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Embraer/FMA CBA-123 Vector

116k MAPA  3 months ago

I ask that you do not use the body of this plane to make the ERJ/EMB-120/135/140/145/Legacy 600 and the Legacy 650. All of them are ready and are being tested with AI, and should be published in a few days.

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About the Aircraft: by Wikipedia

The Embraer/FMA CBA 123 Vector (originally EMB 123 for Embraer and IA 70 for FMA) was a 1990 turboprop aircraft designed for regional flights, to carry up to 19 passengers. The program arose from a partnership between the Brazilian company Embraer and the Argentine FMA. The project was an advanced turboprop aircraft for its time, including advanced technology in avionics, aerodynamics, and propulsion.

By 1985, economic integration of South America seemed to be in progress with advances in the negotiations of Mercosur between the Brazilian and Argentine governments. Meanwhile, in 1985, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, having commenced production of its EMB 120 Brasilia 30-seat turboprop airliner, started the design process for a 19-seat airliner to replace Embraer's aging EMB 110 Bandeirante. In 1986, as a way of encouraging partnership between both countries, an agreement to develop a Brazilian-Argentine aircraft was signed between Embraer and the Argentine company Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA). Initially called the EMB 123, the aircraft was expected to sell for USD$3 million and earn sales of USD$750 million through the year 2000. The name "CBA" stood for "Cooperación Brasil-Argentina" (Spanish), and "Cooperação Brasil-Argentina" (Portuguese), meaning Brazil-Argentina Cooperation.

Initially, the costs and workload of the project were divided between Embraer (67%) and FMA (33%). FMA was assigned production of the wings, fins, and rudders. The original plan for the fuselage was to use a stretched version of Embraer's EMB 121 Xingu, but the cooperative decided to use a shorter version of the Brasilia. First flight was originally planned for 1988, and then customer delivery would occur in 1990. The work assignment on the Argentine side was later changed to the central fuselage, rear fuselage, and horizontal stabilizers.

In September 1987, the Garrett Engine Division of AlliedSignal was named as the CBA 123's engine supplier. The engine selected was the TPE331-16, which was soon renamed as the TPF351-20. To validate that the rear-mounted turboprop configuration was viable, Embraer performed flight tests of a Garrett TPE331-12B engine attached to the aft fuselage of a Brasilia testbed aircraft, registration number PT-ZBA, in early 1989. The tests confirmed that the engine layout resulted in lower cabin noise and vibration.

In mid-1989, the CBA 123 was branded as the "Time Machine". However, by the first quarter of 1990, the cooperative was sponsoring a competition to choose a new name for the CBA 123. The aircraft was named the "Vector" during ceremonies for its inaugural flight, which occurred on 18 July 1990 without incident. The official presentation on 30 July 1990 was attended by Brazil President Fernando Collor de Mello and Argentine President Carlos Menem. The CBA 123 now had 130 soft orders, mostly from U.S. companies. After 10 test flights and 30 flight hours, the Vector was flown from Brazil across the Atlantic Ocean to be presented at the Farnborough Air Show in early September 1990. By the fourth quarter of 1990, the aircraft had reached an estimated price of about USD$5 million, which was thought to be around USD$1 million more expensive than competing 19-seat turboprops. But in November 1990, Embraer began cutting nearly 4,000 jobs from its 12,800-employee workforce, while announcing a one-year delay in CBA 123 program development. By this time, Embraer expected aircraft production to start in May 1993. The second Vector prototype made its initial flight in March 1991, as the cooperative attempted to make some equipment items optional instead of standard to reduce the aircraft price. The second prototype flew at the 1991 Paris Air Show in June, by which time the aircraft had accumulated 400 hours of flight testing.

Program cancellation

Unfortunately for Embraer and FMA, the high technology which would ensure the success of the CBA 123 was one of the reasons of its demise. The final unit cost of the aircraft was too high to be absorbed by the market. Also, new investments from the Brazilian Government became unavailable due to the political crisis caused by the impeachment process and resignation of President Collor de Mello. In addition, Embraer claimed that electronics suppliers increased their prices and demanded advance payments due to Embraer's financial difficulties at the time, which caused the aircraft price to become more expensive.

The third prototype (LV-X134), to be built by FMA, was stopped at 80% (est.) of building and now is stored in Argentina.

