The 1.1 update for Carenado WYMF-5 fixes some big problems

I said I’d amend my review if it was fixed and, true to my word, I have. This is because Carenado’s 1.1 version of the WYMF-5, the Waco bi-plane, has solved its weird ground handling issues. It’s a nice comeback for what should have been a home-run GA aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Here’s what they have fixed.

WYMF-5 gets a 1.1 update

I really wanted to recommend the WYMF-5 by Carenado because of how cool the aircraft was. Both in purpose as a cruiser of a bi-plane that was great for sightseeing and because of the beautiful detailing inside and out. It’s 1930’s style helped too. But I wasn’t about to recommend it on those alone with such a weird problem with the ground handling.

The tail wheel caused the aircraft to be stuck on multiple occasions. The YMF-5 would also veer wildly and unnaturally around on takeoff sometimes going from straight ahead to 40 degrees off axis in a quarter of a second. There was no progression and no feeling of it happening – it just happened.

Fortunately, I have now done a couple of flights with the type and it’s much improved.

The patch notes

Here’s what Carenado has published to their website in the form of patch notes:

  • Improved ground handling by reducing torque effect.
  • Recalibrated fuel consumption gauge.
  • Recalibrated EGT and CHT needles.
  • Fixed tail wheel lock.
  • Fixed oil temp gauge.
  • Fixed HDG bug.
  • Fixed pilot head animation.
  • Fixed flickering of windows in external view.
  • Fixed compass interior lightning for easier read.
  • Fixed DME’s speed calibration.
  • minor bug fixes.

Review updated

As a result of this update, I have gone back and re-written parts of my review of the WYMF-5 by Carenado. Gone is my skepticism over the quality of the aircraft and I can now recommend it for the fun cruiser of a bi-plane that it is.

Read my full review of the Carenado WYMF-5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator right here.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. hypertexthero says:

    Yay! Thanks for writing this up. I am going to get this plane now in preparation for UK tour 🙂

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      It’d be a great aircraft for that!


  2. HBB Hunger says:

    I just love that plane, it’s worth every penny. Did a lot of bush trips with it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I’m very glad that Carenado did do an update to solve the bugs because it makes it an easy recommendation now!


  3. Peter Hastings says:

    Being relatively knew to flight sims (I’m an oldie with 4 years on and off under my belt) I thought it was my flying ability that was causing problems with take-offs with this aircraft. Have just been flying the aircraft and noticed a vast difference in take offs, so yes it was worth the money, even if only to relive the spirit of those earl days of aviation.

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