Thursday, October 31, 2013

The old days returning..


FSX, Oh man, I really wants this beauty. Vitus is making the old beauty Lockheed 10A Electra.
And it a real good model! This is one we should keep an eye on. Personal I think this model will be a super good addition to our virtual hangar. 
 

 
This aircraft was developed during the 1930ths and it was one of the first all-metal passenger aircraft and was able to transport up to ten passengers. Equipped with two Pratt & Whitney 985 Wasp Junior engines the aircraft gained remarkable cruising speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. The Electra (model 10E) was the aircraft of choice of Amelia Earhart for her attempt to fly around the world.
The Electra was equipped with a very small 12V battery and one (!) small 50A generator mounted on the left engine. As you can imagine that leads to some trouble. For instance you should not operate the flaps- and gear motor at the same time because it will result in a massive drain of the battery. Even the drain of the lights - especially the two landing lights - can get you in trouble. All that is simulated in my Electra - you need to have a look at the volt- and ampere meter all the time.
As you can read the dept of the systems will be great. Like said before, a model to add to the virtual hangar!!
 








 
 

7 comments:

Øivind Skau said...

Judging by the forum the project would seem to be long dead...but perhaps you have updated info?

Andrew said...

Not looking good...
There has been no response from the developer for way over a year...
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henrystreet57 said...

That some beautiful VC work.

Andrew said...

This is a project that hasn't been updated in over a year...

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Jens said...

The last post of the author is dated on July 11, so I think this is an abandoned project.

Marvis said...

Sorry to ask... but are you sure about this one??? The last post of Vitus in this matter is from Jul 10,2011, 18:29

Øivind Skau said...

Perhaps some attention from us can get this bird up and flying? I for one would sure like to go "searching for Amelia"...

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