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Old Oct 14, 2013, 01:04 AM
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Rochobby (FMS) 1100mm WACO Yellow

An amazing looking and flying Bi-Plane known as the WACO by Rochobby (FMS) is certainly just an amazing model to own and fly.

Yesterday during a super Fall Sunday morning I met up with my Sky Bro (Gerry) and he was able to maiden his brand new WACO and here are a few in-flight pictures!

First, here is the link to the distributor:
http://www.rochobby.com/product-show-16-115

































To appreciate these High Resolution Pictures then, please visit this other SITE with the larger Photograph format!!
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/park...mm-yellow.html
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 06:02 AM
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Video!!!!!

Rochobby FMS WACO 10-13-2013 (5 min 0 sec)
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 08:03 PM
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New Video from 10-19-2013

My friends WACO and captured some neat Video footage from 10-19-2013



Rochobby FMS WACO 1100mm by Gerry Rivera 10-19-2013 (2 min 44 sec)
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 07:31 PM
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I've been eyeing this model when I was looking for a biplane. I saw it on motionrc.com for less than the distributor's link on here. Thoughts? It looks like a little more comlicated build, but I think I can handle it. Maybe after christmas...
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:53 PM
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Very nice bipe!
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Thanks guys!

My buddy, Gerry (simano) still gets a big Ear-to-Ear smile when he flys it!

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Old Nov 26, 2013, 05:48 PM
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Strangely, a box from Motion RC arrived today addressed to my wife with Waco ARF on the end of it. I think I know what I am getting for Christmas......

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Strangely, a box from Motion RC arrived today addressed to my wife with Waco ARF on the end of it. I think I know what I am getting for Christmas......

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That's sweet....she's a keeper
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Two bipes make my heart skip a beat, whenever I see them. This Waco is one.

Love this plane. Gotta have one.
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 06:26 PM
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a box from Motion RC arrived today addressed to my wife with Waco ARF on the end of it. I think I know what I am getting for Christmas
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a box from Motion RC arrived today addressed to my wife with Waco ARF on the end of it. I think I know what I am getting for Christmas
Lucky guy!
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That's sweet....she's a keeper
You should keep the wife too!
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Well, sure enough, Santa brought me a Rochobby Waco, along with an FMS Stearman. I have built the Waco. I did have trouble with the rubber cord used to create the bracing wires. It didn't want to hold a knot and glue didn't seem to help much. The crimped tubing idea from the FMS Stearman thread is a good one, but I didn't have tubing so I went to plan B. I had a spool of very small, around 28 gauge enameled copper wire, so I used that instead and soldered the ends of the wire to hold on to the springs. That seems to work pretty well. I also put a coat of MinWax clear Semi-gloss polyurethane on the plane to protect the finish and give it a little shine. The MinWax is drying now, but I will post a picture tomorrow of the finished product. Hope for a maiden this weekend.

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Old Dec 26, 2013, 09:35 PM
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Well, sure enough, Santa brought me a Rochobby Waco, along with an FMS Stearman. I have built the Waco. I did have trouble with the rubber cord used to create the bracing wires. It didn't want to hold a knot and glue didn't seem to help much. The crimped tubing idea from the FMS Stearman thread is a good one, but I didn't have tubing so I went to plan B. I had a spool of very small, around 28 gauge enameled copper wire, so I used that instead and soldered the ends of the wire to hold on to the springs. That seems to work pretty well. I also put a coat of MinWax clear Semi-gloss polyurethane on the plane to protect the finish and give it a little shine. The MinWax is drying now, but I will post a picture tomorrow of the finished product. Hope for a maiden this weekend.

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Sounds like a good fix! Our little trick for the rubber is to tie a tight knot then use some thin ca on it and spray the kicker or accelerant on it. They always have held fine for us using that method. I really like both the Waco and the Stearman. I prefer the batt access on the Stearman though, however both planes can fit 1800 and 2200 lipos.
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