The thread is about the Dr1 FM....
The video clearly shows a DR1 flying.
So I merely am connecting the dots.
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The picture of the RoF Dr1 above is a clear indicator of the difference we see comparing real planes to RoF ones.
I have never seen a plane fly with that much elevator and the fuse at that angle when maintaining a level course.
( Pic is of Dr1 in level autopilot. it's flying with stick fwd and fuse nose down...)
This is not only displayed in the DR1 but the N11 N17 etc.
Obviously, as certain people have pointed out, time and again, this will not get addressed in RoF but it might in FC.
Clearly there is some "issue" with the FM of the planes and it might be good if they sort it out.
A quick and dirty fix would be rotate the plane about the axis till it's actually level. ( Yes they can do this.)
Then trim it so that at some usable speed it flies without climbing or looping. ( pretty sure they can do this.)
No one would fly a real plane that loops likes the RoF planes. ( Set the curve to default, max revs, let go of stick.)
It would be extremely taxing on the pilot etc.
and planes I have seen fly level never fly with that much elevator...
even when looping some planes need way less than that....
Why don't we ask Mr Weeks?
If anyone has a good idea of planes should fly he would know. ( beta tester?)
Personally after playing with other simulators I have come to find the "reality" of RoF to be a bit average.
Sure it looks nice and the basics work fine but the "fidelity" that some seem to bandy about is so so.
It feels it's age.
Lets hope that FC gets a whole new flight engine and it's more closer to CFD simulation.
We have the PC's to do this. ( well most of us.) So lets take this sim to the top most level. : - )
My personal opinion is the planes in RoF do not feel like they are "hanging" on their wings,
more like they are rotating around some centre point. and it looks like that when you go
into external view and study how they handle. In my humble opinion.
It's great to fly in RoF.
The actual stick time is great.
The fun and frolicking in the air with your comrades is excellent.
Sometimes it's even magic!
I am not bagging the whole experience. Not even.
If things get sorted out in FC... yey!