Please Read This Flight Manual

Document conventions

Credits and acknowledgments

End User License Agreement (EULA)


Installing Draken

Installing in Flight Simulator X

Uninstalling Draken

First startup

Texture resolution

About the model

Interior model

Exterior model

Repaint kit

Flight dynamics

Limits and restrictions

Inverted flight


Normal operating procedures

Before starting the engine

Starting the engine

Taxi and takeoff




Final approach and landing

Emergency procedures


Hydraulic system failure

Engine fire

Superstall recovery


Cockpit layout overview

Flight data system

Backup altimeter

Backup attitude indicator

Backup airspeed indicator

AOA indicator

G-force indicator


Cabin pressure indicator

Warning and indicator lights

Warning lights panel

Master Warning Light

Gear Warning Light

Communication radios

Radio control panel ME3

Radio control panel ME1

Radio control panel ME2

PN-837/A SSR transponder

PN-79 IK transponder

Navigation systems

FLI 35 system

PN-594/A system

Manual tuning unit


Autopilot modes

Trim knobs

Override conditions

Radar and weapons

Radar system



Hydraulic system

Electrical system

Emergency Power Unit (EPU)

Fuel system


Landing gear

Stall warning system

Oxygen system

Features and special effects

Options panel




Drop tanks

Drag chute

Contrails and smoke

Chocks and covers

Pilot animations

About Saab 35 Draken



Export versions

Appendix 1: J 35J check lists

Appendix 3: FR28 Radio channels

Appendix 4: PN-594 Nav stations

Appendix 5: Technical data

Appendix 1: Cockpit glossary

Electrical panels and switches

Engine panel

Warning lights


Radar and weapons panels

Circuit breakers

Appendix 6: Prepar3D commands

Flight Manual: Bookmark J 35J Draken 5.12021-04-24

Emergency procedures


    Restart procedure:
  1. Press TÄNDSTRÖM (Ignition/Restart) for 2 seconds.

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  2. Throttle between 55 % and 100 %.

  3. Close the drop tank fuel valves (check FT warning light lit).

  4. Emergency electrical bus ON.

  5. Maintain (if possible) airspeed 0.75—0.80 M.

    When engine has started and engine speed is above 30 % :

  6. Alternator ON.

  7. Emergency electrical bus OFF.

    If engine does not start within 30 seconds:
  1. Throttle to flight idle.

  2. Drop external tanks.

  3. Wait 5—10 seconds.

  4. Repeat the restart procedure.

Hydraulic system failure

If both of the hydraulic systems fail, elevon and rudder control will be drastically reduced and the landing gear has to be extended and locked manually.

    One or both hydraulic system warning lights (HYDR I/II)
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  1. Autopilot OFF.

  2. RAT OFF.

  3. Flying straight and level, move the gear lever to the extend position to release the gear and hatches.

  4. Pull up to ca. 4 G to make the gear extend completely.

  5. Move the emergency gear lock lever NÖDLUFT LANDSTÄLL forward. This will lock the extended gear and also extend and lock the spurwheel.

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  6. Check that the gear indicator shows green lights for the main gear and nose gear. The spur wheel light may remain unlit.

  7. After touchdown, use drag chute to brake.

  8. Shut off the engine when the nose wheel is on the runway.

Engine fire

    One or both engine fire warning lights (BRAND MOTOR)
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  1. Reduce throttle to minimum needed power.

  2. Close the afterburner fuel valve.

  3. Land immediately.

  4. Shut down the engine and leave the aircraft.

    Afterburner pump fire warning light (BRAND EBK P)
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  1. Close the afterburner fuel valve.

  2. Reduce throttle to minimum needed power.

  3. Press the fire extinguisher switch.

  4. Land immediately.

  5. Shut down the engine and leave the aircraft.

Superstall recovery

  1. Extend gear.

  2. Counter the spin component by adding left yaw and right roll if you are spinning to the left, and vice versa.

  3. When reasonably stable, point the nose down to increase airspeed and reduce angle of attack.

  4. Retract gear.

  5. Raise the nose smoothly. Do not exceed AOA = 15.

Do not attempt recovery from superstall below 15000 ft.