So this one has me stumped, although I haven’t done a TON of research on it. I need an aircraft in X-Plane that has around a 25,000 lb. maximum takeoff weight. My awesome AI aviatrix Destiny has finally upgraded her certification to fly up to 25,000 lbs., but I don’t have a plane that fits the bill. I wanted to build her a Fokker 50, but that is too big. A Twin Otter or Do228 is really too small.
Hmm…maybe Embraer 120…but it looks like it a smidge over at 25,353 lbs…I wonder what it imports into Air Hauler at…
Yeah…it comes in at 31,000 according to my AH2 import of the VSkyLabs one…
maybe Embraer 120
Ooops…the Embraer I have for X-Plane is the E110…only a 12,500 MTOW…
Mmm…a Jetstream 41 would be perfect at 24,000 lbs…but X-Plane only has a Jetstream 31…
September 6, 2020, 2:31am
The Caribou comes in at 28500… maybe a Beech 1900D?
The 1900D imports at 17,920…so I’d be leaving a couple tons on the table…
Aw shucks…the Saab 340A imports at 27,300 lbs…dang…that would have been a great one…
September 6, 2020, 2:43am
The JU52 imports at 23149 Lbs MGTOW with a cargo capacity of 3683 Lbs…
Oh…23,146 lbs. according to Wiki…
“Hey Destiny…I bought you an airplane that was built in 1931…aren’t you excited??”
But Destiny…hear me out…I bought you this awesome 1996 Narco handheld NAV/COM. It tracks VOR radials!! And it has a cigarette lighter adapter Destiny…!
September 6, 2020, 3:02am
Not to mention all the flight time she can build, even on the shortest of legs. It’s a convincing argument ;).
I could buy her an SH-3 Sea King…LOL… 22,050 lbs.
I probably couldn’t afford the insurance though…
September 6, 2020, 3:03am
probably faster than a JU52 though…
Maybe I’ll get exotic and get a LORAN-C installed (hey, it doesn’t actually have to work…just like the Fast Erect button that isn’t really hooked up to anything…)
September 6, 2020, 3:06am
An iPad mini, Garmin Glo GPS puck and Foreflight would be cheaper and a lot more capable.