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Jan 05, 2017, 02:04 AM
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E-flite® UMX™ Waco BL Bi plane BNF BASIC

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UMX Waco Bi plane BNF BASIC

Key Features

Classic Scale Details
Exclusive AS3X® Stabilization Technology
Wide Flight Envelope with Brushless Power
Spektrum™ DSMX® Receiver
Spektrum Performance Linear Servos
No Assembly Required
Classic Waco Trim Scheme
Scale Landing Gear with Wheel Pants and a Steerable Tail Wheel


Own a piece of history and get a taste of what the early days of aviation were like with this scale reproduction of the classic Waco biplane. The E-flite® UMX™ Waco BL blends classic style with state-of-the-art features to give you one of the most rewarding flying experiences at any size. It comes out of the box with scale touches which include molded surface details on the wing and fuselage, carbon-fiber flying wires, windscreens and more. You even get a pilot figure complete with a flying scarf. All this detail is brought to life by a 180-size brushless power system. This power system, along with the model’s light wing loading and AS3X® technology, gives you a wide flight envelope to play with. Firewall it to fly aerobatics or throttle back and cruise – the UMX Waco BL will deliver smooth, stable response whatever you want to do.

Product Specifications

Wingspan: 550mm (21.7 inches)
Overall Length: 418 mm (16.5 inches)
Wing Area: 132 sq in (8.5 sq dm
Flying Weight: 3.5 oz (98 g)
Motor Size: 180 UM Brushless 3000Kv
Scale: Ultra Micro

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Requires a full-range 4+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSMX/DSM2 technology, a 200-280mAh 2S 7.4V Li-Po flight battery, and a suitable charger (all sold separately).
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Jan 05, 2017, 05:50 AM
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Nice. I like the look of this.
Jan 05, 2017, 09:55 AM
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Oh brother....

Looks like Horizon will be attacking my wallet like a blood-starved tick this year !!!

Great job - this one is a "must have" in the hangar
Jan 05, 2017, 10:04 AM
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Video is up.

E-flite UMX Waco BL BNF Basic (2 min 26 sec)

Matt Andren
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Jan 05, 2017, 10:09 AM
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Hey Matt, Happy New Year to you !

Any idea on release dates and price point??? Also, will it be displayed at AMA West?

This one looks like a winner for sure....

Cheers brother
Jan 05, 2017, 10:13 AM
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John, Happy New Year to you as well!

The Waco will be available around the end of February.

Price is $129.99 and we do have one out at AMA west.

Your really gonna enjoy the way this flies, Very light feeling in the air and a ton of power for non scale aerobatics.

Matt Andren
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Jan 05, 2017, 10:14 AM
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That's the best UMX pilot I have seen!! Good job HH, I'm in for one!
Jan 05, 2017, 10:17 AM
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I cant get to the pre-order button fast enough. WOOHOO!!!

A big 6S Carbon Z Waco in identical livery would go over even bigger than the CZ Cub I bet. Wallet standing by. Your move, Horizon


Edit: Pre-order accomplished
Last edited by Cubcrazy; Jan 05, 2017 at 10:34 AM.
Jan 05, 2017, 11:00 AM
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I'm in for this one as well. Looks great. Good job Horizon.

I've always liked the WACO and Great Lakes bi-planes. So much character to them. Can't wait to see how this one flies.

Now that they have the Beast, S-1, Skip Stewart's, and now a WACO, I really want to see Kyle Franklin's Dracula bi-plane done by Horizon. That would really complete my collection of favorite bi-planes. I believe there is some WACO in his build. (keeping it relevant)

Pic because it's awesome.
Last edited by stitch1; Jan 05, 2017 at 11:07 AM.
Jan 05, 2017, 11:00 AM
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beat me to it, that looks cool, and it appears to actually do aerobatics unlike the stearman..
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Jan 05, 2017, 11:04 AM
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Boy, I'll tell you, the crew in Champaign have some pretty cool stuff coming out this year! I really dig the scarf....nice touch !

Will you be down in Ontario this year???
Jan 05, 2017, 11:09 AM
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Within the classic lines of a Waco but inside lives the heart of a Pitts . It is very aerobatic and with the 3000kv motor the plane has great power all they way throughout the battery. The wing loading is very low, so if you throttle back on a 280 battery, you can get 8 minute flight times.
Jan 05, 2017, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Justwingit

Boy, I'll tell you, the crew in Champaign have some pretty cool stuff coming out this year! I really dig the scarf....nice touch !

Will you be down in Ontario this year???


I am not, in cold snowy Champaign.

^ Chris Puckett is at AMA with his new plane. He really did good with this one.

Matt Andren
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Jan 05, 2017, 11:16 AM
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In the words of Slim Pickens, well, shoot! I was hoping to see you, but I hope you stay as warm as possible. Great time to sit behind a computer and design some more great models !!!


Can you offer any insight as to the choice of color? Not that I'm trying to infer that it's bad in any way, it's not, it's actually a very nice choice; just curious why you guys didn't go with red/white....

Great job....really looking forward to some springtime barnstorming
Jan 05, 2017, 11:42 AM
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Nice to see they skipped the battery slot in favor of an actual bay/tray for better security. Wish they had done this with the P-47.

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