June 19th, 2013, 09:54
I've been reading up on the Bearcat. And a recent airshow then visit to the Historic Flight Foundation (HFF) at Paine field has me wanting to purchase the F8F. However, I've been reading that there are numerous items that are not going to be addressed via patch. I can get over things like known CHT temps being inaccurate. Are there any show stoppers that should prevent me from making this a birthday purchase this week? I was the kind of kid (and still am to some degree) if my plastic airplane had one wing which was die cast asymmetrical from the other and I noticed it, I could no longer play with it! lol. I'm sure the visual is fine. It looks amazing.
I guess what I'm asking is, are there any systems which do not work to the extent that I couldn't have fun with it? I use TM Warthog, Saitek Rudder Pedals, TIR4Pro... I was a little worried as I read some users were experiencing very poor ground handling. Is your takeoff handling or performance affected by this? One thing I'd like to do is try the 96 second chalks out time to climb to 10K feet.