Chuck’s Guides – FSX Xtreme Prototypes CF-105 Arrow

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This time, we explore one of the most iconic aircraft in Canadian history: the Avro CF-105 Arrow. The Arrow was a supersonic delta-winged interceptor aircraft designed and built by Avro Canada, which was eventually cancelled in 1959. Only six prototypes are known to have been built, five of which have actually been flown for a total of 70 hours. Xtreme Prototypes brings to FSX a real trip through time, a time where more than 30000 Canadians have worked together to build an aircraft that is considered to this day an incredible technological achievement for the Canadian military aviation industry… before its untimely demise.

This document is a recollection from different available sources (including the original 1958 Avro manual) and aims to provide somewhat accurate procedures to operate the CF-105. Some systems are either simplified or omitted since their design was not finished before the “Black Friday” of 1959, where the RCAF shut down the Arrow program and foolishly forced Avro to destroy every prototype, jig, part, tool and drawing, scrapping years of technological advancements. This guide barely scratches the surface of this mysterious cloak-and-dagger story. Feel free to consult the sources listed in the Introduction section to know more about this fascinating episode of the Cold War.

Table of Contents

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION
PART 2 – PROTOTYPES
PART 3 – COCKPIT LAYOUT
PART 4 – START-UP PROCEDURE
PART 5 – TAXI & TAKEOFF
PART 6 – LANDING
PART 7 – AIRCRAFT LIMITATIONS
PART 8 – POWERPLANT
PART 9 – FUEL SYSTEMS
PART 10 – WEAPONS
PART 11 – NAVIGATION
PART 12 – RADIOS
PART 13 – HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
PART 14 – FLIGHT CONTROLS
PART 15 – AUTOPILOT
PART 16 – ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
PART 17 – PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS
PART 18 – ICE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Last Updated: 05/04/2018

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    -05/04/2018: Initial Release

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FSX Xtreme Prototypes CF-105 Arrow Guide