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Beechcraft Staggerwing G.O.L.D Edition

6,585 GRANDAYE  one month ago
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First things first, Thank You So Much for helping me reach Gold

It was five years ago when I discovered Simpleplanes, back on my High School days, I was impressed by the amount of creativity that people could do. Fast forward five years, the night on the 6th of May, I decided to post my first public build which is an X-02S Strike Wyvern from Ace Combat, before that day, the main purpose of my Simpleplanes account was for back up reasons (I have a lot of unlisted builds dating back til April). Never did I thought that I'd reach Gold someday, it was just a goal for me. But now it's a reality, and I thank you all for that.

As a token of Gratitude, I give you this Semi-Custom Golden Staggerwing

Wiki Description:
The Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is an American biplane with an atypical negative wing stagger (the lower wing is farther forward than the upper wing). It first flew in 1932.

At the height of the Great Depression, aircraft executive Walter H. Beech and airplane designer Ted A. Wells joined forces to collaborate on a project to produce a large, powerful, and fast cabin biplane built specifically for the business executive. The Beechcraft Model 17, popularly known as the "Staggerwing", was first flown on November 4, 1932. During its heyday, it was used as an executive aircraft, much as the private jet is now, and its primary competition were the Waco Custom Cabin and Waco Standard Cabin series of biplanes.

Personal Note: I was impressed by the fact that this plane was built during the Great Depression, Diamonds really are formed within High Pressure.

My take on the plane

There are handful of modifications that I added that were not on the original Beechcraft Staggerwing model, here are those things:


Custom Golden Statue (Inspired by The Spirit of Ecstasy)


Side Mounted Exhaust Pipes


Much Simpler Flight Instruments (credits to Creat) & a Custom Yoke


Starlight Cabin Roof (I got a short backstory on this one)

So the positioning of the lights is not just random, I tried to copy the position of the blue stars on this Star Cluster

The Coma Star Cluster was there on the same night I posted my first public build


Paintjob & Livery

The aircrafts exterior is inspired by Gold accents on woodworks, you know those treated wooden wardrobes with golden handles, like that. Classic and Elegant

The single line that runs through the fuselage is inspired by the pinstripe found on Luxury Rolls Royce vehicles

Interior



- The interior seats features Hermes Orange leather coupled with Burgundy Red accents while the side walls features Beige leather coupled with wood and Gold highlights. (The "pillows" or whatever you call it are not connected to any parts, meaning they'll throw around the cabin, especially on high altitude dives)



- The cockpit control panels follow the same design philosophy with Gold trimmings and Wood colored accents.



- The Cabin's roof features a Starlight lighting system, it is a system of lights positioned to look and emulate the feeling of looking into the night sky


Controls

AG1: Retracts the seat on the right side
AG2: Switches on the lights on the flight instruments
AG3: Switches on the Navigation lights
AG4 and AG5: Retracts the left and right table respectively
VTOL: Moves Camera 2 from left to right
Trim is Trim


Gallery

Happy Classy Flying

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 44.9ft (13.7m)
  • Length 38.5ft (11.7m)
  • Height 16.4ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight 18,037lbs (8,181kg)
  • Loaded Weight 20,562lbs (9,326kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.218
  • Wing Loading 12.1lbs/ft2 (58.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,703.0ft2 (158.2m2)
  • Drag Points 13587

Parts

  • Number of Parts 555
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    wow this plane is epic

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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Thanks!!! @MlgNoob

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    709 MlgNoob

    Really good! Congrats for Gold!!!

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    1,648 Zarovshki

    MY EYES IT'S TO COOL

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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Thanks!! I'm glad you liked it @Jbr82

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    4,209 Jbr82

    Okay... this is by FAR the most sleak plane i have ever seen on here! Very very beautiful model of the original gorgeous plane... I love the Art Deco features too💪

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    C L A S S Y

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    AMAZING! It would have been that much cooler with those "extra" features.

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    11.7k FeatherWing

    Wow, this is really impressive :D

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    @goboygo1 oof

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    7,562 DonaldAs2121

    Oh boi. I can't believe you made this amazing looking plane on Android.

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    Nice one

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    27.2k goboygo1

    @BATTLEGAMER101
    You have to have more points than them to spotlight.

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    How do I spotlight

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    93.9k ACEPILOT109

    Bro This is lit

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    98.7k Wallaby

    Aw man, my favorite piston plane

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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    @DragonAerotech whahahaha thanks, I'm so glad you enjoyed it 😊

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    My goodness this is a beautiful aircraft, she handles perfectly and is a joy to fly. I especially had fun bouncing the pillows all over the cabin with a little bit of aerobatics. Only after landing in chase view did I realize one of them was sitting on the dash right in front of the pilot's seat. lol

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    I understand the grind. It’s tough but I love the airplane.@GRANDAYE

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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Thanks for understanding @Amazingavaitor12 😊

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    If it’s to much work you don’t have to. It’s really just a quality of life change. @GRANDAYE

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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Well, I could try and recalibrate the controls since activation groups are unaffected by autopilot, or set the trim so that the plane flies almost straight,other than that, I think I'm not skilled enough to add a second autopilot @Amazingavaitor12

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    @GRANDAYE Would it be possible to add an autopilot. I know that there is one in the menu but if u use it u can’t press anything like put the tables down or move seats using vtol.

    one month ago
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    beautiful plane bro. love this thing so much. easily the best stagger wing in simpleplanes.

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    No ailerons ☹

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