Couzinet 70

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Couzinet 70
Type Airliner, Historical aircraft, Long-range commercial monoplane
Configuration Monoplane aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Three-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Couzinet
Author(s) Emmanuel Baranger
--aircraft= couzinet70
Status Alpha
 FDM Stars-2.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-1.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Couzinet 70 developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Couzinet 70.
Download Download the Couzinet 70 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

Couzinet 70 was a 1930s airliner with 3 piston engines.

The instruments use metric units: altimeter in meters and ASI in myriameters per hour. In the absence of specific information, the "default" startup procedure works fine:

  • press } three times
  • set throttle to 10%
  • press "!" (selects engine No.1)
  • press and hold s to start engine 1
  • set throttle 1 back to idle (PageDown)
  • press "@" and repeat for engine No.2
  • press "#" and repeat for engine No.3
  • press "~" (selects all engines) to synchronize the throttles.

Compared to other aircraft, the Couzinet 70 reacts unusually slowly to aileron deflection, possibly because of its long wings.

To stop the engines, simply set mixture to cutoff and magnetos to off.

Cockpit view
It was used to demonstrate Ambient Occlusion in Howto: Add smooth ("Ambient Occlusion") shadows in Blender