|Quoting OB1504 (Reply 1):|
Oddly enough, the Project Open Sky model could sucessfully take off from Runway 26. I just tried it.
Which begs the question of how you took off. If you ran up to full power and released brakes like you would in a short-field T/O, yes it's possible. But, in all liklihood, that wasn't how 5191's takeoff roll went.
More likely is that they did a slow roll and gradually added power. Once the PIC realized the situation, he probably jammed the throttles to the stops, threw his flaps down, and he and the F/O were hauling back on the yoke for all they were worth before clipping the berm and the fence and punching through the trees before coming back down to the ground.
Incidentally, I gave it a shot with the likely weather conditions, along with most plausible fuel and already-known passenger load. With a normal takeoff roll and flaps at 20, I came up with about the same result as what looks to have happened. And, to be scientific about it, I made multiple attempts at it, each time having the same result.
And for what it's worth, it's my opinion
that POSKY does a very good job with each of their models.