*softshoedancer posted a topic in Air BattlesHey WT community! This is my first thread, I am used to posting in Tournament Poker Edge's forums, but I am not sure of the etiquette of the WT forums. Hey! I guess mistake number 1 is that I haven't checked whether this has already been discussed recently. Now I can't go back to check without deleting my new thread. Whatever, if I am repeating a thread many apologies, feel free to berate me and delete my account or whatever! I play RB. Let me start out by saying how much I love this game. I've been playing perhaps a year or so. As a qualified pilot myself I was eager to advance in to SB's asap. I forget the hoops I needed to jump through ie a few tutorials, before I was allowed to play SB. Man, I was disappointed. The aircraft (plural) felt nothing at all like any aircraft I have ever flown. I have about 400 hours in piston engined aircraft. I spent countless hours trawling forum threads which suggested fiddling with this or that parameter, got myself in to a mighty mess with the settings, then freakin' gave up. True, I have never flown a high performance aircraft, piston or otherwise, (20 hours in a 757 full motion sim is the closest I have come), but in my experience the aircraft FM in SB is way, way OTT. I'm talking difficult for difficult's sake. I have never experienced the feeling of resistance turning an aircraft, as if the aerodynamics are somehow resistant to the turn. It made the aircraft far too much work to fly. Frankly, the FM in RB is a much more realistic experience IMO. As I stated earlier, I have fiddled with the settings. If anyone else (esp. those with real world flying experience) understands what I am talking about and has a fix, I would be grateful. I like the idea of SB's. But I think a danger exists here whereby people who have never flown a real aircraft might find themselves "in awe" of the difficulty in flying a real aircraft, when the truth is the experience you get in RB is far more akin to the real experience.