Cirrus SR22 Rework

Cirrus SR22 Rework


Image Credit: Cirrus Aircraft


Sr-22-Introduction

The Cirrus SR22 is a single engine piston-powered general aviation aircraft designed by Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, Minnesota. It was certified in November of 2000 and since 2003, has been the best selling general aviation aircraft year over year with around 5,194 sold. It is also one of the safest general aviation aircraft, with a fatal rate of .42 per 100,000 flight hours, in part thanks to its Cirrus Airframe Parachute System [CAPS].

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The CAPS is a ballistic parachute recovery system, first designed for the SR20 and then later implemented on the SR22 and SF 50 Vision Jet. The design became the first of its kind to become certified with the FAA, achieving certification in October 1998, and remains the only aircraft ballistic parachute used as standard equipment by an aviation company.

The CAPS was first thought up by Alan and Dale Klapmeier, the founders of Cirrus in 1985 after Alan Klapmeier survived a mid-air collision, where the pilot of the other aircraft was killed. From this experience, the Klapmeier brothers decided to implement a device on their Cirrus models that would give the pilot and passengers a way of surviving as a last resort, if all else fails. The Cirrus engineering & and design team started designing is in the mid-1990s with the first test being in 1998 over Southern California.

Sr-22-performance

Cruise speed: 183 kn (211 mph; 339 km/h)
Stall speed: 60 kn (69 mph; 111 km/h) flaps down
Range: 1,049 nmi (1,207 mi; 1,943 km) with reserves at 65% power
Service ceiling: 17,500 ft (5,300 m)
Rate of climb: 1,270 ft/min (6.5 m/s)

Sr-22-General

Crew: One
Capacity: Four passengers
Length: 26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 4 in (11.68 m)
Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Airfoil: Roncz
Empty weight: 2,225 lb (1,009 kg)
Gross weight: 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Fuel capacity: 92 US gallons (348 litres)
Powerplant: 1 × Continental IO-550-N Six cylinder horizontally opposed aircraft engine, 310 hp (230 kW)
Propellers: 3-bladed

Sr-22-operators

Operator Amount
French Air Force 6
Royal Saudi Air Force 25
Emirates 22
Minnesota State Patrol 1

Sr-22-Whyweneedthisrework

The SR22 is a revolutionary aircraft that is currently often neglected in the game due to its poor physics and lack of features. This rework would shed a new light on it and increase the number of GA fliers in game, and along with that, increasing the freedom of pilots to fly to their home airfield or anywhere in the world.

Sr-22-whatshouldbeimporvedededed

Physics of the aircraft
Fuel flow
Opening doors and engine cowling
Better audio
Pilots
New Views
Add CAPS, if possible
More liviries

I would agree, we do need a rework.
Don’t forget to vote for your own feature request!

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Great Idea! Clearing a vote for this!

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Alright, I will vote for this. I have seen some nice private liveries for the SR-22.

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The parachute would be a nightmare on live. Imagine how many people would just deploy it on final to LAX…

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Yea, that’s why I put in this

Maybe only allow it on expert and when not in contact with ATC?

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Yes I agree. I remember evaluating the possibility of it in a thread once, and the general consensus at the end of the conversation was it would be cool, but it would also be misused.

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Instant cop, I voted

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I think that along with working weapons on fighters, filled Gates with non player aircraft, AI aircraft, etc, etc, are great ideas, but there are lots of ideas that simply don’t fit with the big emphasis on live flying…

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Should actually add failures first before adding a CAPS system.

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Just going to bump this thread up with an amazing video I found where youtuber FlightChops heads down to Key West in the SR22. It really showcases alot of the features of the aircraft including the autopilot.

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I think this would be a great rework. I fly this plane all the time. I wish I had a vote to give. But you have my support!

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Bumping this up with a very cool video I found about the aircraft:

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SR22 should be a flagship plane of Cirrus.

Can someone tell me what what of sr22 is in the game. Live flight says it’s the gts but IF says it’s just ther sr22?

very well made post. I do like the idea, but sadly I believe that the amount of Projects aside from this one is way to high to see this in the near future.

Bumping this up! Today while flying the SR22 I thought wouldn’t it be great if it was up to Xcub standards?

Imagine that🤯

Even including this beautiful Emirates livery! It’s for their Training Academy. I have made a #features Topic for that. 👇

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It’s an awesome plane. Don’t forgot to vote everyone!