Let me first tell you that I am a big fan of Iris Paywares.
I actually SimFly the T-6 Texan II / Harvard II almost on a daily basis and I bought many FS9 Iris paywares during the last 5 years.
I am also a big fan of the F-5A/B/C/D/E/F and logically of the F-20 Tigershark that could had an interesting career.
I just bought the Iris FSX F-20C/D "What If" with a lot of repaint projects based on agressor colors and potential customers at the time for this superb evolution
of the F-5 family and the very short career of the 3 x F-20 prototypes.
The Iris FSX F-20C/D is superb on all aspects but one element is in my mind to
be questionned :
It seems the Pilot is overscaled by 143 % !!!! giving a general impression that the F-
20Cis a very very ( very ) small combat aircraft.
Take a look at the two illustrations below
On the photo at the left, the proportion between the pilot's helmet diameter and the base line of the cockpit transparency gave us a Helmet / Base line ratio of 17,9 %.
On the screenhot of the Iris F-
20Cat the right the Helmet / Base line ratio is 25.6 %.
25.6 % / 17.9 % equals a proportion comparison ratio of 1.43
So if I am right ! the pilot must be reduced to 70 % of its current size to be close to the real proportions.
I admit the photo I have found to demonstrate my report is not to the highest quality
but even corrected to 130 % or to 120 % with a better quality photo, an overscale pilot
is an overscale pilot and for a payware I think its questionnable.
Am I wrong ?
Can I correct it myself with the pilot file ?
With its good support reputation, can Iris release a free update Tigershark Pilot file
with correct proportions ?
Iris had once this overscaled pilot problem but it was during the development of
the Texan II / Harvard II before its release on the Payware market.
I then mentionned it to Iris on their development forum and they made the correction.
This "Consumer Report" is of course fully open to discussion.
With all respect !