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Jun 01, 2019, 02:50 PM
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It seems that Waco is the UMX 2s brushless plane with lowest wing loading?
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Jun 03, 2019, 11:19 AM
Mr Solution
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Prop Angle


I just picked up a Waco, The prop has a pretty bad angle going down. Is it supposed to be this way? My Sport Cub S was worse than this new and leveled it so it was lined up with the body...
Jun 03, 2019, 12:19 PM
new Biplaner to be 04 2013
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I just picked up a Waco, The prop has a pretty bad angle going down. Is it supposed to be this way? My Sport Cub S was worse than this new and leveled it so it was lined up with the body...
Hi Tmaster,
congrats on your new Waco!

In short:

Don't touch it!

Or you might become blind.

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Almost all rc airplanes have a so called thrustline that is angled down and to the right.
(if the propeller spins clockwise from the pilots point of view)
How much its angled depends on the airframes design in general.

Just enjoy flying her as she is.
CCC
Last edited by cpt.chaos canada; Jun 03, 2019 at 05:54 PM.
Jun 03, 2019, 12:21 PM
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Fly it first. Down-thrust is built into the WACO. If it dives under power then you may be right. Mine has down-thrust and it flys great.
Jun 03, 2019, 12:22 PM
Mr Solution
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Ok thanks, I knew it needed to be angled to the right, but wasn't sure about down.
Jun 03, 2019, 12:23 PM
Mr Solution
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Its going to run 3S, so a lot of power!
Jun 03, 2019, 05:15 PM
**I'm Battman**
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Its going to run 3S, so a lot of power!
Mr. S,

Congrats on the Waco!

That prop angle is normal.
https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...or%20Angle.jpg

I have hundreds & hundreds of (3S) flights on mine.
Always thought she needed a spinner.
Didn't want to block any airflow because of 3S power.
Went with this rubberized beauty:
https://www.horizonhobby.com/spinner...ub-ss-eflu1108

I fly mine on the stock prop & stock 3000Kv motor.
All I had to do was open up the front cowl a bit for better airflow.
https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...317_101312.jpg

Have some fun!

Roger
Jun 04, 2019, 03:33 PM
Mr Solution
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Very cool! Thanks Roger. I was going to swap in a 2300kv and 5043 prop. I'll post pics when it's ready.
Jun 07, 2019, 10:22 PM
450x, 180CFX
Would this plane be a huge leap from flying the UMX Timber? I don’t really use the auto leveling on the Timber. Would like something with a bit more power to weight ratio and the ability for more speed.
Jun 07, 2019, 11:00 PM
**I'm Battman**
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Would this plane be a huge leap from flying the UMX Timber?

No.
The Timber & Waco fly very similar to each other.


I don’t really use the auto leveling on the Timber.
Would like something with a bit more power to weight ratio and the ability for more speed.


I love flying UMX bipes.
When you are totally comfortable flying the Timber, I would recommend moving up to the UMX Pitts.

Roger
Jun 07, 2019, 11:08 PM
Fire Marshall Bill
I would 2nd Roger on that!
Jun 11, 2019, 04:18 AM
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I love my Waco...

Horizon Hobby E-Flite UMX WACO - First Flights (3 min 24 sec)
Jun 11, 2019, 10:01 AM
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Hi Tallfyer,
congrats on your great little Waco.

I'm a rather new Waco owner myself.
4 weeks or so. Got about 20 flights with her.
All in windy gusty conditions, and she handles it well, when energy management is used.
Hoping for a calm day opportunity soon.
So far, I love how she can be flown too.

CCC
Last edited by cpt.chaos canada; Jun 11, 2019 at 10:07 AM.
Jul 12, 2019, 12:56 AM
AeroDan
Here’s the dumbest question of this entire thread; Will this (EFLU5350) bind to the same DXe that’s included with the 59” Apprentice RTF? Been wanting this for a while now, and it’ll be my 1st Bi-Plane. Got some stick-time on this a few weeks back from a fellow club member, but used his DX12. I had a BLAST.
Last edited by Bell47G2; Jul 12, 2019 at 01:10 AM.
Jul 12, 2019, 09:46 AM
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Here’s the dumbest question of this entire thread; Will this (EFLU5350) bind to the same DXe that’s included with the 59” Apprentice RTF? Been wanting this for a while now, and it’ll be my 1st Bi-Plane. Got some stick-time on this a few weeks back from a fellow club member, but used his DX12. I had a BLAST.
The manual on this plane shows the DXe will work, but don't know it the DXe that comes with the RTF Apprentice is the same as a retail DXe.
Just call Horizon support about this.
Leaving a call back number is best & they do call back in a timely manner.


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