Tu-144 in FSX

Tu-144D “Charger” for FSX

If you think the Concorde was too easy, and you have had your fun with the Tu-154 but, you need a new challenge? Then Tu-144 is for you!

(If you think the Cessna 172 can also be a handful still, well, good luck with this one!!)


Just a few words before we start!

I only made this easy step-by-step walk through in English; Soviet-SST tutorial by a western pilot, for western pilots. If you have any credit to give, it’s for the authors of the software, Nikita Konstantinov, Mikhail Mitin, and others.  🙂

If you jumped into deep water and find that your aircraft is broken like:

  • The viewpoint or camera position moves to the ceiling
  • The aircraft tips on its tail and crashes

Come back to this page and RTFM. (I mean kindly read the instructions here)

Aircraft difficulty level for the average western pilot: 11/10

Feedback is appreciated, If you think I am doing it all wrong, please let me know on flightinstructoronline@gmail.com Many thanks!

OK, are you still here? let’s get started!

Download and installation

Download link Dropbox

Original download link (in Russian)

Unzip and start the installer (run as administrator).
You’ll probably see something like this.


press the highlighted button which means ‘continue’.

On the following screen, copy-paste the FSX installation directory.


Press enter to to complete the installer.

Download and unzip the file: Hidro_Logik.xml

Dropbox link

Original download location (in Russian)

and replace the existing file in:

This file will fix the aircraft tug-under at trans-sonic speed.

Download the file 3.5.zip for more patchwork

Dropbox link

Original download location (in Russian)

copy and replace:

  • ABSU_Logik.xml into  FSX\gauges\Tu144
  • CVM_logik.xml    into  FSX\gauges\Tu144_CVM
  • CVM_UVI.xml      into  FSX\gauges\Tu144_CVM


First time loading the aircraft

Ensure your joysticks are connected and calibrated before starting the simulator.

When loading the aircraft for the first time, you will see a few popups. make sure to press “Run” to all of them and “Yes” to designate the files to trusted software.

Aircraft tips on its tail!

If you you load the aircraft and it wants to tip on its tail, press [Y] for slew control and [F1] to put it back on the ground.

Select from the top bar Aircraft/Fuel and payload/ Change fuel to 45% and [OK] to close the fuel panel.

Then press [S] to switch to inside the aircraft and cycle through the views with [A] to open the 2d panel. This will start the fuel distribution in the background and restore the balance of the aircraft. Now press [Y] again to resume the simulation.

It is a good habit to cycle through all the 2d panels before using the aircraft so that they are loaded and functioning in the background.

View goes up!

If you load up the aircraft and the view goes up, don’t panic it is normal and we are going to fix it.

Press Ctrl-K to disable the joystick.

The Tu-144 has a complex steering logic and therefore the default FSX controls cannot be used and have to be de-activated.

Press [Shift]-[5] to open the ServPribor panel (Joystick setup)


  • Use the left sector (Джойстик) to select the correct joystick. Try joystick 1.
  • Set the right selector to ось 1 (all the way down).
  • Move the POV-hat in all directions and see if the green indicator lights flashes on,
    • If not, try again with joystick 2, 3 or 4 position, or another axis selection
  • Set the button function selection on ‘поворот головы’ = ‘Turn of the head’
  • Press ‘сохр. кнопки’ = ‘Save button’

You should now be able to look around with the POV-hat switch.

Joystick Axis setup

Lets start by setting up the Pitch axis (elevator up/down)

ensure the upper text box shows [руль высоты], if not: use the scroll wheel to set it.

Select a joystick with the (Джойстик) selector (1,2,3 or 4)

Move your joystick in all directions and through all axis to see if the indicator is moving.
No? try 2, 3 etc.
When the indicator moves, it means you have selected the correct joystick.

With the next selector to the right, select the correct axis. Try X first, Move the joystick pitch axis, if nothing happens, try Y, and so on.
When the indicator moves, you have selected the correct joystick axis.

