Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:00 pm
If you're looking for IR or IR(R) practice, then FS2020 is OK, but given the limited help, it can be a fiddle to work out how to set intruments. On many of the SEPs there isn't a complete set of instruments. My experience of IFR flight on FS2020 is limited mainly to the C172 with trad steam punk instruments.
ADFs generally can be set only to whole numberes of kHz, and won't detect NDBs with 0.5 offset, which rules out many UK NDBs. I can't make DMEs show 0.1 miles either - just shows whole miles on the C172.
Not really tried the G1000 C172 because I don't know how to work it (and again, no help in FS, and not easy to use the Garmin documentation as that doesn't really help you to work the FS version with a keyboard and mouse). And I can't be bothered, as I want it for practice for a steam dial plane!
But if anyone knows a good G1000 guide for FS2020 I'd love to hear about it!
There are other irritations as the FS designers don't really understand how human vision light adaptation works, and the instrument panel is uber-dim unless you turn up the panel lighting every time you run it.
But given those relatively minor irritations, yes it's fine for instrument practice! Although as Rob says, FS2020 is really designed for VFR, for which it's superb.