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ryanbatcund

Iris PC-21 Any Good?

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Been eyeing this for a while... Something extremely sexy about a 5 bladed prop lol!

 

But the asking price is a but much considering it has no navigraph support. I do see a CDU of some sort probably basic. Wondering how the systems are done and if there's even an autopilot?

 

Anyone have any experience with it? What about fps/ performance?

 

Graphically is it as good as their recent PC9 release?

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Heya Ryan,

 

I benefited from purchasing the earlier version, so the upgrade was free.

 

That being said, my first flight was the most fun I have had flying an airplane in a long time - what a freakin' hot-rod!!! 

 

FPS, did not notice. I took a fast flight up Hells Canyon at an easy rate and saw nothing but  30 fps locked. 

 

Is an absolute pleasure to fly - what you would expect from a high-performance aircraft. Stable, yet ultimately maneuverable. Kind of like an F-18 "light".

 

And Ryan, you don't fly this thing for navigraph support - it sounds like a V8 with a blower and is just about as responsive. Like I said, great fun!!! I did engage AP, and it settle down just fine, but did not fiddle with anything else.

 

A total blast - something about that gear whine that just turns my crank!!!

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Update.

 

The PC-21 will punish the frame rates a bit in areas that are already susceptible to punishing frame rates, so it is no free ride. However, still a gas to fly!

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