T-50 Bobcat

The 'Bamboo Bomber'.

Produced in great numbers through WWII with use as a multi-engine advanced trainer and utility transport, and later finding cinematic fame on a popular 50's television show, this small twin was quite successful. Now at your disposal in FSX & P3D, this aircraft not only includes top-notch flight modeling and detailing, but also an in-depth recreation of the now-defunct Radio Range navigational system.

Prepar3D V4 | FSX: SE $19.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)
Installation support only

Follow the beam with this immaculate rendition of a well beloved classic!

We are very pleased to introduce the newest aircraft to our line-up, the T-50 Bobcat.

Our goal for the T-50 was to create a highly detailed and precise replica of this classic aircraft. This starts with an exquisitely rendered 3D model, both inside and out. Every switch, lever, crank, and control is in its place, allowing the virtual pilot full control. High resolution textures and smoothly animated gauges, along with high quality audio, add to the sense of immersion.

Once in the air, a carefully tested flight model combines by-the-book numbers with a smooth sense of proper flight response in order to carefully replicate the same experience that so many wartime pilots experienced on their way through the multi-engine training program. Our team has spent countless hours tuning, testing, checking, and reporting on how the aircraft performs so as to ensure an authentic recreation.

Radio Range System

A first for a FSX/P3D commercial product, the T-50 includes a detailed and fully functional simulation of the Low Frequency Radio Range system. This was the early radio navigational system used across North America (as well as a few other regions) beginning in the 1930's until replaced by VHF band VOR navigation in the 1950's.

The system allows you to tune a set radio signal and "follow the beam" by listening for the continuous tone while navigating from station to station. Off course information is given to the pilot through a quadrant system of Morse Code signals. A full description is far too lengthy to put into words here, but needless to say it's a fascinating (and slightly challenging) experience, one that perfectly fits within the era and role of the T-50.

MVAMS Configuration

As with our other recent releases, configuration for the T-50 is though our included Blackbird Simulations Aircraft Management System (MVAMS). This external application provides easy control over setting your preferred options when the T-50 is loaded in the simulator.

From within the MVAMS application, you can choose pilot and passenger figures to display, your avionics options, and whether you prefer the T-50 to load cold and dark, or with the engines running and the aircraft ready for flight!

Selectable Avionics

While a T-50 pilot from the 40’s or 50’s would have only dreamed of the extensive selection of avionics available in today’s aircraft, we’ve allowed for a modern restoration which may have a more up-to-date cabin, featuring GPS and weather radar. An option is also provided for having no modern avionics at all, so as to allow for those who wish to immerse themselves in the era in which the Bobcat was flown in a military setting.

Built-in configuration support from within our MVAMS application is included for the following in various configurations:

  • Flight1 GTN 650 (Dual)
  • Flight1 GTN 750 (Single)
  • Flight1 GTN 650 & 750 (Combo)
  • Reality XP GNS 430/530W XP (Combo)
  • Blackbird Simulations GNS 430/530 (Combo)
  • Mindstar GNS 530
  • WX Advantage Radar
  • No GPS Option

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. The T-50 comes with our Blackbird Simulations 430/530 combo, but any other gauges we list compatibility for are not included.

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 manufacturer's websites regarding platform compatibility for your avionics package.

System Requirements (Minimum):

Operating System:
Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows 11

Use of this product in any other version of Windows is not supported at this time.

Processor:
Intel i5 or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher

Memory:
4 GB RAM

Graphics:
DirectX®11 compliant video card
1 GB video RAM or higher


System Requirements (VR):

Processor:
i9-9900K or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher

Memory:
32 GB RAM

Graphics:
DirectX®11 compliant video card
11 GB video RAM or higher

 

Hard Drive Space:
1 GB available space

Supported Platforms:
FSX: Steam Edition
Prepar3d Version 4 (Latest release, with all hotfixes)

Current Product Version: 171213

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 Blackbird Simulations products require a functioning gaming controller such as a joystick for proper operation.

SGAA and SGSS are not supported.

Setup instructions

Special Features:

Realistic flight dynamics

Realistic startup and shutdowns

Realistic systems and avionics

Authentic Radio Range system

Support for 3rd Party Avionics (RealityXP, Mindstar, Flight1)

6 HD liveries included

High quality external model using normal, bump and specular maps

High quality internal model complete with custom 3D gauges

Sophisticated cockpit lighting

Model is highly configurable through our MVAMS application

High resolution paint kit available for download

Purchase Options

T-50 Bobcat Standard Edition for personal use only

Multi-platform installer supporting Prepar3D V4 | FSX: SE
$19.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)
Installation support only

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