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Old Feb 08, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Is the Waco available as a kit from anywhere besides NP?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:14 AM
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I am also interested. Found it here in Europe, but not on stock.

http://hobbyfly.de/rc-flugzeuge-1/rc...70mm-7173.html

It looks great....
Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:28 AM
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What is the recommendation for batteries? I have some 4S 3300 packs for my Zero but someone mentioned it hardly got off the ground with a 3300 in it. Maybe a better choice would be a 2400~2900 to give good flight times and not quite so much weight. Maybe a 2750??
Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:33 AM
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What is the recommendation for batteries? I have some 4S 3300 packs for my Zero but someone mentioned it hardly got off the ground with a 3300 in it. Maybe a better choice would be a 2400~2900 to give good flight times and not quite so much weight. Maybe a 2750??
I use 3300 General Ace 4S 30C in mine, no problem with power.
I use 2800 4S 35C in my Dynal Pitts and also no power issues.
Tim
Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Ok that's all I need to hear. I'm going to order one. Hopefully my experience will be similar to those you folks have offered here. It was a toss up between this one and a T28 Trojan in 1400mm size. I REALLY like that one as well. I will keep you informed...Thanks to all you guys that have blazed the trail with this bird. Well done.
Please go to post 672 or do a search for 3 mm, 4-40 for tips on the attaching the struts, you will be a happier flier

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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Thanks for the info, guys. I'm starting to get geeked up about this plane and I haven't even ordered it yet!
Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:58 PM
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I use 3300 General Ace 4S 30C in mine, no problem with power.
I use 2800 4S 35C in my Dynal Pitts and also no power issues.
Tim
Same with me, on the Gen Ace 3300s, with no problem.
Old Feb 08, 2013, 04:02 PM
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And, in my dream, Dynam started releasing a series of 50" WWI birds, leading with a Fokker D-VII. Then, they came out with a Jenny. That was a really good dream.
Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:40 PM
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where available?


nitroplanes, graysonhobby, killerplanes, several places overseas. I was lucky and found one on ebay for $99 shipped! The guy bought it just to hang in his family room. Never flew it.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:46 PM
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And, in my dream, Dynam started releasing a series of 50" WWI birds, leading with a Fokker D-VII. Then, they came out with a Jenny. That was a really good dream.
that would be sweet a 50inch ws fokker .
Old Feb 09, 2013, 06:54 AM
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And, in my dream, Dynam started releasing a series of 50" WWI birds, leading with a Fokker D-VII. Then, they came out with a Jenny. That was a really good dream.
...a kindred spirit!
Old Feb 09, 2013, 06:59 AM
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Well, Last night I pulled the trigger on the Waco. Got a couple props also, just in case. Can't wait to see this thing in person. Yeah know, looking at the pictures it's hard to tell how big this plane is. It appears I never thought to check the specs. In fact, I didn't realize it was a 50" plane until yesterday when a friend told me. I don't know why but I was thinking it was around 1000mm WS. Now I'm REALLY excited!
Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Well, Last night I pulled the trigger on the Waco. Got a couple props also, just in case. Can't wait to see this thing in person. Yeah know, looking at the pictures it's hard to tell how big this plane is. It appears I never thought to check the specs. In fact, I didn't realize it was a 50" plane until yesterday when a friend told me. I don't know why but I was thinking it was around 1000mm WS. Now I'm REALLY excited!
Congratulations! You will be very happy. The first thing I noticed when I opened the box after drooling over the quality of it, was the finish...it has a kind of flat, velvety texture to it. Before assembly, I painted the whole plane with a couple of coats of MinWax water based acrylic. It dries very quickly and gives a very nice shiny surface that the decals will also better adhere to. Just use a regular paint brush...the brush marks level out nicely.

Following one of the other poster's suggestion...I put the wing mounting hardware on the upper wing....then mounted that to the fuselage and lower wing. You will see what we mean when you try to manipulate the TINY screws and nuts!
Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:23 AM
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changed power set-up


Hey All,
I've had just over 100 flights on mine using Turnigy 5S 4000mah packs and the stock 50 amp ESC with great success til my last outing!
The motor would stutter here and there over the course of those 100 flts but it did get to be more often and more often! The other day it was doing it more violently than usual and when it finally quit, I took off! I lost power in the climb but was able to land her dead-stick with no proplem, down wind even
Found that the motor and it's mounting plate had shook loose and twisted between the sandwich of foam!
I repaired it last night and put a 40 amp Detrum ESC in and plan to use my trusty ol Turnigy 3S 2200mah packs.
I was turning a 13x6 prop before and will continue to with the new set-up!
Supposed to get super windy today but I'm gonna thro her in the truck right now and try her out before that wind gets here
West Texas surely knows where I'm comin from ;-)
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Thanks for the heads up 6Sally5. I will be taking it nice and slow on the build of this one. No need to rush, it's 17 degrees here in Michigan at the moment...probably a few months away from good flying weather. And I'm currently rebuilding my P-51, Second Hand Rose. Had a bit of a mishap last year and just now got around to repairing it. I shot Polycrylic (matte finish) over this one and my Zero. I may give the shiny stuff a try on the Waco though.

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Poziovahim, Are you sure you weren't cooking your ESC running that 5S setup? I'm not sure this ESC can take that much juice. The excess power is turned into heat by the ESC. That would explain the motor cutting in and out, it's getting too hot. Just my thoughts. Glad you got it back on the ground in one piece! Deadstick landings make me feel like


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