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The Lockheed Electra monoplane was one of the first, all metal, modern airliners. To recreate the plane we have done a lot traveling visiting air museums, airports, and archives. We have asked for original plans, measure real airplanes, and talked with Electra pilots. Hours have been logged in museum reading rooms, on the phone, the Internet, and miles of road trips to collect data for this model.

We Have chosen X-Plane as the simulation aircraft software. It is a program based on aeronautical engineering data, and flight physics. It gives you the feel of the real plane. Where can you get the chance to fly an Electra? With this software you can fly anytime, anywhere!

The entire world is in the X-Plane scenery file. We will also have custom scenery available for the Lae takeoff, and Howland Island. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial, supercharged, engines, the model performs just as described in the aircraft, and engine manuals. X-Plane™ is compatible with Windows, Apple and Lunix operating systems. Desktop aviators need to check the X-Plane web site to learn what level of computer hardware is best for the realism they expect.

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The Program

Mobile Oil workers refueling the Electra, Bandung, Indonesia, June 1937.