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FSX NASA XB-70 Valkyrie Package

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
26,334
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
XB-70x.zip
File size
6.83 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 22 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 28 PRO members.

Upgraded for FSX. Go to the Space ! This aircraft was shaped to fly at MACH 3 remaining within its Mach cone throughout the flight regime, using the shock waves beneath the wing to generate compression lift.

The wing tips could be folded down 65° to increase this compression lift and also to provide greater directional stability. Unfortunately only two prototypes were built, and despite their exceptional performance, the XB-70 program had been canceled after 130 missions, when an F-104 collided and destroyed the second prototype during a photo shoot. Even so, the B-70 provided invaluable high-speed flight test data.

This model includes a detailed virtual cockpit. Gauges and sounds are included in package. Author : Massimo Altieri

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The archive XB-70x.zip has 98 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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
XB-7001.04.070 B
Aircraft.cfg01.03.079.31 kB
images01.04.070 B
Thumbs.db01.04.0772.50 kB
XB70-small.jpg12.27.034.93 kB
XB70_001.jpg12.27.0339.91 kB
XB70_003.jpg12.27.0336.69 kB
XB70_004.jpg12.27.0368.35 kB
XB70_005.jpg12.27.0346.62 kB
XB70_006.jpg12.27.0352.32 kB
XB70_008.jpg12.27.0370.10 kB
XB70_010.jpg12.27.0364.47 kB
XB70_011.jpg12.27.0332.51 kB
XB70_012.jpg12.27.0332.59 kB
XB70_014.jpg12.27.0347.94 kB
XB70_015.jpg12.27.0346.89 kB
XB70_016.jpg12.27.0334.13 kB
XB70_017.jpg12.27.0329.02 kB
XB70_018.jpg12.27.0331.48 kB
XB70_019.jpg12.27.0375.87 kB
model01.04.070 B
Model.cfg12.27.0324 B
XB-70.mdl12.27.03695.99 kB
panel01.04.070 B
787main.bmp05.05.062.25 MB
787main.CAB11.21.06729.59 kB
787main2.CAB11.22.0644.80 kB
787ped.CAB11.20.06278.17 kB
7e7ped.bmp04.19.06208.48 kB
F16_HUD_G.gau10.04.02356.50 kB
p787msx.jpg11.22.0685.01 kB
p787msx.txt11.22.06207 B
PANEL.CFG11.22.063.61 kB
Thumbs.db01.04.0719.00 kB
upper_640.bmp04.18.0118.99 kB
sound01.04.070 B
bmflaps.wav04.18.0173.81 kB
can11.wav01.27.01241.90 kB
can12.wav01.27.01241.90 kB
can13.wav01.29.01121.09 kB
can14.wav01.29.01114.38 kB
CAN1SHUT.WAV09.17.99181.25 kB
CAN1STRT.WAV01.29.01373.74 kB
can21.wav01.27.0145.39 kB
can22.wav01.27.01127.41 kB
can23.wav01.29.0163.73 kB
can24.wav01.29.0157.14 kB
CAN2SHUT.WAV09.17.99139.75 kB
CAN2STRT.WAV01.27.0161.23 kB
CAN2T.WAV09.17.99114.81 kB
CCMGEARDN.WAV09.17.99122.25 kB
CCMGEARUP.WAV09.17.99133.25 kB
Sound.cfg11.16.036.73 kB
xcan11.wav01.27.0160.96 kB
xcan12.wav01.27.0160.96 kB
xcan13.wav01.29.0115.16 kB
xcan14.wav01.29.0115.09 kB
XCAN1SHUT.WAV09.17.99189.25 kB
XCAN1STRT.WAV01.29.01410.85 kB
xcan21.wav01.27.01121.87 kB
xcan22.wav01.29.01105.68 kB
xcan23.wav01.29.0131.88 kB
xcan24.wav01.29.0131.05 kB
XCAN2SHUT.WAV09.17.99177.75 kB
XCAN2STRT.WAV01.27.0161.73 kB
XCAN2T.WAV09.17.99108.81 kB
texture01.04.070 B
Air_intake_t.bmp12.06.031.00 MB
Aux_panels.bmp12.24.031.00 MB
Aux_panels_L.bmp12.24.031.00 MB
bay_int.bmp12.09.0365.05 kB
Body0_t.bmp11.21.03256.07 kB
Body_t.bmp11.21.031.00 MB
Cabin-top_t.bmp12.10.0364.07 kB
cabin_door.bmp12.27.03257.05 kB
cabin_door_L.bmp12.27.03257.05 kB
glass_t.bmp06.24.0316.07 kB
Jet.bmp11.21.0317.05 kB
metal-v_t.bmp12.27.0364.07 kB
metal_t.bmp12.24.03256.07 kB
pavement.bmp12.24.03257.05 kB
Tail_t.bmp12.27.03256.07 kB
Thumbnail.jpg01.03.0725.59 kB
Thumbs.db01.04.0778.50 kB
tire.bmp02.09.0365.05 kB
VC_CentralPanel.bmp12.08.03257.05 kB
VC_CentralPanel_L.bmp12.13.03257.05 kB
VC_Pan_left.bmp12.13.03257.05 kB
VC_Pan_left_L.bmp12.13.03257.05 kB
VC_Pan_right.bmp12.23.03257.05 kB
VC_Pan_right_L.bmp12.23.03257.05 kB
virt_panels_ext.bmp12.27.03257.05 kB
virt_panels_ext_L.bmp12.27.03257.05 kB
Wing_bottom_t.bmp12.24.031.00 MB
Wing_top_t.bmp11.21.031.00 MB
XB-70.air12.27.0312.73 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

