Belonging to the MD 500 series, the MD 530F is a five-place, single-engine, multipurpose helicopter with a fully-articulated five-blade main rotor system, and a two-blade tail rotor for anti-torque. The teardrop-shaped, aerodynamically efficient fuselage features an unobstructed forward 160-degree vertical and 220-degree horizontal cockpit field of view.
Equipped with a 650 shp Rolls-Royce Model 250-C30 turboshaft engine, the MD 530F is extremely effective in hot-day and high-altitude operation.
It's typical mission profile includes executive and personnel transport, air medical services, airborne law enforcement, along with many other operations where it's class-leading performance is a required asset.
Maximum speed: 152 knots (175 mph, 282 km/h)
Cruise speed: 125 knots (144 mph, 232 km/h)
Range: 375 mi (605 km)
Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,875 m)
Rate of climb: 1,700 ft/min (8.6 m/s)
We are very pleased to offer you our version of the versatile MD 530F helicopter, with support for multiple platforms, including most versions of FSX and P3D.
Top Of It's Class
This release brings together everything you've come to expect from Milviz; extremely detailed modelling and refined graphical excellence, superb night lighting, smoothly modeled gauges, highly accurate systems, realistic avionics and excellent flight dynamics. As with all of our releases, our goal with the 530F is to get you as close as possible to the real machine.
Choose Your Fit
Like the workhourse that the real 530 is, the Milviz 530F can be configured with several optional equipment configurations. Included with your purchase, these options give you the flexibility to outfit your 530 to match real world tasks. Selectable options include:
Top and Bottom Wire Cutters
While the Cargo Hook, FLIR Camera and the Carry Pod are purely cosmetic options for your helicopter, the Night Sun is completely controllable through key commands, and the Emergency Floats really do their job, allowing you to land on water without sinking.
In addition, all options are able to be set per livery through our Aircraft Configuration Manager, allowing you to outfit your 530 fleet in any way you want.
Choose Your Radios
With the Milviz 530F, we've tailored our avionics panel around the idea of choice. Included with the helicopter is our own very highly detailed GNS units, but we've also crafted one-click compatibility for a range of popular 3rd party GPS addons:
Reality XP 530 GNS
Reality XP 430 GNS
Mindstar 530 GNS
Mindstar 430 GNS
Flight1 750 GTN
Flight1 650 GTN
Please note that compatibility for the above gauge packages includes support for installation and setup of our product only; use of any of the offered options requires a functional existing installation of the appropriate gauge. In addition, any gauges we list compatibility for are not included with the Milviz 530F.
Use of any 3rd party avionics package in any desired simulator is also of course restricted to the availability of the avionics package for that simulator. Please see the respective manufacturers websites for platform compatibility.
Choose Your Livery
We are very pleased to provide with this package one of the largest selections of liveries we've ever offered, created not only by our own talented artists, but also by some of the best texture artists in the flight sim community. A choice between 18 highly detailed liveries means that you get a wide variety of helicopters to take your next flight in!
Stand-alone Configuration Manager
This package includes our Aircraft Configuration Manager, a stand-alone program which allows you to easily set your preferred options per livery. Not only are choices available pertaining to gauge placement and external option visibility, but you are also able to set your preference between having the helicopter load in a 'Cold and Dark' state, or having it load up with the blades spinning, ready to fly.
The ability of setting these options per livery means that you don't have to choose a single static setup for your entire hangar; you can configure any livery with any combination of options in order to always have a 530 ready for whatever you have the time for!
Single Purchase, Multi-Platform Use
The Milviz 530F package now supports a wide range of platforms, in a single, downloadable installer:
FSX: Steam Edition
The Milviz 530F package also now includes addon and avionics options that were, at one timeseparatete purchases. These have now been included in the multi-installer. In addition, the 530 installer also has a new format that eases installation, letting the user select which platform to install to, as well as what avionics options are to be installed.
Realistic flight dynamics by Chuck Jodry
Choose between Cold and Dark or Ready to Fly startup states
Custom DX10/DX11 night lighting
Custom configuration utility to set model and avionics options per livery
18 high quality liveries included
Support for 3rd Party Avionics (RealityXP, Mindstar, Flight1)
Realistic sound set
Custom 3D gauges and avionics
High quality external and internal models
Detailed Milviz GNS 430/530
Highly detailed product manual included
To use the new force trim option use the AMS and click on the new "Controls" section for the 530, and assign a key or button to the force trim trigger.
When you are in the cockpit, you must enable the force trim by using the two previously unused switches labelled OVSPD TEST and FAULT TEST. (picture below.) The one on the left turns on the force trim system when in the Up position. The one on the right enables the force trim to work with the rudder too when UP.
With a key assigned in AMS and both switches up, a press on the force trim button will make the current cyclic and rudder petal settings the new center point. Thus as soon as you press force trim, return the joystick (and rudder if you have that switch up) to the neutral position. The helicopter should retain its current trim. You can use force trim as often as you'd like.
In case you are unfamiliar with it: Force Trim is not an autopilot! Be sure the helicopter is in a stable condition when you push the button. If it's rotating or banking, you'll simply lock in that trend and have to fight it. (This is how it really works, it takes some getting used to.)
This can take a great deal of the work out of flying. The real MD530 did not have a force trim, we're adding it as a optional "quality of life" enhancement.
System Requirements (Minimum):
Operating System: Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 10
Use of this product in any other version of Windows is not supported at this time.
Processor: 2.6 Ghz or higher
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX®11 compliant video card 1024 MB video RAM or higher
Hard Drive Space: 1.2 GB available space
Supported Platforms: FSX Acceleration FSX:Steam Edition Prepar3d Version 2 (Latest release, with all hotfixes) Prepar3d Version 3 (Latest release, with all hotfixes) Prepar3d Version 4 (Latest release, with all hotfixes)
Use or installation of the products(s) referenced on this page in any other platform than that intended or shown above is not supported and may result in errors or a non-functioning product.
Important: All MilViz products require a functioning gaming controller such as a joystick for proper operation.
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