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Aerostyle Aviation Model 880-025

117k DestinyAviation  1.2 years ago

Notes
-Very fun to fly
-Put trim halfway between the first and second bars down for best flight (unless you use auto-pilot)

Controls
-Action Group 8: Toggle nose drop (VTOL down to lower, VTOL to neutral to raise)

Designed in late 1960 as an SST, the Aerostyle Aviation Model 880-025, known in the company as Project Venus, was a private venture to bring American companies a supersonic aircraft capable of beating the Concorde. While it could only hold 246 passengers, less than Boeing’s 2707 design, the Model 880 had a greater range, better fuel economy, and overall greater passenger comfort. It also had an easier to use system for the pilots and better cabin layout for flight attendants and maintenance crews alike. A single flight-worthy prototype was completed in May 1963, and the first flight test was flown on September 5th of that same year. During the construction of the second prototype, the US military intervened and took over the project. The future of the program remains classified, but a wooden mockup of the Model 880 was put on display in the Aerostyle Aviation Archives civilian area in 2006. Discovered later on in the archives was a plan to build an even bigger SST, named Project Iris, which would have been nearly three times the size of the Model 880 and go over four times as fast, and could have made a flight from London to Los Angeles in under an hour.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 120.6ft (36.8m)
  • Length 246.0ft (75.0m)
  • Height 44.6ft (13.6m)
  • Empty Weight 274,754lbs (124,626kg)
  • Loaded Weight 457,326lbs (207,440kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.653
  • Wing Loading 90.7lbs/ft2 (442.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 5,043.6ft2 (468.6m2)
  • Drag Points 54660

Parts

  • Number of Parts 721
  • Control Surfaces 15
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    @KerlonceauxIndustries sweet! Can't wait to see it!

    10 months ago
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    So the Ballista so far is going well. The wing-sweep mechanism works like a charm and it will have a drooping nose

    10 months ago
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    @KerlonceauxIndustries I do. I started work on it and will be continuing work shortly. I'm currently finishing up a project that I'll upload in a day or two.

    10 months ago
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    Do you plan on building the Project Iris SST?

    10 months ago
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    @KerlonceauxIndustries sure!

    11 months ago
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    would you mind if I used the tail section (but with custom variable-geometry wings and custom tail wings) on a supersonic bomber?

    11 months ago
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    @DestinyAviation Already started. And thats a cool nose feature it has

    one year ago
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    @KerlonceauxIndustries Yeah that's what I'm planning

    one year ago
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    This cockpit would be perfect for another supersonic nuclear-powered and capable bomber.

    one year ago
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    The US military most likely took over the project because they saw the potential for a long range supersonic nuclear srtike bomber.

    It would have been nice to see this airliner see fruition.

    1.2 years ago
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    beautiful

    1.2 years ago
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    5,959 Caveman999

    thanks@DestinyAviation

    1.2 years ago
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    Here you go @Caveman999!

    1.2 years ago
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    5,789 FastDan

    @DestinyAviation No problem.
    Yeah,In my jetstream

    1.2 years ago
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    @FastDan Sorry I forgot to tag you! At least you found it!

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    5,789 FastDan

    Wonderful job my dude! °~°b

    1.2 years ago
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    91.7k RailfanEthan

    big

    1.2 years ago
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    26.2k CRJ900Pilot

    Very nice!

    1.2 years ago
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    27.3k Mostly

    @WaffleCakes okay then...

    1.2 years ago
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    11.8k WaffleCakes

    @Mostly no ME FURST

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    27.3k Mostly

    Finally, it's here. :D

    1.2 years ago
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    11.8k WaffleCakes

    Cool!

    1.2 years ago