(MSFS) DC Designs Concorde current bugs and state.
Hello fellow Pilots and devs,
i have been waiting for the release of the concorde for a long time and of course i got it right at the release. To my greatest regret, the plane disappoints me to the greatest extent. The reason for this are numerous in my eyes bugs or incorrect simulation of systems. First of all, I find the cockpit (with the partial exception of the flight engineer panel) absolutely inauthentic. For example, why exactly is the pilots' side panel green? I couldn't find a single concorde picture with this paint scheme. Furthermore, I notice the strangely disproportionate instruments. They are partly too thick or the airspeed indicator is too small in diameter. Some instruments are also missing important needles such as the airspeed indicator the yellow "max speed" needle. V1, V2 Vr bugs gzum shift or at least for the optical efekt are unfortunately also not detectable.
The seats and especially the yokes are in a miserable condition and do not fit into the otherwise quite worn cockpit because of their unnatural glossy effect. The textures of the instruments or their walls are too bright, which could also be due to the fact that the entire cockpit is too bright. Some of the instruments such as the N2 rpm are missing the value displayed in the middle (number sheet in addition to the needle). The quilted ceiling trim is much too flat and fits more to a mercedes c-class. The autopilot looks very different, for example, there are actually no square gray / white knobs. The flight engineer's panel is ok, but could use some fine tuning. So much for the visual, about the exterior model I have nothing to complain about that is very well done :).
Now to a few technical bugs that I have noticed so far. The reheat switches below the throttle seem to me inop because the afterburner despite switched off reheat switches are always nice to continue burning. The engine rating mode switches on the overhead panel always switch back to their original position after a short operation, regardless of the flight condition. The described "automatic trimming of the tanks" when using the "fuel auto transfer master" on the flight engineer panel I can not confirm so far, although all sorts of pumps and inlet valves switch, the CG does not change (yes I have tried several fuel loads). The manual and the clickspots in the plane talk about switches like the "EPU" and "ESP" but these are called differently in the real plane and their function in the msfs also seems incorrect to me. The checklist is beyond good and evil and neither shows how to start the concorde correctly nor is there one in the manual or anywhere else that is any good.
Finally, I would like to say something about the description on the product page: "DC Designs' Concorde is designed to provide a top-quality aircraft that is extremely detailed, yet less demanding to fly than today's most complex procedural simulators. Equipped with all required avionics, and with custom-coded animations and systems, the DC Designs Concorde is designed to be accessible to all users without the need for intense study while also providing a challenge for those who like to fly complex airliners."
The phrases "extremely detailed", "top quality" and "Equipped with all required avionics, and with custom-coded animations and systems" make me especially thoughtful when you look at the bugs I've noticed so far. For a plane that is supposed to be "extremely detailed" I think this product so far looks more like a realy unfinished produkt or in ALPHA state. For me a clear 1 out of 5 star.
With best regards
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
@derpilot22 Edit: To be fair tho the flight model and the engine performance seems to be right and taking the aircraft for traffic work especially combined with the autopilot is good fun. Give the systems and looks more attention and love and this beauty will be fully enjoyable. Cheers
I have to agree, was expecting a working quality product, but agree with your post - very disappointing indeed. Level of quality is very low and still in Alpha coding!