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Globe Swift GC-1B

8,131 RedBeard66  2.1 years ago

The Globe Swift was a civilian leisure plane designed to appeal to the pilots coming home from WWII. With that market in mind it was basically a two seat side by side miniature fighter plane. Fun to fly and economical. Some pilots even claimed the swift handled similarly to the P-40 war-hawk they flew during the war.

The Swift was also a big leap in construction technology for planes in it's class, with an all metal fuselage and wings it was high tech compared to the tube and cloth offerings of the time.

Landing: decelerate to 27% throttle dropping the flaps gradually as you slow it likes to land at around 100mph

Flaps: VTOL

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 5 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 36.7ft (11.2m)
  • Length 28.7ft (8.8m)
  • Height 10.9ft (3.3m)
  • Empty Weight 3,399lbs (1,542kg)
  • Loaded Weight 3,667lbs (1,663kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.272
  • Wing Loading 18.2lbs/ft2 (89.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 201.0ft2 (18.7m2)
  • Drag Points 4535

Parts

  • Number of Parts 106
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    82.9k MrSilverWolf

    Awesome!

    2.1 years ago
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    68.2k Treadmill103

    Sweet!

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    8,131 RedBeard66

    @Liquidfox @jamesPLANESii @DahezDefalt
    Thanks Guys!
    Ya, James I had this thing sitting half done for a year. It had some wack flight characteristics I couldn't fix. I figured it out to day and pushed it to the finish line.

    2.1 years ago
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    4,735 DahezDefalt

    nice!!

    2.1 years ago
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    Oh my goodness you're back!

    2.1 years ago