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One classy little jet!
A superb little jet with awesome sounds by TSS, a fully functional AP (with custom modes), excellent frame rates, and nice FDE.
|I wanted a new half-decent VLJ to go with the Mustang, I've been really tempted by the Feelthere Embraer Phenom 100 for a few weeks, but was concerned about the mixed reviews and feedback on it. As most of them seemed to be complaints about limited functionality of the G1000, and I wasn't buying this to compete with the likes of the Mustang on G1000 functionality, I decided to buy it this evening.
I have to say that this aircarft is one of the best all round blasts of fun I have bought in a long time. Yes, the G1000 only works with the default FSX Planner and cannot take any waypoint inputs other than that; but that apart, there is a LOT to get stuck into with this aircraft, and its highly original, quirky automatic systems.
The automatic flight control system is modelled excellently, with things like fully functional FLC (flight level change) mode - something that would have been easy to miss out, with this being pitched as a 'LE' aircraft. There are also interesting and functional features like the CSC (a limited form of autothrottle managed by the FADEC that holds speed in cruise only), and the Phenom's unusual FADEC set up all works really well (eg CLB thrust engages automatically).
It is also an absolute dream to handfly, and the sounds (by TSS) are absolutely beautiful, especially the high pitch light scream from the P&Ws. The VC ain't to NGX standards clearly, but it's really immersive.
And frame rates (on my system) are absolutely through the roof! .......... it's one seriously light aircraft on the frame rates.
.........if you can live with the fact that the G1000 has limited functionality, there is a heck of a lot to enjoy with this bird: I own the 737 EVO, Airbus 1&2 EVO, ERJ v2 and E-Jets, and I can honestly say that all things considered (including the low price), I think this is one of the best little products Feelthere have released.
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