Total flights = 4
Finally I got to see a pattern . 3rd flight I saw 13R and next sortie I saw apposite. After 10 days of no flying, what skills I claimed before were lost. Anyhow after last sortie, I re-accumulated self in the cockpit.
Patterns is fun! Flying at 200 knots and 1000agl while pulling up to 3Gs during turns is a blast. Other than final turn, we can pull 60 degrees and sometimes almost 90 as required. While slow, this airplane requires a LOT of right rudder. While touch-n-go, being ahead of airplane and expecting sudden yaw to left is required or aircraft will depart runway. Also, holding stick slightly right for enormous torque that wants to roll airplane to the left is a must or during lift off left wing can strike runway. Trim. If I do go-around while being trimmed for landing, there is so much force that I can barely hold stick to level flight while trying to re-trim. Iím not that weak, but at times I had to use both hands. :P
After having 5 hrs in airplane, I can compare to only known to me T-6 addon for FSX (IRIS Advanced T-6). Unfortunately, it is off. FM is wrong. Plain and simple. It doesnít simulate Slipstream, P-factor, Torque or gyroscopic effects to levels of what real jet does. I can only use it to practice my radio calls and timing. I canít even do regular landing because IRIS doesnít simulate prop drag.
For next sortie, I want to get landings down. Due to wide runway, I keep getting illusion of being too low and that causes me to flaring too high.
Monday is next flight. Fun!
1100hp. 2900 shaft torques. 2750 pounds of thrust
Basic empty weight 4900. Add 1100 pounds of fuel to that and you get fun little airplane.