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Decided to purchase this beastie from Virtavia - North American's XB-70 Valkyrie. Quite a challenging plane to fly in that you cannot horse it around - more than 2Gs and it gets upset. More than 450 knots at low level and you get an overspeed warning, followed quite soon by another overstressed crash :) However, speed, range and altitude?? You've got those!

 

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That's how you buzz the tower :D (couldn't resist). Or at least the virtual tower & fire station of an updated EGCC for FXS:SE. Probably annoyed Manchester, not to mention most of the north west of England. :Hmmmph:

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Mark Robinson

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WOW!

 

How accurate is the simulation? I guess it must have been difficult for the developers to find real pilots who would test-fly the thing. Only 2 units built :)

 

Care to share some pictures of the cockpit?


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I guess the simulation fits the idea of how a big fast, slippery heavy delta should fly, at least to a total layman like me!

 

Here's some cockpit shots. I've moved the viewpoint back somewhat in the virtual cockpit so you can see the clamshells in which the ejector seats were encased.

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Here's the moveable visor frames - lowered

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Raised

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Here's the 2D panel

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2D panel with pop up windows activated - throttle quadrant, overhead (lights), and autopilot

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Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Author of FLIGHT: A near-future short story (ebook available on amazon)

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

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Great looking shots of a fantastic aipcraft....I have the Virtavia SR71. Keep your speed under 350K climbing to 40000ft then push the nose over @ full power to exceed mach 1 compressability. Speed builds rapidly after that. Don't let that AOA get to 10.

 

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50 years on and it looks like something out of the future... nice pics!

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Nice.

 

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....Try to make a more deep review soon if you can :)

 

Well, there is this proper AVSIM review from 2007 for the FS9 version. I would assume the flight dynamics haven't changed (very little visual change, if any):-

 

http://www.avsim.com/pages/1107/Valkyrie/Valkyrie.htm

 

Thanks for the input, guys!

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Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Author of FLIGHT: A near-future short story (ebook available on amazon)

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

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No worries, Cdr. The review is for the FS9 version and Virtavia says the plane is updated for FSX (I don't know what they've done, unless it's DX10 compatible?).


Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Author of FLIGHT: A near-future short story (ebook available on amazon)

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

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I lived on WP airbase and I would walk to school (6th grade) and back passing right under the big white bird! That's the old museum was near one of the base gates.  I would be there almost every day at the museum. This was 1969. 

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