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
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.
Size 18.6 MB
Downloads 21 068
Created 14 Feb 2013
Updated 1 Nov 2020
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