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#1 rc808 Jul 02, 2010 04:56 AM

SR-71 cockpit
 
Came across this cool pic of the cockpit of an sr-71.

http://www.wired.com/magazine/wp-con...cockpits_f.jpg

#2 vicovaludemero Jul 02, 2010 09:15 AM

This is the picture from this months issue of wired....

#3 birdie_in_texas Jul 02, 2010 03:15 PM

That looks very uncomfortable..!

#4 rc808 Jul 02, 2010 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vicovaludemero (Post 15451604)
This is the picture from this months issue of wired....

yes it is

#5 Rockin G Jul 04, 2010 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rc808 (Post 15450521)
Came across this cool pic of the cockpit of an sr-71

What is that gauge, 3rd from the bottom, second from the right for? :D Kidding. Good thing it such a pretty bird on the outside, cause the inside gives me a headache just looking at it. :D

#6 vicovaludemero Jul 06, 2010 11:51 AM

Ye man, the real headache is flying the thing, every aspect, from climb-out to landing.
Obviously I have never actually flown the real thing (lol) but this is my favorite plane to fly in FS for years (2002, 2004, and now FSX); in fact I went all out and built a PC just for FSX and the SR-71.

The SR-71 in a nutshell: Coffin-corner anybody?
Canít see s***, you better know where your fuel panel is or your going down! CoG needs to be perfect. AoA over 10deg? Youíre dead... AoA under 5deg? dead! Bank too sharply? Compressor stall which causes a violent yaw in the direction of the stalled engine (which is usually outside) usually resulting in loss of control and overstress.
Left 5deg bank @ AoA 10.5 deg @ FL800? You would be dead before you would even know what happened.... I can go all day.

If you can truly fly this thing in FSX the right way without crashing then you can come over and fly my A-20.


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