Black Square Announces TBM 850

The product page for Black Square’s upcoming TBM 850 has appeared over on Just Flight, giving us an insight into what to expect from this aircraft.

Posted: 02-Sep-2023 @ 08:03z
Black Square Announces TBM 850

The product page for Black Square’s upcoming TBM 850 has appeared over on Just Flight, giving us an insight into what to expect from this aircraft.

The aircraft appears to be fully fledged upon release, claiming to be one of Black Square’s “most technically advanced aircraft simulations”. Similar to their Analog Packages, Black Square’s TBM 850 will feature hot swappable radio configurations and advanced pressurisation and cabin temperature simulations.

The aircraft will feature a failure system which will keep tracking of aircraft persistency, including wear and tear. Nearly every component of the aircraft features failures, allowing you plenty of options to simulate emergencies.

Several different radio navigation systems have been included in this aircraft, allowing you to fly the plane just the way you want it. The instruments of the aircraft itself are fully analog.

Black Square’s TBM 850 will cost €35,95 once it’s released. We’ll keep you informed here on FSElite when that happens.



  • This Black Square aircraft will challenge you with unapologetically realistic systems such as…
  • Improved turbine dynamics (ITT, TRQ, Ng, Fuel Flow, Inertial Separator) and hot starts, with the unique ‘850 Mode’ torque limiter
  • Turbine engine failures, such as compressor stall and surging, and fuel control failures. Engine limit excursions that decrease engine health and will eventually lead to failure.
  • Gyroscope physics simulation for electric and pneumatic gyroscopes with precession, partial failures, based on a coupled quadrature oscillator
  • Turbine bleed air-driven pressurisation system and cabin climate system
  • Completely intractable electrical system with 15 buses and 85+ circuits
  • EFS 40 EADI & EHSI Electronic Flight Instrumentation System and Engine Trend Monitor
  • State saving for fuel, radio selection, radio frequency memory, cabin aesthetics etc.
  • 95+ system failures, set via in-cockpit interface. Either random, based on settable MTBF, or schedulable with optional time acceleration.
  • Cabin environmental control system for heating, air conditioning, ventilation, ram air cooling. Cool things off by opening a door or watch the aircraft heat up in the sun.
  • Crew/Passenger oxygen system that depletes according to pressure altitude, passenger occupancy and their weight
  • Mathematically accurate VOR and ADF signal attenuation and noise, and remote compass
  • FOD ingestion damage demands use of inertial separators and ice protection systems


  • Over 600 checklist items are provided for 55 Normal, Abnormal, and Emergency procedures in textual form in the manual, and in-game, using the MSFS native checklist system with control and instrument highlighting. If it’s in the checklist, it’s settable in the aircraft!


  • Black Square’s TBM 850 features a highly customised version of the MSFS-native (Wwise) 3D TBM 930 sound package, with many new handmade sounds added for warnings, environmental control systems, electronics and more. The default sounds have been carefully assigned to all interactable cockpit elements for an authentic 3D spatial audio experience and engine sounds have been integrated with Black Square’s turbine engine and propeller simulation.


  • Accurately modelled TBM 850 created from hundreds of reference photos and technical documentation with the help of real TBM 850 operators and maintenance technicians
  • Engine visual model, opening cabin and passenger doors and baggage compartment
  • 100% MSFS native animation code for the smoothest animations and cockpit interactions using either legacy or new cockpit interaction modes
  • PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism, and vector-graphic-like decal quality
  • Detailed normal mapping for leather, fabric, plastic, stitches, scratches, carpet and tooling marks, resulting in a texture resolution of 10,000 pixels per square inch (90.0kB)


  • Faithfully recreated interior and cockpit with Black Square’s hyper-realistic art style
  • Custom-coded steam gauges with low-pass filtering, needle bounce and physics provide ultra-realistic and silky smooth animations like you’ve never seen before. New stiction, friction and gyroscopic simulation make analogue instruments more realistic than ever!
  • Carefully modelled components match the depth and character of the real instrumentation, based on reference photos, schematics and real-world measurements. Unlike other expensive Flight Sim aircraft, every piece of equipment that appears in a Black Square aircraft is modelled after a real piece of aircraft equipment and will behave the same way in its primary functionality.
  • Every knob, switch and button is interactable and implemented, along with its respective electrical circuitry. Turn systems on and off or pull circuit breakers to see the impact it has on your generators and battery via the analogue meters.  Alternating current inverters and bus ties are correctly simulated. Many pieces of equipment respond correctly to electrical configurations with warning messages and diagnostic codes.
  • Fully 3D cockpit lighting technology for every gauge and panel, with ambient bounce lighting for a more immersive night-time experience that won’t leave you fumbling around in unrealistically dark spots
  • 4096×4096 (4K) PBR textures on cockpit and panel for crisp instrumentation. Even see the fingerprints on instrument glass!
  • Hideable yokes, adjustable sun visors and other cockpit aesthetics

Flight dynamics

  • Black Square’s TBM 850 features a flight model with performance to match the real-world aircraft based on real TBM 850 in-flight data.  The flight model uses the most up-to-date features available in MSFS, such as CFD propeller and stall physics and improved ground handling.

Paint schemes

  • The Black Square TBM 850 comes with seven paint schemes, including one blank white scheme for livery makers to modify. This product makes use of Black Square’s highly customisable dynamic tail number system, which can also be configured by livery makers. See the ‘Custom Dynamic Tail Numbers’ section of the operating manual for more information.

Instrumentation/Equipment List
Main Panel

  • Master Warning/Caution
  • Annunciator Panel
  • Airspeed Indicator
  • EFIS Control Panel
  • Bendix/King EFS 40 EADI
  • Bendix/King EFS 40 EHSI
  • Honeywell AM-250 Altimeter
  • Vertical Speed Indicator
  • Bendix/King KI 206 Localizer
  • Bendix/King KI 229 Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI)
  • Engine Instrumentation
  • Fuel Control Panel
  • Duplicate Co-pilot Instrumentation
  • Bendix/King KI 525A Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI)
  • Collins ALI-55 Radar Altimeter


  • Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel
  • Garmin GTN 750 (COM 1 / COM 2)
  • Garmin GNS 530/430 (COM 1/ COM 2)
  • Bendix/King KX-155B (COM 1/ COM 2)
  • Bendix/King KNS-80 RNAV Navigation System
  • Bendix/King KR 87 ADF
  • Bendix/King KDI 572R DME
  • Bendix/King KFC 325 Autopilot (KMC 321 Mode Controller)
  • Bendix/King KAS 297B Altitude Selector
  • ETM Engine Trend Monitor
  • Bendix RDR 1150XL Colour Weather Radar
  • Garmin GTX 327 Transponder


  • Voltmeter and Ammeters
  • Bendix/King KA 51B Remote Compass Synchroscope
  • Gyro Suction Indicator
  • Terrain Warning System
  • Oxygen Pressure Gauge
  • LC-2 Digital Chronometer and Tach Timers
  • Davtron Outside Air Temperature Display
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