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Old 12-24-2010, 02:59 PM
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Be still my beating heart!! [X(]

Another GP Bipe I gotta get!  I already have the P-6E and it's one of my favorite planes.  The Waco would just be icing on the cake if I add it to my biplane stable which currently includes the Top Flight Staggerwing, GP P-6E, and the E-Flite PT-17e.

Now I just gotta convince the controller of the check book.
Old 12-27-2010, 02:49 PM
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It looks better than the picca model...

My only wish would have been....Make it bigger..
Bigger cowl, means more options in engine department...
Even a 30cc will hack the cowl up with a side muffler..
Old 12-27-2010, 05:28 PM
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If your name is'nt on the order list yet, you may be on the waiting list for the next shipment. Can you guys imagine all the personal color schemes that are going to be applied to this one. I hope GP has the common sense to make this one a long production run. If it is the old Pica one, doubtless this has been cleaned up by GP. MM
Old 12-27-2010, 05:35 PM
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Apparently it's the old Cox 72" WACO. If so, I sure hope they've fixed the main and tail gear and wheel pant attachment. Other than that, Cox had a great thing going.
Old 12-27-2010, 07:28 PM
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I'm willing to bet it's along the lines of their Super Stearman. Pretty stout design. Gads, I can hardly wait for this one. MM
Old 12-28-2010, 12:55 PM
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Well, the video says it uses Fiberglass landing gear and struts. If these are the same as the FG gear they have been using on some of their later models (and I see no reason why they wouldn't be) they should be outstanding. I've used them on a few of their newer planes and I love them!

As for the size, a 30cc gasser would be too much - but it just might be ideal for some of the new 20cc engines out there.
Old 12-28-2010, 01:02 PM
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They show a DLE-30 in the video but that does seem liek a lot for the type of airplane that it is. I am leaning toward the DLE-20 or soemthing else in the 20-26cc range.
Old 12-28-2010, 01:13 PM
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DLE 20 would be a great choice for the Waco.
Old 12-28-2010, 01:13 PM
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I stand corrected. The last time I looked at the video it was having some problems streaming and I never got to that part. I only saw the forst engine pic and thought it was an OS 91
Old 12-28-2010, 01:37 PM
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It has nothing to do with any previous designs. BRAND NEW!!!
Old 12-28-2010, 02:50 PM
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Very nice. Might be my first bipe [8D]
Old 12-29-2010, 06:22 AM
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ORIGINAL: cocobear

It has nothing to do with any previous designs. BRAND NEW!!!
Being that cocobear is from Champaign IL, I'd say that it's safe to assume that he is one of the GP people.

Unveil yourself cocobear!
Old 12-29-2010, 09:43 AM
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I could be wrong but it looks like the expected arrival date moved up a little on the Tower Hobbies site. I better get some space cleared in the garage.
Old 12-29-2010, 09:52 AM
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Yawn...........


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Old 12-29-2010, 10:50 AM
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ORIGINAL: Stickbuilder

Yawn...........


Bill, Waco Brother #1
Come on, you know you were first on the list to get one![sm=lol.gif]
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ORIGINAL: Stickbuilder

Yawn...........
C'mon Bill, you gotta admit that for an ARF she looks pretty good!

Maybe I'll bring one to Top Gun next year
Old 12-29-2010, 08:45 PM
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Bill, you will like it. MINNFlyer, my name is Dave Johnson and I am in R&D. A very nice scale airplane. Probably nicer than our P-6E.
Old 12-29-2010, 08:49 PM
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cocobear,

We are pleased and honored by your presence in the forums. It is nice to hear from the guys that build and fly the originals now and then... Thanks for the "inside" information!
Old 12-29-2010, 10:13 PM
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ORIGINAL: cocobear

Bill, you will like it. MINNFlyer, my name is Dave Johnson and I am in R&D. A very nice scale airplane. Probably nicer than our P-6E.
Great, now tell me everything else that we will be seeing in the next few years.

Old 12-30-2010, 06:04 AM
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Thanks Dave, I was just wondering if you were one of the GP people we deal with at Toledo, et.al.

And don't mind Bill, he's a world-renowned master builder, a Waco fanatic, and a judge at Top Gun so he's not really fond of ARF's, but he's one heck of a nice guy.
Old 12-30-2010, 08:16 AM
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Yeah, I know Bill (I copmpete at Top Gun, most reacently with 1/3rd scale Albatros). Good guy but closed minded towards ARFs. Outside of work, I don't have many ARFs but I really like how they have cleaned up the flight lines at the field. It isn't a line of patch work Sweet Sticks with the covering falling off any more. That is what the anti ARF guys forget. Builders will always build! This Waco is one I will own (along with my P-6E), I will probably fly it in fun scale at the contests this summer.

DJ
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Ok, I did meet you - I was covering the show for RCU with Ken Isaac. And I LOVED your Albatros!
Old 12-30-2010, 04:39 PM
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I thought this Waco wasn't simmular to the cox.... the fuse is too thin.... Circumference wise...

Daves Albatros is in the RC airplanes plans you can purchase....


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ORIGINAL: cocobear

Yeah, I know Bill (I copmpete at Top Gun, most reacently with 1/3rd scale Albatros). Good guy but closed minded towards ARFs. Outside of work, I don't have many ARFs but I really like how they have cleaned up the flight lines at the field. It isn't a line of patch work Sweet Sticks with the covering falling off any more. That is what the anti ARF guys forget. Builders will always build! This Waco is one I will own (along with my P-6E), I will probably fly it in fun scale at the contests this summer.

DJ
Dave,

It's not that I'm closed minded toward ARFs, its just that they have no soul. Every ARF looks just like every other one in the series. Those who take the time to modify their ARF models to personalize them have my respect. I'm personally happy to see another Waco in the marketplace. I've about got my plans for the 27% ready to proof. Hopefully the GP Waco will generate some interest in building other versions. I just hope that GP does not fall into the same issues that Cox had with theirs, and that the models will be filling the pipeline, rather than filling it with disappointments.

Bill, Waco Brother #1
Old 12-31-2010, 01:20 PM
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Well said, Master Chief.
I had one of the Cox 72" Wacos. A great idea, great basic airframe let down by flawed details and then lack of customer support. I'm betting GP, with its track record, won't fall down on either count. (And I'll probably get one of those, too!)
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