Waco-E (oz6313)


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Waco-E. Radio control scale model, for Astro geared 15 electric motor.

Quote: "Whether you prefer electric power or glow engines, this beautiful classic was built to fly! By Laddie Mlkulasko.

One of the truly classic aircraft in American aviation history is the Waco-E. With its graceful lines, good flying characteristics, and comfortable passenger cabin, it was a 'Cadillac' of the skies. Of the many Wacos that were built, those few still flying arc certainly treasured by their owners.

After completing several scale electric projects. I had the desire to build an electric powered biplane. I couldn't resist the graceful lines of this classic beauty. The size was determined by the fact that I had a geared 15 Astro motor on hand.

Although the model is accurate in outline. the construction was kept simple. Use light balsa everywhere. It helps to speed construction by cutting out as many parts as possible to create a 'kit'. Drill and cut out the holes where indicated. Cut out the ribs. I made my ribs by sandwiching 1/16 in balsa sheets between templates. While sandwiched, make slots for the main and sub spars.

Construction. Wings: Start by constructing the main spar and sub spar for the top wing. Glue 1/8 medium hard balsa to the 1/4 x 1/8 spruce, and trim as shown on the plan. The top wing is built in two halves that are joined later. Mark the locations of the ribs on the spars. Slide and space the ribs onto the spars pinning the ribs to the building board directly on top of the plan.

Glue all W3 ribs to the spars. Slide W4 and W5 ribs onto the spars. Place a 1/8 thick spacer under W4 rib and a 3/8 thick spacer under W5 rib. Glue these two ribs to the spare as well. Glue the aileron spar to the ribs..."

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