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FSX Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Project

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A very big thank you to anyone having flown my project in FS9. You will find this aircraft totally different and more user friendly.

Screenshot of Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird in flight.

Screenshot of Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird in flight.

The zip file you downloaded should be extracted to a clean temp folder. It will have the following folders:

0_Images (ref): Four larger images for reference.

Effects: copy and past the CONTENTS to the FSX effects folder. DO NOT OVERWRITE any files.

Flight Simulator X Files: copy and past the CONTENTS to your Documents folder of the same name.

SimObjectsAirplanes: copy the aircraft file within, to your FSX airplanes folder.

NOTE: The gauges in this project are in both panel folders. DO NOT TRANSFER them to the FSX Gauges folder. When activating say yes to the run question.

There maybe some misalignment with runways in flights that start from an airfield as alignment will depend on what scenery you are using.

Be very sure to follow the taxi and takeoff instructions.

Whilst this project is based on saved flight plans to replicate the performance given in the email on page 6 of the Manual you can of course follow the flying instructions: takeoff from your favorite airfield, climb to a subsonic 40000ft as instructed, go supersonic and climb to say 84000ft, achieve at least mach 3.2, take a screen grab of the territory below, then turn 180 degrees and find your way back to your airfield and land. You will find that will not be easy without GPS guidance back to your home base as you will probably be 800Nm away when you start your return.