  • Press the [сохр. ось] button (save axis)

Now repeat for the rudder axis:

  • set the upper text box to: руль направления (Rudder of Direction)
  • select the correct joystick (1,2,3,4)
  • select the correct axis (X,Y,Z) (indicator moves when you move the pedals)
  • Press (сохранить ось) save axis

Also set the joystick axis for:

  • Элероны (Ailerons)
  • управление двиг. (engine control)
  • левый тормоз (left brake)
  • правый тормоз (right brake)

If necessary, you can invert an axis with the [инверт.] switch.

Joystick button setup

To find the correct button, press the button, select a joystick and move the round lever until the green indicator light lights up. Select the required function and press (сохранить кнопки) save button

highlighted are essential, don’t bother with the rest…

  • откл. ап = Autopilot OFF
  • откл. AT = Auto throttle OFF
  • опускание онф = Lowering of nose cone
  • Подъем онф = Raising of nose cone
  • левый тормоз = left brake
  • правый тормоз = right brake
  • триммер РВ вверх = Trim UP
  • триммер РВ вниз = Trim Down
  • поворот головы = Head turn
  • Аварийный тормоз = Emergency brake
  • триммер злев. влево = Trim aileron left
  • триммер злив. вправо = Trim aileron right
  • Штурв. реЖ. по крену = steering pitch (autopilot channel)
  • Штурв. реЖЬ. по тангаЖу = steering pitch (autopilot channel)
  • стаб. боков. канал = autopilot roll channel
  • стаб. продoл. канал = autopilot pitch channel
  • зпу = autopilot heading mode
  • стаб. М/Т = autopilot M/Tt mode
  • стартовый тормоз = Parking brake
  • стаб. V = auto throttle speed hold
  • стаб. H= autopilot altitude hold
  • курс = course mode (nav or loc mode)
  • глисс = glide slope
  • маршрут боков. = FMS lateral autopilot mode (centre button)
  • маршрут продол. = FMS vertical autopilot mode (not functional?)
  • увеличить заданн. = increase preset speed
  • уменьшить заданн = reduce preset speed
  • увеличить зад. тонгаж = increase pitch
  • уменьшить зад. тангаж = reduce pitch
  • разворот влево = turn knob left
  • разворот вправо = turn knob right
  • разворот в нейтрали = turn knob centre
  • <— =  arrow button on the yoke
  • —-> = arrow button on the yoke
  • выпуск пк = release canard
  • уборка пк = clean up canard

Just to name the most relevant

Flight plan

Make a flight plan with no more than 10 points in FSX. This aircraft will fly well above the airways so you can choose direct points. Remember where you save the flight plan.

If you follow my lead, plan UUDD to UAAA via  OGAPO  PNZ  URL  SIVKO  AKB  DZG  TENRO
route distance of 1700NM

You can also use Skyvector to plan a route, download as garmin.fpl file and use Skyvector2fsx_converter to convert it to the FSX file format. There is a small issue; You have to load the flight plan in FSX first, and save it from there, or it won’t work in the MyNL program!

Note” this aircraft is not equipped to fly P-RNAV SIDs or STARs, but you can fly conventional procedures, just don’t bother with them in your flight plan, that is for long range navigation only (B-RNAV)

Download myNL Navigation software

Dropbox link

Original source (in Russian)

Unzip into a folder of choise and run myNL.exe

  • Un-tick boxes for SIDs and STARs
  • Click the green button (Load Flight Plan)
    • select your FSX flight plan
  • Select the tab ту 144
    • Press the green button (Save Tu144 FlightPlan)
    • save the file  to
      • …FSX\Doc_Tu-144D\flightplan.xml
    • Overwrite the existing file, do not rename it!
  • Restart FSX (yes, unfortunately!)
    • the flight plan will be stored in the PNK (FMS) memory next time it is loaded

Fuel calculation

Open \FSX\Doc_Tu-144D\fuelcalc.exe with excel or another spreadsheet editor.

