1st impressions. Took 2-100 mile A-B gps ifr flight plan hops. Like the Duke, the turbine puts the same amount of strain on my system. Activesky was really active with alot of storms,low clouds which did not help. 15-20 fps but smooth. The only real world planes I have any amount of time in are the Kingairs,Conquest and Mu-2s. When simming I am not a fly by the numbers kinda guy, its a break from reality for me, but everything felt right and reacted as one would expect it to. Thats really what counts imo. Like most turbines in FSX the most exciting operational phase is ground ops. While both feet were on the brakes "I thought" with Trackir I was looking down learning whats is where. I glance up and was a good 1/4 mile at the other end of the airport getting ready to cross the fence and go off roading. Thing needs a anchor to hold it down.
Sounds are great. The Duke is a good turbine challenge and will teach how to stay ahead of the power curve. Climbs like a BOOH but just do not get behind on that power and keep a eye on that airspeed especially when your setting up for landing.