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    Posted: 12 Aug 2017 at 11:07pm
My 2 cents with regards to the C46:

 Based on two flight with the modern Everts variant and a flight with the Mil variant.

Things I found in these short flights:
Warning lights always on / even in cold and dark plane.
Labels for dome and beacon lights wrong. Internal lights (dome / panel) not working.
Power settings are incorrect when compared to rl settings.
The plane is much too fast with the settings.
The flight model is all over the place. It flies like a sports plane. Much too twitchy and unpredictable.
I can trim the plane for hands off flying (like I do with the C47 all the time) and it can then decide after a few minutes to pitch up/ or down and loose all its speed /gain too much speed without ever coming back to trimmed flight.
The cylinder heads stay much too cold (around 100C) even under full power climbing like a rocket.
Again the flight model - this is supposed to be Dumbo, not a light plane.

The visual model itself is good, the paints are good, the pit is OK.
Like the DC6 I will learn to live with the plane, because it still is the only C46 on the market and it is a bad ass plane. But I hope for a patch - soon.

Mil version behaves much the same with added error of non working NAV and COM Radio. ADF does work.

More if I find new issues after more time with the plane.
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Agree with all your comments, performance is not at all realistic to the actual aircraft ( I have a type rating in this aircraft and flew it for two years). 

The pitch axis is far too sensitive in the model. There is a bug using the NAV 2 VOR indicators where the CDI will never center using the course selector. It will rotate thru 360 degrees and the needle will not center on a radial. NAV 2 is not functional to use for navigation, and changing ANY CDI whether it be NAV 1 or 2 results in changing the course setting on all other indicators. 
DME hold function does not work and only displays "HOLD" when selected, APR mode of the autopilot did not work when established inbound on an ILS.
GNS 430 has basic functions inoperative including NAV/Comm selection for frequency change, no ground speed display or distance displayed.

I think they would have be better off just using default FSX C172 avionics as at least they work. Visual model is nice but is missing engine exhaust stack glow especially for night op's and is very evident in the real world.

This is my first experience with a Just Flight product and I am not at all satisfied. I would be very hesitant to purchase another model if this is the level of beta testing done prior to release for sale.

System used is WIN8.1 with P3D V3 and I have never experienced the avionics issues like this with numerous other vendor products.
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Agree with the statments above. 100%! I was also dissapointed, this is the "good old JustFlight" style, like the HS, and the Fokker... Too cartoonish and simple. I know the C-46 is the only one around, but, hey, its 2017, not 2003. The VC in the C-46 is "almost" freeware quality... This one stays on the ground. And i learned the lesson... agian...

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Please remember to report any issues you encounter, via the link below and where possible we'll get them looked at and fixed.

https://www.justflight.com/support-contact

Buspelle, if you're not happy get in touch and we'll issue you with a refund.  Other than a few niggles including the issues above a lot of users have been very complimentary about the C-46 so do find your comments a touch surprising but then you're entitled to your opinion of course.  As I say we don't want anyone paying for something and not using it though.

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It definitely needs some tweaks to the flight model, I've found occasionally the avionics and controls go bonkers on it. If anyone was watching the flight track of my departure from LFLX last night on the Air Hauler 2 radar, they'd have been thinking I'd been at the crack pipe, because it took me ten minutes of fighting the controls to get it stable after take off, and then more battling with the controls to get it to take up a simple heading with the autopilot lol.

I knew right then it was going to be fun trying to land it at the destination and this was made even more fun by the fact that it wasn't insured in AH2. Sure enough,  I had it plow in for a 'suicidal' rated landing; this was from a pretty stable approach, but it suddenly departed from that with serious aileron control issues on short final, the resulting touchdown at EGGP culminating in massive repair costs to it.

If that had been a real landing, I'm pretty sure it would have been cartwheeling down the grass at the side of the runway engulfed in a massive fireball. This thing should be pleasant to fly, docile  and easy to land, as it's basically the same as a DC-3, but right now it often flies like half its control cables have been shot away lol.
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I haven't had these issues with it yet. Probably just jinxed myself though. I actually despite the nav\com issues really enjoy the plane. It has some issues and faults but what addons don't? It's nothing that hopefully won't be patched. Hint,hint.... ☺

About to try it in AH2. Hope it goes better for me.
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Issues reported.

After a night tinkering with the aircraft.cfg file the plane more or less performs according to published numbers.
Now for the fine tuning / fuel use etc..
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