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NEWS! - Classic Aircraft Released : Aircruiser 66-75 by Hangar 23


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You sort of remember it? It is an aircraft that shows up in the odd aviation magazines and early aircraft videos. It's distinctive because of the unusual wing shape, or the aircraft's odd shape per se.


The Bellanca Aircruiser and Airbus were high-wing, single-engine aircraft built by Bellanca Aircraft Corporation of New Castle, Delaware. The aircraft was built as a "workhorse" intended for use as a passenger or cargo aircraft. It was available with wheels, floats or skis. The aircraft was powered by either a Wright Cyclone or Pratt and Whitney Hornet engine. The Airbus and Aircruiser served as both commercial and military transports. he first Bellanca Airbus was built in 1930 as the P-100. An efficient design, it was capable of carrying 12 to 14 passengers depending on the cabin interior configuration, with later versions carrying up to 15. In 1931, test pilot George Haldeman flew the P-100 a distance of 4,400 miles in a time aloft of 35 hours. The full production run was only 23 aircraft, but some "The Flying Ws" were still flying in Canada well into the 1970's


The third Aircuiser 66-75 variant came with a 730 hp (540 kW) Wright Cyclone engine, there was only three built.


  • Custom coded simple autopilot with pitch and roll mode
  • Custom coded optional autorudder
  • Option to disable tailwheel steering
  • Options for XP GNS and RXP GNS/GTN models
    • GNS 530 or GTN 750
  • Custom clipboard weight and balance interface in both XP11 and XP12
    • XP12 version syncs with X-Plane’s default menu
  • Save system saves aircraft settings between flights
  • Weight and balance can be saved and loaded
  • High quality 3d modeling
  • High quality PBR materials
  • Optional 2K texture set, including a simple guide, to allow selectively lowering system requirements
  • All 3d objects relevant to creating liveries have been carefully unwrapped and arranged to simplify paint creation
  • 4 preset PBR paint schemes with NRM and ALB textures: Metal Tanks (Default), Metal Nose, Metal Tanks and Nose, Painted Tanks and Nose
  • FMOD sound system
  • VR compatible and tested









There is a great video of the history of the Aircruiser...



Designed by Hangar 23



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The Aircruiser 66-75 by Hangar 23 is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore!... Here:


Aircruiser 66-75

Price is US$29.95



X-Plane 12 and X-Plane 11   (2 separate packages)
Windows or Mac   (Linux not supported)
8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Current version: 1.0 (January 30th 2024)
Download Size: 1.2 GB (each version)

NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

31st January 2024

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