I realize that I’m the only person that doesn’t fly an airbus all the time, but it really bothers me that the 172 is so squirrelly. This plane in real life is a lot more stable than in the sim. A few key items with regards to flight dynamics that need tweaking:
Taxi - When taxiing the plane the actual aircraft is quite a bit more responsive than in the sim… it doesn’t just veer off one direction, and/or skid around
Takeoff - It’s true that P-Factor exists and the application of opposite rudder must be applied on takeoff roll, however, the plane won’t just veer off to one side… the p-factor is a steady force not a jerking force…
Takeoff (2) - Crosswinds do effect the 172, however in 5 - 10 knot crosswinds the plane will not just jerk off the runway due to the crosswind… especially 5 - 10… 15 - 20 you will feel it a bit more, but again it’s not a jerking motion, it’s relative to acceleration, like p-factor.
Climb - The 172, both 160 and 180 hp both will climb quite nicely at 500 - 700 fpm… at about 85 knots… in the sim if you climb out at around 10 degrees nose up or 500 fpm the airspeed drops drastically… this isn’t realistic.
It’d be great if the 172 could be tuned up a little bit to be more realistic because it’s a great model to fly!!