Having used flight simulation products for many years, it was always nice to think that I had most probably seen everything that I was going to see. The amount of modifications and community projects I have enjoyed over this time means that I really felt like, out of everything available to me, I had seen the vast majority of the ideas and styles that people would want to try and take on. From the old World War I classics to some of the most obscure and rare jets that I’d never even heard of before I seen them on here, I’d had a shot at anything I thought was actually possible to be made in the simulator.

Then I got to enjoy the absolute luxury of the XB-70 Valkyrie. We’ll talk about the design later, as it’s truly splendid, but the fact that it allows you to go into space is one of the most amazing things I’ve come across in an aviation simulator before. The aircraft itself is capable of flying at MACH 3, whilst using shock waves beneath its wings to help generate a compression lift. The actual work and style that has gone into the creation of this rare beast has not been lost on me!

The style and effort of which the aircraft flies with is matched by this amazing feature. Everything feels smooth and, from my own research and interest after using this aircraft, found that just about everything included was as accurate as it possibly could be.

The cockpit itself took me back to my old “X-Wing V Tie-Fighter” days, such was its style, and the massive range of features and elements to play with simply had me drooling. Out of all the aircraft I’ve used in FSX, this could be up there with my favorites – it’s a truly interesting flight style that I’d never encountered before.

All of the little quirks that you have access to that allow you to comprehensively change the flight style and performance make it so much easier to adjust the flight to suit what you want to do, and your own agenda. The sad thing is that the Valkyrie never actually made it to complete creation in real-life – after 130 missions, the program was scrapped and one of the most monumental shifts in aircraft history was consigned to the dustbin.

Thankfully, I came across this brilliant package that let me try it out for size. The realism followed in every way possible. From the cockpit style to the flight dynamics, this takes on all of the available information out there about these absolutely brilliant pieces of hardware and creates the most realistic representation of the Valkyrie I have had the pleasure of using with a flight simulator before.

Using it, though, just made me realize how much people must have missed out on at the time of its creation. It’s contributions via high-speed test data made it a huge resource for aviation companies worldwide, but we must have missed out on one heck of a plane to do so!

Adam McEnroe

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.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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LeoFri, 23 Feb 2018 15:04:43 GMT

The trick to land this beast is to shutdown the two engines before landing and touching down at 140 knots + full flaps + spoilers and brakes. you should stop in the middle of the runway if it is 5k feet or more. when wanting to take off again, only run the two engines when on runway and ready to take off since this beast would not stop with current engines on.. there are other engines that you cannot shutdown somehow, use for taxi, landing, and slow speed cursing xD

henryTue, 03 Jun 2014 04:53:10 GMT

emm..... one question, does this plane have afterburner? if yes, how to activate them? by the way, does this plane work with arresting gear? brakes are not working, no speed brakes and reverse thrust ......

