SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
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  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
  • SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
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Model

Highly detailed model, fully animated

  • Highly detailed 3D cockpit, fully animated and working
  • Frame rate friendly in single and multiplayer
  • 3 models: R1, R3 and PAN (to be delivered soon)

Textures

  • Highly detailed, high definition,  PBR
  • Several different liveries

Systems

Almost all real system have been modelled and working as the real thing

  • Flight dynamics modelled close to real aircraft performances tables
  • DDIS (Dynamic Drag Index System)
  • Aircraft configurator for payload and refuelling
  • Weapon system to carry and drop bombs
  • Payload fully congruent in both single and multiplayer mode
  • Payload drop actually changes aircraft weight, balance and drag index (DDIS)

Other features

  • Model comes with complete documentations (see Docs folder in the model tree)
    •  Normal/weapons procedures checklists
    • A brief tutorial
    •  Real aircraft manual R1 (Italian) and R3 (English)

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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Andreas
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-28 22:09:43
Adding to my first review from February 5th I'd like to say that with the newest update the plane's flight model has improved a lot and I not like flying it. Still not perfect for my taste, but that might just be me.
Thank you Sim Skunk Works!
Dave
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-27 20:32:14
I love the plane. It is everything I was looking for and it looks great too. I haven't noticed any performance issues. But one thing ruins it for me. I play MSFS2020 mostly in VR with hotas and for some reason when I retract the landing gear it stops working, not with the hotas, not with mouse, not with keyboard. I'm not able to land the plane properly and I would very much like to land it. Hope you guys can fix this. (would make 3 stars become 5 stars)
Also I would like the GUN to work, but I guess I'm hoping for too much now. :P
Cheers, Dave.
ricardo
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-20 01:35:39
The Update to 2.0 corrected issues with flight dynamics and we saw the fulfillment of sim skunk works promise for additional models, the external model for the right wheel was also corrected. however, there are still areas to improve until this plane is considered a first rate pay ware aircraft. For one, the nose of the fiat g 91 was painted BLACK to decrease sun glare. For some reason in every real photo of the aircraft this is obvious however sim skunk works or whatever fool they have doing repaints must be color blind because in the majority of their military liveries they decide to paint the nose dark green. I'm not sure if this is an honest mistake or a lack of attention to detail in regards to historical accuracy. The ailerons are not animated from the external model. They must have forgot that airplanes have more moving parts other than flaps and rudder. Over all I am satisfied with the efforts made to correct deficiencies from the initial release however Sim Skunk Works still has a long way to go, they seem to be focused more on being able to drop weapons than delivering historically accurate repaints. Which I expect from a historical aircraft in a simulator. Job Well done with 2.0 but fix the liveries and add animations for the ailerons. Textures should probably be available in higher resolution 4k 8k to be on par with companies like Aerosoft or Asobo. You released this plane with a failing grade. And it is now passing with a B-. You are capable of obtaining an A.
TERCIO
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-18 01:30:10
Great Aircraft that fly well and includes very detailed 3D model and liveries.
The interior are perfect with weathering effect.
Recommended addon!
TERCIO
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-18 01:11:25
Its a great addon, sadly even after reported as they requested (by email, with requested ID, etc etc etc) no replies from them and still have a bug on the transponder! (the 2nd digit only 0-3).
Aside of that bug, the systems works fine, it fly great and the liveries and 3d model are perfect.
Sean
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-14 07:56:36
So I decided to give a jet a try, there aren't many but I chose this one given its reviews Ive seen were slightly better. My overall review is this.
- Pitch control is very sensitive almost unrealistic.
- A lot of cockpit textures seem to be pixelated.
- Cockpit Flaps lever was not animated.
- All external animations were just not there. All flight control surfaces didn't show.
Took almost 20 minutes of flying to see them work.
- Internal engine sounds were almost overpowering.
- Trying to do touch and go did not work more than once. When landing at anytime, using or not using chute will stop your aircraft and will NOT let you take off again until you activate/deactivate the Emergency Brake.