By Ross McLennan.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
zz_READ_ME.txt11.16.122.31 kB
SR71_EGUN.jpg11.15.12216.34 kB
SR71_Flight-Maps.jpg11.15.12772.66 kB
SR71_Norway.jpg11.15.12551.56 kB
SR71_Project_2012.jpg11.16.12643.42 kB
fx_Bob_SR-71_Burn.fx11.28.0741.90 kB
fx_Bob_SR-71Blueflame.fx11.28.071.24 kB
fx_contrail_s.fx05.14.031.17 kB
fx_smoke_f6.fx04.19.041.17 kB
fx_SR-71_burnerflame.fx11.28.0715.52 kB
71X_01 Blackbird Training Flight Beale AFB.FLT11.16.1214.15 kB
71X_01 Blackbird Training Flight Beale AFB.FSSAVE03.05.12157.06 kB
71X_02 The Blackbird Goes Supersonic.FLT11.16.1215.40 kB
71X_02 The Blackbird Goes Supersonic.FSSAVE03.01.12144.91 kB
71X_03 Blackbird go North or land Vandenberg.FLT11.16.1211.54 kB
71X_03 Blackbird go North or land Vandenberg.FSSAVE01.18.1048.38 kB
71X_04 Blackbird Touch & Go at RAF Mildenhall.FLT11.16.1211.83 kB
71X_04 Blackbird Touch & Go at RAF Mildenhall.FSSAVE03.08.12111.66 kB
71X_05 Blackbird Recon to Libya - near Genoa.FLT11.16.1214.66 kB
71X_05 Blackbird Recon to Libya - near Genoa.FSSAVE03.05.1284.40 kB
71X_06 Blackbird Recon to Libya - 81000ft.FLT11.16.1219.14 kB
71X_06 Blackbird Recon to Libya - 81000ft.FSSAVE03.08.12104.59 kB
71X_07 Blackbird Approach Gibraltar Fuel - 34000ft.FLT11.16.1214.55 kB
71X_07 Blackbird Approach Gibraltar Fuel - 34000ft.FSSAVE03.08.12127.67 kB
71X_08 Blackbird Land Gibraltar 2.FLT11.16.1214.64 kB
71X_08 Blackbird Land Gibraltar 2.FSSAVE03.01.1251.81 kB
71X_09 Blackbird Returning to Mildenhall - Channel.FLT11.16.1214.49 kB
71X_09 Blackbird Returning to Mildenhall - Channel.FSSAVE03.08.12163.42 kB
VFR Beale AFB to Beale AFB.pln03.01.125.31 kB
VFR Mildenhall AB to Mildenhall AB.pln03.08.124.42 kB
z_SR71A Blackbird 61-7955 FSX11.16.120 B
Aircraft.cfg11.16.1216.16 kB
Lockheed-Martin SR-71a 'BLACKBIRD'.air08.30.098.52 kB
model.1795511.16.120 B
Lockheed SR-71A.mdl12.01.033.15 MB
Model.cfg05.05.0334 B
panel.RMcL_SR71_17955_FSX211.16.120 B
Boeing777-300.gau06.13.034.26 MB
Cessna208.gau06.14.032.71 MB
CONCORDE.GAU03.05.033.60 MB
DM_COMET1.cab06.28.04825.22 kB
Extra_XML.cab09.26.07513.42 kB
F-86D Gauges.cab02.26.12296.31 kB
Lear_45_XML.cab09.26.071.58 MB
panel.cfg11.16.1217.46 kB
rcb-gauges11.16.120 B
F14BurnerLight.xml10.21.031.76 kB
F14EffectControl.xml12.23.033.30 kB
F14Reheat1.bmp10.21.032.11 kB
F14Reheat2.bmp10.21.032.11 kB
F14ReheatBoth.bmp10.10.032.11 kB
F14ReheatOff.bmp10.10.032.11 kB
Spitfire_Instr.gau12.26.031.07 MB
SR71_HL11.16.120 B
Hood_down.bmp11.22.052.58 kB
Hood_Light.xml11.13.12825 B
Hood_up.bmp11.22.052.65 kB
Tornado_Gauges.CAB06.30.072.11 MB
z_Distance_patch.bmp08.21.09916 B
z_IAS2.bmp03.07.1242.24 kB
z_NotActive.bmp05.27.087.19 kB
z_Rear_Blank.bmp03.07.122.25 MB
z_SR71_PNL_a.bmp11.11.122.25 MB
z_Sr71rso4.bmp03.07.122.25 MB
z_TR71_Blank.bmp08.21.092.25 MB
panel.RMcL_SR71_Rapid_Rabbit_FSX111.16.120 B
B737_800.cab09.26.072.01 MB
Blank.BMP02.24.08900.05 kB
Boeing777-300.gau06.13.034.26 MB
Cessna208.gau06.14.032.71 MB
CONCORDE.GAU03.05.033.60 MB
DM_COMET1.cab06.28.04825.22 kB
Extra_XML.cab09.26.07513.42 kB
F-86D Gauges.cab02.26.12296.31 kB
Lear_45_XML.cab09.26.071.58 MB
panel.cfg11.15.127.42 kB
rcb-gauges11.16.120 B
F14BurnerLight.xml10.21.031.76 kB
F14EffectControl.xml12.23.033.30 kB
F14Reheat1.bmp10.21.032.11 kB
F14Reheat2.bmp10.21.032.11 kB
F14ReheatBoth.bmp10.10.032.11 kB
F14ReheatOff.bmp10.10.032.11 kB
Spitfire_Instr.gau12.26.031.07 MB
SR71_HL11.16.120 B
Hood_down.bmp11.22.052.58 kB
Hood_Light.xml11.13.12825 B
Hood_up.bmp11.22.052.65 kB
Tornado_Gauges.CAB06.30.072.11 MB
z_GS Patch.bmp02.29.122.87 kB
z_NotActive.bmp05.27.087.19 kB
z_SR71pnl.bmp11.15.12469.80 kB
RM_SR71_C1d.jpg03.08.1274.79 kB
RM_SR71_C2.jpg03.05.1248.70 kB
sound11.16.120 B
A_COMB_1.wav03.02.12691.51 kB
A_EFSC.wav03.02.12691.51 kB
A_sr71_0.wav03.02.12478.59 kB
B_COMB_1.wav03.02.12691.51 kB
B_EFSC.wav03.02.12691.51 kB
B_sr71_0.wav03.02.12334.80 kB
burnera.wav03.02.121.18 MB
burnerb.wav03.02.121.18 MB
canopy.wav03.02.121.26 MB
enginea in.wav03.02.12691.51 kB
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f4 afterburner1.wav03.02.121.35 MB
FLAPS.wav03.02.12103.55 kB
GEARDOWN.wav03.02.12753.89 kB
gearup.wav03.02.12753.89 kB
ilt.wav03.02.12818.39 kB
int. turbine A.wav03.02.12626.91 kB
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NEWWIND.WAV03.02.12858.65 kB
roll1.wav03.02.12126.91 kB
roll2.wav03.02.12130.57 kB
Sound.cfg03.02.1210.61 kB
Sound_forUpload.cfg01.16.1032 B
sr71 afterburner2.wav03.02.121.35 MB
T_COMB_SHUT.wav03.02.125.66 MB
T_COMB_START.wav03.02.121.43 MB
T_sr71_START.wav03.02.125.66 MB
touchc.wav03.02.1210.85 kB
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touchr.wav03.02.1210.85 kB
wind.wav03.02.12858.65 kB
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X_B_sr71_2.wav03.02.121.35 MB
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X_T_COMB_START.wav03.02.121.75 MB
X_T_sr71_SHUT.wav03.02.124.88 MB
X_T_sr71_START.wav03.02.125.66 MB
SR71_17955_check.htm11.15.12703 B
SR71_EGUM.jpg11.15.12180.42 kB
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SR71-80_ref.htm11.15.12668 B
texture.1795511.16.120 B
canopy.bmp10.16.03257.05 kB
cockpitfloorandsills.bmp09.03.03257.05 kB
consoles.bmp11.29.031.00 MB
danger.bmp09.07.0365.05 kB
dangerb.bmp09.07.0365.05 kB
drag chute doors.bmp09.07.0365.05 kB
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front.bmp10.23.031.00 MB
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glass.BMP05.09.0365.05 kB
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topfues.bmp11.02.031.00 MB
SR71 BLACKBIRD NOTES FOR FSX.pdf11.16.12923.12 kB
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This file has an overall rating of 2.7 out of 5 with a total of 6 votes and 8 review comments.

