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Jul 02, 2010, 05:56 AM
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SR-71 cockpit

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

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Jul 02, 2010, 10:15 AM
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This is the picture from this months issue of wired....
Jul 02, 2010, 04:15 PM
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That looks very uncomfortable..!
Jul 02, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by vicovaludemero
This is the picture from this months issue of wired....
yes it is
Jul 04, 2010, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rc808
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? Kidding. Good thing it such a pretty bird on the outside, cause the inside gives me a headache just looking at it.
Jul 06, 2010, 12:51 PM
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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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