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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

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  1. Mumbodog

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    very cool, thanks for the share...
     
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    That site has many other nice pics of military aircraft.

    You are welcome.

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    That was a pretty fascinating read. That would be unlike anything else on this planet.
     
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    Flight Manual for the SR-71

    http://www.sr-71.org/

    Link to the manual on that page seems to be broken right now.

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    Thank you for that Link Mumbo,

    She was a great plane !!!
     
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    I did not realize there were different models of the SR.


    Emailed the site about the broken link, here was the reply

    Should be back up in a day or two.


    you can donate $12 to get the manual on CD, this helps support the site, or wait and download it for free when it is back up.

    http://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/yf-12a-1/

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    Thanks John, nice video. Pricey looking pet project.

    I wonder when they will be for sale at the Wal Mart stores :D
     
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    I can only imagine what that model cost! :eek: It's sure a cool thing to take to the flying field! :D
     
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    You know, if that thing flew over my house at the right altitude, I doubt I could tell its a model...but then I am near blind these days.

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    Jeeze JW !


    What a fantastic bird. It's definately not for the beginner. I wonder how much time he had invested, with trial and error, and actually building the plane!

    I am soooo jealous, I got to have one of those!
     
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    Just imagine if you crashed it how sick you'd feel! :D

    My brother is really big into models, he has a new setup with video, autopilot, and GPS navigation! You stick your goggles on and fly it just like you're inside the plane. That would be a cool addition to this one. :D
     
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    ...if you crashed that one, you're talking months, if not a year or 2, to get it back to flying condition:eek:

    I wonder just how long, including the trial and error phase, it took that gent to build the one in the video. I noticed that as he re-installed the access cover, once he had it purring/whistling ( did you notice the man that started backing up, as if he wasn't sure what was going to happen ?:D) that the access cover fit tightly, and he seemed to twist/rotate some sort of locking device to keep it secured. That was some craftmanship, the way the jet was built! And judging by the way he was controlling/flying it, he aint no rookie either!
     
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