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Stuntplane
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A Stuntplane in flight in Grand Theft Auto V
Vehicle type Civilian fixed-wing aircraft
Body style Bi-plane
Capacity 1 (pilot)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto V


The Stuntplane is a fixed-wing aircraft in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

GTA San Andreas

The Stuntplane, as its name suggests, is easily one of the best and most agile planes of all, even better than the Hydra or Rustler. It also has the 2nd shortest takeoff/landing distance, next to the Hydra (in hover mode). It is easily worth all Silver at Flying school. It has a very tight turn radius, but suffers from extreme over-turn. Due to it being a biplane, it is very slow, which helps at landing, though still being faster than the Dodo. It also stalls much easier than any other plane. It should never be flown by a novice pilot, as it will almost always crash within the first 30 seconds, if flown by a beginner. It is highly recommended to train with the Dodo, Rustler, and Cropduster before trying this plane. In the hands of an expert, it is easily the best choice of all planes, being able to turn almost 90 degrees instantly. It can also reach very high, with the proper techniques. It is obviously modeled after the Pitt's Special S-1, which, coincidentally, is also a stuntplane.

Pressing the action/sub-missions button will activate a trail of red smoke, (regardless of the plane's actual color) coming out the back of the plane. The smoke is used merely for aesthetic purposes.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Stuntplane returns in Grand Theft Auto V, this time it may be inspired on the Zivko Edge 540, or possibly the same Pitt's Special S1, but with a longer wingspan, and it is no longer a biplane, and it instead takes the form of a small, mid-wing aircraft. Like it's predecessor, it seems to be a slow, yet very agile aircraft. The Collector's Edition and Special Edition of the game appears to include a checkpoint race side-mission for this plane.

Performance

The Stuntplane has a remarkably fast take-off time, likely thanks to its light weight, and has a moderate amount of speed while in the air.

The plane's most notable feature is its incredible maneuvering capabilities which allow players to easily execute barrel rolls and loop-the-loops/inside loops (both of which are featured in Flying School trials). However, the very sensitive controls make the Stuntplane's handling tricky and easy to overcorrect, especially if damaged or while flying in high winds. This is especially true during the long Barnstorming race, where the coronas are placed at low altitudes, necessitating careful flying and patience.

Trivia

Locations

GTA San Andreas

  • The Stuntplane is available exclusively at Verdant Meadows in Bone County when all medals won in Flying School are at least silver and above. The only other ways to obtain it is through in-game cheats or by starting the flying race "Barnstorming" and storing it in the Verdant Meadows hangar, then intentionally failing the race.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • TBA

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