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Stable for sport
When you put a WACO in the air, you launch a piece of aviation history. These biplanes have taken aviators into the skies since the thirties and their as stable, as reliable, and as attractive today as they were in the golden age of aviation. This Phoenix Model version is every bit as fun to fly as the original and it’s available as an easy-to build ARF as well.
Superb flying characteristics with an accurate scale outline
Scale pilot figures
Heavy duty aluminum landing gear
Two piece wings align on joiner tubes
Compatible with GP and EP setups
High quality hardware package
Covered in high quality heat shrink film
Detailed instrument panels
Removable hatch for easy radio set up
Top quality balsa/light plywood construction
Fiberglass wheelpants complete the scale look of the model and are far more aerodynamic than a bare wheel!
The removable wing aligns on an aluminum joiner tube for easier transport and assembly.
A large compartment allows easy access to your choice of onboard components.
A fun scale touch, two pilot figures are included for the removable compartment cover.
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Ted 3.5.0 star rating
Magnificent Biplane ARF
Review by Ted 3. on 23 Mar 2019review stating Magnificent Biplane ARF
My first 1/5 scale Waco YMF I had built from a kit many years ago, due to inexperience found it very difficult to take off and land, so I sold it while it was still intact. When I saw the advertisement for the Phoenix Model 50 - 61 cc Waco, I immediately purchased it, spent some time making modifications, and have been delighted that it flies as well as it looks. The plane takes some time to assemble for flight, but that is not unexpected in a biplane that has to be transported with the wings detached. Phoenix models wisely omitted fly wires, which would be invisible from 10 ft. away, and which would be superfluous for structural strength. Engine mounted standoffs for the DLE 55 RA match exactly the location marks for a DLE 61 RA on the firewall, and a DLE 55 RA provides ample power for flight, while a 61 would provide excessive power. The full scale Waco is not a high speed aircraft nor a highly acrobatic one. The round rod aileron pushrods which are supplied with the model are wrong in location and shape, should be airfoil shaped and in line with the N struts, not more vertical and inboard of them. The pilots supplied are atrocious human models, so I replaced them with a pair of Great Planes 1/4 scale German pilots.
Takeoffs with the Waco are very scale like, as are landings. In ground effect the model floats a good distance over the runway, with throttle management eventually settles on the mains at amazingly slow speed without any tendency to fall off to either side. Without any bad habits, the Waco performs all standard maneuvers gracefully and reasonably slowly in scalelike speed, is a delight to fly in calm air or in wind in excess of 12 mph, and is equally a delight to watch perform.
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Review by Veteran on 4 Dec 2018review stating Walco 60cc
Well it took a little while to get it but happy so far. Still in build mode. Have made a few mods along the way like 1/4 scale pin henges on elevators, a little more beef on firewall and landing gear but everything else seems perfect. Looking forward to flying this one.
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Review by Michael C. on 29 Aug 2020review stating WACO
This is a well built strong construction airplane. I installed the DLE 55cc engine this airplane has plenty of power. This airplane is made to fly slow and it fly's better at slow speed. on landings it wants to float in at a really slow speed. very easy to control very smooth flying airplane. on take off it will get airborne in less than 20 ft . I can see this airplane will last me a few years. Thank You Tower Hobbies
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Lee705.0 star rating
Very nice kit
Review by Lee70 on 18 Dec 2018review stating Very nice kit
Everything seems to be in great shape kit arrived in a couple of days unboxed and all parts are in great shape this will be my winter project. Also a great price on a nice large scale biplane
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Nickrc35.0 star rating
Outstanding quality, great value.
Review by Nickrc3 on 5 Dec 2018review stating Outstanding quality, great value.
Purchased several months ago and back-ordered, I received notification that Tower received the Phoenix Model Waco 60cc and initiated shipping to my residence. Four days later, this huge, double-boxed parcel arrived. All contents inventoried and everything appears to be in excellent condition. Major components are carefully separated, sandwiched between cardboard and bubble-wrap. OraCover film appears to be perfect, requiring very little attention. It is going to be a pleasurable experience assembling the Waco and one I look forward to in early 2019.
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