The model and VC are both very high quality, but the oil pressure is constantly over the red line, and it appears the windshield heat/deice doesn’t work. There’s also a significant number of inoperative controls, but they’re for systems MSFS doesn’t model.
The flight model seems pretty accurate, but there should probably be significantly more drag at the 40 degree flap setting than is currently modeled, since that position was almost entirely drag on the actual airplane.
Aside from the lack of drag, the STOL characteristics seem pretty accurate, and the reversible propellers are modeled, and can produce some really short landings.
Sounds seem fine, but they’re nothing special.
Overall, I’d say that the Caribou needs a few small tweaks, but it’s significantly better at launch than aircraft like the Ju-52 and Fokker were, and it’s worth the $15 price point.
As someone who worked the Caribou in E Africa for a while back in the 60’s I am seriously excited by the introduction of the aircraft. I know and understand why some Kiwis are underwhelmed as it has no history in their country, but I will fly it there.
I would love to see every De Havilland Canada aircraft in the sim.