Aerobatic Scale Biplane — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Aerobatic Scale Biplane — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Knowledgeable scale modeler and pilot Mitch Epstein, enjoys flying his spectacular WACO YMF-5 civilian biplane and has been a profitable competitor with it. Mitch’s WACO is a modified AMR package that he powered with a strong Moki 215 radial engine, turning a 32×18 propeller.

WACO YMF-5

Mitch lined the biplane with Nelson cloth, and completed his Waco with automotive Dupont basecoat/clearcoat paint, and do-it-yourself graphics. For radio gear Mitch makes use of a JR 10x transmitter, and onboard he has twin LiFE 6.6V 2300mAh battery packs and switches. Feeding the radial engine is a 50oz gasoline and subsequent to it’s a 50oz smoke oil tank for his “Showtime” smoke system’s variable pace pump.

WACO YMF-5

Some modifications Mitch made to the AMR package have been so as to add corrugations to the ailerons, Airfoil formed flying wires, scale hinging on the ailerons and elevators, full instrument panels and cockpits, rib stitching with pinked floor tapes, scale tail-wheel and fairing, wheel pant fairings, touchdown gear higher fairings, hidden cowl mounts and all attachment {hardware} utilizing numerous #0 Philips head screws.

WACO YMF-5

The “N” struts are modified with the intention to replicate the adjustability of the total scale. Rib stitching was replicated utilizing brief items of fishing line glued over the ribs and lined with pinked edge tape. Paint used was DuPont automotive basecoat/clearcoat with the intention to acquire the shiny end of the unique. I additionally put in a navigation and touchdown lights.

WACO YMF-5

After numerous flights, Mitch says the WACO actually feels dialed in and is a superb airplane to fly! Mitch has positioned 4th within the Knowledgeable class on the 2010 Prime Gun occasion and in addition acquired the pilot’s alternative Finest Civilian. The WACO additionally earned a Better of Present on the 2010 WRAM Present. Mitch’s WACO was additionally featured within the December 2010 challenge of MAN and was the problem’s cowl aircraft.

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