DHC-3T Turbo Otter

An Iconic Bushplane - now with PT6A Power!

Building on our experience with our award winning DHC-2 and DHC-3, we are pleased to bring the renowned DHC-3T Turbo Otter to both FSX and Prepar3D.

Our turbine-engined Otter provides a nuanced flight model that closely replicates the real deal with top-notch modeling and textures, custom systems programming, and a ton of configurable options!

Prepar3D V4 | FSX: SE

$19.99 USD

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Extending the capabilities a proven single-engine workhorse.

Extending the capabilities a proven single-engine workhorse.

The original DHC-3 Otter ceased production in 1967. Since then many of these sturdy bushplanes have had their 600HP Wasp radials swapped out for a more powerful turbo-prop power plant thus improving reliability and performance. Our Turbo Otter features a Pratt and Whitney 750 HP PT6A-34 turbine and is based on the typical Viking or Vazar conversion with included STOL kit. In looks and performance it brings the Otter right up to date.

Turbo Otters like their radial predecessors are used extensively across all types of flights: charters, tourist work, cargo and scheduled service, flying passengers and bulky loads deep into the bush, to airfields that would be impossible for most other aircraft.

Same Character, More capable

The overall gross weight is the same as the radial version, but the lighter weight of the turbo-prop powerplant allows the payload to increase by approximately 400lb. The increased power allows shorter take-offs and landings, greater rate of climb and a higher cruising speed - but be careful: in some situations the PT6 can deliver more power than the airframe can handle safely!

The Turbo Otter can carry payloads up to 2,600 lbs.and has a maximum passenger capacity of 9. Cruise speeds up to 140 kts over a maximum range of about 625 miles.

Land Anywhere, Haul Everything

The workhorse capabilities of the DHC-3T Turbo Otter are able to be put to the test. Four separate configurations have been included for landing gear: Standard wheels, amphibious floats, skis, tundra tires; each model complete with tuned flight dynamics that accurately reflects differences in performance and handling.

The interior can be outfitted for nearly any adventure you'd like, with separate passenger and passenger/cargo combinations. Individual passenger and cargo locations can be loaded/unloaded in the simulator, allowing for the visual emulation of flying to a destination and back again.

Meticulously Detailed

The Simulateurs Blackbird DHC-3T Turbo Otter features an intricately modeled, true-to-life interior and exterior, with an abundance of fine detail. All gauges, switches and controls feature smooth animation. Custom lighting makes night operations atmospheric and immersive, while high resolution textures with lifelike metal effects and realistic weathering create a simulation like no other.

PT6-34: 'By the Book' performance

Using code developed for our forthcoming King Air, Tomas and his programming team have pulled out all the stops to bring you what we hope you will agree, is the most accurate and realistic rendition of a PT6A-34 available anywhere today.

All functions and characteristics emulate the real-world classic turbine down to a tee. If you have experienced one in real life you will recognise the distinctive start up, and the way power, sounds, temperature and internal pressures are all meticulously co-ordinated.

Engine model = Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34
Engine Power = 750 SHP Flat Rated up to 4000 ft. ISA conditions
Propeller = 3 bladed, constant speed.
Propeller model = Hartzell HC-B3TN-3DY /T10282+4

Custom modelled systems:

  • Startup procedure:

    • Totally realistic.
    • Spool up rates depending on different variable (fuel, temperature, altitude, battery power,etc).
    • Starter switch with different levels of precision:

      • Real: switch must be held on to keep the starter engaged
      • Basic: standard ON/OFF operation
      • Easy: Switch to off position automatically when engine in idle conditions

  • In-Flight different start procedures included:

    • Starter assisted
    • No Starter/Windmilling (depending on conditions)
    • Hot starts simulated due to different conditions (fuel too soon, low battery, etc)
    • FSX/P3D custom AutoStart included (CTRL-E)

  • Custom specific sounds for entire startup/shutdown sequence, both external and internal.
    Sound volume is user configurable with MVAMS.
  • Realistic propeller rotation at engine startup & shutdown.
  • Engine Performance modeled following real engine data from different tables.
  • Emergency Power System fully operational.
  • Engine failures because of limits exceeded (random)

  • Cold & Hot weather operations realistically simulated, including:

    • Oil pressure variable upon oil temp conditions
    • Oil temp variable upon OAT conditions
    • Combustion delays at low temperatures

  • Fuel System totally simulated, including:

    • Fuel transfer from forward/aft tank to center
    • Dual Boost Pump Operations

  • Custom Electrical System, including:

    • 2 x 24V 30 Ah dual battery configuration.
    • Starter/Generator dual operation.

Accurate & In-Depth

Building on our experience with replicating the DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-3 Otter, the Simulateurs Blackbird DHC-3T Turbo Otter offers a comparable level of systems depth and functionality. Our goal is to create an immersive, true-to-life experience for any simulator pilot, regardless of experience. Choose to fly the Turbo Otter by the book, or simply jump in and fly, your choice!

Our DHC-3T goes far beyond the default simulator functionality in order to provide an accurate, realistic recreation of key characteristics and systems functionality. The electrical system is closely simulated, with operable circuit breakers present for key systems. The operation of the flaps, operated much like the Beaver with a selector valve and a hand pump, behaves realistically. And a powered tailwheel system has been custom created for this aircraft with a three way toggle switch that allows switching between powered, free castoring and locked.

