Mark, I'm not sure if we have already discussed this, but are you using the alternate FDE files that were posted in the Aerosoft forum? I was always a little disappointed in the stock engine performance, like engine temps (especially when hot and high). Using the alternate FDE really has made this airplane even more enjoyable. But.... I also made my own changes because i feel the changes in the .cfg were a bit too aggressive. I overwrote the aircraft.cfg that came with the alternate FDE with a clean default copy. I then increase the flap lift, fuel flow scaler, and brakes in the .cfg. I really like the results. Feels like the perfect airplane now.
No, I am just using the stock aircraft behaviour. I'm probably not flying it seriously enough to notice subtle differences. One of the reasons I want to try X-Plane is to see how well turboprop engines work. I find that the engine response is infuriatingly laggy in FSX. I should say I chatted briefly with Russ Barlow (Sim Innovations) about this and it's his view too. (Russ has flown the OV-10 Bronco in real life so has a bit of a clue!) Having said that about X-Plane, I just watched Froogle's videos about the RW Designs Twin Otter yesterday and I am not optimistic about how well that is implemented. A lot of things in Froogle's video suggested it is a bit simplistic compared to the Aerosoft model.
I somehow missed Froogle's video but I just watched it. It's definitely not up to the TOE standard. The click spots and no scroll wheel support would drive me absolutely mad.. The exterior modeling sure does look good, but I'm not a big user of exterior shots anyway. Xplane 11 shows a lot of promise, but I get shivers just thinking about learning a whole new sim and buying all those add-ons all over again. I switched to P3D several months back and I haven't looked back at FSX-SE since. It was about a $200-250 investment to upgrade/repurchase some add-ons and buy the academic version and I feel it was money well worth spent. It looks fantastic and performs flawlessly. I'm sure I'll be buying the 64 bit version of P3D, should and when it comes out, and then start the process of building a better sim all over again. Hopefully the guys at Aerosoft will update the TOE to support it, but you never know. They seem busy on other projects and have moved on from the TOE. Anyone interested in the Twin Otter should really check out the YouTube videos posted by Viking. A lot of good insights into the aircraft. A 400 series update would be fantastic! On another note, last night I watched a TOE series on YouTube by another simmer, where he was flying in Nepal (you may know the one I'm speaking of). It caused me a lot of pain and discomfort seeing him struggle with the A/P. If everyone would just watch the Almost Aviation video series they'd save themselves from getting a tremendous migraine. And.....you might get a free guitar lesson at the same time!!!
If everyone would just watch the Almost Aviation video series they'd save themselves from getting a tremendous migraine.
Ha, well how could I disagree?! BTW, regarding your comments on the XP external model of the Twin Otter - in 54 Twin Otter videos (at last count) I don't think I have featured a single external shot of the aircraft! It's important if you want to make movies but for flight simulation the external model (or the fact that one even exists) just isn't relevant.