That is one hot jet, isn’t it? Almost as hot as the Mirage. I enjoyed my first three flights in it very much.
First I tried the gulf map cold start. Nice busy airfield. That static took me some time to squelch. But apart from watching the cold start vid when it came out, I easily managed the C&D challenge in it. I also greased my first landing. Falcon 4 taught me well.
The FM feels good. On rails but that’s to be expected from a FBW jet. It does react to jet wash in the manner you’d expect. It’s not as slick as the mirage, but man does it turn well when clean! I also love the UI. It’s far from perfect, but I was tuning my radio’s like a boss with only five minutes of fiddlin’.
Next up I tried the nevada sidewinder practice run. Sidewinder to the face works pretty darn well! I do not like that the only AA gun mode is EEGS. I want a CCIP pipper. I remember that you could choose gun modes in F4, so perhaps that is something that’ll come later in EA. It’s ok. Just close the distance 'till you see the dangly bits, put the gun cross on his noggin and let fly. Zapped ‘em joos’ fine sah!
Finally I tried the Caucasus BFM. Those flankers were dead meat. This thing has the agility but doesn’t bleed speed as bad as some other machines do, and you can very easily control the engagement with that big ol’ engine strapped to your butt. pardonez mon francais but that is just [email protected][email protected]%* awesome
No Dutch skins (yet)! BOO! HISS!