Simulatorer

 

Museet har sex simulatorer:
- J 35J Draken från Flygvapnet (J 35:an är för tillfället stängd för översyn)

- JAS 39 Gripen (som även är anpassad för rörelsehindrade gäster)

- Convair 440 Metropolitan från SAS

- McDonnell Douglas DC-10 från Scanair

- Airbus A320 (Håll koll på onlinebokningen vilka söndagar som är bokbara)

- Link-trainer - en klassiker från 1920-talet

 

Simulatorerna är i första hand avsedda att ge dem som inte har någon tidigare erfarenhet som piloter en realistisk upplevelse av hur det är att spaka ett berömt flygplan och att visa hur arbetet i cockpit går till.

 

Västerås-företaget TV021 har sammanställt denna lilla film från vår simulatoravdelning:

de Havilland DH.114 Heron

UK

Inspired by the success of the low-wing two-engine DH.104 "Dove", a larger four-engine machine, called "Heron", was developed with greater wing span and extended body. Unfortunately, it came

to be fitted with heavy weak Gipsy engines of 250 hp each, and

could therefore not meet the intended specifications.

Several versions were built and later Gipsys became more powerful. In many cases, like the machine here, it was equipped with Lycoming

boxer motors type IO-540 of 290 hp each.

Usually with space for 14, or in some cases, 17 passengers. Several more luxurious variants have existed. Has been used both as civilian and military in many countries.
 

The first machines from the serial production went to New Zealand. Later, three machines in slightly different variants were delivered to Queen's Flight (RAF). For de Havilland, however, the aircraft type, unlike engined its pre decessor, the twin Dove, it became a loss business.

The machine in the hangar is the last flying Heron. Most recently used in the United States as one of the game syndicate's VIP flights between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

de Havilland DH.114 Heron, Västerås Flygmuseum

Prototype flew

Total manufactured 

Length

Span

Height

Weight

Load

Max takeoff weight

Power plant:
4 x Lycoming IO-540

Power

Max speed

Service ceiling

Range

1950

150

48.6 ft

71.5 ft

14.1 ft

4.33 tons

1765 lbs

5.41 tons

 

1160 hp

175 mph

18400 ft

915 miles