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Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:46pm

Atlantean Civil Aircraft

Back a few years ago I developed a series of civil light aircraft for Atlantean manufacture. For whatever reason, nothing was ever posted; so I got permission from Wes to post it here for general view. I don't think anything here should be controversial, so this is less of a review and more of an informational posting. That said, if anyone notes anything in need of correction, please comment.

I envisioned that the Atlantean civil aircraft industry likely has quite a number of small manufacturing companies, many of them likely of the "five men and a workshop" type. Of that number, four manufacturers produce a significant number of aircraft per year - say, over ten aircraft per year. These firms are Loonis, Alcampa, Eyrturismo, and Upward. There is also one manufacturer, Solomon & Brothers, that provides the vast majority of the aero-engines used in civil aircraft.


Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:47pm

Solomon & Brothers Engines
Solomon engines power an overwhelming percentage of the light civil aircraft produced in Atlantis. Solomon is also known for their race cars, many of which use variants of their light aircraft engines. The Solomon firm was recognized in 1944 as one of the leading Atlantean-owned small businesses.

- Solomon Minor (105hp)
- Solomon Master (140hp)
- Solomon Minister (180hp)
- Solomon Mars (200hp)


Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:49pm

Upward Aero
Upward is the most successful civil aircraft manufacturers in Atlantis, building primarily gliders and motor-gliders. Upward got their start building kites during the 1890 Kite Craze, and experimented with early aircraft, though they never flew a plane of their own design. During the Great War, Upward built wing spars and parts for Atlantean aircraft, achieving a measure of success. Following the war, they left the aircraft business for a time, becoming a piano manufacturer and wooden coachbuilder. With the demise of wood-framed cars, their coachbuilding business failed and turned to gliders. Upward still makes pianos as well as wood cabins for sail and motor boats, but their excellent gliders have provided much of the company's profit from 1935 onward.

The Upward Arcus, one of the company's most prolific designs, is used for training by the Atlantean Air Force. A larger version is also produced as the Cirrus. Finally, a Cirrus variant, equipped with an engine, is produced under the designation 'Scud'.

- Upward Arcus (1935)
- Upward Cirrus (1937)
- Upward Scud (1939)


Upward Scud Touring Motor Glider
The Scud is designed to be a slow, stable aircraft for introductory flight training and civilian aviation. Intended to be more efficient than other available light aircraft, it is heavily based on the Upward Cirrus glider. The Scud uses strengthened glider wings, but has a regular engine layout and a capacity of two persons sitting side by side.

Wingspan: 58 ft (17.7m)
Length: 27 ft 4 in (8.33m)
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.7m)
Wing Area: 209.9 ft² (19.5 m²)
Empty weight: 1,510 lbs (685 kg)
Gross weight: 1,984 lbs (900 kg)
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,182.6 lbs (990 kg)
Engine: 1 × Solomon Minor Q34 flat-four piston engine (105 hp)
Crew and Passengers: 1 pilot + 1 passenger in side-by-side seating

Never exceed speed: 138 mph (222 kph)
Max speed: 95 mph (152.9 kph)
Cruise speed: 80 mph (128.75 kph)
Wing Loading: 10.4 lb/ft²
Range: 180 miles (289 km)
Service ceiling: 7,546 ft (2,300 m)


Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:50pm

Eyrturismo Aircraft
Eyrturismo is the second-largest of civil aircraft manufacturer in Atlantis, trailing Upward by a slight margin. Eyrturismo's success has been built on the Eyrturismo Ten biplane, popularly nicknamed the "Skybuster". Despite it's first flight in 1931, it's still one of the most popular and recognizable aircraft in Atlantis, with over five hundred planes sold, and it remains in production. Eyrturismo additionally license-builds the French Caudron Simoun as the Eyrturismo Simoun. Eyrturismo has recently unveiled the unusual four-seater Club biplane to answer the challenge posed by the Alcampa Moresca.

