Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

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Mumbodog

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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.
 

Mumbodog

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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

The web site is getting hammered by another site and it had to be taken
down temporarily.

Paul
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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Heavy referral traffic has taken down our database and the SR-71 Flight Manual with it. It should be back up and running by 5/17/2010.
 

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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
 

Mumbodog

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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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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
...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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