I am an aspiring Navy fighter pilot and I use an X-Plane add on for FA-18 Hornet as a fighter. It's made by a creator named Colimata. I think the turns are unrealistic. When I begin a bank a lot of rudder is required to keep coordinated. Does anyone know if this is realistic?
I used to be an avionics instructor teaching maintenance type courses for the F/A-18. I have plenty of hours flying in the simulator where I would get the students to conduct navigation flights to familiarise themselves with the operation of the instruments as well as flight controls. I can confirm 100% that the rudder is barely touched once airborne. There is no need to co-ordinate turns as the flight control system does it for you. These things are incredibly easy to fly. It is the controlling of your radios, weapons, FLIR, navigating and keeping an eye on the RADAR all at the same time that is the hard part.