How do I add the afterburner effect for my SR-71?

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toddbreda Trainee


I downloaded the Alphasim SR-71A add-on for FSX and even though it says it comes with the cool afterburner effect, I can't get it to work. Anyone here know how to config the afterburners to work?

Here's what my config is in the SR-71 airplane.cfg file:


//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing

light.0 = 1, 1.137, 0.4, 3.62, fx_beaconb ,
light.1 = 1, 2.9, 0, -2, fx_beaconb ,
light.2 = 4, 32.4, 0.00 , 2.85, fx_vclight

//afterburner effects
light.11= 6, -41.0, -15.50, 0.3, fx_F14_Burn1 , // Eng1 Afterburner Burn1
light.12= 6, -41.0, -15.50, 0.3, fx_F14_Burn2 , // Eng1 Afterburner Burn2
light.13= 6, -48.5, -15.50, 0.0, fx_F14_Burnerflame , // Eng1 Afterburner Flame
light.14= 7, -41.0, 15.50, 0.3, fx_F14_Burn1 , // Eng2 Afterburner Burn1
light.15= 7, -41.0, 15.50, 0.3, fx_F14_Burn2 , // Eng2 Afterburner Burn2
light.16= 7, -48.5, 15.50, 0.0, fx_F14_Burnerflame , // Eng2 Afterburner Flame
light.17= 6, -40.0, -15.50, 0.5, fx_F14_Blueflame , // Eng1 Blueflame,
light.18= 7, -40.0, 15.50, 0.5, fx_F14_Blueflame , // Eng2 Blueflame,

This is the effect I am looking for:

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Pro Member Trainee
toddbreda Trainee

Any takers?

Pretty please? 😛

Pro Member First Officer
n7xlq1 First Officer

Post what the README.txt file says.

Pro Member Trainee
toddbreda Trainee

Nothing about the afterburners. Just how to unzip the files, what works for the animations (Shift+E) and some general gauge info.

I think I am just going to have to spring for the payware version. Besides, it's a much cooler and accurate cockpit.

Thanks anyways...

Pro Member First Officer
n7xlq1 First Officer

Did you try Shift+F4 to lite it?

Pro Member Trainee
toddbreda Trainee

Yep, that didn't work either. I even tried Shift+1 through 12 just to cover my bases. It's silly...If it has the option, why isn't it just automatic with full throttle?

Pro Member Trainee
toddbreda Trainee

Okay, I went and purchased the FSX-ready SR-71 from AlphaSim...Hoo boy! What a difference! I shouldn't have waited...

I got this one:

Thanks anyways for those who did try to help.

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