  • Left to right
    • Set trip distance in KM (nautical mile x 1.852)
    • Leave the default of 9000kg
    • Leave the default of Mach 2.00
    • Remember the required fuel in KG.

Note: take some extra fuel if you can, remember the aircraft needs fuel to stay in balance

If you follow my lead, a route of 1700NM = 3200KM, fuel required is 55000kg.


Press [Shift]-[7] to open the ground services panel.

Open the forward left door with the green button, and request the stairs by pressing on the yellow ‘ТРАП’ button.

Welcome on board! Let’s familiarise with the flight deck.

The 3d ‘virtual cockpit’ has functionality for the main Captain and First Officer controls, and can be used when the aircraft is ready to go. Initially let’s focus on the 2d panels to get started.

In the 2d captain panel, click on the trim indicator in the window post to open the Flight Engineer panel.

From left to right, top to bottom, the panels are as follows:

  • Hydraulics
  • Electrics
  • APU
  • Engine controls for engine 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • On the top right some environmental inciators
  • All the yellow gauges and controls are the fuel system
  • Pneumatic panel can be opened by clicking on the far right edge of the FE panel

On the main panel there are a few more click spots which will be explained later

Preliminary setup

Option 1: The Cheat button

  • [Shift]-[7] to open the ground connections panel
  • Press the magic Avionics cheat button [подгот. пнк]
    • Don’t tell anyone!
  • you can skip option 2 and continue at ‘pre-flight’.

The aircraft is now on external power, the navigation system has been aligned by the ground engineer, and he found your secret stash of vodka, which he took from the aircraft!

Option 2: Avionics setup master class

As captain, you can of course command your engineer to go and iron your epaulettes or something, and take care of the avionics setup your self!

  • On the FE electrical panel, turn on the batteries and guard the switches [АКК] (4x).

If you need some lights, the internal lights selector can be found on the aft overhead panel, second hexagonal knob from the left, top row.

  • switch ON the external power supply [РАП]
  • Switch inverter 2 and 3 on (this connects the DC with the AC electric system)
    • check that the 2 red [сетн от акк] (system on battery) lights extinguish.

FO right arm panel (INS):

  • Set the INS mode selector to вклочь (turn on)
    • (ins selector functions are off/on/align/nav)
  • НК switch UP to heat up the gyros

Allow for ~80 seconds warm up time until the yellow lights come on. [подгот. разреш.] and [пить. подано] (ready permission and flightplan loaded) NC is warmed up and ready to start work. You can also turn of the gyro heater now.

Set the INS mode selector to подгот (prepare). The green light [работа цвм] (working cvm) will illuminate. Do not move the aircraft during alignment, which will take about 30 minutes.

FMS Set current time

  • green button [т тприб]
  • blue button [сброс I] reset line 1
  • type the time for example: 11:41:00 = 11410
  • yellow input button [ввод]

Enter runway threshold coordinates

  • Press green [φ λ] button
  • type blue keys 70 to select the gyros data block
  • blue button [сброс I] reset line 1
  • enter the coordinates for example [с43209] for N43.20.9 ([ю] for south)
  • yellow input button [ввод]
  • repeat for longitude on line 2, [з] for west [в] for east

Check the INS panel at the FO’s right arm rest, once the yellow [нк готов] (NK ready) light is illuminated, you can set the selector to режим нк пуление (operational regime)



Lamp test  [контроль ламп]

  • Lamp test on main panel glare shield
  • Left FE panel (bottom hydraulic panel)
  • Mid FE panel (bottom engine 3 panel)
  • FE Fuel panel (lower fuel panel)
  • Pneumatics panel (bottom right)

On the FE electrical panel,

  • right click on the 4 guarded battery switches [АКК]
    • The guarded  switches now look like a black cover and a white A

On the APU [ВСУ] panel,

  • Flick the 2 switches UP [главы. виклоч] and [запуск ]
    • observe 5 green indicator lights
  • Press and hold the right start button [запуск] until the APU starts
  • After start hold the right toggle switch up for 8 seconds
    • This will open the APU bleed air supply
    • Observe the [готов з запуски] light extinguishes

