(Parameters in plane files are documented in Chapter 8 and Appendix 2 of the Guide, and Chapter 15 can give you a feeling for how you'd define a plane 'from scratch'.)
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"Gulfstream G550 (GV-SP), spec'03.
More thrust, improved sfc & aero, evolved from GV.
MTOW 91000, OEW 48300, MZFW 54500, MLW 75300.
Range 6750nm with 8pax @LRC M0.80 (fuel limited)
and NBAA-IFR reserves.
Payload-Range lb/nm: 6200/5713, 2106/6658, 0/6862
Range with 8 pax @ M.85 = 6000 nm, @M.87 = 5000 nm.
SL-ISA TOFL 5910.ft, Land.dist.2770.ft (flaps 39).
Time to FL370 18 mins, to FL410 22 mins."

; File created as Gulfstream G550 
; 17:40:49 on Monday, February 20 2006

; Parameter Name               Value          ;Comments

 aerofoil-clmax                1.35
 aerofoil-cm0                  -0.05
 approach-time                 2.5            ;minutes      (2.5 minutes)
 aspect-ratio                  7.363
 braking-friction              0.5
 cabin-aisle-width             0.48           ;metres       (18.897638 inches)
 cabin-altitude                1828.7999      ;metres       (5999.9999 feet)
 cabin-seat-pitch              2.2            ;metres       (86.614176 inches)
 cabin-seat-width              0.635          ;metres       (25.000001 inches)
 cd0-compress.start-mach       0.7
 cd0-compressibility-factor    1.15
 contingency-fuel-fraction     0
 design-cruise-altitude        11887.2        ;metres       (39000.001 feet)
 design-cruise-mach            0.85
 dihedral-deg                  1              ;degrees      (1.0 degrees)
 dorsal-fin-height-fraction    0.2
 dorsal-fin-length-fraction    0.5
 eta-u/c                       0.1
 exist-slats                   nil
 exist-winglets                t
 fin-aspect-ratio              0.98
 fin-sweep-deg                 37             ;degrees      (37.0 degrees)
 fin-t/c                       0.095
 fin-tailcone-gap              0.18           ;metres       (0.5905512 feet)
 fin-taper                     0.65
 flap-type                     :1-slot-fowler
 front-fuse-length             4.4539813      ;metres       (14.6128 feet)
 front-fuse-name               "gulfstream"
 fuel-density                  802.83634      ;kg./cu.metre (6.7 pounds/US.gal.)
 fuel-vol-adjustment           1.17153        ;cu.metres    (309.48546 US.gal.)
 furnishings-mass-per-pax      272.1552       ;kilograms    (599.99999 pounds)
 fuse-transition               0.15
 fuse-width                    2.3876         ;metres       (7.8333336 feet)
 ignore-fuel-vol-violations    nil
 landing-flap-deg              39             ;degrees      (39.0 degrees)
 linked-engine-name            "Large-bizjet Fan2"
 mass-per-pax                  90.718401      ;kilograms    (200.0 pounds)
 max-landing-mass-ratio        0.8274725
 max-operating-altitude        15544.8        ;metres       (51000.002 feet)
 max-payload/design-payload    3.875
 mid-fuse-length               11.725656      ;metres       (38.470001 feet)
 mto-mass                      41276.872      ;kilograms    (90999.999 pounds)
 nac-length/width              2.75
 nac-location-on-fuse          1.65
 nac-name                      "generic2"
 nac-width                     1.8            ;metres       (5.905512 feet)
 nacs-mounted-on-fuse          (0.1)
 number-of-cabin-crew          1
 number-of-compressor-stages   16
 number-of-flight-crew         3
 number-of-pax                 8
 number-of-windows             14
 operational-items-mass        866.2369       ;kilograms    (1909.727 pounds)
 ramp-fuel-allowance           181.4368       ;kilograms    (400.0 pounds)
 rear-fuse-length              9.9802801      ;metres       (32.743702 feet)
 rear-fuse-name                "dc9"
 reference-thrust-per-engine   71171.553      ;newtons      (16000.0 pounds-force)
 required-fin-vol-coeff        0.0407707
 required-stab-vol-coeff       0.6118002
 roof-top-end                  0.45
 seats-abreast                 2
 stab-aspect-ratio             5.05
 stab-mounting                 :high
 stab-sweep-deg                30
 stab-t/c                      0.09
 stab-tailcone-gap             0              ;metres       (0.0 feet)
 stab-taper                    0.41
 sweep-deg                     27             ;degrees      (27.0 degrees)
 t/c-root                      0.1
 t/c-tip/root                  0.83
 takeoff-time                  1              ;minutes      (1.0 minutes)
 taper                         0.26
 taxi-in-time                  5              ;minutes      (5.0 minutes)
 taxi-out-time                 10             ;minutes      (10.0 minutes)
 user-factor-on-climb-rating   1.1
 user-factor-on-continuous-rating   1.14
 user-factor-on-cruise-rating   1.1
 user-factor-on-induced-drag   0.98
 user-factor-on-sfc            0.988
 user-factor-on-takeoff-rating   0.9615886
 window-depth                  0.4826         ;metres       (19.000001 inches)
 window-width                  0.6096         ;metres       (24.000001 inches)
 wing-apex-fuse-fraction       0.395
 wing-area                     105.63076      ;sq.metres    (1137.0 sq.feet)
 wing-transition               0.25
 winglet-cant-deg              10
 winglet-span/wing-halfspan    0.126
 xi-front-spar-root            0.08
 xi-front-spar-tip             0.14
 xi-rear-spar-root             0.7
 xi-rear-spar-tip              0.67

; Indirectly defined parameters 

 *cruise-altitude-mode*             :stepup
 *cruise-mach-mode*                 :fixed
 *flight-levels*                    (410 450 490 510)
 *freeze-tail-areas*                t
 *freeze-oew*                       21908.493599999998
 plane-version                      4.1