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    You were five in 1967, Tiger? And Steve was three years short of even being born? You chaps are making me feel old!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptosflier View Post
    You were five in 1967, Tiger? And Steve was three years short of even being born? You chaps are making me feel old!


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    Sorry LOL

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    Thumbs down You get what you pay for

    I wasn't expecting much for $9.99; no fancy gauges on the order of Asobo's aircraft, but I did expect a reasonably decent sim-flying machine. However, when I took this plane up for a quick spin around my local airport (KWVI), I quickly discovered that the ORBX Edgely Optica is anything but. It was slow off the runway, but I could live with that. Unfortunately, after I finally established a positive rate of climb in this plane, I found that it was barely maneuverable. Turning was painfully sluggish. Worse yet, it's devilishly difficult to land because it doesn't want to descend once it's aloft. I cut the throttle all the way back and nothing happened. The plane would not give up any altitude or airspeed. No wonder it can "loiter" for eight hours. I had to point it nose down at the runway to land it. Bottom line, it's no fun to fly. I'm glad it didn't cost more, because as a third-party offering in the MSFS marketplace (via Steam) there's no refund on it. Forget about it.
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    Sorry you didn’t like it Steve. The real aircraft was designed as a slow, surveillance aircraft for police forces etc. This model is pretty good in VR, but it’s not fast LOL

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    In 1967, I was at the University.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plainsman View Post
    In 1967, I was at the University.
    In '66-68 I was in Vietnam. No not all the time, I spent some time on the hospital ship Repose and then in rehab in the US. But most of that time I was in Nam. I was allowed to do a lot of low altitude "sightseeing" back then.
    Being an old chopper guy I usually fly low and slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
    I was allowed to do a lot of low altitude "sightseeing" back then.
    The understatement of the century, Michael. Some time ago, when I was complaining about the number of helicopter accidents hitting the headlines, you PM'd me and told me about your 'Nam service as a chopper pilot. I don't think I'd have handled it half as well as you still do.
    I remember the shocking scenes on the TV news at the time, it wasn't edited the way it is today.
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    I agree with Aptosflyer. It is great for sightseeing but it does have weird flying anomalies. I feel it flys much faster than the indicated flight speed. It shows flying 70-80 knots but it appears to be flying faster than a 172. Great visual modelling but the performance could be improved substantially. Maybe so few of them were built because they are so easy to crash. It may be that I need to practice with it, but it is definitely not stable in flight. Anyway, could be fun if I can figure it out.
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