On the FE electrical panel

  • flight the APU [ВСУ] switch UP
    • Observe the green ‘system on APU’ indicator light illuminates
  • Confirm “rectifiers” (inverters) 2 and 3 ON,
    • The [сетн от акк] lights next to the battery switches should be extinguished
    • Ground power can be released

On the FE pneumatic panel

  • Open the APU bleed air valves [OT ВСУ]
    • Observe pneumatic pressure buildup 3kg/cm
  • Open the Air conditioning Pack valve
  • Set the all the regulators up to automatic [автомат]
    • Observe airflow though the packs
  • Set the temperature selectors to 22c
    • Observe duct temperatures

The aircraft is now powered and Air conditioning is on. Quality of life has just improved!

On the FE Fuel panel,

  • On the top left side open the green cap with the label [краны перекачки закрыты]
  • Flick the 8 switches in the UP position to energise the fuel system
  • Flick up all 14 fuel system switches in the large yellow square


  • observe the total fuel on board, bottom fuel gauge, hand is marked with a C.
    • at 45% fuel it should indicate 44 ton.
    • we need 55 ton, you can do the maths!
    • be generous and take some extra fuel for the wife and kids 🙂
    • click on the orange centre of the fuel gauge above it to open the refuel panel
    • set the desired uplift fuel, then set the switch UP [пуск]
      • Caution! do not fill to more than 98 ton, this would fill the tail tank. Keep an eye on the CG gauge during refuelling, if the red light illuminates, stop immediately!
      • Ensure the refuel system is switched OFF before closing the panel.

Avionics setup

[Shift]-[2] to open the FMS 2d panel

Set reserve fuel quantity

  1. Un-guard and push red button [ввод днз] (right click, then left click)
  2. Reset first line with blue button [сброс I]
  3. blue keys: 100 (10.00 tonnes) and press “insert” [ввод ]
  4. guard red light after it extinguishes (right click)

01 reserve fuel

Route setup

  1. Set Point/Airport switch to Point [ппм]
  2. Set Program/operational switch UP to [цшелон прогр.]
  3. Set route selector [маршрут] to [ппм]
  4. Press yellow execute [испол нение] button
  5. Set airport selector to 2
  6. Press yellow execute [испол нение] button

Check FMS database coordinates

Note: non-essential, you may skip this step if you want

Quick note on batteries of memory storage cells:

  • 01-30 waypoint coordinates
  • 31-40 operational waypoint
  • 41-48 Airfield coordinates
  • 49 Operational airfield
  • 50 Channel or frequency for operational radio beacon
  • 51-59 Other radio beacon channels and frequencies
  • 79-79 reserved for input codes (70 Gyro, and 72 first and last route waypoint)
  1. Press green [φпм λпм] Button
  2. Blue keys 01
  3. Check coordinates of way point
    • Key 02,03 etc for subsequent way points
  4. Press green [φазр λазр] Button
  5. Blue keys 41 for departure airport
  6. Check coordinates of departure airport
    • Key 42 for arrival airport
  7. Press green [φрм λрм] Button
  8. Blue keys 51 for first correction beacon
  9. Check coordinates of correction beacon
    • Key 52, 53 etc for subsequent beacons

setup automatic sequencing

  1. Press Code [код] button to select a battery of memory cells
  2. Blue keys 72
  3. Reset first line with blue button [сброс I]
  4. Enter the numbers of the first and the last way points
    • Key 0104 for a route with 4 way points
  5. Press Insert [ввод]
  6. Set left upper switch in [ппм] position
    • observe distance to next way point (only if INS is in operational mode)
  7. Set left upper switch in [aзр] position
    • observe distance to destination (only if INS is in operational mode)
  8. Set route selector [маршрут] to [ПРОГР]
  9. Activate with the yellow button that just lit up [испол нение] (execute)

Prepare automatic position update

  1. Press green button [Nрм Nкдн]
  2. type blue keys [51] for the first beacon
  3. Press yellow button [подск]
    • This will show the required NAV frequency or RSBN channel for FMS position update
  • If a VOR frequency is displayed, set that frequency in Nav-1
  • If an RSBN channel is displayed, set that channel in RSBN-1

If done correctly, the yellow Change channel [смени канал] light on the main panel is extinguished

Note: do not proceed before the INS is in operational mode (not applicable if you used the cheat button!)

