The White Wing Seaplane


This plane was designed for the planet Venice in Reavers' Deep. The era is TNE. This craft was designed as part of the Pocket Empire Group.
The 20 ton 'White Wing' seaplane is an example of the highest available technology produced on Venice. It was build using a base TL of 5 components of TL 6. These level of technology is only available at the cluster city of Neo Amsterdam.
This craft, and other cutting edge aircraft, was manufactured by the Bliss Technology Group. BTG is based in the burough of Neo Paltz, one of the cities located on the seamount chain which makes up Neo Amsterdam.
Oxygen masks are installed for the crew and any passengers. This is necessary due to Venice's thin atmosphere.
The first run of these aircraft were made to use petrochem fuel. Several were sold to the City Ship Orange County, which controls one of the major remaining petroleum pumping and refining sites.
Most White Wings produced now are fitted to use Kelpohol (a kelp derived alcohol fuel) as a fuel source. This change reduces the range and performance of the aircraft. Neo Amsterdam officals find this tradeoff worthwhile though. Their expansive kelp fields can produce plenty of fuel. This allows them to use Orange County petroleum other purposes.


TL 5/6 Seaplane, 20 tonnes total Mass

                          Mass    Volume  Cost     MW     
Fast Subsonic Airframe    0.105           0.42           
Imp Comb. Engine
 + TL 6 Propeller         2       2       0.008    1.6 => 1.25 tonnes thrust
Imp Comb. Engine
 + TL 6 Propeller         2       2       0.008    1.6 => 1.25 tonnes thrust
Imp Comb. Engine
 + TL 6 Propeller         2       2       0.008    1.6 => 1.25 tonnes thrust
Imp Comb. Engine
 + TL 6 Propeller         2       2       0.008    1.6 => 1.25 tonnes thrust
TL 6 Enhanced Mechanical 
Controls                  0.28            0.06     0.04
Navigation Aids &
Flight Avionics           0.0001  0.0001  0.01
Oxygen Tanks & Masks      0.010   0.010   0.0001
Flight Deck
TL 5 Open Crewstation     0.1     3.5     0.0002           Pilot
TL 5 Open Crewstation     0.1     3.5     0.0002           Co-Pilot
TL 5 Open Crewstation     0.1     3.5     0.0002           Flight Engineer
Fuel                      8       8       0.0002
TL 6 300Km Radio          0.3     0.15    0.015    0.1
Imp Comb Engine           0.5     0.5     0.001    0.2
Fuel                      0.4     0.4     0.0001
Search Light              0.01    0.01    0.0001   0.001
Search Light              0.01    0.01    0.0001   0.001
AIR Search Light          0.01    0.01    0.002    0.001
AIR Search Light          0.01    0.01    0.002    0.001
Pilot                     0.1
Co-Pilot                  0.1
Flight Engineer           0.1
1.75 tonnes Cargo         1.75    7


Totals
18.25 tonnes mass alloted for a 20 tonne aircraft.
34.6 m^3 of volume used
MCr 0.5432 = Cr 543,200

  Performance using HCL fuel
Thrust: 5 tonnes
G=0.225
Max Speed = 787 kph
Cruise Speed = 590 kph
Min Speed = 160 kph
Take off roll = 795 meters
Landing roll =429 meters
Cbt move = 110
Travel move = 2360
Agility = 5
Volume = 60
Endurance = 5 hours
Range = 2950

  Performance using Alcohol fuel
Thrust - 3.84 tonnes
G = 0.1728
Max Speed = 605 kph
Cruise Speed = 454 kph
Min Speed = 160 kph
Take off roll = 1035 meters
Landing roll = 430 meters
Cbt Move = 84
Travel Move = 1816
Endurance = 5 hours
Range = 2270 Km

Author's Note: The Bliss Technology Group is named after the dorm Bliss Hall. Back when I was at New Paltz College, it was the only all female dorm.
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