Posts by madpat

    iPad Pro 10.5 here, iPad OS 14.2, couple of minutes into 2021 version.

    • App crashed a couple of times when I wanted to spawn at Isle of Man (right after touching the Start button)
    • After a device restart, it worked
    • Any traffic makes the sim stutter. More traffic - more problems. Might be due to live position updating?
    • Intercepted a B738 at night over the ocean. Reminded me of KAL007 - no lights. Dangerous.
    • I think I got used to desktop terrain image quality :|
    • In the Cessna, didn't the parking brake gets released automatically or when pressing both controller triggers? Had to release it manually (after some looking for the handle).
    • Aermacchi had no sound once, after a device restart, it worked.

    AF FS2021 seems to use more system resources, it seems. Experience is not that fluid as before.

    Edit: Same position (between Oakland and Livermore), traffic disabled - same drop in performance, especially around clouds.

    Edit 2: It's definitly the clouds that degrade performance by a huge amount compared to FS2020.

    I haven't really tried AF FS2021 yet, just took a quick look if there are really other aircraft flying around - there are. Traffic will bring a completely new dimension to this sim, so maybe I will come back from desktop.

    But with traffic there will be other, new questions: TCAS? Slots for take-off and landings? Will other aircraft land where I am about to take off, in the other direction, of course? Mid-air collisions? I guess I will find out about all that, but maybe there are already answers out there.

    They do on my device (iPad Pro 10.5) but very late, when you are already over them. I came from the south, and first appeared the airports, and very suddenly the city lights, but as said, not in the distance, but when I was directly above them already.

    Thanks to the new elevation mesh I think I will have a shot at Germany scenery as well. I wonder though, which files I will need to download. The new elevation mesh is easy, but then images and cultivation? There is Germany NorthEast by Schnuffelduffel and Germany North by IZ0JUB. How much coverage will I have with that?

    And then, more cultivation by IZ0JUB, some smaller areas. Not to forget that I have already installed Helgoland and Sylt/Wattenmeer.

    What happens if e.g. Sylt/Wattenmeer data from different sources overlap?

    Thanks a lot in advance, appreciate your work (goes for iPacs and all that fabulous user generated stuff).


    I have the Xbox Wireless Elite 2 controller and it works fine both on desktop and iOS Aerofly. In desktop, you can easily configure the buttons and axis's as you like. I never experienced a coupling of aileron and rudder, to be honest.

    Overlays (views, copilot) can be dis-/enabled from the settings menu.

    Hope that helps.

    BTW: Talking of WIN10, not Mac when mentioning desktop.

    Interesting. There were other elements that have disappeared in the newest update as someone wrote. Which are these? Then I could check with my device. Some gates or bridges I think, but can't remember the airport.

    I do remember a time when FS19 or 20 was updated once, and suddenly the game became very laggy, especially in places like Palm Springs. There were way too many objects, and iPacs was quick to deliver an update which reduced that to a previous level, and all was fine again. Mavbe the same happened here again.

    Since I now also use my notebook for flying together with the Xbox Elite Wireless 2 controller, I noticed that the EC135 is much easier to control on the desktop version. On my iPad, it feels like there is a lot of deadzone, and the value incline the is too steep. Meaning, a delicate and stable approach is hardly managable. Very small cyclice movements are hardly possible, so e.g. landing on Schilthorn is pure luck. Is there a way to improve that controller behaviour in mobile?

    And if you are it, please consider button remapping :).

    BTW: The button customizing in iOS seems sub-optimal. I wanted to invert the vertikal axis on the left stick. But iOS then always inverted both axes and switched them, too <X Aerofly is not detected as game in that setting either, but none of my installed games are, except the Arcades ones

    BTW 2: On desktop, I am now finally able to make full use of the controller paddles. They are of good use for elevator and aileron trimming. But this was only possible with a help of an additional tool called reWASD, since by default, the paddles are not intended for use as new buttons, just additional inputs for the regular ones (e.g. X, Y, B etc).