J T. Wenting - /www.hornet.demon.nl/HAB/index.php >> 2010 update - web page gone << reports:
" The graphics in this one are horrendous by current (late 1990's) standards. Given the age of the thing, this is to be expected.
It flies quite well. At least it did then, using current hardware I could not even get off the ground ... but is a bit unresponsive to the stick, especially while banking."
See the takeoff hint here
Ground objects were polygonal, but modelled in a quantity and variety which was quite ambitious for the time, just compare the object graphics with other sims of the time.