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I’m not really one for the whole weapons of super destruction via the skies thing that we as a race have grown accustomed to, but in terms of their technical prowess and the progress we have made in just a few decades in terms of military aviation I need to pay homage to these projects as much as I can. When using a flight simulator, for example, their ample capability and appetite for destruction bothers me a whole lot less when it’s pixels I’m firing at, not people! This mod, though, has me looking at military aviation in a whole new light.

It’s a very awesome project that was brought back from the purgatory that is FS9, and has been re-mastered to fit in with the more demanding yet more rewarding world of FSX, giving you all the help that you need in understanding how to take the whole thing a step further. It’s far more user-friendly than it used to be on account of the wealth of new features and limitations that are in place when using FSX over FS9, so you can get a bit more of a taste about what the Blackbird actually is capable of here.

It’s attention to detail on the actual model is hugely impressive, and I noticed the difference between the FS9 version and the FSX equivalent more or less within the first sew seconds of starting up the simulator to try it out. It really is night and day, and the performance improvements and attention to detail has really taken hold here as well. This makes it a whole lot easier for you to get into the cockpit and take off, as you know that you are flying something that truly looks and performs like the real thing.

Whilst I did notice or two issues with runway alignment, it was nothing that I wasn’t able to correct with a bit more concentration on the takeoff. This can make your life a whole lot easier, and ensure that you are able to take off and look after the aircraft properly at the same time. If you take off awkwardly due to this it’s best to restart as you will no doubt find taking off efficiently tough if you mess up your angles on the way up into the sky, making it a whole lot tougher to land on the way back down.

Likewise, this project gives you the ability to hit a barely believable Mach 3.2, which I’d never really been taken to in a simulator before. Give yourself a little challenge by boosting away in a 180 degree angle form the air base in Mach 3.2 and see how long it takes you to get back normally; the difference in speed is absolutely incredible! You will find it easy to do without using a GPS, most likely, which can give you a real challenge!

Madness and tricks aside, though, this is a truly accurate recreation of a staggering piece of military hardware. 

Adam McEnroe

About Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.

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Pro Memberwheels295Tue, 16 May 2017 03:56:03 GMT

I would have thought the VC would have been fixed by now. I was wrong.

SchnareFri, 05 May 2017 02:38:09 GMT

I Need a VC Cameradefinition fix aswell

RootBryceSun, 27 Nov 2016 19:29:38 GMT

Reverse thrust is acting weird. I reinstalled this aircraft, and when I do reverse thrust, the aircraft speeds up forwards...

PaulSun, 20 Dec 2015 19:13:44 GMT

What is the deal with the morris code?! It beeps non-stop. Someone must know how to make it stop. Love the plane, but the incessant beeping has ruined the plane. Absolutely ruined.

Pro MemberKadinatorSat, 13 Jun 2015 03:28:59 GMT

Disappointed to see no virtual cockpit with this plane, though the exterior model is good I cannot fly planes in 2d cockpit, too unrealistic. As a top 20 plane I'm surprised & disappointed there is no better version available & I will not pay a bullsh*t amount of money on a payware plane some person spent a few days making...

Pro Memberkillin_4_thrillWed, 12 Nov 2014 05:08:11 GMT

It seems like the VC is infront of the plane. (instead of non-existant, but nonetheless, you cant see it) reg. cockpit is just fine, but its annoying not able to look around. :(

Pro Membermmang013Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:14:00 GMT

I also noticed a lack of VC for me as well.

A CoreFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:41:07 GMT

i have FSX but the VC is not showing up, all i see is just an invisible plane

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