X-Plane WDL-1B 1.0 Airship/Blimp

PreviewThe WDL-1B is a non-rigid airship built by the Westdeutsche Luftwerbung (WDL) Airship Company during the 1960s.

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Complete with Base Model
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X-Plane 11
File size
33.59 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

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The WDL-1B is a non-rigid airship built by the Westdeutsche Luftwerbung (WDL) Airship Company during the 1960s.

WDL-1B blimp Sparkasse livery in XP11.Information on this model of the airship is scarce, but it is 197 feet long and is powered by two Continental IO-360 engines, the same engines used in the GZ-20.

It can fly up to 58 knots and it is still operated today.

I have no idea how many were built if more then one.

Includes 4 liveries, custom sounds, and a custom 2D panel.

NOTE: when you first spawn into the simulator, remember to add a little blimp lift with the lever, otherwise the blimp will topple over. This is irritating but for now, I have no solution for this.

Reverse thrust is available. Press Shift-/ to engage reverse thrust. The blimp is configured so autopilot works. Add just enough blimp displacement to allow the blimp to float just off the ground then take off like a normal aircraft, just like the real airship.

Developer: Cynderdragon.

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The archive wdl-1b.zip has 35 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
WDL-1B11.02.180 B
3.jpg11.02.18160.27 kB
Cockpit10.31.180 B
-PANELS-10.31.180 B
panel.png10.31.18422.68 kB
image1.jpg11.02.18194.70 kB
image2.jpg11.02.18131.73 kB
liveries11.01.180 B
Fujifilm11.01.180 B
wdl1b_icon11.png11.01.18155.66 kB
wdl1b_icon11_thumb.png11.01.1815.77 kB
wdl1b_paint.png11.01.18440.17 kB
Sparkasse11.01.180 B
wdl1b_icon11.png11.01.18127.84 kB
wdl1b_icon11_thumb.png11.01.1813.04 kB
wdl1b_paint.png11.01.18382.91 kB
Vereinte Versicherungen11.01.180 B
wdl1b_icon11.png11.01.18136.61 kB
wdl1b_icon11_thumb.png11.01.1814.58 kB
wdl1b_paint.png11.01.18416.03 kB
Readme.txt11.02.18964 B
sounds10.31.180 B
engine10.31.180 B
wdl1b prop1.wav10.17.186.52 MB
wdl1b prop1_INN.wav10.31.189.68 MB
wdl1b prop2.wav10.17.186.52 MB
wdl1b prop2_INN.wav10.31.189.68 MB
wdl1b.acf10.31.181.04 MB
wdl1b.acf~10.29.18628.64 kB
wdl1b_icon11.png11.01.18113.71 kB
wdl1b_icon11_thumb.png11.01.1812.13 kB
wdl1b_paint.png10.30.18324.41 kB
wdl1b_prefs.txt11.01.18411 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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Timothy MerrittSun, 09 May 2021 18:57:32 GMT

I am interested in purchasing a download for a Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship for X-Plane.

Could I pay someone to build that?

Tim Merritt.

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