• Lionheart Creations - Proton Bullette

    Lionheart Creations - Proton Bullette

    Introducing the exciting, classic Proton Bullette, the single seat trainer of the 1930's and 40's. The Bullette was a mix of the best of Germany's aircraft era, sporting a fuselage that was quite similar to the Bucker Jungman with its bowed down engine cowling, allowing pilots to see over the cowling much better. The wings were made similar to Junkers swept back wing design. The propulsion was the inverted V-8 by Argus engine company featuring 245 HP. The front cowling sported the famous scoop shape that was made famous by the Messerschmidt Me-108 and the Fieseler Storch. Lastly, the B-37 model, the first model that went into production, featured flamboyant, full fairing landing gear designs that gave the Bullette a very 'stylish' 1930's appearance.

    The Bullette's cockpit was very tight which would allow only so much room for instrumentation. Some instruments were placed along the sides of the interior. The aircraft also featured a very small set of wings that were a mear 4.87 Meter / 16 feet wingspan, making landings faster then your normal aircraft of that era. With that, you had what could be summed up as a Messerschmidt Bf-109 and a Piper Cub, mixed into one, or perhaps a Bucker / Junkers collaberation to make a mini air-racer of the 1930's.

    Lionheart Creations - Proton Bullette

    Features

    • Two Model Ranges: B-37 Fixed Gear and B-40 Retractable Gear models. B-37 has both Cantilever and Strut versions. The Cantilever design came about in 1940.
    • Two Canopy Variants: The B-40 has two canopy versions; open cockpit and a full canopy. Full Canopy came much later and only 30% of production planes were fitted with full canopy assemblies.
    • 15 Paint Scheme Theme Packages Per Plane: These include variations of panel and interior paint themes including spun metal
    • Male - Female Pilot Option: Clicking the bottom rear circuit breaker switches from male to female pilot
    • Retracting Steps: The sleek Bullette features retracting foot pad and step pylon that are linked into the raising canopy assembly
    • Split Flaps: The flap assemblies were made of spruce wood with lattice ribbing for thin construction. Very lite weight as well. These open below the wing, with the top being solid and non-hinged. Thus the flaps act also like speed brakes. Full flaps will slow the Bullette down moderately, even in a steep dive.
    • Custom Nav Light Assemblies: These are unique, aerodynamic, dome shaped color discs mounted under the upward curved wingtips. They appear to be large, colored circles. Glass on the original planes.
    • Argus As-10 Engine: This features a very smooth engine sound pack that replicates a V-8 engine that has a very low growl through the tuned dual belly mounted wide exhaust pipes. The Argus is an inverted V-8, totally air-cooled. These were also fitted in the Fieseler Storch aircraft.
    • Auto Pilot: For those sim pilots that appreciate auto-pilot, we have that fitted to our Bullettes. See the Autopilot section in this manual for more information. Readouts of the AP modes are indicated on the HSI instrument.
    • Dual Metric 'or' SAE Readouts for Vertical Speed (VSI) Indicator and Altimeter Instruments. The Airspeed Indicator registers both KPH and Knots. Clicking on the top area of the VSI and Altimeter switches from Metric to Nautical readout faces.

     

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