- Eyrturismo Ten / Skybuster (1931)
- Eyrturismo Simoun
- Eyrturismo Club (1942)


Eyrturismo Ten

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 2
Length: 8.52 m (27 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 10.5 m (38 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 29.75 m²
Empty weight: 626 kg (1,380 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,140 kg (2,513 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Solomon Master inline piston engine, 100 kW (140 hp)

Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
Cruising speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)


Eyrturismo Simoun
License-built Caudron Simoun

General characteristics
Crew: 1-2: pilot and (optional) co-pilot
Capacity: 2 passengers
Length: 9.10 m (29 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 10.4 m (34 ft 2 in)
Height: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 16 m² (170 ft²)
Empty weight: 755 kg (1,660 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,380 kg (3,040 lb)
Powerplant: 1× Renault Bengali 6Q-09 six-cylinder inline engine, 220 hp (160 kW)

Maximum speed: 300 km/h (160 knots, 190 mph)
Range: 1,500 km (810 nm, 930 mi)
Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)


Eyrturismo Club
Based on the Millet Lagarde ML-10.

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 3
Length: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
Height: 2.70 m (8 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 30 m² (323 ft²)
Gross weight: 1,600 kg (3,527 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Solomon Minister inline piston engine, (180 hp)

Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph)
Cruising speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
Range: 1,200 km (745 miles)
Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
Rate of climb: 4.00 m/s (787 ft/min)


Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:51pm

Loonis Aircraft
Loonis manufactures a small number of high-performance sport planes suitable for aerobatics. Their first plane, the Loonis Veuze, has proven quite popular. The new Loonis Biniou, which came out in 1942, has also achieved notoriety and exceptional sales, as it resembles a 3/4ths scale replica of the Spartan SP.20 Corsair fighter. The Biniou has already won several civil aircraft racing records.

- Loonis Veuze (1938)
- Loonis Biniou (1942)


Loonis Biniou Sport Racer
Wingspan: 26 ft 3 in (8.0m)
Length: 22 ft 6 in (6.9m)
Height: 8 ft 7 in (2.6m)
Wing Area: 175.5 ft² (16.3 m²)
Empty weight: 3832.5 lbs (1,738 kg)
Max Weight: 5062 lbs (2,296 kg)
Engine: 1 × V8 piston engine (650 hp)

Max speed: 243.75 mph (392 kph)
Cruise speed: 185 mph (297 kph)
Wing Loading: 10.4 lb/ft²
Range: 412 miles (663 km)
Service ceiling: 24,900 ft (7,590 m)
Climb Rate:: 1,600 ft / min


Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:53pm

Founded in 1939 outside Cleito, Alcampa Aviation has quickly assumed a place as one of Atlantis's leading civil light aircraft manufacturers. The company had its roots in a group of mechanics who worked at the Cleito Royal Flying Club mechanical shops, who designed and built a predecessor to the Arcon. Attaining financing, they improved their design, acquired their own facility, and built the Arcon. In 1942, they introduced the unconventional four-seat Moresca pusher to cater to the air tourist crowd..

- Alcampa Archon (1939)
- Alcampa Moresca (1942)


Alcampa Archon
Based on SNCASO SO.7060 Deauville.

General characteristics
Capacity: 2 people
Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in
Length: 21 ft 10 in
Height: 7 ft 11 in
Wing Area: 161.4 ft²
Empty weight: 1,140 lbs
Max Weight: 1,760 lbs
Engine: 1 × Solomon Minor Q34 flat-four piston engine (105 hp)

Max speed: 127 mph
Cruise speed: 105 mph
Range: 500 miles


Alcampa Moresca
Based on SECAN Courlis.

General characteristics
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 12.35 m (40 ft 6 in)
Height: 2.68 m (8 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 19.10 m² (205.6 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,015 kg (2,238 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,560 kg (3,439 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Solomon Mars air-cooled inverted-V piston engine, 149 kW (200 hp)

Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 110 kn)
Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi) with pilot and three passengers
Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,483 ft)


Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:10pm

That last one is a cute little thing.


Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:33pm

That last one is a cute little thing.

The Moresca? It certainly is - and very definitely unique.


Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:20am

I prefer the Archon it looks like a mini-fighter


Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 2:10am

You could paint a smiling face on the nose of the Moresca and build a children's toy/entertainment line off of it. Like "Cars" or "Thomas the Tank Engine", seventy years early.


Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 2:22am

You could paint a smiling face on the nose of the Moresca and build a children's toy/entertainment line off of it. Like "Cars" or "Thomas the Tank Engine", seventy years early.
Perhaps I should copyright "Andy the Aeroplane"? :P


Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 10:14am

Nice designs and pretty nice looking (well, except for the Eyrturismo Club).
Nice to see some light aircraft types fleshed out.