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Old 01-12-2018, 03:59 PM
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Default Phoenix Waco 61cc

Anyone assembling one ?
What are your thoughts ?
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:26 PM
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My only concern would be the set-up time or the need to leave it assembled. Other than that I think it looks Great!

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Old 01-12-2018, 05:07 PM
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I have the same concerns , but my desires might override my common sense ....again !!!
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:12 PM
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Ok , I'm locked in now . I know ... That didn't take long did it . Decision made .
PTE 72 twin for power sounds about right for a 50 to 61cc plane . Now lets see if the plane shows up in usable condition .
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CK1, what is the distance from plug to plug? And what is the inside diameter of the cowl?
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From what I have read on other sites the cowl is 11.2". My pte 72t is 10.5"
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Field assembly isn't too bad. There's no servos in the top wing so they slide onto wing tubes. The bottom wings you connect the servos and slide them in place. 4 screws, one per wing hold them in place.

Then 4 clevis pins on each side with cotter pin retainers and a screw on the upper end of the aileron to aileron pushrod (we replaced the screw with a clevis pin and cotter pin)

Gas and fly.
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Now that doesn't sound so bad . Probably won't take much longer to assemble than my Super cub with the wing strut assemblies and lighting wires.
Thanks BH , Is it enjoyable to fly ? The videos I've seen make it look very graceful .
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I have the SC and you're right, its not much more work if any to assemble/break down.

So I will tell you this. I do 2 or 3 reviews a month, airplanes come and go. The ones I really REALLY like I keep. The ones I really like I try to sell to club members/friends so I can fly them occasionally.

So where does the Waco stand? If I were to crash it I would buy one to replace it.

Ours will be in Model Aviation shortly where you can read all about it and check out the video we shot. If winter goes back up north where it belongs I'm going to Go-Pro the cockpit or wing tip (or both!) and do some more video.

I did so some custom vinyl which I'm really proud of and as soon as its published I will upload some pics but here's a couple or teasers.
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I'll be looking forward to that MA article .
Thanks for the heads up on that .
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Ok ...The kit arrived very quickly from Tower despite their financial issues . Everything looks fairly good so far .A few dings here and there but nothing structural damaged . A few hours with the covering iron and heat gun and a little moisure injected into the bruises should bring things out flush again. I hope the assembling will begin soon .
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Careful with the cowl ring, take it off and set it aside. I broke mine in 3 pieces when I sat the plane on its nose to measure the wings for vinyl.
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I might add a layer of 3oz. glass on that to give it a little rigidity
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No work today . No play today either .
Mother nature saw fit to grace us with a snow storm . 10 inches already at an nearly an inch an hour and 4 more hours to go .
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