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Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing (for Poser)
• Offered By: DigimationModelBank
• Downloadable File Size:
4.54 M (approx.)
• Polygon Count:
• Uploaded on: 7/25/10
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Poser 5 and above
• File Format: Poser
This product contains: cr2, pp2, pz2, and/ or other Poser files.
• Texturing: Texture Maps
This product uses image maps for textures.
• Readme File: Click Here
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At the height of the Great Depression, aircraft executive Walter H. Beech and airplane designer T. A. "Ted" Wells joined forces to collaborate on a project many considered foolhardy — a large, powerful, and fast biplane built specifically for the business executive. The Beechcraft Model 17, popularly known as the "Staggerwing" was first flown on November 4, 1932, setting the standard for private passenger airplanes for many years to come. It was considered, during its time, to be the premier executive aircraft flying, much as the Gulfstream executive jets are considered in contemporary times.
The Model 17`s unusual negative stagger wing configuration (the upper wing staggered behind the lower) and unique shape maximized pilot visibility while minimizing the tendency to stall. The fabric-covered fuselage was faired with wood formers and stringers over a welded, steel tube frame. Construction was complex and took many man-hours to complete. The Staggerwing`s retractable conventional landing gear, uncommon at that time, combined with streamlining, light weight, and powerful radial engines helped it perform significantly better than other biplane designs.
In the mid-1930s, Beech began a major redesign of the aircraft, to create the Model D17 Staggerwing. The D17 featured a lengthened fuselage that improved the aircraft`s landing characteristics by increasing the leverage generated by the elevator. They relocated the Ailerons to the upper wings, eliminating any interference with the air flow over the flaps. Braking was improved with a foot-operated brake synchronized to the rudder pedals. These modifications enhanced the Staggerwing`s performance, which was soon put to the test under wartime conditions.
The Staggerwing`s speed made it popular with 1930s air racers. An early version of the Model 17 won the 1933 Texaco Trophy Race. In 1935, a British diplomat, Capt. H.L. Farquhar, successfully flew around the world in a Model B17R, traveling 21,332 miles (34,331 kilometers) from New York to London, by way of Siberia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and back across Europe.
.: Product Features :.
Poser figure: obj, cr2/ png.
Highly detailed mesh: rivet and panels lines are built into model. Bump maps and displacement maps are not needed.
Cabin door can open and close (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
Tail rudder can rotate (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
Landing gear can be hidden or shown.
Steering column can move front-back and left-right.
Steering wheel can rotate.
Rear landing gear can rotate.
-An ERC dial controls the steering wheel and the rear wheel.
Landing gear wheels (front and rear) rotate.
Landing gear doors can open and close (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
Two sets of left and right wing flaps can rotate up and down.
-An ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers both flaps.
-A second ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers the flaps opposite each other for banking turns.
Rear flaps (also known as ailerons or elevators) can rotate up and down (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
Blade Blur Prop: replace the front propeller to simulate the spinning of the blades.
The Blade Blur Prop is built into the model`s geometry so there`s no need to load a separate prop from the props folder.
.: Poses :.
In Flight: levels the aircraft, hides the landing gear, closes the landing gear doors, shows the blade blur prop, and hides the propleller.
Landed: places the aircraft on the ground at a slight angle, shows the landing gear, opens the landing gear doors, hides the blade blur, and shows the propeller.
Hide/ show the blade blur, which also shows/ hides the propeller.
Hide/ show landing gear, which also opens and closes the landing gear doors.
.: Textures/ MAT Poses :.
Three color schemes/ MAT poses are included:
-Red with tan lines (default)
-Green with red lines
-Yellow with white lines
-Texture maps range in size from 1179x466 to 500x776.
Texture templates are not included; if you want to make your own textures, use the existing textures as guidelines.
Designed for use in Poser 5 and above: uses reflection and shader nodes.
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