Further patches need to be implemented, especially for payware.
Ulf
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-08 19:38:39
...ist mir nicht gelungen dieses so schöne Flugzeug zu installieren trotz neuestem HP-PC einem 7er Prozessor der neuesten Generation,der neuesten WIN 10 Variante und dem Verschieben in den Community Ordner ,sowie der Durchführung aller Tätigkeiten als Administrator! Alle Versuche scheiterten bisher . Die Hilfestellung von Skungswork brachte außer ein Paar Allgemeinheiten ebenfalls keinen Erfolg. also die 23€ voll in den Sand gesetzt!
Vielleicht schreibt mal einer bei seiner Bewertung wie er das Wunder vollbracht hat
Pietro
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-06 15:46:43
The FIAT G-91 is way better than for example F-15, Eurofighter and many other payed add-ons, but here is my onest review, what I like and what I miss:

Pro:
- very good texture
- most buttons works
- it feels a little "strong headed", just as a FIAT should feel like

Contra:
- not really realistic (and MSFS is a simulation)
- it feels like there is a kind of limitation set for making your life easier
- NO SOUND for the switches (why? even free add-ons have a sound for that ... please fix it, please!)
- It breaks automatically when you land (perhaps this simulates the parachute?)

Fazit:
Fix the contras and you have a very nice model!
Andreas
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-05 21:58:08
I had impatiently been waiting for it since I saw the first previews: a classic small late 50s Cold War subsonic military jet. A bit more modern that a F-86 Sabre, but still much more raw than the more sophisticated (while by today’s standards still old-fashioned) MB-399.

So of course I bought it right away.
I loaded it up at EDMO Oberpfaffenhofen, where the first German-built G.91 rolled off the assembly line. The first impression was a kind of walk around with the exterior camera. Much attention to detail. Canopy up, speed brakes out, ladder mounted to the cockpit. Nicely done German Luftwaffe livery.
Sitting inside the well-worn oldtimer the level of detail also reminded me of the MB-339 again. This simply looks real.

Start procedure behind me and the Bristol-Siddley Orpheus first sizzles a little and then comes to life. High pitched at first, but after letting it warm up a little and pushing the throttle to the stops (with the parking brakes on of course) the roar comes. Far removed from IndiaFoxTecho’s vacuum cleaner sound track. This feels like more power than the little Fiat actually has. I can almost feel the vibrations.
Strangely enough before I started the engine, the clicks of all the little buttons and switches were not simulated. I also cannot hear the rain on the canopy or the sound of the flaps being lowered and raised. One could argue, that wearing a helmet one couldn’t hear them anyway in real life, but somehow I miss those little sounds.

Ok, throttle to idle. Parking brakes off, and I’m rolling towards the runway. The front wheel feels extremely direct. I dispense with asking for clearance put the flaps down a notch and press the throttle to the stop as soon as the front wheel touches the runway.
The Fiat gathers speed quickly and takes a gently tug on the stick to lift off. Gear and flaps up and off I go toward the mountains. In the hilly terrain I am keeping low following first a big lake and then a larger winding river. The ailerons responds instantly to any command. A little too instantly in my opinion, so I apply some more throttle and climb to 10000ft in order to play around a little more. Climbing I noticed that - contrary to the aileron input, the plane takes a lot of elevator input to react. The same is true for tight turns. It’s tremendously difficult to pull it into a high-G turn. The roll rate however is totally off the chart. Flying straight and pulling the stick hard to the side the plane suddenly rolls extremely violently. It appears like it’s rolling faster than even the Extra could. When I keep the stick pulled for 2-3 rotations the plane spins totally out of control for a moment. Releasing the stick stablises the plane quickly - mostly in a high speed dive.
Flying straight also gave me difficulties. Despite the rather sluggish elevator control, the plane is extremely hard to keep trimmed properly.
All this behaviour feels very alien to me. While I have never flown a real fighter jet I can only compare it to previous simulator experiences, the MB-339 and common sense. All of which tells me the roll rate is much too high, the elevator is much to sluggish and the plane overall is very twitchy and sensitive.

I tried solving the issue with the sensitivity settings, but couldn’t find any setting that made the exterme roll tolerable apart from using the extremity dead zone and more or less crippling the aileron input. Still it somehow feels wrong to me. Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know.

Another thing that is probably more easily solved than the flight model, is the simulated “head camera”. In all planes of MSFS the head movement is simulated so that the view shifts slightly when the plane climbs, sinks or flies a curve. In the Fiat, however, during more harsh maneuvers the simulated head/view/eyes - whatever you like to call it moves around the cockpit so fast and violently that it becomes disorientating for me. People with sensitive stomachs beware!

