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Jul 23, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Honestly I don't think its that fast with the 1.20. It seems to be quite scale flying to me, but thats just me. I do love flying it and logged about an hour on it yesterday. I just wish I could have put a four stroker in it for sound. Well at least my Spacewalker II has one and i hope to get some video of it flying before too long. I definately agree that the Great Planes Waco is one of the finest looking ARF's on the market.
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Aug 20, 2011, 02:36 AM
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Waco Research...


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Originally Posted by N925WB
Yep.

I don't understand why so many ARF companies can't get registration numbers and letters correct. It really ruins this otherwise beautiful model...

Also, isn't GP an American company? Why not use an N-number?

One more reason to build it yourself, kids! Get it right.
They may have gotten it right:
Waco INF, C/N 3331 was originally registered in the US as 601Y (not sure when it was registered, so it could have been NC601Y or N601Y). This airplane was later exported to the UK. Depending upon when it was exported, it could have been re-registered as G-601Y. C/N 3331 is not currently registered in the UK.

Sources:
http://aerofiles.com/regs-home.html
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...searchnoresult
Aug 28, 2011, 11:41 PM
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A call to Callie Graphics will get the registration number squared away.
Sep 10, 2011, 09:10 AM
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This model works fantastic when electrified. No lightening needed. I built mine straight from the box, using the Rimfire 1.20 on 5 cells, 5000mah 20C Blue Lipos. I get 7-8 minutes with over 25% remaining in batteries. I'm swinging a Xoar 17x8E prop. Most flying done at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle. Here is my build thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1456945

Nice review. Mine won't spin/snap, even with balance at rear of recommended point. Knife edges are at 3/4 throttle.

The registration numbers are a single sticky decal, and come off easily. I made my own replacements for the fuse using my AMA number.
Sep 11, 2011, 07:09 AM
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How would this fly on a DLE 20? It seems that if you can power it with a .95 glow two-stroke, then it should be fine, what do you guys think?
Sep 11, 2011, 07:19 AM
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I have noticed that the three power sources recommended in the manual have this in common. They all turn a 16x6 or a 16x8 prop at a little over 8250 rpm and they all fly very scale-like at about half throttle. I'd try a 16x6 prop on your DLE20 and see what kind of RPM you get and go from there.

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Sep 11, 2011, 10:31 AM
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How about the EI20,I have one of those.I had a waco many years ago with the KB 60,this would make a great scalemasters model
Sep 11, 2011, 02:23 PM
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How would this fly on a DLE 20? It seems that if you can power it with a .95 glow two-stroke, then it should be fine, what do you guys think?
Over on RCU GP Waco thread a number of guys are using the DLE 20 and find that it is a great match for the plane:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10207856/tm.htm

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Sep 11, 2011, 08:00 PM
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How about the EI20,I have one of those.
I'm going to need a little help with this one. What's an EI20? Did you mean a Power 120 E-flite electric motor?

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Sep 11, 2011, 09:09 PM
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I'm going to need a little help with this one. What's an EI20? Did you mean a Power 120 E-flite electric motor?

McD
Which, according to E-Flite, doesn't exist.
Sep 21, 2011, 01:49 PM
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I ended up with a heavier motor but the plane is still a floater!


Great Planes Waco ARF / OS 160 Twin maiden (3 min 27 sec)
Sep 21, 2011, 04:21 PM
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WOW! That 160 sounds GREAT! Can you post some pictures of your installation and some stats like prop size and total weight RTF?

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Sep 23, 2011, 01:51 AM
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Here are some pictures of the engine installlation and the wing modification. The center topwing is allways installed
Sep 28, 2011, 08:33 AM
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Great Planes Waco YMF-5D with OS FT-160 twin (4 min 58 sec)
Oct 25, 2011, 06:43 AM
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Very Nice!
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