Indiafoxtecho Previews T-45C Goshawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator
March 2, 2021
Aircraft developer, IndiaFoxtEcho, took to their Facebook page yesterday with more previews of their next aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the T-45C Goshawk. This ends the 4 months wait after releasing both the MB-339 and the Rutan Long-Ez within the same week.
The developer updated users on the development roadmap:
“We believe the current build is good enough for release, but we are polishing it even more and adding a couple of features that were not intended for the initial release originally” the developer noted, “we are working on a very detailed manual - we think you will need it as the simulation is quite detailed”
The developer included a list of shortcomings regarding the product:
- HUD is not collimated and has problems with TAA
- Some functionalities of the HSI page are not completely implemented (for one, the PLAN mode only shows the next waypoint as opposed to the full flight plan planimetric view)
- The aircraft does not bleed energy as much as it should during tight turns (although this is a more general problem of MSFS)
- Some BIT test sequences are incorrect or missing
- DEP can only be used to set CRS, HDG, LAW and BINGO
Indiafoxtecho also noted that “these are by no means the only shortcomings of this product, but we are confident that pretty much everything else is negligible.”
Indiafoxtecho issued a comment regarding the “study-level” appellation and how the company’s main goal isn’t to provide some:
“We do not like calling any of our flight simulation products ‘study level’ - we believe that a true ‘study level’ product should be almost 100% accurate and, more importantly, does not instigate or promote an incorrect operation of the real world aircraft” the team noted, “and the T-45 is definitely not a ‘study level’ product in that sense. However we feel that it is a quite detailed rendition of the aircraft and we hope it will be good enough for most users”.
The team hopes to release the aircraft on March 8th, however, no official date has been released. The add-on is set to cost $29.95 on the release day. In the meantime, check out the original post on the developer’s Facebook page.
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