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FSX Blue Angels BD-5j

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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1.94 MB
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Scanned 20 days ago (clean)
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Blue Angels BD-5j. FSX panel and Blue Angel textures for Jez G's DB-5j. It requires the "FSX BD-5 Collection" BD5COLLE.ZIP file. The author thought a BD-5j soloist for the Blue Angels would add to their mystique. With the plane flying, the panel needed reworking to a more unique look and feel. Also includes 2D panels if anyone still flys with it. By Mark J. S. Macaluso.

Screenshot of Blue Angels BD-5j in flight.

Screenshot of Blue Angels BD-5j in flight.

This is an FSX version to Jez G's DB-5j. It requires the "FSX BD-5 Collection" file.

I always thought a BD-5j soloist for the Blue Angels would add to their mystique. Once I saw the plane flying, the panel needed reworking to a more unique look and feel. To that end I foresee, in the near future, multiple IPhone style gauges replacing the current "all in one" rectangular glass cockpit gauge and this panel is a modest attempt to that end. I also included a 2D panels if anyone still wishes to fly with it.

The "Reference" tab of the Kneeboard contains an abbreviated Reference Manual for the Glass Panel. It includes: a short history of the BD-5j; Aircraft performance, weights and recommended airspeed specs; a quick tour of the instruments.

Further Glass Panel Procedures for the BD-5j Blue Angel can be found in the "Checklist" tab of the Kneeboard.


Install the original file per the readme.txt file in

Un-zip the file to the same FSX program folder "Using Folder Names" as above (should be {Drive Letter}:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X).

Add the following to to Aircraft.cfg file immediately after the [fltsim.1] section and before the [General] line:

title=BD-5J Blue Angel
ui_variation="Blue Angel"
ui_typerole="Single Engine Jet"
description="BD-5 Experimental Home Built Jet."

Side Note:

The beacon does not work with the default installation. To make it work, edit the Aircraft.cfg file and change the last line of the {Lights] section:

//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit
light.0 = 3, 0.40, -9.00, -0.75, fx_navred
light.1 = 3, 0.40, 9.00, -0.75, fx_navgre
light.2 = 2, 0.40, -9.00, -0.75, fx_strobe
light.3 = 2, 0.40, 9.00, -0.75, fx_strobe
light.4 = 4, 2.01, 0.0, 0.806, fx_vclight
//light.5 = 1, 1.90, 0.00, 1.25, fx_beacon

//remove slashes for beacon

To look like this:

light.5 = 1, -2.50, 0.00, -1.25, fx_beacon,

I change the location of the beacon to be under the fuselage. I did not see the beacon blinking in the original location.

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to Jez G for building a fun model to fly and giving me permission to enhance it.

Karol Chlebowski gave me permission to use the Pitch Trim gauge in a modified form and emailing tips on programming in XML that were invaluable. A very special thanks to Karol for the help.

Virtual cockpit of Blue Angels BD-5j in flight.

Virtual cockpit of Blue Angels BD-5j in flight.


The archive has 7 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
BD-5j-BA.zip12.18.111.92 MB
BD-5J_Blue Angel_readme.txt12.12.113.33 kB
BD5j-BA1.jpg12.18.116.10 kB
BD5j-BA2.jpg12.18.118.49 kB
FILE_ID.DIZ12.12.11383 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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