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Hey guys.  I am curious about something.  What aircraft, freeware or payware, do we currently have in P3D V4 that can fly like super high?  Like at least 50k and above.  Let me know!

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Extreme prototypes offer a couple of super high altitude beasts, NASA testing things. Also I think the f22 raptor default plane is good for 60k iirc.

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Fingers crossed that FSL one day will finally do their Concorde as promissed  

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How 'bout the SR71? (I have FSX-Steam) 

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3 hours ago, Beardyman said:

Fingers crossed that FSL one day will finally do their Concorde as promissed  

According to recent posts on their forum work is progressing. Nothing regarding any release date sadly.

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2 hours ago, tutmeister said:

https://www.justflight.com/product/canberra-pr9-download

Investigate the just flight Canberra pr9. An excellent model and p3d v4 ready. I don't know what the ceiling is but the real ones were regularly 60k plus.

Ceiling of the PR.9 is below 50000, still I got her up to 57000. She's a wonderful bird!

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The p3dv4 SR71 is in development. When that comes out, if it's accurate, you'll get it to at least 85,000 feet. The real one could probably go higher, but there's a lot of max-# specs about that plane that are still classified.

The Eaglesoft Citation X correctly models the service ceiling as FL 510, and you can buy that now if you're willing to get the older one. They're working on a new one that I'm, personally, waiting for.

 

 

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6 hours ago, kaha said:

Ceiling of the PR.9 is below 50000, still I got her up to 57000. She's a wonderful bird!

That is rather disappointing that it doesn’t perform like the real one did.

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A real Canberra made over 70000 feet, but it wasn't a PR.9.

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16 hours ago, Quackarov said:

Hey guys.  I am curious about something.  What aircraft, freeware or payware, do we currently have in P3D V4 that can fly like super high?  Like at least 50k and above.  Let me know!

Xtreme Prototypes X-15A-2 Special Edition v2.0. Fun to fly!

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14 hours ago, kaha said:

A real Canberra made over 70000 feet, but it wasn't a PR.9.

Yes, it was a rocket assisted world record altitude record at the time.

Hard to find conclusive data on the pr9 but it was more capable that the standard Canberra which out performed most things for a very long time in speed and altitude. The pr9 was more capable and there are plenty of stories out there from RAF crew regarding operating at over 60 thousand feet including surprising a Blackbird decending through 60000ft into Mildenhall.

 

To keep this on topic, I did have the pr9 as a freeby giveaway on disk from raf cosford one year. Last night, I repurchased the p3d v4 download version as I had lost the disk. Wow, it is great! Nicely in depth, excellent texturing and modelling with apparently exact systems performance. Took it up to 55000 where is gets a bit sluggish but the the high altitude aileron switch on it still handled ok. So apart from being a bit short in the actual ceiling I think it is stunning. Flying it over orbx true earth england it performed very well.

Chris

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25 minutes ago, tutmeister said:

...Wow, it is great! ...

Chris

And managing the fuel system is quite a challange!

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2 hours ago, kaha said:

And managing the fuel system is quite a challange!

How many fuel tanks? Not as many as Concorde’s 13 I would imagine. 😉

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8 in the Canberra. 

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43 minutes ago, kaha said:

8 in the Canberra. 

Is fuel managed by a virtual engineer or is it down to the pilot? Concorde does have a VE to ease the workload but I fly her and handle fuel myself. Stops me getting lazy! 😁

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Both is possible.

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57 minutes ago, kaha said:

Both is possible.

Thanks. I’m not really interested in buying it. I was just curious about some aspects of it.

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