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RocHobby Waco Yellow 1030mm (40.5") Wingspan - PNP

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RocHobby Waco Sport Bi-Plane in Yellow Color Scheme - Receiver Ready - ROC011YELLOW

Wow does this plane fly like a dream. 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 Yellow color really stands out in the sky. There is plenty of power for loops, rolls, and inverted flight yet the RocHobby Waco is very gentle at half throttle. We had no issues flying this plane from pavement or short grass. FMS really did a great job with this plane. We think you will be very impressed by the LED navigation lights, the detailed cowl, and the very detailed rigging. This plane should have a place in any hanger. Please see the video for a demonstration.

  Visit the Official RocHobby Waco Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • 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

Requires:

  • 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 with EC3 Connector - EPR18003E
  • 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 2 Hours

Wingspan

1030mm / 40.6in

Length

810mm / 31.9in

Flying Weight

1000g

Power System

Brushless 3536-850Kv

Speed Control

40A ESC with EC3 Connector

Propeller / EDF

2 blade

Servos

9g×4

Landing Gear

Fixed with steerable tail gear

Required Battery

3 Cell 11.1V 1800 mAh Lipo Battery with EC3 Connector

Required Radio

4-6 Channel

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

No

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Foam

Material

EPO Foam

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LP
07/01/2018
Len P.
Erie,Pa.
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150 flights and still going!

Ok, Let's start with the screws, Throw them out!, They are soft Chinese junk, You will strip them in a heartbeat, get good proper screws to the size you need for assembly, get longer ones, snip them off with side cutters if needed. If a screw fits too tight, drill it out a bit, use your head, #2 screws will work in the cabanes and interplane struts.I use clear fingernail polish to coat them, So they don't back out. As far as the upper wheel pants coming apart, Or undone, About 1 inch from the top of the wheel pants drill a 1/16 (.062) hole on both sides of the metal gear leg, Then install Floral wire or a .062 type wire, They will now be then Not a problem, I have not had One problem with this plane since I did these mods years ago, And Yes Go over all and any mounts for glue retention, If it is loose , Yes it will Fail. So Re-glue it. This is a Great Flying Plane, One of my Favorites , I would get one again if needed. So far Mine is Still flying good, With 3s 2200 Admiril batteries.

DF
06/21/2018
Dave F.
United States
RocHobby Waco

Looks great. and flys beautifully. As noted by others, the screws are all the wrong size and you don't know which ones go where. So assembling the plane is frustrating. But for this price it's definitely worth the hassle and it really flys nicely

R
03/24/2018
Ray
Tampa, Fl
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Waco

I had another brand of biplane and I was seriously disappointed. I gave in and after talking with Motionrc online I settled on the RocHobby Waco. The service from Motionrc was great as always. The plane arrived quickly. As with other reviews, the manual did leave much to be desired and did require some patience and a little trimming to get it together. But the plane went together solidly. Following the suggestion in another review, I used 9-strand jeweler's wire and silver clamps for the rigging instead of the included plastic rigging. I really liked how the light glinted off the rigging as she came around. The plane took off from our grass field without a problem, handled beautifully in the air, and landed without difficulty in the grass. I would recommend this plane for those wanted a biplane. My only suggestion, as i have seen elsewhere would be to be offered in a 50 inch size.

TT
02/17/2018
Tom T.
FMS WACO

Overall the plane is very nice, arrived undamaged, the manual is not that great there are assembly pics but in grey scale so not very clear. Go to website and download PDF. Main issues, assembly screws provided are very small and several would not tighten up, replaced with larger screws. Landing gear fairings had no way to be secured at the top, no hardware given and instructions show a different piece. I used a pair of servo grommets as a bracket. Fuselage had several gaps along the center line, top and bottom, where it was glued togeather (pics) Plane looks great when done, I did not use included rigging, replaced it with a multi strand coated wire from hobby lobby used to make necklaces, and cut brass sleeves which I crimped to make eyelets for the springs.

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DT
05/01/2017
Don T.
RocHobby RC Waco PNP

I'm not that impressed: The paint job is fair at best. Semi-Chinese instructions are a joke. We are unable to import products from a huge economy sich as China with literate paperwork? Awful!!!

AM
01/11/2017
Andreas M.
Exelent

It is a good building plane ,I have not flown it yet. It looks so very nice hanging from the ceiling much like a display model. Once the weather changes here I will flight and let you know more.

DA
12/19/2016
David A.
Great Looking Flyer

I like this plane! I have wanted a biplane and decided on this one because if the top hatch access, the FMS PT-17 you have to flip for the battery, and the Dynam Waco has a wider wingspan. This plane fits nicely in the backseat of my Accord. I fly it stock with a Turnigy 2450mah and set my timer conservatively to 7 minutes with time to spare. As with all biplanes you need to be careful on take off, minimal input is better. It does fine on grass but will nose over if you hit a hole. My advice is buy a back up prop and landing gear set. The plastic fairing takes a beating if you hit the gear hard at all. Others have complained that the fairings are hard to get on, all you have to do is flex the top of the wheel pant outwards and it will slip in. Like others I added fixation at the top of the fairing to help hold it on. That's my only complaint with this design. Another tip is put on all the rigging springs before building the plane. Otherwise it will pretty tight to get them on when the plane is built. CA the knots on the rubber string and they don't come loose. I flew it at dusk and with the Nav lights it looked really cool.

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MK
08/27/2016
Michael K.
ROC Waco

Easy build, great flier!

BK
08/20/2016
Bill K.
Glue issues

I like the plane but the inner plane strut mount was not glued in the plane and tore the edge of wing on landing. Wheel pants pop loose allowing the wheel to jam. Also the instruction booklet has terrible pictures and misspelled words and unclear directions. Hope these issue can be corrected for the next flyer

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