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CAC Winjeel Updated to v1.30 by Ants Airplanes

Last updated Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:01:31 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:59:04 GMT

As this latest release of Ants Airplanes, users can enjoy the kooky and comical CAC Winjeel. With new updates and changes to how it flies and presents itself, this offers a much-improved version of what you might be used to. 

RAAF Winjeel in flight
RAAF Winjeel in flight

What’s Changed?

With improvements to the sound and the throttle calibration, this should now work far more like it’s supposed to.  You can read more about the release announcement here.

Add in the fact it now fully supports P3D v3 & v4, too, and you can utilize this in some of the most modern simulation framework available. With 4 new repaints from a take on the X108PJ US version to the A85-404, 444 and 364 models with distinctive details, you get plenty of choices to pick from now as well. As a major aircraft with a big reputation, this impressive take on it is a must-install for those looking for something different.

Many new changes were added in, too, such as improving the rudder trim center command and ensures the tailwheel remains locked or unlocked, depending on the last usage. These little changes, alongside others like the exterior canopy glass, becoming more visible or the prop model conditions altering, make this the smoothest showcasing of this wonderful piece of hardware available today.

The full animated 3D VC of the Winjeel
The full animated 3D VC of the Winjeel

For example, some big changes were also made to the way that engine sounds operate. Now, when the windows and/or canopies are open the sound is far more visible than it was beforehand. It’s a small touch, but the little things do matter!

Texturing problems have been corrected, too. These were commonplace and would see the underside of the air intake on P3D. Fully corrected, this now works exactly as it was supposed to in the past. Other improvements and corrections include wing leveler buttons being adjusted, content problems in the Animation Manager and XML syntax errors that limited usage.

With lots of these little changes being made, you can also enjoy the Pilot’s Handbook on top. It’s a great book that makes sure you have more systems text as well as more accurate, error-free content to work with.

All of these new changes all correlate to a more impressive simulation experience, giving you a fine take on a wonderful aircraft that, to this day, still impresses so many.

VIDEO: Battery hoist demonstration

Version 1.30

One of the latest versions, Version 1.30, added the following improvements:

  • Full P3D v4 compatibility, allowing for high-end simulation once again.
  • Improved options when installing to help out newbies.
  • Improved issues where P3D v3 aircraft would cause conflicts and problems.
  • The Fire button is now usable on a joystick, which wasn’t available beforehand.
  • Now, you can load the aircraft in either Cold or Dark mode, too, if you prefer.
  • Many small changes and corrections to optimize performance and presentation.

About the Winjeel

An impressive aircraft in its own right, the CAC Winjeel is a bit of a cult favorite for many flight fans. In this brilliant piece of Australian military aviation history, the Winjeel became a massive part of why they are so respected today. In this model, the use of a 450HP P&W Wasp Junior and a dual-blade Hamilton Standard pitch propeller ensured that it stood out from the crowd.

Although Australian, some Winjeels were modified during the Vietnam War on the US’ side. It became a grenade dispenser and also helped to improve communications on the field. While they never became combat-ready for the war, they were a fine training model until they were replaced in the early 1990s, after four decades of loyal services.

A fine aircraft known for its versatility and craft, it will surely go down in aviation folklore – especially for Australians. 

If you're interested in vintage and historic aircraft, we have a whole section of them for FSX here.

More information over at the official Ant's Airplanes website here.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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