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Lexair 350 Skyliner

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About

The Lexair 350 Skyliner is a four engine, two aisle, long-range aircraft which is a rival plane for the SWL-250 Stratoliner (a large 3-engine aircraft with similar characteristics).


Controls

  • AG 1 | Engine 1
  • AG 2 | Engine 2
  • AG 3 | Engine 3
  • AG 4 | Engine 4
  • AG 5 | Brakes (speedbrakes, reverse thrust)
  • AG 6 | Hydraulics (roll, pitch, yaw, landing gear up/down)
  • AG 7 | Lights (instrument backlight, nav lights)
  • AG 8 | Landing Lights
  • Gear | Landing Gear
  • VTOL up | Parking brake (piston on nose wheel)

Views

  • Camera 1 | Captain
  • Camera 2 | First Officer
  • Camera 3 | Flight Engineer
  • Camera 4 | Right Wing
  • Camera 5 | Left Wing
  • Camera 6 | Tail

Speeds & Altitudes

  • 130-150 mph | Rotation speed
  • 100 mph | Stall speed
  • 200-400 mph | Average speed
  • 4,000 ft | Long final altitude
  • 7,000 - 10,000 ft | Average cruise altitude when island hopping in the SimplePlanes map
  • 30,000 - 37,000 ft | Average cruise altitude in reality

How to fly

Startup (recommended in camera 1-3 view)

  • VTOL up (parking brake on)
  • Activate 1, and wait until all the dials have stopped rotating
  • Repeat, until 1-4 are on.
  • Activate 7
  • Activate 6 (do this in camera 3), and wait until the hydraulic pressure stops increasing.
  • VTOL to middle

Takeoff

  • Set trim to about 1/8 a notch down
  • Full throttle
  • Rotate at the rotation speed
  • AG 8 off, and gear up
  • Level off at cruising altitude
  • Cruise power is 90%

Approach & Landing

  • 60% throttle once under 5,000 ft
  • 50% and AG 5 when under 4,000 ft
  • On short final, gear down, and AG 8
  • 'Flare' the nose on touchdown, and full brakes
  • Deactivate 5 once under 30 mph (remember to stop braking before deactivating it)
  • You need 0% power to taxi, because the engines are slightly running (my 2-engines in an engine innovation)
  • Make sure you stop first before applying parking brake because it will break off
  • Deactivate 1-4, and 8
  • Deactivate 6, and then 7

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Pictures & info
Lexair 351 Skyliner

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 140.6ft (42.8m)
  • Length 128.5ft (39.2m)
  • Height 32.6ft (9.9m)
  • Empty Weight 20,536lbs (9,315kg)
  • Loaded Weight 71,604lbs (32,479kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 7.72
  • Wing Loading 19.4lbs/ft2 (94.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,698.7ft2 (343.6m2)
  • Drag Points 44805

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1450
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 6,175