Before start

On the Captain overhead panel

  • Upper row left to right all switches UP
    • No smoking and Seat belt signs
    • Exit and night lights
    • Window heat
    • Altimeters
  • Second row, set all  switches up
    • various system power

On the FO overhead panel

  • Upper row
    • Window heat low or high
    • beacon and nav lights
    • landing light (up) taxi light (down)
    • something for the gear
  • mid row, set all 4 swithces up
  • lower row, set all 4 switches up and guard

Engine start

Check doors closed, ground equipment clear, park brake set, beacon light ON

  • Set all 4 engine fuel levers on the lower left corner of the FE panel forward, in the run position.

On the FE pneumatic panel

  • Set Packs 1 and 2 OFF
  • Check bleed pressure >3kg/cm

On the FE Fuel panel,

  • Set fuel pump 3 in the down (start) position
    • Observe the green light to indicate fuel pressure

Click on the lower right corner of the FE table to open the engine start panel

  • Set the start selector to engine 3 [баз работает]
  • Flick the Start selector up [главн. выкл.]
    • Observe the red fuel pressure light
  • set the (dry)start switch up [запуск]
    • Observe the green fuel pressure light
  • Press the start button [запуск] to start the engine

When the engine has stabilised

On the FE fuel panel

  • Set the respective fuel pump in the UP (normal) position.

On the FE electrical panel

  • Set the respective generator switch UP
    • Observe red generator light extinguishes

Repeat the start process for engine 4, 2, 1.

On the engine start panel

  • Set the two switches down to shut off the start system
  • close the start panel

On the FE electrical panel

  • Ensure all generators are ON
  • Set all 4 rectifiers ON
    • Observe all red lights are extinguished
  • Set APU and external power to OFF (down)

On the APU panel

  • Close the bleed valve by holding down the toggle switch [закр]
    • Observe the green ready to start light illuminates
  • press the red button to shutdown the APU [останов]
  • Set all the toggle switches down
    • Observe the green indicator lights extinguish

On the FE pneumatic panel

  • Open the 4 engine bleed swithces
  • Set packs 1 and 2 back to ON
    • Observe air flow

On the FE fuel panel

  • Set the large green switch on the bottom in the UP position
    • This will set fuel distribution to automatic

On the FE Engine control panels

  • Set the three switches for each engine UP
    • Observe the yellow manual control lights extinguish [ручное унр. вка.]
    • Observe the red indicator lights extinguish


After start

[Shift]-[8] to open autopilot control panel

  • Flick up all 12 switches to extinguish the red lights

Aft overhead panel

  • Close all guarded switches (3x)
  • Unguard the large switch in the middle and flick UP [выпуск]
    • this releases the canard wings

Lower captain panel

  • Set and guard 4 hydraulic power switches

Centre console

  • open green cap [носовой обтекатель]
  • Set nose cone in mid position for take-off
  • Auto throttle switches arm [автомат тяги] 2x

Centre instrument panel

  • Check no-takeoff light is not flashing [к взлету готов]

Main instrument panel

  • Check trim position
  • Check flight control movement

Aft overhead panel

  • Set nose wheel steering to 60 degrees
    • observe: no-take off light will flash on main panels

on the FE fuel panel, or on the CG trim 2d panel set the CG just forward of the aft-limit.


Taxi and before take-off

If pushback is required, open ground operations panel with [shift]-[7] and press the yellow button to request a tow truck [вызвать тягач]

Release parking brake [.] and push back [shift]-[p]

When push is complete and equipment released set taxi light ON

use [Shift]-[Enter] to raise seat position and [Ctrl]-[space] to reset

Taxi slowly, when turning, remember that the nose wheel is way behind the cockpit.


