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2013-07-31 07:51:57 AM
I know it's asking a lot, but they should do that for every aircraft in their inventory.
 
2013-07-31 08:02:57 AM
Kind of puts into perspective exactly what it was used for.  You're alone.  Your mission is trespassing in the airspace of unfriendly nations.  If you crash and live, you will probably be tortured.  Good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2013-07-31 08:07:30 AM

nekom: You're alone.


Except, you know, for your RSO.
 
2013-07-31 08:09:16 AM
I expected the Apollo command module to be a nightmare of ergonomics, but the SR-71's uncomfortable looking seat was a shock.  How the hell do you even get to the 7th knob from the back, 3rd from outside when you're wearing one of the crazy spacesuits they wore, let alone see what it's labeled?  Whoever flew that should be teaching yoga.
 
2013-07-31 08:19:54 AM
This headline was misleading. I was expecting vaginas. YOU TOLD ME COCKPIT, SUBMITTER.
 
2013-07-31 08:28:52 AM

dittybopper: I know it's asking a lot, but they should do that for every aircraft in their inventory.


This.

Wonder what happened to the right engine throttle bar.
 
2013-07-31 08:40:51 AM

staplermofo: I expected the Apollo command module to be a nightmare of ergonomics


I expected the Apollo one to be at pilot's eye level, not crotch level.
 
2013-07-31 08:57:51 AM
Giggles
 
2013-07-31 09:01:18 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-31 09:04:54 AM
Sp I would guess an instrument rating is mandatory for one of those birds.
 
2013-07-31 09:11:17 AM
I know nothing about airplanes and cockpits but I chose the SR-71 cockpit to link to. Mainly because I cant believe this plane was built in the sixties and is still one of the record breakers even though it doesn't fly anymore. The fact that it is such a "cool" (technical term) plane from the outside and the cockpit is such a rust bucket just struck me as interesting.
Make sure you click through the other cockpits as well.
 
2013-07-31 09:25:14 AM
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2013-07-31 09:25:52 AM

hinten: I know nothing about airplanes and cockpits but I chose the SR-71 cockpit to link to. Mainly because I cant believe this plane was built in the sixties and is still one of the record breakers even though it doesn't fly anymore. The fact that it is such a "cool" (technical term) plane from the outside and the cockpit is such a rust bucket just struck me as interesting.
Make sure you click through the other cockpits as well.


The SR-71 cockpit doesn't look that bad.  Sure, it's all "steam gauges", and it shows the normal wear-and-tear you'd expect from an aircraft cockpit that is at least 40 years old, but even considering that it's really not all that bad.
 
2013-07-31 09:35:26 AM
I used to burn the landing gear off while taking off in Chuck Yeager AFT.
 
2013-07-31 09:38:41 AM
I think the SR-71 cockpit is awesome, thanks subby.
 
2013-07-31 09:42:35 AM
Was just there a few weeks ago geeking out over all of the aircraft there.
 
2013-07-31 09:52:44 AM
The Boeing Model 40 interior is beautiful
 
2013-07-31 09:54:33 AM
Cool beans
 
2013-07-31 09:54:40 AM
This is the very plane that set the transcontinental speed record, flying coast to coast in 64 minutes.
 
2013-07-31 10:24:36 AM
B-52 just feels epic to me. Cool link.
 
2013-07-31 10:27:11 AM
Is it just me, or does it look like the Messerschmidt-109 has a HUD?
 
2013-07-31 10:28:38 AM
That's not an SR-71.  That's an A-12.  I would expect Air & Space to know the difference.

Specifically it's the first production A-12 and it's sitting on the deck of the USS Intrepid in New York City.
 
2013-07-31 10:31:03 AM
Actually, I'm wrong.  Sorry about that.

I thought that was a cruise ship off to the right, making it the plane on the Intrepid.  After zooming in, I see that it is not.

My bad  :(
 
2013-07-31 10:37:48 AM

hinten: I know nothing about airplanes and cockpits but I chose the SR-71 cockpit to link to. Mainly because I cant believe this plane was built in the sixties and is still one of the record breakers even though it doesn't fly anymore. The fact that it is such a "cool" (technical term) plane from the outside and the cockpit is such a rust bucket just struck me as interesting.
Make sure you click through the other cockpits as well.


Fun fact. The original planes would leak fuel on take off because of the design. Once the plane was up to height and speed, pressure sealed the plane up tight.
 
2013-07-31 10:42:11 AM

Skail: Is it just me, or does it look like the Messerschmidt-109 has a HUD?


Reflector sight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflector_sight .

Absolutely 100% necessary.

