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Apr 07, 2005, 07:51 AM
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35" Waco YMF-5

Well, after a long wait, the parts are here and progress on the 35" Waco YMF-5 has finally begun!
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Apr 07, 2005, 07:55 AM
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Framing the Fuselage

The fuselage is a simple trussed box with 1/4 formers and stringers. The main frame is together, the formers glued in, and about half the stringers are in place. I'll leave the bottom stringers off untill all the equipment is in to keep access nice and simple.
Stayed tuned, we're moving forward at last!
Apr 07, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Well, the long wait is over. Seems like it was a year ago that I saw the finished drawings! I am sure you will be finished with it by next week, right!

Apr 07, 2005, 08:48 AM
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Apr 07, 2005, 09:18 AM
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Wonderful news! I've been waiting - patiently - for this thread and look forward to model's eventual release. Is it premature to ask what electrical components you've selected for the build?


Apr 07, 2005, 09:59 AM
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well pat--as usual--you will have us all drooling over our computer screens!!! dang it!! you make it look so easy..i will have to look up this plane to find out more about it..YMF-5, sounds like a military number??
Apr 07, 2005, 10:06 AM
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WooHoo, Pat!!!! Always room for a classic 30s biplane in my stable, esp. a Waco. I absolutely love them. Hope this one will be kitted. Took a ride in a friend's Waco UPF-7 many years ago complete with helmet and goggles. Now that's flying!!!

BTW, excellent service on getting me my Ercoupe plans which are just beautiful as always.
Apr 07, 2005, 11:44 AM
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Woooo! YEAH! Now I may need to recover my 60" Pica version to match. I think I'll see what I can find for a covering scheme (what, a year ahead of when I'll need it? ). Keep those pics coming, Pat.

Apr 07, 2005, 01:12 PM
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I have deffinately got to get one of these.
Hey Pat, what's the wing area?
Apr 07, 2005, 01:47 PM
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Still Working on the Fuselage.

Got the rest of the stringers on the fuselage, and also was able to get the stab saddle in place. The next move will be to go to work on the tail section.

This will be the 5th in the new series of R/C Electrics for Dumas. At the moment, it looks like a 2.8:1 S-280 on a 3 cell 700 Lipoly. The wing area is upwards of 345 sq. in, so will have plenty of area to support the projected 10 oz flying weight.
Apr 07, 2005, 01:51 PM
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maybe by the time its done some of us will have our pile of plane kits and plans cleaned up a little------NOT

oh i forgot to say OOOOOOOO-AHHHHHHHHHH

keep those pictures comin man!! i will take out another mortgage on the farm

Apr 07, 2005, 06:31 PM
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Better get busy! Since the next three are not being held up by any other project Dumas may actually get them out quicker than the last bunch (I hope). And, YMF-5 was the weird way WACO had of designating its models. First letter was engine, next two were airplane configuration, cabin, open cockpit, taperwing, etc. They then used numbers for minor variations on a theme.

Martin, Yellow with Green trim!! Hopefully I can find some Jade green

The rest of us out here will have to hack in the ailerons, Pat's will be 3ch.

Apr 07, 2005, 06:59 PM
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This is one of my favorite planes...I'll be watcing this one.
Apr 07, 2005, 08:08 PM
Did I hear kit?? !!!
Apr 07, 2005, 08:10 PM
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Miami is waiting patiently for Dumas to release this one! Looks lovely Pat.


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