One last thing about the sound: while I like the engine sound so much, that I tried it out with the MB-339, I noticed that the gear bump on touch down is rather harsh, no matter how soft you set down the plane. The P.149 has the same problem. Maybe something to do with Italian planes license-built in Germany :wink:

All in all I find the Fiat a terrific looking plane with lots of little details. It really makes the impression that the developers put a lot of love and effort into it.
However, as it is currently, it will only be something pretty to look at for me. I simply don’t enjoy flying it. But I really hope SimSkunkWorks will change the flight model.
Bernd
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-04 12:15:05
Great airplane... I only need the frecce tricolori livery...
JEREMY
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-03 17:30:01
This is a great warbird! Love the way it flies and the visual fidelity of the aircraft as well as the detailed documentation. Issues to address:

- Please make the artificial intelligence "bomb aircraft" go away - my airports are littered with spare bombs in parking spots. I know there is a workaround with a config file edit, could you make that default, PRETTY PLEASE?

- Can we please have a functional speed brake lever/button? I know it can be triggered using a keybind, but some of us prefer operating levers in the virtual cockpit.

Those two things would push it to 5 stars. In reality, it's a 4 star aircraft, but the devs are very active responding to the community and working on it, so I won't dock a star in review.

GET IT! It's the best fighter jet out for MSFS at the moment, along with Dino's MB-339.
Peter
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-03 11:12:45
VR user review:

Excellent aircraft to fly. I love being able to put on different tanks and scoot around for short flights. Thanks to the analogue gauges and the developers, this is the most FPS friendly aircraft I use, making it an absolute joy to fly with.
Some people have had control problems - but I think this is more the case of the flight dynamics of MSFS rather than the devs. You learn to get around it.

As a flight experience, the engine is nice to control, and the aircraft is enjoyable to trim.

Cheers!
Spencer
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-01 22:54:21
What a beautiful plane this is. It's beautifully modeled, and has crisp PBR texturing inside & out. Comes with a number of liveries that are all great. Has some features that are considered "first in sim", in that you can actually swap weapon loadouts, and even drop bombs! Once this thing starts, the audio is fantastic, although there is no audio attached to anything in the cockpit (flipping switches, fuel pump, etc). The engine is nice and loud, and you definitely feel the power of this thing. Swapping the ordinance for external fuel tanks allows you to add more fuel as well. I thoroughly enjoy flying this plane and learning about it's history. The download also comes with some nice documentation, to include checklists and a retro 200 page manual.

