I downloaded and installed the c-185 found on this site by Lucariny and found it to be an a usable and flyable aircraft. That is until I looked at the aircraft.cfg file and found this....
I highlighted a few areas that stood out to me right away. Such as the engine being rated at 1735 HP. A little excessive don't you think for this aircraft? Yeah that is what I thought as well.....
So I took it upon myself to rectify this 'error' and altered the specs to this.....
power_scalar = 1.0
Much more realistic but now it is so underpowered that it refuses to get to takeoff speed much less climb .
I altered the weight and balance sections as well because they were way out of wack too. The only way I have been able to get reasonable real world performance out of this is by at least doubling the thrust and power scalar values which I think is a a major fudge. This aircraft should be able to takeoff with a 375HP engine no problem. There must be other serious flaws in this design for the original builder to have to put a 1735 HP engine in this aircraft.
And yes, I looked at the drag values in the air file. They seem to be reasonable numbers.
So, why does this thing perform like a lead balloon? Beats me....... Obviously I have not copied over the entire aircraft.cfg file to this forum. There may be other tweaks that I am missing but at this point I am somewhat stumped. Paradoxically, the aircraft performs closer to real world levels with the 1735 HP engine which tells me that the drag numbers are all messed up somewhere.