Grumman Widgeon VC with radial engines
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A very rare version of a Radial Widgeon. 450hp P&W R-985 engines give a solid performance on a rather light aircraft.
VC has night lighting and custom XML gauges, a switch to move the yoke out of the way, rain effects, and much more. The exterior model weighs in at just under 18,000 polys.
Clean mesh and tight texture maps allow this high detail model to run very smooth. Engine temperature management is required to prevent overheating, don't forget the cowl flaps!
Airfiles are scratch built and meet the few numbers I could find for this rare version of the Widgeon. Custom sounds, big and beefy... but a good custom set would replace it.
Many hours into this project, I hope you enjoy it so far. Happy flying!
The archive widgeon_radial.zip has 76 files and directories contained within it.
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|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|low down.txt||01.13.05||1.08 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
The Grumman Widgeon is a very impressive aircraft, but it’s one that is rarely done “right”. This model was created to offer a more impressive take on the old-school VC, adding in many of the changes and additions that should have been included in the first place.
For example, this now provides a much better level of performance than many of its competitors. With 450HP P&W R-985 engines, this gives you a very high level of performance for a rather stunty piece of kit. I will admit to feeling a little taken aback by just how far ahead of normal aircraft of this profile and size fly – this is a badass!
The virtual cockpit also comes with some new night lighting which I felt was a much-needed add-on. It was very hard to see what you were doing at the best of times in this cockpit, so the new lighting was an excellent addition.
New XML gauges were made, too, which make it much easier for you to control and manage the aircrafts performance. You can change various effects about the aircraft, too, from moving the yoke out of your visible view to stopping rain effects from limiting the enjoyment of your flight.
One of the best parts of the mod, though, is the new model itself. For all the pomp of the performance, the model does a great jo of making it so much easier for you to make the most of. With just under 18k polycount, this does a great job of capturing a very impressive and sharp model that looks like it fits into the world around it.
With the help of new engine temperature features to avoid overheating, too, the model adds a touch of realism into the performance side of things, also. This is a useful touch for those who want to make sure that this is more than simply a nice looking mod – they want to know that it flies at the right level of consistency, too.
Many of the airfiles are built from nothing, too, which I was really impressed with given their cohesion and professional output. With the new custom sounds representing each of the new features so well, too, you can begin to notice a big impression and change in the way that you are thinking about the aircraft – before long, the sounds diagnose the issues for you!
It’s a wonderful project and one that I will be using much more in the future. The Radial Widgeon is a rare sight, and this is a good way for you to enjoy flying what has become a bit of an antique, and a classic, in the eyes of many pilots.
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