phantomfire1
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:35:18 GMT
I YIKE IT!....I was drooling waiting for it to load, and it did not dissapoint me. The VC will hopefully be fixed in the future. I would like to find the drag-chute to help slow it down in landing. I use the F2 for reverse engines or drag chute to no avail. So I just slowed her down while landing with a AOA way up beyond its normal, it works; you may even want to try some S-turns like the shutlle does. Just make sure you look for a 9000ft runway. Ha Ha I broke my desk chair when I first flew the B-47, standing on the brakes and just replaced it. I almost broke the new one with this. Do not miss out on this one.
trojanoid
Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:18:08 GMT
It looks good on the outside, but after an hour of trying I still can't get the panels in the VC working, wtf? HEY, author, I'd appreciate a little help here!
darkrooms
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 21:08:22 GMT
Of all my personal downloads this one was the best so far due to ease of install and the overall aircraft quality. Fun to fly and very fast. Good job.
rafiquetennis2
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 04:44:25 GMT
Fun to fly but how do you land this thing. Brakes don't work and you run right off the runway even if you land at 150nm?????
Timmiley
Sun, 03 Aug 2008 19:26:19 GMT
ONE OF THE BEST AND EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THIS. I ENJOYED FLYING IT AND TRYING TO GET IT SLOW ENOUGH TO LAND. IT IS A REAL CHALLENGE AND VERY FUN TO FOOL AROUND WITH I WOULD SPEND $15 FOR THIS ONE AND THANKS FOR THIS WEBSITE AND LOW COST OF MEMBERSHIP. I HOPE EVERYONE WILL DONATE TO THE SITE AND EXPAND IT AND MAKE IT MORE DYNAMIC.
gehad_dk
Tue, 01 Jul 2008 18:26:58 GMT
This is a nice plane
stickmacoy
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:42:17 GMT
WOW lovely plane only objection i have is that there is no tail view tail view is very good for evasive maenouveres. and also, please fix the virtual cockpit it doesnt do anthign on pc atleast
yett
Sat, 24 May 2008 17:55:06 GMT
cool
jeffreyc1973
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 03:44:37 GMT
If I could G forces at my computer I would break my desk chair. This is fast like nothing else!!!
JonnybBravoBoy
Sat, 01 Dec 2007 13:06:33 GMT
Whinee the poo was in this plane with Spongebob, thats what made it awsome! why did u put them on? Plus it does incredible acrabatics!
B-58Pilot
Fri, 05 Oct 2007 22:36:52 GMT
Pretty interesting, I have a photo of the real instrument panel for the XB-70 if you would like it to try and make a mod for gages let me know. Nice job over all though
Jodynamo
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 04:13:12 GMT
What a fun plane to fly so high!!! It disapointed me that yes you can say going way over 100000ft is considered in space but is there a plane that doesn't stall and lose control when u get so high being able to just fly far from the earth's atmosphere into space other then that what a cool plane lol
grayam
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 16:17:11 GMT
Absoloutly brill!!!!!!!!!!!!! You really can go into space!
radar6513
Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:06:31 GMT
The people that say it doesnt work are the ones that really dont know how to install aircraft, you only have to look above at the other comments to see that it does work...LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR COMPUTER PEOPLE
Albica
Sun, 17 Jun 2007 00:11:46 GMT
IS LOVELY AND::: CONGRATULATIONS::90%
francismcnamee
Sun, 03 Jun 2007 18:18:19 GMT
how do you lite the after burners?
jjamesjr1220
Sun, 27 May 2007 20:08:26 GMT
This plane is awesome. It works great and is very fast. The only improvements that i saw could be a virtual cockpit and larger speed guages. One more thing... Everyone that says that no downloads work need to find out how to properly install the downloads.
delamothe
Sun, 06 May 2007 18:45:12 GMT
Insane! How do you slow this beast down on approach? Is there a button I'm missing to release the chute? Otherwise, this is a thrilling plane to fly. There is nothing like buzzing your home town at Mach 1!
officialjake
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:04:20 GMT
my favorite aircraft of all time
friendshard2find
Fri, 06 Apr 2007 17:34:28 GMT
This is an awsome jet and I have had it in space everytime it goes up. I have used the scenery files from X-Plane for the low orbit and it has worked out quite well. Enjoy...
targa
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:52:33 GMT
Shock & awe performance. The VC & 2D panels are different And, the guages don't work in the VC. Would love to see the author perfect this aircraft. It is a blast to fly at 70,000 ft. at mach 3. 15 minutes from LA to SF. Wow.
eagle67
Wed, 21 Mar 2007 01:07:36 GMT
Just Like The Regular XB-70 Only Faster!!!!!!!
vali_grad
Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:22:04 GMT
I love this aircraft ..you can do crazy stuff.. rolling..luping ... crank the engine yeaaa thx !!!
itwasluck
Sat, 17 Mar 2007 02:08:45 GMT
By far this is my best aircraft!
slayer90210
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 21:52:29 GMT
not bad but i dont know how to get the plane into space like the description says
Jay8916
Thu, 15 Mar 2007 00:13:45 GMT
brilliant aircraft...quite easy to install just paste whole folder into aircrafts on fsx, great fun to fly very quick for its size! great job!!!

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