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Douglas DC-7 Pan American World Airways

61.7k TypicalFictionalZ  one month ago

My first replica with livery


Img edit and credits to @Boeig

1 year and 50k celebration!

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So umm after 1 year playing SP, I finally make a replica :D, and thanks for 50k points y'all the best 🔥. But uhh 3 things I would say about this replica:
1. It's not accurate (my opinion)
2. It have some lights? (I just added a landing light only)
3. Idk

About DC-7:

The Douglas DC-7 is an American transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. A derivative of the DC-6, it was the last major piston engine-powered transport made by Douglas, being developed shortly after the earliest jet airliner—the de Havilland Comet—entered service and only a few years before the jet-powered Douglas DC-8 first flew in 1958. Unlike other aircraft in Douglas's line of propeller-driven aircraft, no examples remain in service in the present day, as compared to the far more successful DC-3 and DC-6.

Design & Development:
In 1945 Pan American World Airways requested a DC-7, a civil version of the Douglas C-74 Globemaster military transport. Pan Am soon canceled their order. That proposed DC-7 was unrelated to the later DC-6-derived airliner.[3]

American Airlines revived the designation when they requested an aircraft that could fly the USA coast-to-coast non-stop in about eight hours. (Civil Air Regulations then limited domestic flight crews to 8 hours' flight time in any 24-hour period.[4][5]) Douglas was reluctant to build the aircraft until American Airlines president C. R. Smith ordered 25 at a total price of $40 million, thus covering Douglas' development costs. [6]

The DC-7 wing was based on that of the DC-4 and DC-6, with the same span; the fuselage was 40 inches (100 cm) longer than the DC-6B. Four eighteen-cylinder Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone Turbo-Compound engines provided power.[7] The prototype flew in May 1953 and American received their first DC-7 in November, inaugurating the first non-stop east-coast-to-west-coast service in the country (unrealistically scheduled just under the eight-hour limit for one crew) and forcing rival TWA to offer a similar service with its Super Constellations. Both aircraft frequently experienced inflight engine failures, causing many flights to be diverted. Some blamed this on the need for high-power settings to meet the national schedules, causing overheating and failure of the engines' power recovery turbines.[8]

The DC-7 was followed by the DC-7B with slightly more power, and on some DC-7Bs (Pan Am and South African Airways), fuel tanks over the wing in the rear of the engine nacelles, each carrying 220 US gallons (183 imp gal; 833 L). South African Airways used this variant to fly Johannesburg to London with one stop. Pan Am's DC-7Bs started flying transatlantic in summer 1955, scheduled 1 hr 45 min faster than the Super Stratocruiser from New York to London or Paris.
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CONTROL & ACTIVATION GROUPS:

VTOL - Goofy ahh Flaps
Trim for Trim
Ag1 - Landing Light (auto off when retract)
Ag2 - Reverser
Ag3 - Cabin door

Another version:

Blank version for livery maker.
Low parts version

Some goofy image:

Mention & Credits:

@5 for Pan am logo
@Inuyasha8214 for suggest me to use fuselage logo.

Have fun!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 8 airplane(s) +177 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 123.9ft (37.8m)
  • Length 113.1ft (34.5m)
  • Height 32.5ft (9.9m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 50,113lbs (22,730kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.001
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.099
  • Wing Loading 23.7lbs/ft2 (115.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,115.5ft2 (196.5m2)
  • Drag Points 6249

Parts

  • Number of Parts 362
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 1,379
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    Another version:

    Blank version for livery maker.
    Lowest part version

    Pinned one month ago
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    I update you're plane cockpit

    18 days ago
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    Good job!

    +1 28 days ago
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    Ayy its panam

    +1 one month ago
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    @WalrusAircraft thanks (:

    one month ago
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    Beautiful job.

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    @WinsWings : )

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    251k WinsWings

    well done, lovely with the classic PANAM logo

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    @Trainzo thanks (:

    one month ago
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    38.6k Trainzo

    Very great plane. I love it.

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    i love DogLastC(14÷2)🍳🇺🇲

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    17.5k Boeig

    @DatTrainGuy19 no dog 🤣🤣 get rekt

    +1 one month ago
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    @XAircraftManufacturer thanks (:

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    That's absolutely beautiful

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    Dogless Certified

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    @Monarchii thanks buddy (:

    one month ago
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    50.3k Monarchii

    ZZ uploaded replica!!1!1!1!!1!!


    jokes aside, damn does it look good, and also, congratulations on Plat lel (⁠ > ~ < )

    +1 one month ago
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    27.2k ShiinaMahiru

    Finally. A replica + livery :)

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    17.5k Boeig

    @ZerkkZxe nah it's fine at least you put it in the description

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    @BYardley @Boeig
    Thanks buddy
    Also uh sorry @Boeig for not using your image as thumbnail

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    17.5k Boeig

    Rarest odds in the world:
    5: Finding a 2 headed animal
    4: Finding a 4 leaf clover
    3: Finding a pearl in an oyster
    2: Getting struck by lightning twice
    1: ZerkkZxe uploading a replica
    Also congorats for 50k!

    +2 one month ago
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    17.5k Boeig

    pan

    +1 one month ago
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    10.0k BYardley

    Congrats 🎉 on 50k you really deserve it ZZ :)

    Edit: Wait no way Is this your first replica it looks so realistic

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    @HirasawaMY ...

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    6,829 HirasawaMY

    ..

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