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Edgley Optica FSX & P3D

  • Description of the file

    Native add-on for FSX/P3D of good quality and actually quite original, flawless 3D modeling.

    The Optica, designed by John Edgley and built by Brooklands Aerospace, had an unusual configuration with a fully glazed forward cabin seating three across, reminiscent of an Alouette helicopter. Behind it was situated a Lycoming flat-six engine powering a ducted fan, twin boom cantilever tailplane with twin rudders and a high-mounted single elevator. The fixed tricycle undercarriage had the nosewheel offset to the left. The wings were unswept and untapered, and the aircraft was of a fairly standard all-metal construction with stressed aluminium skin. The aircraft's distinctive appearance led to it being known as the "bug-eye" in some popular reports.

        Crew: One pilot
        Capacity: 2 passengers
        Length: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)
        Wingspan: 12.0 m (39 ft 4 in)
        Height: 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)
        Wing area: 15.8 m² (171 ft²)
        Airfoil: NASA GA(W)-1
        Empty weight: 948 kg (2,090 lb)
        Useful load: 367 kg (810 lb)
        Max. takeoff weight: 1,315 kg (2,900 lb)
        Powerplant: 1 × Textron Lycoming IO-540-V4A5D flat six piston engine,
        194 kW (200 hp)
        Propellers: five bladed ducted fan propeller, 1 per engine
  • Changelog

    Updated 10/26/2020: Fixed issue with P3D v4 and v5 crashing when launching Edgley Optica (thanks to TruNorth Simulations).

    Updated on 04/07/2020: Update for FSX Edgley Optica by Craig Richardson. New 2D panel from a picture took of the VC. Added scrape points and adjusted the wheels; changed the size and position of the GPS; added windows for the radios and a hud; updated the flight dynamics. Update by Bob Chicilo.

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  • Rating
    (17 votes)
  • Size 18.6 MB

  • Downloads 21 068

  • Created 14 Feb 2013

  • Updated 1 Nov 2020

  • License Freeware external

  • VC 3D Virtual Cockpit

  • Format Native FSX / P3D format

  • Auto-install Installer version 10.5

  • Compatibility list :

    Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v1 to v5 ➕ Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition ➕ Microsoft Flight Simulator X (All versions)

  • Author :
  • Craig Richardson, Pam Brooker. Updated by Bob Chicilo

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