Aircraft response iway too sensitive, need carrier heading at start of game.
Having spent a few hours on the sim... MoreAircraft response iway too sensitive, need carrier heading at start of game.
Having spent a few hours on the simulator I realize I did not see the sound option and also the AOA. That said I have to revise my original review. 1. The roll response is way too sensitive no matter what the setting. When you put a lateral input inertia slows down the aircraft's roll response. This is way to sensitive. 2. Similarly the azimuth (aircraft heading) is also extremely sensitive. 3. Altitude similarly jumps around way too quickly. I could track 3 degrees nose down and the aircraft continues to climb for 15 seconds. 4. For a dual engine jet aircraft the engine setting with gear and flaps down the engines should be much higher. Also for many of the aircraft the speed brakes are out while landing to keep the engine setting higher so it responds quickly. Engine response in the two I tried was way too slow. 5. Speed brakes, when actuated go out and stay out until retracted. 6 Why no hook? 7. The AOA indicators should be on the HUD on the left side (because the landing aid on the carrier is on the left side of the glide slope) centered about the horizon line and be avout 4 times as large. 8. The actual term for take off and landing is "CLEARED to takeoff/land." 9. The heading of the carrier should be given at the start of the game. This is done in actual operations. Certainly this is an exercise in eye-hand coordination but the pilot should know in which direction the carrier is heading in order to orient him/herslf in the correct direction. By hiding the carrier in haze until the last moment and not giving the ship's heading you are rigging the game against the player as they have to make gross changes as they get close. Sunnary: The designers of the program spent a lot of time on the visuals but there needs to be much more work on the actual flight dynamics if this is to be a simulator which reflects real carrier aircraft. Rich Gibson