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    Lockheed A-12 V1.1 is out now

    Updated version available now from Simmarket/FS Pilotshop and PC Aviator. Justflight will follow once they have caught up.

    Items fixed/added/tweaked as part of V1.1 are:


    1. Right FWD Bypass door needle, now animated
    2. Fuel tank popup now allows switching of each fuel tank individually
    3. Adjustment of spoiler drag to increase landing roll
    4. Fixed installer to enable installation into more than one FS location
    5. Added M-21/D-21 mothership/drone combo
    6. Throttle housing re-modelled
    7. Adjustment of reflection mapping power from 50 to 1 for better adjustment of exterior metal textures
    8. Cabin pressurisation - schedule now reflects real life (26,000 feet)
    9. Cockpit Gauge glass map adjustments to include subtle reflection of the silver pressure suit
    10. Interior Canopy glass now has a very subtle reflection of the pilots helmet.






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    Nice! Thanks mr. David
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    Beautiful Bird! Absolutely love your SR71 and once i get back into FSX or P3D, this will be part of my collection too. Out of curiosity, is the D21 launch-able? Not that I would expect it to do much but just curious. Apologies if this was asked before and answered.
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    Matt

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    Hi strykerpsg,

    The drone is not launchable, but does however add 5,000 lbs to the weight of the aircraft.

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centuryseries View Post
    Hi strykerpsg,

    The drone is not launchable, but does however add 5,000 lbs to the weight of the aircraft.

    David.
    Thanks David. Admittedly, it still looks soo cool, even if it's just a payload.
    ....my other Stryker is a 2016 Challenger Hellcat......

    Matt

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    M-21 you say?

    Now that's great news. Thanks.

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    Such a gorgeous looking jet.

    I'm flying out to Italy in a couple of days but will definitely be picking this up on my return... might pack and re-read Ben Rich's book for the trip now.
    "Thou shalt maintain thine airspeed lest the ground shalt rise up and smite thee"

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    Fantastic model! Went up to 80.000ft today and lost control.. The flight envelope are rather tight (It is quite mind-blowing to see the narrow IAS envelope this bird has!) and need precise flying, this proves welcome challenge for a stick and rudder simmer like me.

    Anybody knows the background for the scheme with black leading edges, but rest in bare metal?

    Best regards
    Jens-Ole
    Repainting since FS5..

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    Hi Jens,

    The Lockheed A-12 first appeared in bare metal, however advances in paint work, and probably the need to try out radar absorbing coatings lead to the bare metal with black leading/trailing edges. Eventually, they just became all black.

    Hope that helps.

    Rick has depicted the M-21 that resides in the Seattle Museum of Flight http://www.museumofflight.org/aircra...m-21-blackbird

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    Yes! Correct, this is #06940 M-21. I should release this tomorrow. Here's the inspiration photo for the screenshot. Uses a D-21A drone I think? While the one in the package is the D-21B?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 000rick000 View Post
    Yes! Correct, this is #06940 M-21. I should release this tomorrow. Here's the inspiration photo for the screenshot. Uses a D-21A drone I think? While the one in the package is the D-21B?

    Hi Rick,

    The D-21 in the package is the A model - what happened was Lockheed tried a nose fairing and tail fairing on the D-21 that would be pyrotechnically jettisoned prior to launch - however after numerous tests, and lots of damage to D-21's from the nose fairing impacting it's wings and body they decided to do away with the fairings as is depicted in the packaged version.

    D-21B was launched by the modified B-52H - 17 launches I believe.

    David.

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    Thanks David, didn't realize that was the only difference. I will update the drone then to match the photos of the 2 tone metal/black scheme then. ETA tonight or tomorrow in light of new info.
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    Looking forward to your textures Rick!

    The M-21 kind of looks like a creature coming from deep space... It is astonishing how modern the Blackbird family looks after so many years. I have seen the SR-71 up close at the Smithsonian and it sure is an impressive sight in real life.

    Best regards
    Jens-Ole
    Repainting since FS5..

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    I've redone the panel lines and rivets to correspond with David's corrections of my previous work, and included updated Speculars as well, to give this one the full treatment. I will update my 2 pack scheme with them as well and the Tail number to something verfiably correct with that paint scheme.
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    WIP...

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