Ground effect is gone by about 1 wingspan in altitude (50 feet for the C208)
Over the ocean, at an altitude of 200 feet, clear skies, 0 wing, with Flaps 2 and 38% throttle you can now fly the C208 straight and level at like 30 knots.
This is not right. It’s about half the stall speed. It’s well above where any ground effect would occur.
It seems like some aircraft are more impacted then others. The TBM930 also seems floaty. The DA62 does not, but this patch addressed a static thrust bug that was specific to the twin prop aircraft so maybe the DA62 received more attention in the patch as part of fixing that bug, and hence is now better retuned for the flight model changes.
I’ll reiterate again that having versions of the flight model and allowing aircraft to call whichever version they were tuned against is the only sensible solution to this issue for a sim that is supposed to last 10 years.