RocHobby Waco Red 1030mm (40.5") Wingspan - PNP
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RocHobby Waco Sport Bi-Plane in Red and White Color Scheme - Receiver Ready - ROC011RED
The RocHobby Waco really does fly like a dream. While there is plenty of power for loops, rolls, and inverted flight, the RocHobby Waco is very gentle at half throttle. We had no issues using short grass or pavement as our runway. Not only does the RocHobby Waco fly well but it is absolutely amazing to look at. This is one of the best looking planes we have seen in a long time. The classic red and white coloring looks great in the sky and on the ground. FMS did a fantastic job with this RC airplane. Some of the most impressive details are the LED navigation lights, the detailed cowl, and the rigging. We think this plane should have a place in any hanger. See the video below for a demonstration.
- Scale details including two hand painted pilots, radial engine and one piece propeller
- Visually appealing paint scheme gives the Waco a sporty look and makes the plane easy to see in the sky
- Made of durable EPO foam
- LED Navigation lights
- Steerable tail gear for easy taxi, take offs, and landings
- Four ailerons for extreme maneuverability
- Powerful brushless motor, ESC, and servos are all pre-installed
- 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 1800 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR18003
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
1030mm / 40.6in
810mm / 31.9in
40A ESC, T Connector
Propeller / EDF
Fixed with steerable tail gear
11.1V 1800mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo
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I dressed mine up to look like the old Red Baron Squadron. This is one of my favorite airplanes. I have not had a chance to fly it as yet.
Nice little WACO!
I have flown Glow aircraft for 14 years except for a couple of "night flyers" and 'float planes" which are electric. I wanted a small Biplane to just take out of the car and fly a few flights and then have nothing to clean or maintain. The RocHobby Waco fits the bill. Easy to fly and also a semi stunt plane. Take off's are easy, even on a grass runway, and landings are easy if, like all electrics, you keep the throttle up and fly them onto the runway. The build was easy,even though, the pictures in the plans are very hard to see. If you have never built before this will be a challenge. However, everything fit together, once I figured what went where. The hardware that is supplied in the appropriate parts bag also was the correct size and fit well. It would have been nice if the plans explained what the strip of wire covering tape was? However, it did take longer to attach the flying wires than to build the plane. The only thing I had to modify was the strut covers between the wheel pants and the fuselage. I drilled out the two reinforced holes at the bottom and made a plastic strap to be ******* across the strut to secure the cover. After a few landings and having the top come loose I drilled two more holes on either side of the top where the wire fits and used a zip-tie to hold that in place. Now if you land cross wind and the gear gets twisted a little it will stay in place. I like the way it fly's and I can do almost any maneuvers, except outside loops. It definitely fits my needs.
Roc hobby waco
Awesome plane. Very scale performance. Large loops and barrel rolls are a blast. Always my goto plane to get the day started. What a blast!
I MUST HAVE GOT THE ONLY BAD TAIL WHEEL.THE FLAT METAL IS AT A BAD ANGLE AND THE WHEEL WILL NOT LINE UP .I HAVE TRIED EVERY THING I KNOW HOW TO TAKE THE RIGHT OUT BUT WHEN I GET TO FAR IT BINDS AND HANGS UP.SO TODAY I JUST ORDERED ANOTHER ONE.HOPE THIS ONE WORKS..TO NICE OF A MODEL TO HAVE A TAXIE PROBLEM. YES I TRIED TO STRAIGHT UP THE FLAT METAL PIECE,BUT DID NOT WORK, I WOULD BIND THEN.
Finally flew her
Takes off and lands on short grass with no problem. Flies great! I did loose a prop mid flight. Bad landing, and not a scratch! Really a sturdy little plane. The battery compartment is a little tight. Doc
Excellent details, easy assembly. Service from Motion Rc top shelf as always.
Still in the box.
What a beautiful bipe! I'm going to paint it deep red with black trim. Then several coats of Varathane gloss. Have to finish my A-10 first. Doc
I have the yellow Waco and this one is just as impressive, especially if you put a couple of coats of clear gloss water based polyurethane on it. I have every reason to believe that it will fly as good as the yellow one, however the instructions are still terrible hence the 4 stars,but if your a 12ent modler you won't have a problem.
Update: How the Waco Flies
I have taken the Waco up a few times now. It flies very nicely! First flight was a bit tail-heavy with my 2200 mah battery, so I added some down elevator to trim it out. The only downside of the plane is the tight battery compartment which prevents me from pushing the battery more forward for a good CG. I took the cowl off (didn't glue it on, I just pressed in place and secured with long narrow screws on each side) and hot glued 4 nickels around the motor housing. Each nickel weighs 5 grams, so it is cheap weight to add. after adding the extra 20 grams in front, the elevator needed less downtrim, and it flies inverted easier without wanting to balloon upward. The wing lights are bright and a very nice addition. It easily lands in short grass without nosing over, even with the wheel pants, which amazed me....but it helps to keep your speed up just a bit and get in a good flare right at the end. It's an absolutely beautiful plane to look at and flies as nice as she looks! It's a fantastic plane for the price! I am very happy with it! Just take your time putting it together and pay attention to all the reviews of this plane here...I found a lot of amazingly useful tips and things to look out for. The reviews here really made my build more efficient and made for a more durable plane. Also, be sure to do the wire rigging, the plane looks just amazing with it! Just take your time and tie the knots tight. The stretchy wire will hold a knot just fine if you pull it hard enough, no glue needed. Just be careful of the length you use so it isn't too saggy, or pulls too tight on the springs either. If the wire is too saggy, just loop an extra knot on the wire near the spring to take up the slack, no need to undo the whole thing.