X-Plane 9.70 – Vought XF5U-1

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X-Plane 9.70 – Vought XF5U-1 “Flying Flapjack”. Perhaps one of the oddest flying objects yet, yet the oddest thing is it never flew once. The first of two Vought XF5U-1 “Flying Flapjacks” made high speed taxi runs and short “hops” off the runway but officially never “flew”. Then both were scrapped, with a wrecking ball! Had they survived perhaps someone could have “GTO’d” them with 2800 hp Pratt and Whitney R-2800-77 engines in place of their 1600 hp P&W R-2000’s, as done here, and made unlimited racers out of them. This plane is based on Herr Karlheinz Meyer v8.6 “Flying Pancake”. Check out the readme.doc for flying tips (found in the “reading room” folder of the download file set). By David Austin.

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