File Description: The John Corby designed CJ-1 Starlet was Australia's first certified homebuilt design. This nimble little aircraft is powered by the venerable Volkswagon "Flat Four" air cooled car engine (which originally was an aero engine in the 1930's) from the famous Beetle & Combi van converted to aeronautical standards (Capacity ranging from 1.8l to 2.2l). The Starlet is semi aerobatic and is stressed to +-4.5G. Other noteable features of the Starlet are a cruise speed of 120kt IAS and a climb rate of 1000 feet/min all on 75Hp.
The model has been designed from the "ground up" using ABACUS' FSDS version 2.11. The model features the now usual moving parts, texture reflections & Dynamic shine. The model also features a full Dynamic Virtual Cockpit (DVC) and comes in 3 model variations. The Flight Dynamics have been constructed by the use of the 1% Spreadsheets (v2.82.98).
Model, Textures, Panel and Flight dynamics By David Friswell