FSX SR-71A Blackbird
- Complete with Base Model
- Download hits
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
- File size
- 5.3 MB
- Virus Scan
- Scanned 25 days ago (clean)
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- Free (Freeware)
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This is an update of the Alphasim SR-71A Blackbird for FSX. I have fixed the smoke, done the best I can for now with updating the panel, and updated the flight dynamics a bit. This is the whole aircraft. Bob Chicilo.
Unzip to a folder of your choice. Copy the aircraft folder to the SimObjects\airplanes folder. Copy the gauges and effects to the main FS gauges and effects folders. If you have not already done so, copy the [.cab files] from the B737-800; and the Lear45 panel folders to the main FS gauges folder. No need to overwrite anything already there.
When you first go into the sim with the aircraft there might be messages asking if you wish to run some of the gauges, say yes, both times, for each gauge. You only have to do this once for each gauge, no matter how many aircraft use that particular gauge. Any gauge you get a message saying it was made for fs98, that gauge won't show, and might as well be deleted from the main FS gauges folder. I mention this so you know for any updates you try by bringing FS9 aircraft into FSX. Most will be usable, but few will have panels that are completly usable. One that is completely usable is the A-10 clean, by Mike Stone. I have included a thumbnail that can be copied to the A-10 texture folder so you can have a picture for the choose the aircraft page.
The light above the radios is the speed brake indicator.
There is a mach meter that comes on when at, or above, mach 0.4; it is below the speed tape on the left of the PDF gauge. There is a verticle speed gauge to the right of the PDF gauge that has a digital read-out above and below the moving needle when climbing or decending.
The old readme file is included so you know how to get full speed with the flaps controls. This works at any altitude, not just high altitude.
You can do an approach at 160 knots, or less, with most of the fuel still on board.
I wrote the following about FSX in the update for this aircraft for FS9: If you switch to the main panel from the virtual panel, the virtual panel is still there in the background and therefore may show up if any part of it is not COMPLETELY covered by the main panel.
This only happens when you are in virtual cockpit view as default view, and switch to the main view. If you make the 2D cockpit the default view, this does not happen.
The archive SR-71upX.zip has 96 files and directories contained within it.
This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.
|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|Lockheed SR-71A.air||10.22.06||8.41 kB|
|Lockheed SR-71A_check.htm||11.04.03||68.06 kB|
|Lockheed SR-71A_check_files||10.22.06||0 B|
|Lockheed SR-71A_ref.htm||11.04.03||19.25 kB|
|Lockheed SR-71A_ref_files||10.22.06||0 B|
|Lockheed SR-71A.mdl||12.01.03||3.15 MB|
|drag chute doors.bmp||09.07.03||65.05 kB|
|F-86D Gauges.cab||09.30.05||296.31 kB|
|read me.txt||10.30.06||2.32 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
If you’ve ever owned the excellent Aphasim SR-71A Blackbird aircraft created by Bob Chicilo, then you will be very interested in this post. We’ve been a huge fan of Bob’s work for years because he always goes that extra mile to get the aircraft looking, feeling and performing just as it would in the real world.
However, one of his most satisfying abilities is the way that he constantly returns and updates the aircraft when something has been alerted to him, or when a new feature becomes potentially available for use within the flight simulator itself. This new update gives you plenty of help in arranging things up just as they were supposed to be on release, including;
Smoke effects and dynamics have been improved and tamed in some cases; the effects are less exaggerated and look far more realistic than before
The panels have been improved and updated to, making sure they look JUST like the real thing and carry all of the key hallmarks of the original Blackbird
Flight dynamics modified and upgraded to fall truly in line with the real thing; if it was 95% realistic before, it is certainly 100% realistic when using it now!
How to Install
Installing this new version of the package couldn’t be any easier either! If you already have it installed then simply save over the folder. I’d already installed the old one, of course, so it was just a case of rewriting it and getting on with playing around in my new toy in FSX! However, if you are brand new to the package then you will need to;
Unzip the folder inside, and take the SimObjects/airplanes folder that is located inside
Copy all of the effects and gauges to your main FSX gauges and effects folders as well as the .cab files from the B737-800 as well as the Lear45 panel folders into your main FS gauges folders
Now, when you first launch FSX again, you’ll be prompted if you want to make any changes or install any of the new gauges for usage within the simulator – say yes for anything that comes up. Please be aware that if you are trying to any old FS9 mods you might have trouble as some of the panels simply won’t be compatible
Now that you have the software installed and are ready to start flying around the skies, what are you expecting to see? The answers should be fairly simple – something truly epic, of course! – But there are lots of things to consider in the long-term when using this aircraft. For example, it can hit speeds unlike many normal aircraft so you need to be prepared for a bit of pacing when you first starting flying this, otherwise you’ll be spending a lot more time than usual crashing and burning!
Anything you aren’t sure about? Then check out the download folder – it’s loaded with brilliant features and information in PDF guides that will make you the master of the Blackbird in no time at all!
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