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Phoenix Model Waco 50-61cc

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A Monster Bipe For Gas or Electric Power

Phoenix Model has announced another giant in their stable, and this time we're being graced with a piece of aviation history. The Phoenix Model Waco 50-61cc features a massive 90.5" wingspan, which is quite large for a biplane. The ARF comes with a generous hardware package, pilot figures, aluminum landing gear, and a removable hatch to easily access the internals. The Phoenix Model Waco 50-61cc retails for $549.99 and is scheduled for availability in late October.

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Features and Specifications:

  • Superb flying characteristics with an accurate scale outline
  • Scale pilot figures
  • Heavy duty aluminum landing gear
  • Two piece wings align on joiner tubes
  • Compatible with GP and EP setups
  • High quality hardware package
  • Covered in high quality heat shrink film
  • Detailed instrument panels
  • Removable hatch for easy radio set up
  • Top quality balsa/light plywood construction
  • Wingspan: 90.5" (2300mm)
  • Length: 73.7" (1873mm)
  • Wing Area: 2519 sq in (162.5 sq dm)
  • Wing Loading: 25.20oz/sq in (76.9g/sq dm)
  • Wing Type: NACA airfoils
  • Weight: (12.5 - 13.5kg)

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Oh my - I need a bigger hangar!
Back-ordered.
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Need another Bipe!

Backordered!
2 large bipes for the winter build (Waco and 120cc Viking) I think that's enough!
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2 large bipes for the winter build (Waco and 120cc Viking) I think that's enough!
2 Holy Smokes, you are out of control!
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4 aileron servos?

Will eliminating the rods and using 4 aileron servos be an option?
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Re 4 servos

Until they release more details we won't know if 4 servos is an option. It probably can be done but I don't see the need on a slow flying bipe like the Waco and 2 servos with push rods is scale.
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I have a 1/5 Pica Waco that I built in the 90s. It had a Zenoah G38, ( its retired now)and it had 2 servos on the ailerons with pushrods to the top wing. I flew it for years and it performed quite well. With this 1/4 scale Waco I'll use more powerful servos, maybe Hitec 7954s. I'll see what the setup looks like when I get it but I think the stock set up will be fine.
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Mine is not going to be a slow scale flyer
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Just dreaming a little, but is there a radial that will fit in this plane? Wouldn't that be sweet?
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Wacos are cool. Thinking hard about this one for sure!!

The manual is available here:

http://www.towerhobbies.com/manuals/...825_manual.pdf

I wonder if a DA-70 will fit in the cowl??
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Wacos are cool. Thinking hard about this one for sure!!

The manual is available here:

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I wonder if a DA-70 will fit in the cowl??

I'm hoping my Mokie 150 will fit this model. Can Mr Gunn give us a cowl diameter?
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Hmmm.. really like the plane and engine size... but what's the general feeling on quality of this vendor?
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CA Hinges?
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C/A hinges will work fine if they are a high quality hinge. I have several 55cc powered big birds that are many years old and the C/A hinges have held up fine. The brand I use is Radio South "1/4 scale Pro Hinges." They are MUCH better and I would recommend their use with a plane this size.
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Hmmm.. really like the plane and engine size... but what's the general feeling on quality of this vendor?
I read reviews on other Phoenix models that stated the quality was very good.

I just ordered an APS fuel pump for my Moki. The 150 (now 180) is 10" diameter. Somebody scaled the cowl at 10.5 ". This radial requires frequent oiling and adjustment. I'm thinking why hide it in a cowl and make maintenance hard?
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