Ju-87 had a pretty neat one later in the war.

Allies had a gyro one that calculated lead on the target later.

I guess you could call it a primitive analog HUD.
 
2013-07-31 11:46:35 AM
The SPAD XII cockpit....you are sitting on a fuel line. in a canvas box. Lined with wood kindling.

And they'll be shooting at you.

Have a lovely flight....
 
2013-07-31 12:29:20 PM
Where's the whiskey compass?  How will I get home when the DG rolls over?
 
2013-07-31 12:34:26 PM

Skunkwolf: Skail: Is it just me, or does it look like the Messerschmidt-109 has a HUD?

Reflector sight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflector_sight .

Absolutely 100% necessary.

Ju-87 had a pretty neat one later in the war.

Allies had a gyro one that calculated lead on the target later.

I guess you could call it a primitive analog HUD.


Cool, thanks for the link.  I did not know about those.
 
2013-07-31 01:17:05 PM

mainsail: The SPAD XII cockpit....you are sitting on a fuel line. in a canvas box. Lined with wood kindling.

And they'll be shooting at you.

Have a lovely flight....


You know, if you really, really want to, you can relive those days...

They don't have a SPAD, but they a bunch of Fokkers (Eindecker, Triplane, D-VII, and D-VIII), and on the Entente side they have a couple Sopwiths (Pup and Camel) and a bunch of Nieuports.  But if you ain't the fighting kind, they also have a Bleriot you can build.
 
2013-07-31 01:31:49 PM
Who in the hell thought they needed to put the lable "Lockheed SR-71" on the page with the SR-71?!?   Like we wouldn't know?  LOL.

My son Identified it in 20 seconds and he's not even into planes.
 
2013-07-31 05:29:20 PM

dittybopper: mainsail: The SPAD XII cockpit....you are sitting on a fuel line. in a canvas box. Lined with wood kindling.

And they'll be shooting at you.

Have a lovely flight....

You know, if you really, really want to, you can relive those days...

They don't have a SPAD, but they a bunch of Fokkers (Eindecker, Triplane, D-VII, and D-VIII), and on the Entente side they have a couple Sopwiths (Pup and Camel) and a bunch of Nieuports.  But if you ain't the fighting kind, they also have a Bleriot you can build.


If you want to relive those days without nearly the expense or personal risk (and have the PC hardware to do so) :

http://riseofflight.com
 
2013-07-31 07:16:29 PM
I like how you can tell the function of the plane by whether or not you can see out of the windshield.  SR-71?  All instruments.  P-40?  A stick and windows.  Gotta see what you're shooting at.

Smeglor: If you want to relive those days without nearly the expense or personal risk (and have the PC hardware to do so) :

http://riseofflight.com


God, that simulator got a hold of me something fierce when it came out.  I had the TrackIR headset set up but I eventually stopped using it because they modeled vibration and damage so realistically it became a distraction trying to keep my view focused straight ahead.

Also, that game can get pretty expensive if you keep buying their add-ons.
 
2013-07-31 07:58:38 PM
Honest to god, my heart started beating a little faster while panning around with that Apollo cockpit. Goddamn, I would kill to be able to just sit in a real one of those for a while, much less fly in one.
 
2013-07-31 08:02:23 PM
Also, I think something about the cockpit in that Boeing 40C isn't quite original, though I can't quite place it. One of the gauges looks wrong. Eh, probably imagining it.

\If I were actually flying the thing long distances, I'd want one too.
 
2013-07-31 10:46:11 PM

Smeglor: dittybopper: mainsail: The SPAD XII cockpit....you are sitting on a fuel line. in a canvas box. Lined with wood kindling.

And they'll be shooting at you.

Have a lovely flight....

You know, if you really, really want to, you can relive those days...

They don't have a SPAD, but they a bunch of Fokkers (Eindecker, Triplane, D-VII, and D-VIII), and on the Entente side they have a couple Sopwiths (Pup and Camel) and a bunch of Nieuports.  But if you ain't the fighting kind, they also have a Bleriot you can build.

If you want to relive those days without nearly the expense or personal risk (and have the PC hardware to do so) :

http://riseofflight.com


Expense?

You can build an Eindecker for less than it costs to buy a new car.

As for the personal risk, well, isn't that the farkin' point?  I've owned a sports car, and I've played racing simulators, and the two just aren't the same thing.
 
2013-08-01 09:21:31 PM
A lot of these are at the AF museum in Dayton. Now that I know that the SR71 in the pic is the same one I've walked past for years, it makes it even more epic. Always wanted to see what was inside of it.
 
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