This time around we feature Howard 350 Concept by Milton Shupe, Scott Thomas, William Ellis, and Nigel Richards. Includes a passenger model, custom panel and gauges, custom sounds, and one livery per the concept drawing. Tested in both FSXA and P3Dv4.
During the 1950s and '60s, Howard Aero Inc. had been remanufacturing military surplus Lockheed Lodestars and Lockheed Venturas for the executive market. While the Howard 500 bore a strong resemblance to these aircraft, it was a substantially new design, and all 500s had completely new fuselages. The engine chosen was a new, higher-power and lighter-weight version of the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 that had been developed for the Douglas DC-6.
The prototype flew in September 1959, and certification was achieved on February 20, 1963. By this time, however, the executive market was already dominated by turboprop aircraft, and although its performance was comparable to (or even better than) these new machines, and its price substantially lower, the Howard 500 could not effectively penetrate the market. (Source: Wikipedia)
Size: 75.6 MB
Authors: Milton Shupe, Scott Thomas, William Ellis, and Nigel Richards.
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4
Role: Executive aircraft
First Flight: 1959
Length: est. 58 ft 5 1⁄2 in (17.818 m)
Height: est. 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m)
Weight: 34,000 lb.
Engine: 2 Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp CB17
Speed: 350 m.p.h. (304 K)
Range: 2200 nm.
Service ceiling: est. 35,000 ft (11,000 m)