For first. I apologize very strongly for the quality of the language. I am not a native speaker and use Google translator services.
Let me tell you what you have to face.
You can read about the pros and Wow everywhere and watch the streams.
Let’s talk about the cons.
Control. This is a huge problem. Forget half of your bindings, because it requires a personalized approach to button assignments. Flaps will not work on the axle. Reverse on the button - forget it. Switch on external / internal lights on the button - forget it. If you use SLC - forget about doors (MSFS has excellent logic for working with doors, but Aerosoft went its own way). Other tool handles - for the most part, will not work with the standard bind configuration.
And all would be fine, but the linking of the control profile to the aircraft has not yet been implemented in the sim. There is even a forum thread in wishlists or bugs.
Sounds. The sounds are poorly done. Some lag, some don’t sound. Additionally, the strong sound of the wind in the cockpit at the flight level is terribly annoying.
Animation. Hello 2010. Forget about fluid animations. Switches have the properties of quanta and instantly change their state.
Modeling. Some of the objects (knobs and switches) give the impression that they are poorly centered. When animating, it looks like curves. The plane itself. In 2021, a little more polygons could have been added. Not strong, but angular fillets ?? Seriously?
Optimization. The company just scored on the creation of LOD models that would reduce the load on your equipment. Indeed, why. The model is already low-poly =)
In addition, the initial load of 10 minutes is simply killing. What is he doing there? Why don’t more complex planes load like this?
Minor bugs and shortcomings. There are also very, very many of them. For example, be prepared that when you click on a switch, it only works in one direction. Aerosoft says that the problem is in the SDK / Sim, that you cannot use the right button. But this is not the case. The right button works and you can make an intuitive switch too. In general, their position is strange to blame everything on the SDK, in fact, many things are simply not thought out.
Well, the most important thing for me. Aerosoft has banned changes to their files and the creation of mods based on them. Some thing’s i can fix by myself.
A product is truly considered to be of high quality if it does not evoke the desire to modify it.
My conclusion. You can buy and fly. If you are willing to accept problems. And sometimes it’s even comfortable. But this is my last purchase of products from this company.