So guys, guys please no children aka fanboys, let’s stick to science…
I have used quite a lot MSFS lately, had some ridiculous bugs which are not subject of the discussion here, and had fun for what it is today, I did not use Xplane for a bit as I am working to port some of my commercial stuff over to MSFS.
However today I launched Xplane 11 as tomorrow I am off flying after a year off thanks to you know what, finally, I fly an Eurofox (well certified on a few types in over a decade) and the model on Xplane 11 is just as real as it gets down to the unthinkable details of the flight dynamics of this flaperon equipped aircraft. Honestly? I felt super dumb…
On MSFS you always do perfect turns you have no reason nearly to use the rudder in flight, there is no adverse yaw whatsoever, I consider this basics as much as the propeller spinning and aircraft modelled with wings in a home simulator. Even when you touch the rudder the movement in MSFS is super guided, and if you try to kick the rudder it just sort itself out way way too quickly as if glued to the sky. No need for rudder when increasing power suddenly or decreasing it either, there is no movement of the aircraft.
Again not asking for some fancy stuff that there were achieved with years, this is truly ABC for anything with a “Simulator” on it that involves flying.
I tried several models and mods on MSFS and literally this is not simulated at all, barely scripted… probably, along with prop drag, one of the two massive let down of the current arcade flight model.
Of course not a biggie for people who do not care about realism, fine with that each person uses it as it suits them best, however after a bit without using the competitor I do think they really need to spend more time in sorting out things that matter instead of pointless enhanced regions for gamers, as only a gamer would want to get a few POI vs actual realism.
Not sure if that was flagged as I read something already on social media, especially from Pilot as the average Joe (including the Joes that took two flight lessons) may not know what I am even talking about if you don’t this is what it is: How Adverse Yaw Affects Your Plane | Boldmethod
Hopefully is the right place to flag this.
Have fun, I go back feeling dumb with the rudder before my check flight tomorrow!