I started FSX with the defaults like everyone else. Most of my learning in the default Cessna. Then I bought 4 GA aircraft from Carenado and I love them as well. So...
In terms of really good default GA aircraft in FSX, I have taken a liking to the Maule in the bush and flying through the rocks. Visability is king and it's got oodles of that. Speed. Yup.
Is it me or did they put WAY more work into the Maul than just about every other aircraft in the game? It certainly looks very detailed inside and out with lots of moving parts. Had I not known it was a default plane I would have guessed payware.
Am I out to lunch here?
But then I question if the model is realistic compared to those from Carenado. Landing this thing feels really trippy. Very easy to get this thing rocking back and forth! Seems like I better have it really settled down before final. Ha.
And in others opionins out there, do you agree that the Maule is a fine model?
What others in the default GA fleet do you feel that way about. The Beachcraft seem well made but how would I know. I mean. I have never flown any of these but want to know if they are close to the correct behavior. how about that Beaver floatplane?
I look forward to this conversation.