The plane is not without issues, including the aforementioned cockpit audio, and a few minor things such as the radio frequency display in the cockpit not matching up. That being said, I did not dock the score for these issues. Why not? Because the developer is active in the community, communicating with simmers day & night about upcoming patches and content, and even providing updated files for those that wish to try new things out. I also had a customer service issue and received a response back within 5 minutes. These guys are passionate about their product, and it shows. Look forward to their future work.
Emanuele
*Verified Product User*
2021-02-01 21:12:28
good work Amazing plane waiting for the conversion of F104 and Tornado
David
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-31 13:28:38
The developer is always keeping his work in the front line and this jet is no exception. Flight model, beautiful textures and accurate cockpit make it a top notch jet.
ricardo
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-31 13:06:48
After initial purchase of the plane i immediately began to notice issues. I performed the manual start successfully and the plane handled well on the taxi. When I began to takeoff the plane mode began to behave abnormal. Sharp veers to the left or right and over steer when the rudder was applied at speed on the ground. This made takeoff or landing practically impossible. I searched for a solution on sim skunk works official site and I followed their links and downloaded their recommended software to solve model behavior issues. After doing this the model is flyable. However there are several key issues that still stand. The left landing gear animation does not rotate the wheel. It simply drags the tire along the tarmac. The planes brakes are automatically applied as soon as you touch down to land. This makes jumping or bouncing during landing and stopping short on the runway almost a certainty. There is no way to turn this off. As of now you must come to a complete stop on the runway before turning off it durning landing. That is highly unrealistic and annoying. Overall I expect these issues to be fixed. If they are not sim skunk works has proven themselves untrustworthy in my book.
Gabriele
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-30 17:28:36
Once again SSW maintains the product quality standard. The G91 is graphically very beautiful both inside and out. The flight model is very interesting and comparing the flight parameters with the manual inside, you immediately realize how close the flight is to reality. There are still small things to fix (which I am sure will be fixed with the next releases) but in general the product is really worth it! Every G91 enthusiast should have it in their virtual hangar.
Matt
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-30 05:28:52
What a wonderful surprise to find this. I didn't even know it was in development. Excellent model, the cockpit is gorgeous. Really excellent sound too. Oozing attention to detail. More challenging than the MB-339. These two are really making me fall in love with era of military jets. Looking forward to more from developer. I NEED the Starfighter.
THOMAS
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-29 02:51:10
We just took this G-91 for a short Flight out of Florence.
Our initial visual impressions regarding the Look of this Aircraft being that She was a bit of an Ugly Duckling. By the time we’d completed a couple of circuits this Jet had grown her Wing’s and landed like a Swan ,… albeit a slightly Tubby and 'Rubenesque one.
We loved the sound of the Under Inflated Tyres smacking down on the Tarmac.
The Comprehensive Documentation included will keep you in Bed Time Reading for a few happy hour’s.
We could find no fault with this Aircraft which has been Detailed and Reproduced perfectly.
Our observation’s are as a result of studying the Wiki info and noticed that Trainer’s were also made.
We hope that Alessandro and the Team will consider adding a Twin Seat version as a future development of this Project.
Davide
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-29 01:35:28
In the new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 there are many beautiful planes but few as beautiful as realistic. The new model of the FIAT G-91R by Sim Skunk Works undoubtedly enter into this category. A product aimed at those fans of military jets simulation who want to have an experience not so different from real flight. A captivating HD graphics using PBR immediately welcomes the customer with the exterior appearance of the aircraft, with great attention to detail, and with precise liveries of the Italian, German, Portuguese and US Army Air Forces that operated or tested the G-91. The 3D interiors are excellently made and fully animated with a skillful use of textures and scratches on the paint that make the cockpit "lived in", increasing the effect of immersive realism especially in VR. The sound has been well sampled to recall the sounds in the cockpit (with helmet on) and externally. Real pilots of the Italian Air Force tested the excellent flight dynamics so we can say that the aircraft behaves in a very similar way to the performance tables of the original flight manual, supplied with the model itself. A very useful and easy-to-use application allows the loading of fuel in the additional tanks and all other external payloads, such as bombs and rockets, used for Close Air Support operations typical of this lightweight tactical attack aircraft.
The PAN version, developed for the "Frecce Tricolori" acrobatic team, they say it will also be available shortly with the next update. Finally, I guess that the G-91R by SSW is one of the best military aircraft simulator available today on the FS2020 platform.
Lars
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-29 01:13:33
Fantasic plane. This one was a surprise! Very nice cockpit, and looks amazing in VR! Seems gentle on the frame rate too. (I use HP Reverb G2). The best jet for MSFS 2020 so far? Maybe. Way, way better than the F15 from Just flight, and probably better than the Aermacchi MB 339 too. By better I mean the feel of the aircraft, the graphics and fun factor. I can not say too much about the flight model because I'm not a pilot - except that it feels like I am flying an old jet! And that what was I was hoping for.

There are few things that probably will be improved upon. The landing gear handle itself doesn't seem to move. And neither does the flap lever. But it's to see from indicators that they are down or not. Lots of clickable buttons, and the cockpit itself is just amazing.

The sound is good too. I highly recommend this!
Peter
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-28 20:49:14
Some problems with camera views. But flying and landing is OK. Be care of using full flaps - definitely decreases approaching speed and altitude.
Zisis
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-28 13:05:40
Actually..in continuation to my previous review,i find the model unable to land it or take it of due to spinning etc (yes i have modern model) and i do hope they will update it's physics which are nothing close to realistic as they state.
It floats like a balloon
No hate.I believe they will fix it.
Zisis
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-28 11:46:52
I just bought this yesterday 27/1/2021
Awesome detail and overal quality.Awesome sounds as well.
I just found MAJOR BUGS at the camera selection.I press the default buttons for the views and it gets me inide the engines cables-textures etc and then it fixes by it's own.
I surely believe that they will update it.
Good price which i can forgive many things,unlikely some other which ask 33 euros for CRAPPY F15
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
1.6GB
REGISTRATION KEY
This product does not have a registration key, you can simply execute the downloaded file to install
REQUIREMENTS

OS: Window 10 version 20H2

CPU: INTEL 5 (suggested INTEL 7 at least 3.5 Ghz)

