The Stratocruiser in PAA livery
In the Cockpit
Landing Gear.....Landing Gear and Landing Lights
This Stratocruiser features
-Pan American World Airways Livery
Tested Max speed is 480km/h, tested stall speed is around 155km/h with full trim support, and at takeoff; it is recommended though not necessary for proper operations, to set trim -25% to alleviate stress at nose gear since its lower to the ground than the main gears.
Since I properly registered in simpleplanes I wanted to fly the Stratocruiser, one problem; the offerings are either good enough but no interior cockpit, or has interior cockpit but not my taste so what ones to do? Well build one of course but I was absolutely garbage at replicas and woed at the proposition of building one mainly for the fact that the fuselage cross section shape is well... Unique. It was too hard for me since I do not know any better then.
Well, after taking on the Beluga and SaRo Princess projects, both of which features a double circle cross section, I am confident enough to take on the 377 project. Funnily enough the most challenging section of the plane is not the fuselage, but the cockpit only because the drawings I got are a bit distorted from the livery decals, a lot of conflicting info.
Anyways, after days of revising the cockpit I finished building the aspiration that led me here in the first place, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and boy did I made a satisfactory Boeing 377 in this site, of course there are some thats better but I am proud of this.
Next project is going to be a big one, might take half a year to finish because its the largest plane in the world.
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 130.6ft (39.8m)
- Length 104.3ft (31.8m)
- Height 40.5ft (12.4m)
- Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
- Loaded Weight 58,770lbs (26,657kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 1.147
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.238
- Wing Loading 25.9lbs/ft2 (126.2kg/m2)
- Wing Area 2,273.2ft2 (211.2m2)
- Drag Points 31208
- Number of Parts 622
- Control Surfaces 5