Beechcraft Model 99

Beechcraft Model 99
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Author(s) Chuck Dome, Michael Selig (FDM)
FDM YASim
Status Unknown

The Beechcraft Model 99 is a civilian aircraft produced by the Beechcraft. It is also known as the Beech 99 Airliner and the Commuter 99. The 99 is a twin-engine, unpressurised, 17-seat/15-passenger turboprop aircraft, derived from the earlier Beechcraft King Air and Queen Air, using the wings of the Queen Air, and the engines and nacelles of the King Air, and sub-systems from both, and with a unique nose structure used only on the 99. It was designed in the 1960s as a replacement for the Beechcraft Model 18 and its first flight was in July 1966.

Real-life Specifications (Model 99A)

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: Normally 15 passengers (8-seat 'Business Executive' model available) Portal:Developer
  • Length: 44 ft 6¾ in (13.58 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 10½ in (13.98 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 4⅓ in (4.37 m)
  • Wing area: 279.7 ft² (25.99 m²)
  • Empty weight: 5,533 lb (varies depending upon equipment and configuration) (2,515 kg)
  • Loaded weight: <!10400 lb (99 and 99A) l 10900 lb (B99 and aircraft modified with Beech Kit 99-5014); 11300 lb (C99)> ()
  • Max. takeoff weight: 10,400, 10,900, or 11,300 lb – see above (4,727 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-20, -27. or -36 turboprop Hartzell constant speed, feathering, and reversing, 550, 680, or 715 eshp depending upon model/mod status (please fix) each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 205 knots (380 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
  • Range: 910 nm (1,048 mi, 1,686 km)at 216 mph (347 km/h) at 8,000 ft (2,440 m)
  • Service ceiling: 26,200 ft (7,988 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,700 ft/min (8.63 m/s)

Development status/Issues/Todo

Outside:

  • I'm currently in the building a new 3d model with windows and everything. It will be finished someday, but not yet :). A screenshot can be found at: New Beech99
  • Flaps, ailerons and pitch elevator are not animated totally correct, slightly out of pitch
  • Aircraft has no shadow
  • Only aircraft light available is the Beacon.
  • No jet-stream visible
  • Nozzles do not change shape when changing thrust
  • There are no flaps when using reverse thrust

3D Cockpit:

  • 3D cockpit is not yet in finished, I'm currently working on the throttle quadrant.

General:

  • Engine sound in cockpit does not differ from outside engine sound
  • Engines can't be turned off
  • HUD is not available