RAM: 16 GB

GPU: NVIDIA (suggested SERIES 1000 or higher), not tested on AMD

HD: at least 5 Gb free space on MSFS 2020 Community device

XBox compatibility: not tested

** INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS **

- Download and run installer (as admin)

- Installer is able to detect plain MS Store and STEAM installation and proposes the installation folder, user may accept or not, if user does not accept he must point the installer on the his customized Community folder

- Also he must point the installer to his customized Community folder if the installer cannot  find the default installation

LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
DEVELOPER
SIM SKUNK WORKS
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Customer Reviews
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
Andreas
Adding to my first review from February 5th I'd like to say that with the newest update the plane's flight model has improved a lot and I not like flying it. Still not perfect for my taste, but that might just be me. Thank you Sim Skunk Works!
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
Dave
I love the plane. It is everything I was looking for and it looks great too. I haven't noticed any performance issues. But one thing ruins it for me. I play MSFS2020 mostly in VR with hotas and for some reason when I retract the landing gear it stops working, not with the hotas, not with mouse, not with keyboard. I'm not able to land the plane properly and I would very much like to land it. Hope you guys can fix this. (would make 3 stars become 5 stars) Also I would like the GUN to work, but I guess I'm hoping for too much now. :P Cheers, Dave.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
ricardo
The Update to 2.0 corrected issues with flight dynamics and we saw the fulfillment of sim skunk works promise for additional models, the external model for the right wheel was also corrected. however, there are still areas to improve until this plane is considered a first rate pay ware aircraft. For one, the nose of the fiat g 91 was painted BLACK to decrease sun glare. For some reason in every real photo of the aircraft this is obvious however sim skunk works or whatever fool they have doing repaints must be color blind because in the majority of their military liveries they decide to paint the nose dark green. I'm not sure if this is an honest mistake or a lack of attention to detail in regards to historical accuracy. The ailerons are not animated from the external model. They must have forgot that airplanes have more moving parts other than flaps and rudder. Over all I am satisfied with the efforts made to correct deficiencies from the initial release however Sim Skunk Works still has a long way to go, they seem to be focused more on being able to drop weapons than delivering historically accurate repaints. Which I expect from a historical aircraft in a simulator. Job Well done with 2.0 but fix the liveries and add animations for the ailerons. Textures should probably be available in higher resolution 4k 8k to be on par with companies like Aerosoft or Asobo. You released this plane with a failing grade. And it is now passing with a B-. You are capable of obtaining an A.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
TERCIO
Great Aircraft that fly well and includes very detailed 3D model and liveries. The interior are perfect with weathering effect. Recomm-
ended addon!
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
TERCIO
Its a great addon, sadly even after reported as they requested (by email, with requested ID, etc etc etc) no replies from them and still have a bug on the transponder! (the 2nd digit only 0-3). Aside of that bug, the systems works fine, it fly great and the liveries and 3d model are perfect.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
Sean
So I decided to give a jet a try, there aren't many but I chose this one given its reviews Ive seen were slightly better. My overall review is this. - Pitch control is very sensitive almost unrealistic. - A lot of cockpit textures seem to be pixelated. - Cockpit Flaps lever was not animated. - All external animations were just not there. All flight control surfaces didn't show. Took almost 20 minutes of flying to see them work. - Internal engine sounds were almost overpowering. -
- Trying to do touch and go did not work more than once. When landing at anytime, using or not using chute will stop your aircraft and will NOT let you take off again until you activate/deacti-
vate the Emergency Brake. Furth-
er patches need to be implemented, especially for payware.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
Ulf
...ist mir nicht gelungen dieses so schöne Flugzeug zu installieren trotz neuestem HP-PC einem 7er Prozessor der neuesten Generation,der neuesten WIN 10 Variante und dem Verschieben in den Community Ordner ,sowie der Durchführung aller Tätigkeiten als Administrator! Alle Versuche scheiterten bisher . Die Hilfestellung von Skungswork brachte außer ein Paar Allgemeinheiten ebenfalls keinen Erfolg. also die 23€ voll in den Sand gesetzt! Vielleicht schreibt mal einer bei seiner Bewertung wie er das Wunder vollbracht hat
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
Pietro
The FIAT G-91 is way better than for example F-15, Eurofighter and many other payed add-ons, but here is my onest review, what I like and what I miss: Pro: -
