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Northen "Aether"

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Auto Credit Based on FeatherWing's (CLOSED) Unusual General Aviation CHALLENGE

My second entry for the unusual GA challenge. The Aether is The Northen Company's entry to the kit plane world, and rapidly grew to be a firm favourite among enthusiasts due to it's low price point, good range and excellent views offered by its large bubble cockpit. It seats up to six people. Its inovative propeller design, whilst difficult for hobbyists to construct, has proven to vastly improve aerodynamics and has been accepted among its fans as another of its many quirks that makes it all the more appealing. AG1 activates landing lights, AG2 activates wingtip lights and VTOL controls the flaps. On take off, in order to prevent stalling, put the flaps to half way and throttle up and let it take off on its own. I hope you all enjoy.

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.146
  • Wing Loading 46.3lbs/ft2 (225.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 294.1ft2 (27.3m2)
  • Drag Points 4660

Parts

  • Number of Parts 79
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 370