Following on from our previous post we are finalizing out first review of the EFM behaviors based of the feedback of Tim Davis and other, this will be (hopefully) going out to our Hawk pilots and friends over the next week or so.
Working closely with people like Tim and other serving / past Hawk pilots is continuing to allow us to refine the behavior of the Hawk closer and closer to be the closest experience to flying a real Hawk you can get without signing up for 12+ years of service!
Depending on the feedback from this round of testing we may need to make more amendments, Once we are happy this first revision (we anticipate 3 in total) will be pushed to ED.
Too early to say when yet, but when we can I will let you know in due course.
Chris is also working hard to integrate the new pbr cockpit textures as well, we should be able to release some screens of those next week.
Re P-40F - work is continuing nicely with the release of 2.5 and many hours are being spent refining behaviors and characteristics of the aircraft, I will do a more in depth pre-view of P-40 soon™
Tim had his first flight in the Hawk today and provided positive and constructive feedback on the sim. Tim loved the flight modelling of the Hawk and tried out a few of the systems and in peticular loved the hydraulic bleed, performing a textbook recovery of the system and was very happy to see our Hawk performed as he would have expected!
Tim is going to be spending more time in the Hawk in the coming weeks and there are some future content updates coming based on feedback from him both in additional unannounced content and refinements to both the systems and flight model, working closely to refine our Hawk further.
For more info on Tim and to see some of his excellent youtube videos head over to the link!
The work on P-40 is continuing and more details will be released in February after the 2.5 release has been pushed to the public. I will then do a more comprehensive update of P-40 along with some videos and screengrabs on its status - Spoiler, its looking pretty neat and I think you will love what you see when I can show it in 2.5!