The CBA 123 Vector project, which cost US$300 million, was therefore cancelled, with only two prototypes built. Although a failure, the project gave Embraer maturity to work with new technologies, which led to the development of the successful Embraer ERJ 145 family of jets. Upon the return of founder Ozires Silva as Embraer's leader in 1992, he faced the choice of whether to continue with the CBA 123 or the ERJ 145. Silva initially wanted to postpone the ERJ 145 in favor of certifying the CBA 123, which was in a more advanced state of development, but the company's U.S. representatives convinced him to proceed instead with the ERJ 145 based on the regional jet segment's better market outlook. The rear-engined ERJ 145 had the same Brasilia-derived fuselage cross-section as the CBA 123, so the ERJ 145 was basically a stretch of the CBA 123 with turbofans instead of turboprops. Much of the CBA 123 development work fed into the development of the ERJ 145.

Some of these new technologies on the CBA 123 were described in the Federal Aviation Administration response to a request for certification of the aircraft: "This airplane incorporates a number of novel or unusual design features, such as digital avionics including, but not necessarily limited to, an electronic flight instrument system (EFIS), attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS), and full authority digital engine control (FADEC), which are vulnerable to lightning and high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF) external to the airplane. In addition to these novel or unusual design features, the Model CBA-123 also incorporates other unrelated novel or unusual design features. Those features will be the subject of separate notices of proposed special conditions".


Actual Sample:

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This aircraft follows all the basic AI requirements. It is specially designed for Artificial Intelligence [AI] to simulate air traffic, it is able to land and take off with extreme precision at the main airports in the game, it is also a playable aircraft, you can enjoy air collisions, target shooting or just enjoy of a more realistic air traffic.

How to make it operational:

Step 1: Download and save this aircraft to your collection

Step 2: Activate in-game AI air traffic in sandbox mode and wait patiently on the ground until the aircraft is spawned

If the aircraft is not spawning, remove decorative details such as lights, letters and numbers on the fuselage, then repeat the process again until the aircraft is spawned in your skies.


Controls: Standard

Thank you for your attention, Good flight!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 90.8ft (27.7m)
  • Length 91.2ft (27.8m)
  • Height 31.2ft (9.5m)
  • Empty Weight 23,859lbs (10,822kg)
  • Loaded Weight 33,003lbs (14,970kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.121
  • Wing Loading 33.0lbs/ft2 (161.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 998.8ft2 (92.8m2)
  • Drag Points 3297

Parts

  • Number of Parts 90
  • Control Surfaces 9
  • Performance Cost 505
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    116k MAPA

    I ask that you do not use the body of this plane to make the ERJ/EMB-120/135/140/145/Legacy 600 and the Legacy 650. All of them are ready and are being tested with AI, and should be published in a few days.

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    530 holme

    7J7 but private

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    34.2k Gabriel747

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts errei foi mal

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    34.2k Gabriel747

    @MAPA kkkkkkkkkk

    3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    @JacksEpicGamingYT @YuniSetsuna3 True, The Embraer was already thinking about the future at the time

    +1 3 months ago
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    looks futuristic

    3 months ago
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    Great work

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    21.8k XPA

    @MAPA ok

    3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts eu já fiz, está em testes de peformace com a A.I

    +1 3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    Eu posso fazer um erj 145 com esse avião?

    3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    @MAPA tive problemas com a asa do avianca mas em breve ja vai tar no site

    3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts quando irá publicar teu Avianca?

    +1 3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    @MAPA você tinha botado na sua biografia la no começo de seus posts

    3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts Yes baby

    +1 3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts sim, é uma provocação

    +1 3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    @MAPA vc é português?

    3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    Por acaso e o Gulfstream g700 na primeira foto?

    3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts @Gabriel747 sério que até agora vcs não repararam uma diferença no meu sotaque?
    Estou mais brasileiro que antes🤓

    +2 3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    @MAPA foi muita coincidência kkkkk🤣

    +1 3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    @Gabriel747 @XProAerospaceAircrafts kkkk , já estava pronto há 9 dias, apenas agora que publiquei por causa do meu cronograma, o próximo será o Gulfstream G700 e depois dele uma nova era começará

    +2 3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    @Gabriel747 isso foi coincidência ne kkkk

    +1 3 months ago
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    21.8k XPA

    @Gabriel747 e XPA

    3 months ago
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    34.2k Gabriel747

    @MAPA eu tinha falado pro XOA fazer um desses e ele já tava fazendo você por acaso está infiltrado no grupo?

    3 months ago
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    1,951 daniboi99

    @MAPA it is very easy to maneuver and very cool looking!!

    +1 3 months ago
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    116k MAPA

    Honorable mentions: @Gabriel747 @Zaineman @WinsWings

    +3 3 months ago
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