Very funny Tom. It took me a little time to realise that Slartybartfast doesn''t even own a copy of Condor by the sound of it. Or if he has a copy, why has he waited all this time to ask this question?
There used to be a Troll-Finder-General on here- where is he when we need him? I was once accused of trolling for far less than this person!!
This thread, while feeding the troll, has fortunately been taken over by more sensible folk and some good things have been posted, so it isn't all waste.
I concur heartily with your suggestion that OXO be allowed to get on with more serious matters. I would advise all on here to ignore Slarty from here on, but to continue saying why we like Condor, which was where I came in. I hope that 'good enough' V.1 will shortly be overtaken by 'better still' V.2.
On the topic of 'nice to have' features, how about being able to demonstrate on Condor this bit of flying ineptitude carried by by me in my younger days:
It was a rather misty and cold November morning, I was on duty as the assistant instructor (I had only held my ticket for six months). News came that the full CAT duty instructor was ill, and I would need to take over and run the show. The weather looked thick, but possibly flyable. There was a posse of ab-initios waiting and keen to fly. Never one to disappoint, I got a two seater D.I.'d, the winch deployed, and decided a 'weather check' was in order to find how high the cloud base was, and called for a volunteer to join me. Off we went on the end of the wire and had climbed to about 500 ft when we shot into the cloud. Far too high to open the brakes and hope to land ahead inside our rather small field and too low for a circuit, so I decided to go to the top of the launch and hopefully come out above this mist patch, which is what I thought it was. Wrong! It got thicker. The winch was a powerful one which I had designed and was club built (we had a great engineering team). It had a ex-Jaguar XK120 engine in it, and at 1200 ft we reached the top of our climb and released. The extra time on the way up I used to come up with a plan that might just save us. The pupil fortunately had a watch with a second hand, so by using the Turn and Slip it seemed possible to fly a race track with 180deg rate one turns and short straight and level sections to check the compass heading. After about four minutes of this we broke out of cloud over the back of the airfield at 600 ft at which point I handed control to the pupil and let him do the landing, which was one of his better ones, maybe because his mind was fully concentrated by this time. We put the glider away and all hands retired to the pub. No one ever breathed a word about. It would be fun and instructive to able to repeat this debacle on Condor I think, if only to curb the optimism of young instructors. And of course it would be a whole lot safer.