- very good texture - most buttons works - it feels a little "strong headed", just as a FIAT should feel like Contra:-
- not really realistic (and MSFS is a simulation) - it feels like there is a kind of limitation set for making your life easier - NO SOUND for the switches (why? even free add-ons have a sound for that ... please fix it, please!) - It breaks automatically when you land (perhaps this simulates the parachute?) -
Fazit: Fix the contras and you have a very nice model!
SIM SKUNK WORKS - FIAT-AERITALIA G-91 FOR MSFS
Andreas
I had impatiently been waiting for it since I saw the first previews: a classic small late 50s Cold War subsonic military jet. A bit more modern that a F-86 Sabre, but still much more raw than the more sophisticated (while by today’s standards still old-fashioned) MB-399. So of course I bought it right away. I loaded it up at EDMO Oberpfaffenhofe-
n, where the first German-built G.91 rolled off the assembly line. The first impression was a kind of walk around with the exterior camera. Much attention to detail. Canopy up, speed brakes out, ladder mounted to the cockpit. Nicely done German Luftwaffe livery. Sittin-
g inside the well-worn oldtimer the level of detail also reminded me of the MB-339 again. This simply looks real. Start procedure behind me and the Bristol-Siddley Orpheus first sizzles a little and then comes to life. High pitched at first, but after letting it warm up a little and pushing the throttle to the stops (with the parking brakes on of course) the roar comes. Far removed from IndiaFoxTecho’s vacuum cleaner sound track. This feels like more power than the little Fiat actually has. I can almost feel the vibrations. St-
rangely enough before I started the engine, the clicks of all the little buttons and switches were not simulated. I also cannot hear the rain on the canopy or the sound of the flaps being lowered and raised. One could argue, that wearing a helmet one couldn’t hear them anyway in real life, but somehow I miss those little sounds. Ok, throttle to idle. Parking brakes off, and I’m rolling towards the runway. The front wheel feels extremely direct. I dispense with asking for clearance put the flaps down a notch and press the throttle to the stop as soon as the front wheel touches the runway. The Fiat gathers speed quickly and takes a gently tug on the stick to lift off. Gear and flaps up and off I go toward the mountains. In the hilly terrain I am keeping low following first a big lake and then a larger winding river. The ailerons responds instantly to any command. A little too instantly in my opinion, so I apply some more throttle and climb to 10000ft in order to play around a little more. Climbing I noticed that - contrary to the aileron input, the plane takes a lot of elevator input to react. The same is true for tight turns. It’s tremendously difficult to pull it into a high-G turn. The roll rate however is totally off the chart. Flying straight and pulling the stick hard to the side the plane suddenly rolls extremely violently. It appears like it’s rolling faster than even the Extra could. When I keep the stick pulled for 2-3 rotations the plane spins totally out of control for a moment. Releasing the stick stablises the plane quickly - mostly in a high speed dive. Flying straight also gave me difficulties. Despite the rather sluggish elevator control, the plane is extremely hard to keep trimmed properly. All this behaviour feels very alien to me. While I have never flown a real fighter jet I can only compare it to previous simulator experiences, the MB-339 and common sense. All of which tells me the roll rate is much too high, the elevator is much to sluggish and the plane overall is very twitchy and sensitive. I tried solving the issue with the sensitivity settings, but couldn’t find any setting that made the exterme roll tolerable apart from using the extremity dead zone and more or less crippling the aileron input. Still it somehow feels wrong to me. Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know. Anothe-
r thing that is probably more easily solved than the flight model, is the simulated “head camera”. In all planes of MSFS the head movement is simulated so that the view shifts slightly when the plane climbs, sinks or flies a curve. In the Fiat, however, during more harsh maneuvers the simulated head/view/eyes - whatever you like to call it moves around the cockpit so fast and violently that it becomes disorientating for me. People with sensitive stomachs beware! One last thing about the sound: while I like the engine sound so much, that I tried it out with the MB-339, I noticed that the gear bump on touch down is rather harsh, no matter how soft you set down the plane. The P.149 has the same problem. Maybe something to do with Italian planes license-built in Germany :wink: All in all I find the Fiat a terrific looking plane with lots of little details. It really makes the impression that the developers put a lot of love and effort into it. However, as it is currently, it will only be something pretty to look at for me. I simply don’t enjoy flying it. But I really hope SimSkunkWorks will change the flight model.
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Bernd
Great airplane... I only need the frecce tricolori livery...
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