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Sep 07, 2001, 12:06 PM
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Waco Bipe


Hi All,
Just noticed that Hobby People has a new .30-size biplane ARF http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/127525.htm

Does anyone know any details about this plane? Looks like a possible candidate for 10 cells and a geared Endo or Atomic Force motor.

Don
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Sep 08, 2001, 01:59 AM
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Fascinating you should mention this. I saw that listing the other day and thought it might be a good candidate for a 1406/2Y, Model Tech belt drive and Schulze 45Ko combo with a I have sitting somewhere in a drawer in my shop. I was going to check out the kit at Hobby People tomorrow after the morning flying session. I wonder if the cowl will be big enough to hide that bulky belt drive.
Sep 08, 2001, 07:46 AM
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Dr. Jet,
If you do go and check this plane out, please let me know what you think (motor and battery room, etc.).

TIA.

Don
Sep 08, 2001, 11:19 PM
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This plane is too small for the 1406/2y combination I have. I don't think that big belt drive will fit centered in the cowl.

8 to 10 cells with a geared car motor should be a good combination. The instructions are a little vague, but anyone with a modicum of modeling experience should have no problem. The fuselage is plenty large to fit gear into. The firewall is heavier than necessary for e-power, so I would recommend some surgery here.
Sep 26, 2001, 01:02 AM
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So has anyone done this one? im thinking of 10 cells on a jeti 30/3.
Oct 05, 2001, 12:32 AM
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Anyone????
Last edited by Cue; Mar 10, 2002 at 10:33 PM.
Oct 05, 2001, 06:46 AM
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I wish I had one of those drawers like the one Dr. Jet has.
Oct 05, 2001, 10:24 PM
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Well what does everyone think about the jeti 30 on this plane? think it will fly well?
Oct 06, 2001, 06:56 PM
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Well, I still have several of those silver brushless motors (with and without gearboxes) in my drawer. I did test-fly someone's Waco with the Phasor 30 motor on 10 cells (cp1300's) and it flew great. Take-off roll was about 5 feet! Landings were a non-event. A word of caution about this model. Always fly with the sun at your back. If you get this thing backlit, you will have a heck of a time guessing which way it is going. The biplane configuration and colors make it HARD TO SEE! I almost lost this guy's airplane. Fortunately, I just held the controls and let it fly into the light. Whew! I was worried for a moment!
Jan 19, 2002, 03:27 AM
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Well I did it!!


Hi Guys,

Well I flew the Waco from Hobby people just before going to the IMS show today. Let me just say, what a great flying plane! She flew like she was on rails. I highly recommend this as an electric conversion.

Specs:

Motor: Jeti 30/3
Prop: APC 9x7
ESC: Kontronik Smile 40-6-12
Battery: Sanyo 10 cell CP1700SCR Zapped pack
Servos: Ailerons…CS 21’s, Rudder and Elevator Hitec 85BB’s
Weight: 64 oz.

I did not modify the plane in any way except the aileron control horns because the ones supplied did not work. The geometry was just plain wrong so I made my own from 1/8th 5-layer plywood. Also I had to make my own motor mount from aluminum round stock. I know it is a little heavier that the IC version but that can be made up with some CP1300SCR’s. I ran the plane for 4 minutes and I still had power on the 1700’s to go. I will check the full run time tomorrow.

I will post a few pictures here and on my web site. Also there is some flight video on my website.

Thanks
Bill
Last edited by MicroRotors; Jan 19, 2002 at 07:20 PM.
Jan 19, 2002, 03:28 AM
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And another
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Jan 19, 2002, 03:29 AM
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Last one for now
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Jan 19, 2002, 10:09 AM
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I am *green* with envy!

I looked at this a while back, but haven't yet done it. Kind of looks like a super stearman. And those pictures you posted, man, you need a way to get a smoke system in there!

Great looking plane and nice pictures, thanks for posting them.

MMGM
Jan 19, 2002, 07:11 PM
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In my experience smoke coming from an electric was a bad thing. hehe

--Paul

-yes it does need a smoke system.
Jan 20, 2002, 12:22 AM
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I thought that it would make a good conversion, can't beat a Waco. Glad to here it is a good flyer.


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