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1929 Great Lakes - 'The Original'

1929 Great Lakes - 'The Original'

1929 Great Lakes - 'The Original'

1929 Great Lakes - "The Original"

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PUBLISHER Golden Age Simulations (MORE)
Price: $19.95
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The 1929 Great Lakes Cirrus Powered Sport Trainer including a bonus scenery "Phenick Field"

This the original Great Lakes designed as a sport trainer it is powered by the 90 hp American Cirrus.  A low and slow flier it is ideal for cruising the virtual skies and a joy to fly. Having no electrical system it's a VFR flier and has no vices.  Its paired with Phenick Field, a flight training academy which once exited near Newark Ohio.  It's a perfect location to practice in the pattern and perform touch and goes.  Test your skill by flying through barn a feat not for the faint of heart.

About Great Lakes Sport BiPlanes

In 1929, the Great Lakes Aircraft Company (GLAC) was formed in Cleveland, Ohio at the former site of the Martin Aircraft Company. They built civilian biplanes, float planes, as well as biplane torpedo bombers under contract to the US Navy. The model that most people think of today when someone says, "Great Lakes aircraft," is the enduring 2T biplane; also known as the Great Lakes Sport Trainer. It was designed and sold as a two-place, open cockpit biplane. The first engines were an 85 hp (63 kW) American Cirrus Mk III. The 2T biplane was not as large as some of its contemporaries manufactured by Stearman, WACO and Travel Air.

The original models had a wing span of 26 feet 8 inches and length of 20 feet 4 inches. The useful load was 578 pounds (262kg) and it was stressed for 9 g positive and 6 G negative. It had outrigger landing gear with spring oleo shock struts, and the range was 375 miles. The sale price started out at $4,990 dollars but as the depression came it was lowered to $3,985. The first four Sport Trainers built were of a rare straight-wing design, one of which was modified into a special racer. Because of problems recovering from flat spins, the top wing was swept back and that is what most people recognize first when looking at a Sport Trainer. At its peak, Great Lakes had as many as 650 deposits for new aircraft. With the onset of the great depression, the Great Lakes Aircraft Company went out of business closing their doors in 1936. The company built just 264 of the Sport Trainers ordered.

That would not be the end of the story for this iconic golden age flier as its timeless design has inspired others to keep the dream alive in through modification and refinement almost continuously over the decades since the original factory closed its doors.  So it has inspired Golden Age Simulations to bring the Great Lakes to FSX and Prepar3D. 

All of our models feature:

  • Incredibly detailed model with full animations and completely clickable virtual cockpit
  • Fully detailed power plants
  • Seven high definition liveries with blank textures for creating your own designs
  • Two unique liveries per aircraft presented
  • Precise smooth 3D modeled gauges with backlighting (if so equipped with an electrical system)
  • High fidelity sound package unique to each model
  • Precise flight dynamics
  • Detailed user's manual
  • 4 titles are available

System requirements:

  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or SP2 required) or Prepar3D
  • 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
  • 2.0GB RAM
  • 256MB graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP (32-bit or 64-bit) / Vista
  • Hard Drive Space (see individual options above for storage requirements)