Carenado’s WACO YMF5

The 1930s inspired GA biplane

Indiana Jones hated snakes. “Why did it have to be snakes?” he exclaimed in one film. I dislike taildraggers. It’s not a secret. I’m much more at home with a set of tricycle gear than having my tail down and my view obscured by the nose. Now the ‘Baron’ (aka the Editor) loves taildraggers. He has flown a real-world de Havilland Tiger Moth. He also sets out the reviews, which led me to my own “Why did it have to be taildraggers?” Indiana Jones moment. The Carenado YMF5 has crossed on to my desk, and while I’m sure I can hear the ‘Baron’ sniggering somewhere, I’m not displeased to see it. If I’m to fly a tail-dragging biplane, then at least make it a nice, 1930s-inspired design. Give me something stylish to fly in and maybe, just maybe, I’ll relax into this tail dragging thing and even come to enjoy it. Is the WACO style over substance though?

Carenado WACO YMF5
There are five liveries available, including this personal favourite.


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