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Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: MolaKule] #5316861 01/08/20 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MolaKule
There is an SR-71 at the Kansas Comosphere as well:

http://www.cosmo.org/



i have a pic of me with it. before it was open to the public


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Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5316971 01/08/20 06:00 PM
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Usually by the time those big buicks could be heard pushing the red line I had luanched my KC 135 Q tanker so it could be in place to meet the Habu (what the Okinawans called the SR) over the water somewhere. I'd be heading in to grab some chow a shower and a couple hours sleep before returning to recover my plane. Then it would be prepare to do it all over again the next day.


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Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5316993 01/08/20 06:34 PM
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I just had to post this link LA speed check.


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Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5334169 01/27/20 09:21 PM
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Nice pics on post number 1, off site posting photos is a super joke.

Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5349061 02/13/20 03:47 PM
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I've read the SR-71 used a hydrazine powered fuel cell as a APU. It also needed a small bit of gasoline in its fuel or even a little hydrazine to ensure the engines are still candled at altitude. Facts or urban legend?

Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5349342 02/13/20 09:04 PM
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The f-16 has a hydrazine powered EPU, I don’t think the SR-71 had any type of on board aux power unit. Maybe they were thinking of the TEB used to ignite the JP-7 fuel.

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Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5349519 02/14/20 01:49 AM
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The California Science Center in LA has the only A-12 trainer.

[Linked Image from californiasciencecenter.org]

https://californiasciencecenter.org/exhibits/air-space/air-aircraft/a-12-blackbird

I've saw a NASA SR-71 at the 1997 Edwards AFB Open House. They had a bunch of things going on there including Chuck Yeager celebrating the 50th anniversary of his breaking of the sound barrier by riding in an F-15 breaking the sound barrier. Didn't really see much since it was way up there. Just sounded like a crack and it was gone. We also saw a couple of F-117's literally come into the crowd where everyone just parted. The maintenance crews giving out signed photos of the plane. Saw a lot of weird stuff too including a Blue Angels maintenance crew member who was on an exchange program (the Thunderbird were flying). There were a lot of planes on the ground including the SR-71, a B-2 in a hangar, and even an F-14. The F-14 pilot was talking about how he gassed up from Air Force tankers during the Gulf War.

Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: y_p_w] #5349686 02/14/20 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by y_p_w
I've saw a NASA SR-71 at the 1997 Edwards AFB Open House.


IIRC, all SR-71's were owned by NASA and loaned out. When the plane was retired, they were all returned to NASA to be dismantled. Then, it was briefly brought back into service, then retired again. Currently, NASA operates the only functional example, and keeps a stockpile of spare parts from the retired units to be able to continue doing so, to test airframes at speeds only the SR-71 is capable of, which is done by mounting models to its back.

I saw this beauty at the Smithsonian just outside of Washington a few years back when I was working at AAFB:
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Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: OVERKILL] #5349779 02/14/20 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by OVERKILL
Originally Posted by y_p_w
I've saw a NASA SR-71 at the 1997 Edwards AFB Open House.


IIRC, all SR-71's were owned by NASA and loaned out. When the plane was retired, they were all returned to NASA to be dismantled. Then, it was briefly brought back into service, then retired again. Currently, NASA operates the only functional example, and keeps a stockpile of spare parts from the retired units to be able to continue doing so, to test airframes at speeds only the SR-71 is capable of, which is done by mounting models to its back.

I saw this beauty at the Smithsonian just outside of Washington a few years back when I was working at AAFB:
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Did it turn into a giant robot with a giant cane?



However, NASA claims that they had/have access to the SR-71 on loan from the US Air Force.

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Two SR-71 Blackbird aircraft were flown by Dryden for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research during the 1990s. The aircraft included an SR-71A and an SR-71B trainer version, both loaned to NASA by the U.S. Air Force. The SR-71 is the world's fastest and highest-flying production aircraft, capable of attaining more than three times the speed of sound and altitudes of more than 85,000 feet.

Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: y_p_w] #5349847 02/14/20 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by y_p_w
However, NASA claims that they had/have access to the SR-71 on loan from the US Air Force.

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Two SR-71 Blackbird aircraft were flown by Dryden for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research during the 1990s. The aircraft included an SR-71A and an SR-71B trainer version, both loaned to NASA by the U.S. Air Force. The SR-71 is the world's fastest and highest-flying production aircraft, capable of attaining more than three times the speed of sound and altitudes of more than 85,000 feet.


Perhaps it was the CIA that originally owned them? They spearheaded the development program. I may have my facts screwed up there. That same page notes that they (NASA) had a decade of experience with the SR-71 airframe as the YF-12 when it was operated by NASA between 1969 and 1979, so that may be what I was thinking of.


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Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5350229 02/14/20 08:20 PM
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I like the pictures on post number 1 great photography.

Re: SR-71: Power by Chevrolet, Rubber by Goodrich [Re: SnPb] #5350276 02/14/20 09:08 PM
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Bar none that has been my favorite jet since I first read about it. What a frigging hot rod!
Black birds and warthogs!

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