Once lined up on the runway

  • Nose wheel steering to 8 degrees
    • Observe no-take off light is extinguished
  • Arm brake parachute (open cap) [парашют]

On the FMS

  • Green [код] button
  • blue keys
    • [7][0]
    • Reset line 1 [сброс I]
    • [1]
  • yellow enter key [ввод]
  • set ‘reckoning’  [счисление] switch UP
    • the FMS system will now track your position

Landing lights ON when cleared for take-off


Apply full take-off power and accelerate on the runway

Your FO will call the speeds:

“Rubezh” is V1

“Podyem” is Rotate

  • Gently pitch up to 15 degrees ANU.
  • Gear up, set pitch to maintain 450km/h and raise the nose cone.
  • Engage autopilot [бок] and [продол.] button son the yoke, and the auto throttle (V).

the aircraft is in pitch and roll mode. press shift-3 to open the 2d autopilot panel.

Use roll mode to manoeuvre as required, to engage nav-mode

  • on the yoke press the left side of the [МАРШРУТ] route button.
  • press the left arrow for coupling of the lateral mode

When speed up is approved, stow the canard wings [F5] and set the speed bug to match the second line on the speed graph.

Once you have found the pitch to maintain airspeed, engage the autopilot

At this point, engage the auto throttle and set the speed bug to the second line on the speed graph, maintain pitch to stay somewhere between the first and the second line.

Press [Shirt]-[6] to open the trim pop-up and manage the CG trim between the yellow markers. The yellow caution [опровери чентров] will indicate when the CG is out of limits. Caution, failing to do this can be catastrophic.


  • Press the Green delta Z and Delta S button
  • set switch right of the green buttons to [Непр. Корр.]
    • This is to activate the FMS to continuously update with radio beacons
  • Press yellow input button [ввод]
    • Observe green navigation light on main panel

Whenever the yellow Change channel [смени канал] light on the main panel illuminates, On the FMS:

  • Press green button [Nрм Nкдн]
  • Press yellow button [подск]
    • This will show the required NAV frequency for FMS postion update
      • If it is a VOR frequency, set VOR 1 to this frequency
      • If it is channel, set РСБН 1 to corresponding channel

Correction of positon

  • Confirm

Climb, Cruise, Descend

Trans-sonic acceleration

Going through Mach one will cause your pressure indicators to fluctuate. Maintain Pitch and disconnect auto throttles between Mach .9 and 1.2

Note that on the same dial, the thin needle indicates Mach number, whereas the thick needle indicates TAS in KM/h*1000 (if the needles both point at 1, it is Mach 1 and 1000km/h)

Supersonic flight

Caution, when climbing higher, the acceptable CG band becomes narrower. 45-46% MAC is the normal CG location for supersonic flight.

When approaching Mach 2, monitor the temperature gauge left of the Mach meter and do not accelerate when the temperature goes above 130 degrees C.

to level off, reduce the pitch to zero, press the Mach temperature button to maintain the speed.

FMS alerts

During the flight, the yellow caution [смены канал] will illuminate, this is the change channel alert.

when the green [смена лзп] message illuminates, it means change LZP (waypoint). If waypoint sequencing is not automatic, select the next waypoint on middle selector on the FMS [И ППМ] and press the yellow light below it to execute the command.


Descent starts about 400km before arrival point

  • set speed hold mode to lower speed limit on the speed graph
  • Lower pitch angle to maintain 10m/s descend
  • Monitor CG and adjust as required
  • Disconnect auto throttle during trans-sonic deceleration

Approach and landing

On centre overhead panel

  • Tune ILS frequency in nav-1
  • set ILS course [курс впп]
  • Set nav selector to up position [курс глисс зпу:]
  • Press the left most push button [подгот. посад] ‘preparation land’
    • Observe 6 Green lights, ILS Cat1 and 2 and vertical and lateral
  • set other radios as required

Speed limit. 450 km/h below 3km. (250 knots below 10000ft)

Set nose cone down to the landing position when required

At 25km DME, speed 400, release canard wings

On intercept heading, reduce to 350km/h

Just before intercepting the glide slope, set Gear down reduce to 300km/h

After touchdown, press [/] to release the brake parachute, land the nose wheel and apply brakes to slow down to taxi speed. press [/] again to release the brake chute.

