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747-200 British Caledonian Airways

95.9k 1918  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on 1918's 747-100/200 bass

Please enjoy!

My new jumbo jet was created using KLM_747's wing and nose.
It has achieved a more realistic performance compared to the previous one.
In addition to this, I used Marine's assets to recreate the view from the window.

Control

Vtol down:Flap
Trim up &down:minute attitude control

1:Gearlight
2:Landinglight
3:Reverse
4:Airbrakes
5:Gyro
7:Night mode

History

British Caledonian (BCal) was a British private independent airline which operated out of Gatwick Airport in south-east England during the 1970s and 1980s. It was created as an alternative to the British government-controlled corporation airlines and was described as the "Second Force" in the 1969 Edwards report. It was formed by the UK's second-largest, independent charter airline Caledonian Airways taking over British United Airways (BUA), then the largest British independent airline and the United Kingdom's leading independent scheduled carrier. The carrier slogan was Let's go British Caledonian in the 1970s and We never forget you have a choice in the 1980s. The BUA takeover enabled Caledonian to realise its long-held ambition to transform itself into a scheduled airline. The merged entity eventually became the UK's foremost independent, international scheduled airline.
A series of major financial setbacks during the mid-1980s combined with the airline's inability to grow sufficiently to reach a viable size put the airline at serious risk of collapse. BCal began looking for a merger partner to improve its competitive position. In December 1987, British Airways (BA) gained control of the airline. The Caledonian name and livery was then used to rebrand BA's Gatwick-based subsidiary British Airtours as Caledonian Airways.
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BCal's Boeing 747
Both British United Airways and Caledonian had carried out operational studies on the use of Boeing 747 aircraft, but neither ordered any at the time. British Caledonian also started considering the 747 and licences granted for services starting 1973 included operations with a range of wide-body aircraft types, the 747 included amongst them.

Though as April 1973 came and trans-Atlantic services started with 707s the 747 was still seen as too big for current needs, the tri-jet L1011 and DC10-30 were now favoured. But in March 1976 the Boeing 747SP was being rumoured; also that the DC10 was the front runner.

The DC10 would win that race, but delays in delivery of the 3rd DC10 would see BCal operate a leased 747 between October 1978 and February 1979. But the success of BCal’s routes and DC10 services into Africa soon dictated that larger aircraft were needed and in May 1982 B747 services started to Lagos with G-BJXN.

In all BCal would operate five Boeing 747-200s, all sourced from other operators after full engineering inspections.

Though the 747 fleet was quite small, BCal pushed the engineering boundaries and were the first airline in the world to replace all 10 primary floor beams over the main undercarriage. US operators of the 747 came to Gatwick to see how the work was done; as this work when complete saved frequent maintenance inspections on the beams.

Eventually BCal’s 747s would be seen worldwide, in the USA, the Far East and of course Africa. After 1988, they would continue fly the world for many years, most ended up in freighter service.
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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor 747-100/200 bass
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 202.8ft (61.8m)
  • Length 231.6ft (70.6m)
  • Height 66.0ft (20.1m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 138,739lbs (62,931kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 5.831
  • Wing Loading 32.6lbs/ft2 (159.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,260.1ft2 (395.8m2)
  • Drag Points 0

Parts

  • Number of Parts 2202
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    @NusaFly002 haha sama

    one month ago
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    R.I.P. MY HANDPHONE!!!!!!!!!

    3 months ago
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    1,768 Armin83

    I'm sorry, are you planning to build a Boeing 747 Series 300?

    3 months ago
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    13.8k klm747klm747

    Never saw this before, looks great. Unfortunately I cannot run it on my school computer but I will test when I get home. It looks nice from what I see.

    By the way, is it possible for you to create a full detail 747 using the whole wings? That would be cool and definitely something new from the lower-part builds. I understand that not many people will be about to run the 4000 part builds, but there are definitely people who can, including myself.

    3 months ago
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    I like your style when u build ships,could you make a project to build the maersk emma with a full bridge interior?

    4 months ago
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    27.7k Augusta

    The height of the front lg is slightly higher than the two rear wheels, the roll power is low

    4 months ago
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    95.9k 1918

    Thanks!@Simpleplayer1

    4 months ago
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    sees that is has 0 drag points Boeing wants to know your location

    +2 4 months ago
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    Roll rate is a bit too slow though.

    +2 4 months ago
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    95.9k 1918

    Thanks!@Stinky

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    95.9k 1918

    Thanks!@biatang

    4 months ago
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    95.9k 1918

    Thanks!@Trainzo

    4 months ago
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    34.9k Trainzo

    Just perfect . Great buid and very GREAT decoration .

    +1 4 months ago
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    95.9k 1918

    I'm looking forward to seeing your jumbos!
    @realSavageMan

    +1 4 months ago
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    511 BassemT90

    Looks amazing 😍😍😍😍😍 please add Alitalia and Olympic Airways 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    4 months ago
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    0 drag points? Lol. I think something under 30000 is about right.
    Great job anyways. I’m also about to upload my 747 soon

    +1 4 months ago
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    17.9k Default4
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    60 biatang

    good

    4 months ago