This project was started in Version 6 of X-Plane. This is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built and the first offering of the Beech Company. The first
Staggerwing was offered in 1932 and production continued to 1948. This aircraft rivals performance of modern aircraft surpassing many planes made today.
Many thanks to Clipwing for much of the information used in producing this model.
New stuff for V9
-Convertible panel, flip a switch and bring up extra nav aids.
-Flight model improvements
-All new geometry created with Blender
-New all 3-D cockpit
-Inn and out engine sounds
-High res paint
-More animation, yoke, pedals, pilot and more
-Passenger with INN views so you don't get lonely on long flights
The Model 17's unusual wing configuration with the upper wing inversely staggered behind the lower one and unique shape resulted in a design that
maximized the pilot's visibility while minimizing the aircraft's tendency to stall. The fabric-covered fuselage was faired (joined so that the external surfaces
blended smoothly) with wood formers (a frame attached to the truss of the fuselage in order to provide the required aerodynamic shape) and stringers
(longitudinal members of the frame of the fuselage, usually continuous across a number of bulkheads or other points of support; also known as longerons).
The Staggerwing's use of retractable landing gear, uncommon at that time, combined with streamlining and reducing the weight of the materials, produced
an aircraft that could achieve a top speed of 201 miles per hour (but with a landing speed of a stall-proof 45 miles per hour and able to climb at 1,600 feet
per minute to a maximum altitude of 21,500 feet.
I have found a FOV (field of view) of 55 degrees work well.
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This is intended to show off the quality of my
payware projects. While this effort does not contain
documentation and the high level of research of my
payware work it does have a high level of detail and
performance closely matches the modeled aircraft...
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