-screen for easy reference as well as a variety of TAWS and TCAS visual and audible alerts to make sure that you never miss a beat
HD textures using 2048 x 2048 resolution to really capture the look and the feel of the aircraft perfectly, ensuring that it looks the part as well as carrying all of the correct hallmarks
3D gauges and knobs are added in to really ramp up the realism and the depth of design from within the cockpit, with fresh sounds included to bring the whole thing together perfectly
HQ stereo sounds made from the real aircraft and the noises that it makes, making sure the whole thing sound as realistic as it can
Illuminates objects and the round using a new lighting rendering system that improves everything from the landing and taxi lighting to the strobe and beacon lights
Authentic behavior from the aircraft, ensuring that it acts the way that it should and that it has the real weight and balance that would be attributed to the real thing
Customizable panel system that lets you adjust things such as the transparency of the windows, the reflections of the instruments and the static elements like wheel chocks and even sight props. This maximizes your overall level of control of the aircraft and allows for easy and effective changes
Carenado is a household name in the flight sim industry. If you're bought flight sim payware add-ons before, you've likely heard of Carenado. Founded in 2001 by Fernando Herrera, Carenado has covered aircraft add-ons for FS98 right up to the brand new MSFS release of 2020. Carenado is based in Santiago, Chile, and has a team of developers, designers, and 3D modelers.
Known for the prop and turboprop models that they are famous for and have focused on, they also have small business jets in their add-on portfolio too. They have even developed a model for the Dassault Falcon 50EX - likely their largest.
They have received numerous awards and accolations in the flight sim community over the years. Their support team are always on-hand and responses are always answered in timely manner.
Rated 4.3/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
If your looking for a great single engined turboprop to add to your virtual hangar, the TBM 850 by Carenado is definitely a strong contender. Carenado have once again created an add-on package brimming with quality and it is available to you now as an immediate download for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Perpar3D.
With Carenado, your guaranteed an incredibly well modeled aircraft, and this one uses super high quality, HD textures (2048 x 2048). You can see every little detail in each of the five included liveries and enjoy the specular shines and reflections they offer as you take this powerful aircraft through the clouds. The dynamic shine on the propeller is particularly beautiful, and compliments the fantastic special effects on the propeller like the volumetric side view.
Inside the cockpit, you'll find a large center screen and two slightly smaller screens for both the pilot and co-pilot. Introducing new 3D knobs technology, you can highlight the various knobs on the panel to bring up an intelligent overlay, showing directions and guides for rotation. The TBM 850 comes equipped with the Carenado G1000 (Primary and Multi-function Display) with a GCU 475 Control Unit, packed with opportunities, including the ability to use the MFD to create flight plans. On top of that, a customizable panel allows you to control your environment visually, by letting you adjust window transparency, instrument reflections and static elements.
Superb flight dynamics were tested by real pilots to ensure the aircraft's characteristics match those of the real-world TBM 850. In concert with the wonderful high quality digital stereo sounds recorded from the real thing, Carenado's TBM 850 certainly is an immersive aircraft to fly.
The aesthetics of the aircraft go up even more when you add the lighting rendering system into the mix. Landing lights, taxi, strobes and beacons, all interact with the environment realistically and will even illuminate objects on the ground.
With this aircraft, you're given the choice of how you want to start the simulation, the default ready to taxi option, of course, or the Cold and Dark option. This is a much more challenging situation; with this option, everything will be switched off and the fuel tanks will be empty. Pilots may need to look at the included PDF documents for normal procedures and emergency checklists before they're ready to tackle it.
3/5 Verified Purchase
Make sure you have a decent system, they didn't render a lite version of this aircraft like they did the Diamond DA-62 I recently posted about, which allows users with lower end computers, to still enjoy the aircraft without the frame clipping of an old Nintendo game. The center display looks as though it was a rush job to put the aircraft out by a deadline, because compared to the other 2 flight displays, well you'll see. Airplane gets tossed around like a rag doll in any wind above 10kts, and god help you if you intend on flying this bird in a multiplayer room..." TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC TRAFFIC" Endlessly if aircraft are anywhere near you. Other than all that, the flight is beautiful at altitude, and no speed brakes, so make sure your bleeding that airspeed off on the way down, otherwise you will float the entire length of the runway.
4/5 Verified Purchase
Nice plane with many features but the Master Warning alarm comes on a lot whenever I have the throttle near idle. I've submitted the problem to Carenado. Hopefully they will fix the issue since others have the same problem.
5/5 Verified Purchase
Great airplane! the airplane does take a big hit on your fps. I have a pretty bad system, but i normally get 10-30 fps. this plane takes it down to 2-5. can anybody let me know if this is the case for the carenedo CJ2?
4/5 Verified Purchase
I really enjoy flying This Plane, although there is a few little problems nothing that is that big of a deal keep up the great work.
5/5 Verified Purchase
At first glance everything is fine, and it is compatible with P3Dv5, what I wanted.
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