MD 530F

Ready for any challenge.

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)

Introducing the Milviz MD 530F

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
  • Cargo Hook
  • Night Sun
  • FLIR Camera
  • Carry Pod
  • Emergency Floats

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: Acceleration
  • FSX: Steam Edition
  • Prepar3d v2
  • Prepar3d v3

The Milviz 530F package also now includes addon and avionics options that were, at one time, seperate 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.

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)

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.

Special Features:

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

Purchase Options

Standard Edition

Milviz MD 530F
Multi-platform installer, supporting FSX:Acceleration, FSX:Steam, P3Dv2, P3Dv3
Includes all addon and avionics options that were previously a seperate purchase.
$39.99 USD

Downloads

Manual
Detailed product manual which covers both installation and operation.
Paint Kit
High quality HD paint kit to create your own liveries