Waco YMF-3 (oz3182)


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About this Plan

Waco YMF-3 Golden Age Biplane - Stand off scale radio control biplane for .60 power. Scale is 1/6. Plan on 4 pages. Does not include formers, but there is a small picture on page 4 of the printwood sheets included in the kit, could maybe be enlarged.

Update 10/10/2016: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 400 dpi, thanks to JJ. This version of the plan is on 2 large sheets, rather than 4 smaller sheets, and is easier to read.

Update 22/05/2018: added kit review from RCM&E, April 1977, thanks to RFJ.

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Previous scan version (4 sheets).
Kit review.


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User comments

Thanks for adding this plan. This plane was given to me as a restoration project about ten years ago but I didn't have the plans. Now that the plans are available, I can finish this project. Luckily, I was able to purchase a cowling and wheel fairing kit before the company (Pica) went out of business.
hkarlson - 03/08/2012
Check Fiberglass Specialities for cowl and wheel pants, Part numbers DP-3 and #27.
M - 08/02/2014
Thanks.... really thanks, I have the box since 20 years ago, and now I find time to build it....
mdecesaris - 19/08/2014
Here are a few photos of a scratch built "Pica Waco YMF-3", the 60" version, a club mate and I have just finished building and test flown [model photo & more pics 003-006]. She is well behaved and has plenty of power on a 4000mAh 5S lipo pack, a 120 amp Yep ESC and a 50mm 600Kv motor turning a 14x6 EP prop. We used your plan oz3182. I have no problem if you want to publish them on your fantastic web site, either in the gallery or with the plan. The covering is Monocote. Many thanks.
DavidW - 05/06/2018
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