Bell X-1 Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

Bell X-1 Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

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Bell X-1 Free Aircraft Paper Model DownloadThis aircraft paper model is a Bell X-1 (XS-1), a joint NACA-U.S. Army Air Forces-U.S. Air Force supersonic research project built by the Bell Aircraft Company, the papercraft was created by Mame Craft. Conceived in 1944 and designed and built during 1945, it reached nearly 1,000 m.p.h. (1,600 km/h) in 1948. A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 m.p.h. (2,575 km/h) in 1954.

The X-1 was the first airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight and was the first of the so-called X-planes, an American series of experimental rocket planes designated for testing of new technologies and often kept secret. For more information of the Bell X-1 please click here.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 30 ft 11 in (9.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft (8.5 m)
  • Height: 10 ft (3.3 m)
  • Wing area: 130 ft² (12 m²)
  • Empty weight: 7,000 lb (3,175 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 12,225 lb (5,545 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 12,250 lb (5,557 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Reaction Motors XLR-11-RM3 liquid fuel rocket, 6,000 lbf (1,500 lbf per chamber) (26.7 kN)
  • Color : International Orange (same color as the Golden Gate Bridge)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 957 mph (Mach 1.26) (1,541 km/h)
  • Range: 5 minutes (powered endurance)
  • Service ceiling: 71,900 ft (21,900 m)
  • Wing loading: 94 lb/ft² (463 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.49

You can download the paper model here: Bell X-1 Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

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