The dangerous effects of icing is also simulated, with serious consequences for disregarding potentially dangerous flight conditions. Ice accumulation can be hazardous to the Otter, leading to airspeed loss and a stall; freezing rain can disrupt static instruments and cause incorrect readings.

And at the very core of this simulation is a carefully tuned flight model that seeks to impart the unique flight qualities of this STOL-capable workhorse, created by an author with DHC-3 experience.

Highly Detailed KAP 140 Autopilot

The DHC-3T Turbo Otter includes our custom coded, very accurate simulation of the venerable KAP 140 autopilot. Faithful to the original, from the font used to the replication of servo drives on the trim wheels and the yoke. The logic used in the KAP 140 has been carefully replicated to deliver one of the most realistic autopilot simulations available. A separate manual for the autopilot has been included.

KAP 140 Autopilot

Navigate Your Way

Depending on the era and role you're simulating, we've allowed for an extremely wide variety of options for avionics and third party GPS units. With this package, an extensive amount of compatibility for popular third party gauges and avionics is available. Built-in configuration support from within our MVAMS application is included for the following:

  • Flight1 GTN 650 (Single)
  • Flight1 GTN 750 (Single)
  • Flight1 GTN 650 & 750 (Combo)
  • Reality XP GNS 430/530W XP (Combo)
  • Mindstar GNS 430/530 (Combo)
  • Simulateurs Blackbird GNS 430/530 (Combo)
  • NavStax KingNav
  • or, standard radios only!

Please note that compatibility for the above 3rd party gauges (such as from Flight1, RealityXP, Mindstar, NavStax) 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.

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 regarding platform compatibility for your avionics package.

Included WX Advantage Weather Radar

The Simulateurs Blackbird DHC-3T Turbo Otter package also includes a copy of the innovative Simulateurs Blackbird / REX WX Advantage weather radar. The presence of this weather radar unit in the panel is completely optional - you can fly with or without it! (Please note: The included WX Advantage will only function in the DHC-3T.)

Configuration requise (minimale):

Système d'exploitation :
Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows 11

L'utilisation de ce produit dans toute autre version de Windows n'est pas prise en charge pour le moment.

Intel i5 ou AMD équivalent 2,6 Ghz ou supérieur

Mémoire :
4 Go de RAM

Graphiques :
Carte vidéo compatible DirectX®11
1 Go de RAM vidéo ou plus

Note: Due to limitations inherent in Prepar3D's PDK texture system, dual videocard setups such as SLI or Crossfire are not supported when running this sim in P3D v4 and above.

Configuration système requise
(réalité virtuelle):

i9-9900K ou AMD équivalent 2,6 Ghz ou supérieur

32 Go de RAM

Graphiques :
Carte vidéo compatible DirectX®11
11 Go de RAM vidéo ou plus


Espace disque dur :
3 Go espace disponible

SPlates-formes prises en charge :
FSX : Édition Steam
Prepar3d Version 4 (Dernière version, avec tous les correctifs)

Version actuelle du produit : 180919

Utilisation ou installation du ou des produits référencés sur cette page sur toute autre plate-forme que celle prévue ou affichée ci-dessus n'est pas pris en charge et peut entraîner des erreurs ou un produit qui ne fonctionne pas.

Tous les produits Simulateurs Blackbirdnécessitent un contrôleur de jeu fonctionnel tel qu'un joystick pour un fonctionnement correct.

SGAA et SGSS ne sont pas pris en charge.

Caractéristiques spéciales :

Modèle de vol haute fidélité créé et réglé par des professionnels, y compris des caractéristiques précises spécifiques au DHC-3T.

Quatre configurations de corps : roues standard, flotteurs, flotteurs amphibies, skis, chacun avec des modèles de vol réglés individuellement.

Plusieurs configurations de chargement, avec passagers et fret. La cargaison sélectionnable comprend un canot monté à l'extérieur !

PT6-34 codé sur mesure et méticuleusement modélisé

Système électrique personnalisé avec affichage de la charge électrique et disjoncteurs utilisables.

Simulation de dommages cumulatifs de suralimentation personnalisée.

Fonctionnement unique des volets qui simule l'utilisation de la pompe hydraulique à commande manuelle et du sélecteur sur le DHC-3T.

Réaliste verrouillé / alimenté / libre- simulation de roulette arrière

Effets de givrage sur la cellule et les instruments statiques entièrement simulés.

Pilote automatique KAP 140 simulé avec précision.

Richement cabine détaillée avec de belles textures haute résolution et des jauges animées en douceur.

Éclairage de la cabine et des instruments réaliste et entièrement réglable.

Environnement sonore authentique, à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur.

Radar météorologique Simulateurs Blackbird / REX WX Advantage inclus et disponible en option de panneau 3D.

Capacité de cacher complètement le joug et la colonne pour faciliter l'accès aux commutateurs et commandes importants.

Avionique hautement configurable avec des installations de panneaux 3D pour de nombreuses solutions GPS, couvrant des modules complémentaires tiers populaires tels que Flight1 GTN, RealityXP GNS et Mindstar GNS.

Des livrées créées par des professionnels basées sur ou inspirées par des avions du monde réel.

Kit de peinture basé sur les calques disponible pour créer vos propres livrées.

Manuel de vol détaillé et éducatif et manuel de pilote automatique détaillé.

True Glass, Real Light inclus (version actuelle P3D v4 uniquement)

Options d'achat

Édition Standard pour usage personnel uniquement

Programme d'installation multiplateforme prenant en charge Prepar3D V4 | FSX: SE
$19.99 USD

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