After landing

  • Press [F6] to stow the canard wings
  • raise the nose to take-off position

On the overhead panel

  • Set nose wheel steering to 60 degrees
  • Set Taxi-lights ON

Taxi to the gate

Taxi slowly onto the stand, set tax-light off in favour of the ground crew.

Set parking brake, raise the nose cone.

On the lower captain panel,

  • Turn OFF 4 hydraulic systems

Turn off the radios and avionics

On the FE panels

  • Switch off air conditioning packs
  • switch off the engine nozzle control
  • Connect external power
  • Switch off all engines with the fuel levers
  • turn off the fuel pumps

On the FO overhead panel

  • Set beacon light OFF

Press [Shift]-[7] to open the ground services panel.

Open the forward left door with the green button, and request the stairs by pressing on the yellow ‘ТРАП’ button.

Thanks for flying Aeroflot, Прощай!


Other sources of information:



documents translator:

good but lengthy video tutorial p3d


FMS alignment master class:

If you decide not to press the magic button, you can pretend to be the engineer and prepare the aircraft yourself!

If you need some lights, the cockpit lights selector can be found on the aft overhead panel, second hexagonal switch from the left, top row.

FO right arm panel (INS):

  • selector to вклочь (turn on) (ins selector off/on/align/nav)
  • НК switch UP to heat up the gyros

Allow for ~80 seconds warm up time until the yellow lights come on. [подгот. разреш.] and [пить. подано] (ready permission and flightplan loaded) NC is warmed up and ready to start work.

set the selector to подгот (prepare) the green light [работа цвм] (working cvm) will illuminate. Do not move the aircraft during alignment, which will take about 30 minutes.

FMS Set current time

  • green button [т тприб]
  • blue button [сброс I] reset line 1
  • type the time for example: 11:41:00 = 11410
  • yellow input button [ввод]

Enter start and end waypoint numbers

  • for 8 waypoints
  • green [код] button
  • set data block 72, blue buttons: 72
  • blue button [сброс I] reset line 1
  • for 01 to 08 type blue buttons: 0108
  • yellow input button [ввод]

Enter runway threshold coordinates

  • (not required because it is already in the filed flight plan)
    • Press green [φАЗР λАЗР] button
    • type blue keys 41 to select the first airport data block
    • blue button [сброс I] reset line 1
    • enter the coordinates for example [с43209] for N43.20.9 ([ю] for south)
    • yellow input button [ввод]
    • repeat for longitude on line 2, [з] for west [в] for east
  • Note, you can add the coordinates for your alternates in data block 43-49

Select landing airport

  • airport 2 in the flight plan
    • set selector азродром посл дки to 2
  • confirm with yellow push button below it

Check the INS panel at the FO’s right arm rest, if the yellow [нк готов] (NK ready) light is illuminated, you can set the selector to режим нк пуление (operational regime)








translate legend Tu-144 FSX navigation.ru.en.docx

panel BI = FE panel

PPC panel = FO right arm in VC

MRP = intermediate waypoint







2 thoughts on “Tu-144 in FSX

  1. Gabriel Ferreira Abreu

    Good evening and congratulations for this great step-by-step for the TU-144D. I’ve read it to help me to work around the aircraft, but I’m facing a situation and so far I didn’t find anything on the internet, I fly with the Saitek (now Logitech yoke) I don’t have rudder pedals, when I set up the joystick axis and butons on the TU-144, after I finish it the brake message keeps on all the time and them I’m unable to taxi or even take off the aircraft, can you help me anyway? Thanks and best regards Gabriel from Brazil



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