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Tin Goose Touches Down in X-Plane

 

The legendary Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT, nicknamed the ‘Tin Goose’, is now available for X-Plane.

Considered by many to be the first aircraft of the modern passenger era, the aircraft was produced between 1926 and 1933.  The Ford was revolutionary for the time with all-metal construction, three engines for safety and performance, large passenger cabin and flight attendant.

The Tri-Motor was flown by most US airlines and was the first aircraft to fly over the South Pole.  It was the also first the first aircraft used on scheduled coast-to-coast US service.  The 4-AT was the first variant to go into production, followed by the 5-AT which boasted higher performance with three Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines.

The package features eight liveries, custom sound integration, PBR texturing and various options such as a  pop-up to control co-pilot functions and give quick readout of engine-mounted gauges.  A portable Garmin 430 can also be mounted in the cockpit if modern flying is desired.

Documentation features a Pilot Operating manual along with timetables for TAT and TWA ‘Coast to Coast Service’, enabling you to fly the Tri-Motor on the routes planned out by Charles Lindbergh for the first coast to coast air service in the US.

Click here for more information on x-plane.org

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