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Old 12-12-2013, 03:29 PM
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Wow, what a dope I am. The material list was right in front of me. I opened up the build manual, and the first couple pages is the list. I should be able to get the material ordered some time this weekend. Now I'm getting excited. I've always wanted to build this one.
Old 12-12-2013, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Thanks bill. As a practice, I always try to make them lighter. I usualy look at what it should weigh, come up with a lower number as a goal, and shoot for it, without sacrificing structural integrity. Most models can be made quite a bit lighter and still be plenty strong enough.as for the mods, where can I find some info on it without having to read through 677 pages of posts? Any idea? How's the scale outline of this kit? I've never built an "actual scale" model, but I want this one as close as I can get it. Man, I'm looking forward to this one. Thanks guys, Steve.
I can vouch for that! After building the lower wing using the light ply ribs, I thought it felt pretty heavy. I cut the ribs for the top wing from balsa, and even though it is larger, it was several ounces lighter than the lower wing.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:36 PM
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Scale outline is decent on the fuselage other than lower wing center section. The full scale does not use a bolt on wing so the kit offers nothing in the way of a belly pan. Tail feathers are way off. They have you build the tail with a knife edge planform. Full scale used tubing. The wings are way off in every direction. Kit is a D tube design and the spars are too far rearward, the kit wings are not tapered toward the tip, and are constant thickness all the way to the tip plate.

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Old 12-15-2013, 04:51 AM
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Hey bill, you spoke of a redesigned wing plan? Where would I find that? Thanks for all the info so far. Steve.
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I think that Dan Hudson has it.

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Thanks bill, I just came across a PDF file about the 1/5 YMF-3 titled " pica YMF-3 , a practical size for the 80's. Or something like that. Is that what your talking about? It seems to have a lot of modifications and revisions.
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Oh, BTW bill, is it too soon to be added to the list of Waco brothers? Or do I have to wait till the first piece is cut and glued? I did, technically already sink money into the Waco. The plans, the cowl and pants from fiberglass specialties, and I will be ordering a flatbed load of wood today. I would be proud to display "Waco brotherhood" at the bottom of my posts. Thanks.
Old 12-15-2013, 08:00 AM
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Your heart is in the right place, I think that's all you need! I can't give you any numbers, but welcome to the brotherhood!
Old 12-18-2013, 03:02 PM
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Any one traveling through NE Colorado or living here may get a surprise. Make an offer.1 /5 Pica YMF a virgin never been of the ground. Yes it is ready for a engine and radio. What else can you ask for! Pull pull on every thing but Ail. 2 servo's. I hate to let it go but Well It happens.
Old 12-20-2013, 07:49 AM
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My Great Planes WACO ARF is now on display over a new indoor children's play area at our Maine Mall in South Portland sponsored by the Portland International Jet Port. They had approached the local hobby shop Ray & Robins to see about purchasing planes and the shop suggested letting club members display planes and rotate them in and out through the year. The shop really wanted a plane like mine for it's color and kid appeal so I agreed to displaying it. The grand opening is next Monday with special events and prizes.

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:13 AM
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Very nice! Lets hope there isn't a ball pit! Your plane could become a drone for target practice!
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Oh, BTW bill, is it too soon to be added to the list of Waco brothers? Or do I have to wait till the first piece is cut and glued? I did, technically already sink money into the Waco. The plans, the cowl and pants from fiberglass specialties, and I will be ordering a flatbed load of wood today. I would be proud to display "Waco brotherhood" at the bottom of my posts. Thanks.
NEW BROTHER ALERT !!!!
We have a new Brother. Welcome Stevegauth30. Sorry it took so long to get to it. You are Brother #242

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Old 12-23-2013, 05:01 PM
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Thank you, thank you. Just got my plans and temps today, so I will start cutting within the next couple of days. I'll be working this project along with two more, so it certainly won't be breaking any speed records, but then again, with a project like this nothing gets rushed.thanks again. Steve.
Old 12-24-2013, 12:19 PM
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Hello,

My project continues ... I'm almost finished with the fuselage. Soon I'll start doing negative forms.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:53 PM
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Amazing work VOX.
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+1. That really is beautiful. How long have you been working on it?
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Thank you, thank you. Just got my plans and temps today, so I will start cutting within the next couple of days. I'll be working this project along with two more, so it certainly won't be breaking any speed records, but then again, with a project like this nothing gets rushed.thanks again. Steve.
Steve,
The templates your speaking of, do they show the more scale location for the wing spars?

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Hello all
It’s been some time since my last post I had some reading to catch up on. I see there’s some interest in the wing ribs with the more scale location for the spars. With Bills help I recut ribs with the spars in the proper location and built the wing tips in a more scale manner. I have the templates for the ribs cut out of plywood I can trace them and post them along with some pictures if you’d like. They make for a much better looking wing.
I’ll trace the ribs out tomorrow and try to scan then.
Old 12-24-2013, 09:35 PM
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Sounds good Dan!
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I worked for about 4 months ... Now I'm starting to make the wings. Total project will be 24 negative form. Fully you can see here:http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/gian...-composit.html
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I am currently bulding the 1/5 scale Pica Waco and love this kit. I have told friends about my build and alot of them would love to have one. Another Bi-plane that is really sought after is the Carl Goldberg Bucker. I have built 2 of these and they are great flyers, I still have one with a YS 120 and a new kit on the shelf. Glad to see that you are taking the initive to do this, it would be great to see the Pica YMF in production again.

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I forgot to mention that I believe Fiberglass Specialities still sell's the Waco fiberglass cowl and wheel pants.
Old 12-25-2013, 04:12 AM
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It won't be in production but you can order the plans and our parts templates from the AMA plans service. Fibertech has the correct cowl and wheel pants. Have at it.

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Old 12-25-2013, 04:17 AM
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE BROTHERHOOD!

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