Some Winnie Mae details

General information about the Wing42 Lockheed Vega.
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Tailspin45
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Some Winnie Mae details

Post by Tailspin45 » 22 Jun 2018, 20:42

The airplane’s original two-bladed Standard fixed-pitch steel propeller was later replaced by a Smith 450-SI controllable-pitch propeller with Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt hollow steel blades.

Among other modifications, Post had the wing’s angle of incidence decreased 10° which increased the Vega’s speed by 10 miles per hour (16 kilometers per hour). The fixed tail skid was shortened to allow the airplane to reach a higher angle of attack for takeoff and landing. For the 1933 around-the-world flight, six auxiliary tanks were installed in the fuselage, giving the Vega a total fuel capacity of 645 gallons (2,442 liters). It was also equipped with a Sperry gyroscopic autopilot.

These modification required the Vega to be licensed in a restricted category, and it was re-registered NR105W.
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Re: Some Winnie Mae details

Post by Yossarian1943 » 03 Jul 2018, 23:51

The Smithsonian offers a panorama cockpit view of the Winnie Mae...

https://airandspace.si.edu/learn/highli ... ook-inside

I would like to have a Winnie Mae in FSX / PREPAR3D.

With extra fuel tanks, "mechanical mike" autopilot and radio direction finder...
Location:

53° 4' 48.544" N
8° 53' 20.947" E

7,5 KM from EDDW

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Re: Some Winnie Mae details

Post by Jarek » 04 Jul 2018, 20:24

Some details from: http://air-racing-history.com/aircraft/ ... d Vega.htm

Zero-lift drag coefficient = 0.0278
Maximum lift/drag ratio = 11.4

max speed with cowling = 190mph
max speed without cowling = 165mph
* with 450HP engine version

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