Simulatorer

 

Museet har sex simulatorer:
- J 35J Draken från Flygvapnet (J 35:an är för tillfället stängd för översyn)

- JAS 39 Gripen (som även är anpassad för rörelsehindrade gäster)

- Convair 440 Metropolitan från SAS

- McDonnell Douglas DC-10 från Scanair

- Airbus A320 (Håll koll på onlinebokningen vilka söndagar som är bokbara)

- Link-trainer - en klassiker från 1920-talet

 

Simulatorerna är i första hand avsedda att ge dem som inte har någon tidigare erfarenhet som piloter en realistisk upplevelse av hur det är att spaka ett berömt flygplan och att visa hur arbetet i cockpit går till.

 

Västerås-företaget TV021 har sammanställt denna lilla film från vår simulatoravdelning:

Piper PA-30
Twin Comanche

USA

PA-30 - Twin Comanche was launched in 1962 by Piper as an attempt to regain market share in the thriving light twin and General Aviation market after Piper's present 2-engine flagship PA-23 - Apache had been outclassed by competitors, such as Beech Dutchess, Baron and Cessna 310.

Engineer Ed Swearingen used the popular and aerodynamically efficient PA-24 (Single) Comanche as a platform and built a highly efficient two-engine machine. The PA-30 proved to be a very successful design well ahead of its time and still beats many modern light twins in performance and efficiency.

However, Piper, known to date for airplanes with extremely forgiving flight characteristics (and lack of performance), never felt really comfortable with this much sharper design that was a clear exception to Piper's other models in terms of performance, efficiency and aerodynamics and then halted the production already 1972 in the midst of the ongoing oil crisis when the factory in Lock Heaven (the same where the legendary Piper CUB is built) was totally destroyed in connection with a flood.

A total of 2142 PA-30s were built and approximately just over 1000 are still flying around the world and are much appreciated by their owners as fast, convenient, economical and stable and supported by an active worldwide owner association: comancheflyers.com

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, Västerås Flygmuseum

1st flight

Produced during the years

Total manufactured

 

Length

Span

Height

Weight

Max takeoff weight

Power plant:

2 x Lycoming 4-cyl

(L)IO-320-B1A

Power

Cruise Speed

Max speed

Service ceiling

Range

1962

1963-1972

2142

25.2 ft

36.9 ft

8.3 ft

2270 lbs

3724 lbs

 

 

2x160 hp

184 mph

230 mph

20000 ft

1150 miles