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LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked13-Mar-17 11:54
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I talked to Dave Niedzielski of "Easy Built Models" about it, and he said "Been there, done that. The boys use a spring loaded nose gear strut". I glued it back on and it is a "display" only model now.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked13-Mar-17 11:51
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As it landed, I heard that loud, sharp, cracking "snap", and my heart sank. The nose gear strut had ripped a chunk of balsa right out of the balsa mounting plank for the nose gear, where it was glued with CA.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked13-Mar-17 11:46
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On the first test gllide, all balanced, it glided perfectly into the fairly long soft grass.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked13-Mar-17 11:44
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WACO "N" - 25" I made a slip-fit removeable main landing gear, as I intended to fly it (rubber powered).
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked01-Feb-17 22:02
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A famous quote saying, that I read about this plane, that really got to me and left me pondering ... goes as follows "AFTER THE LAST WACO GRACEFULLY FLIES, THE SKY WILL BECOME MERELY AIR."
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked01-Feb-17 21:24
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The spinner came from a "plastic decorative end" of a "Curtain Rod Bracket Set" from Dollarama and weighs 5.0 grams. The side fuse decals were my own design and were made from different colors of Top Flite "Trim Sheets" (Peel 'n Stick).
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LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked01-Feb-17 21:12
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The color scheme of my "PURPLE WACO", was Violet (upper wings, upper stabilser, and fin/rudder), Cream - a pale tint of Yellow (underside of wings, stab, and fuse), and Lilac - a pale tint of violet (fuselage). The nose cowl and spinner were sprayed gloss "grape".
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked01-Feb-17 20:54
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The "N" series was produced in 1937 - 1938, and was powered by a Jacobs L-6 air-cooled, 9 cylinder, radial engine, 300 hp, 161 mph. They were reliable, rugged planes.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked01-Feb-17 20:47
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WACO stands for Weaver Aircraft Company (1919 to 1947), W.A.Co. (WACO - Wah - co , the first syllable pronounced as in wa-ter), one of the founders of the company was barnstorming pilot George E. Weaver. WACO made these closed-in cabin biplanes after 1930 and over the lifetime of the comopany, made over 80 different models, then ceasing production in 1947.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked01-Feb-17 20:32
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This is the "N" series Cabin Plane, with a fixed tricycle landing gear of "nosewheel" type. This "Golden Age" "sequiplane" is a common variation of a biplane, where the lower wing has not more than 1/2 the surface of the top wing - also called one and one-half wings ( 1 1/2 wings).
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built PD-05 Waco "N"Parked01-Feb-17 20:24
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WACO "N" Golden Age Sesquiplane, Easy Built laser cut kit #PD05, $35, 25" wing span, scale 1:19, completed March 10, 2015, weight 54 grams.
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