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Frat Bros Design Releases CT-4A/B Airtrainer X

Last updated Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:07:43 GMT
Originally posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:00:00 GMT

Frat Bros Design has released CT-4A/B Airtrainer X, a New Zealand Aerospace Industries CT-4 Airtrainer. The CT/4 Airtrainer series are all-metal construction, single-engine and fully acrobatic training aircraft manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand.

History of the airtrainer

The origin of this two-seat primary trainer lies in the Australian Victa Airtourer, which was designed by Henry Millicer in the 1950s. The Millicer Airtourer had a 65 hp Continental engine, and first flew in March 1959. Victa Consolidated Industries purchased production rights to this aircraft and they created the Victa Airtourer VH-MVA, powered by a 100 hp Continental. Victa produced 172 Airtourers up to the end of 1966. Due to financing problems and strong competition, the company was sold to Aero Engine Services Ltd (AESL) of Hamilton, New Zealand.

The first AESL Airtourer flew mid-1967 and was a 115 hp Airtourer designated model T2. The company also had T3, T4, T5 and T6 models. Airtourer produced 80 aircraft, including four for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and six for the Singapore Air Force. The Singapore Air Force later sold the six T6 aircrafts to Australia.

The trainer has a 210hp Rolls Royce Continental I0-360-HB piston engine. Its wingspan is 7.92 m (26 ft), length 7.06 m (23 ft 2 in), and height 2.59 m (8ft 6 in). The aircraft has a maximum speed of 294 km/h (159 kt); rate of climb 411 m (1350 ft)/min; service ceiling 17,900 ft (5455 m); and range 1311km (600 nm).

CT-4A/B Airtrainer X

Frat Bros CT-4A/B Airtrainer in flight.

Frat Bros CT-4A/B Airtrainer in flight.

Key features for CT-4A/B Airtrainer X are:

  • There are two models of the CT4, the A and B Model
  • Three schemes of paint  
  • Several animations
  • Virtual cockpit detail
  • Custom gauges and panel

FSX and FS2004 versions are available.

Frat Bros Design’s key areas of focus include creating flight simulator products, aerial imagery, laser work, sign writing and light engineering. 

You can also get an awesome CT4 Airtrainer from our downloads library.

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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