FS2004/FSX – Planet Satellite

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FS2004/FSX – Planet Satellite. Designed in 1946/7 by a consulting engineer with no previous aeronautical experience who wanted to create a truly monocoque aircraft. It was constructed from Magnesium – Zirconium alloy which is 40% lighter than aluminium. It was displayed at the 1948 Farnborough airshow. Transferred to Blackbushe for test flights, but unfortunately it only flew (well hopped) twice as the undercart attachment structure was too weak and the UK ARB grounded the aircraft. Funds were unavailable for redesign and strengthening so it languished at Redhill until 1958. It had many novel features and was predicted to be fast for its time on the installed power. Port over possible to FSX with some minor problems. Previously uploaded to Britsim.com in July 2012. By Keith Paine.

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