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Aeroprakt A24 Viking

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Aeroprakt A 24 Viking
FGAddon
A24.jpg
Type Flying boat, Light aircraft
Configuration High wing aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Aeroprakt
Author(s)
  • Emmanuel Baranger (3D)
  • Pierre Geoffroy (FDM)
  • Laurent Hayvel (Livery)
FDM YASim
--aircraft= a24
Status Beta
 FDM Stars-2.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-2.png
 Model Stars-4.png
Development
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Aeroprakt A 24 Viking developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Aeroprakt A 24 Viking.
Download Download the Aeroprakt A 24 Viking aircraft package for the current stable release (2018.3).
License GPLv2+

The Aeroprakt A-24 Viking is a Ukrainian three-seat light-sport amphibian designed for home building and marketed in kit form by Aeroprakt.

A-24 has two seats in front and a third seat in the rear (that can be replaced with a spacious luggage compartment), sliding doors on both sides (which can be opened in flight), retractable landing gear, and mixed structure: metal/fabric wing and tailplane and a composite hull.The aircraft is equipped with a Rotax 912 ULS engine and, as an option, variable pitch propeller.

Aircraft help

Controls

Key Function
b Apply all brakes
. Apply right break
, Apply left break
Shift+b Toggle parking break
g Gear up
Shift+g Gear down
[ Flaps up
] Flaps Down
Ctrl+a Autopilot: Toggle altitude lock
Ctrl+g Autopilot: Toggle glide slope lock
Ctrl+h Autopilot: Toggle pitch hold
Ctrl+n Autopilot: Toggle NAV1 lock
Ctrl+p Autopilot: Toggle pitch hold
Ctrl+s Autopilot: Toggle auto-throttle
Ctrl+t Autopilot: Toggle terrain lock
Ctrl+w Autopilot: Toggle wing leveler
Shift+[ Decrease magneto
Shift+] Increase magneto

Take off

  1. Engage the parking brake if it is not already. Shift+B
  2. Lower the flaps to 50%.
  3. Press Shift+].
  4. Hold down the s key, until the engine begins turning.
  5. Throttle up.
  6. Disengage the parking brake. Shift+B
  7. The aircraft will lift off the ground.
  8. Lift up the gear.g
  9. Raise the flaps with [.

Liveries

Default

A24-liverie-default.png

Yellow

A24-liverie-yellow.png

Review

This section contains a review.   Please note that statements made here are (mostly based on) a single person's opinion.

A24-Viking_20120506.zip in FlightGear 3.0 from the FlightGear 3.0 download page

This seemed like an interesting aircraft to review, so I downloaded and copied to the folder in FG 3.0. Starting was as in the instructions in the Wiki.

Once the engine was started, the aircraft tracked fairly straight down the runway, and little rudder was needed except at the end. After take-off I made the mistake of climbing too steeply and started losing speed. A little nose down corrected the problem, and the aircraft was stable and controllable in shallow turns to the left and right. Turning back to the airport the Viking gained a lot of speed when descending, and once again on final I landed past the runway on the grass. The Viking, though, kept its cool and trundled to a stop after applying fill brakes. In the replay the wheels could be seen dancing up and down on the rough ground.

The cockpit is a little sparse, with the same pilot as in most of the other models, and the view is quite good, especially of the two wheels that come up on either side of the cockpit when retracted. When down, they give the Viking a characteristic duck-like appearance, which is not at all out of place. Overall a stable and entertaining aircraft to fly.

Openflight (talk) 23:33, 2 November 2015 (EST)

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