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    Cool A different and older boeing 307

    I never knew these existed until a few minutes ago. A 4 engine propliner aircraft, taildragger. Quite pleasing to fly, very stable.
    Cruises at 180 KIAS, 2200 RPM, 35" MP.

    b307_v11.zip in this site's library.

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    She's a grand old lady Rick and I'm happy you found her. She is a beauty to behold and a great hand flyer. I'm sure you will have as much fun with her as I did. It's been a while but I remember the last time I was in her cockpit very well.

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    Thanks Larry! Yes, I am having fun flying her. For being as large as she is, she still flies at a pretty good clip! Flying her is like driving a large comfortable SUV compared to a small 4 cyl compact vehicle. Very satisfied with the download and she probably will remain a "keeper!"

    AND, thanks for the link to your previously submitted thread about the 307! Nice pics and storyline! Enjoyed it!

    Rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Downwind66 View Post
    I never knew these existed until a few minutes ago. A 4 engine propliner aircraft, taildragger. Quite pleasing to fly, very stable.
    Cruises at 180 KIAS, 2200 RPM, 35" MP.

    b307_v11.zip in this site's library.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Rick
    It looks like the cabin pressure is turned up too high. Kind of bloated!
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    David - Let me share with you a short story! Years ago, Chevrolet redesigned the Chevy Caprice, and they truly looked like tanks on wheels. I always remarked at how bad they looked. One day, my son was talking to a Palm Beach County Sheriffs deputy, and he told the deputy that his dad thinks the newly designed Chevrolets looked like tanks. The deputy said, "Go home and tell your Dad, that you spoke to me about the looks of my patrol car, and tell him that when I am driving this vehicle, I don't know what it looks like from the outside, don't really care what others think about it's design. It is one of the nicest driving vehicles I have ever driven!" END OF STORY This aircraft is one of the nicest flying freeware aircraft I have had in a long long time! I like it and that's all that counts for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downwind66 View Post
    David - Let me share with you a short story! Years ago, Chevrolet redesigned the Chevy Caprice, and they truly looked like tanks on wheels. I always remarked at how bad they looked. One day, my son was talking to a Palm Beach County Sheriffs deputy, and he told the deputy that his dad thinks the newly designed Chevrolets looked like tanks. The deputy said, "Go home and tell your Dad, that you spoke to me about the looks of my patrol car, and tell him that when I am driving this vehicle, I don't know what it looks like from the outside, don't really care what others think about it's design. It is one of the nicest driving vehicles I have ever driven!" END OF STORY This aircraft is one of the nicest flying freeware aircraft I have had in a long long time! I like it and that's all that counts for me!

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    LOL! As long as you like it, that's all that counts!
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    I like that plane. What's that exactly?
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    Gerard - It's a Boeing 307, only 10 ever produced! I never knew it existed until yesterday! I referenced the file name for this site's library.

    FSX - FSX Propliners
    FSX Boeing 307 Stratoliner
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    FSX Boeing 307 Stratoliner, v1.1. The Boeing 307 was the first pressurized airliner. Because of the war, only ten were built, initially for Pan American and TWA (and a special version for Howard Hughes). Five versions are included here, in Pan Am and TWA colors as well as Airnautic and Aigle Azur. This version 1.1 is for FSX only, and has been modified to work correctly with all versions of FSX. FS2004 users should download B307_V10.ZIP instead. By Jens B. Kristensen.

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    Style at 20,000 feet

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    I've got to be honest, just my personal opinion but I've never liked the look of this aircraft. As others have said it might be nice to fly but the outside look puts me off.
    Why did they only ever make 10?

    Col.

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