• NC Software is proud to announce the release of APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook version 10.0. Click here to view APDL on the Apple App store and install now.
  • Logbook Pro for Apple iOS version 8.1 is now available on the App Store. Major update including signature endorsements and dark/light theme support. Click here to install now.

My dad just bought a Waco

mattpilot

Finally! Graphical TFRs!!
Joined
Sep 30, 2003
Posts
1,144
Total Time
~900
holy shat that looks dangerous.

j'k - have fun flying it. Wish i could be the one.



You're dangerous *points finger, like iceman*.:rolleyes:
 
T

Traumahawk

falcon20driver said:
navigator72, have you flown a Waco? I have a couple thousand hours of Super Cub time, never flown a biplane, think the Waco will give me any problems.

They're all just big cubs :)

Are you going to go around the patch with someone a few times before you take it home?? If not, at least spend a while taxing it around...slow and fast, and stay within' your comfort zone for the first bit. I.E. maybe grass, light winds etc...

Have fun...

T-Hawk
 

icefr8dawg

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 18, 2003
Posts
413
Total Time
abunch
Nice, is that a wright? or kinner or like? Sorry for my ignorance of Waco engines...
 

Lead Sled

Sitt'n on the throne...
Joined
Apr 1, 2004
Posts
2,066
Total Time
> enuf
falcon20driver said:
http://public.fotki.com/RNF/rnf/

A 1930 RNF, hasn't flown in a few years, it's all there, covered back in 1970 and annualed in 2003 but they didn't fly it, have to get a fresh annual and see if I can fly it home for him.
I helped restore several Wacos back when we were living in Ohio. The big thing is to get checked out on the round engine. It's not complicated, but you can bugger the thing up if you don't do it right.

'Sled
 
Joined
Apr 15, 2004
Posts
4,872
Total Time
4
I've seen one Waco up close, and it's awesome your dad got one. Sorry I can't add anything useful to the flying side.


mattpilot said:
holy shat that looks dangerous.

j'k - have fun flying it. Wish i could be the one.



You're dangerous *points finger, like iceman*.:rolleyes:

I JUST WATCHED THAT VIDEO.
 

Tarzan

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 21, 2005
Posts
2,073
Total Time
.
We had a fella stop by my airport with Waco. Thing was beautiful. What I found surprising that it was instrument certified. An open cockpit? Guess you'd get a little wet doing that. He said he'd only been in IMC once but he could it though.
 
T

transpondersoff

I just bought Jimmy Franklin's Waco. A major selling point was the lack of mods and no damage history. I should have years of fun selling rides and doing mild aerobatics in it.
 

U of I Tweak

Busy Busy
Joined
May 11, 2003
Posts
158
Total Time
3700
transpondersoff said:
I just bought Jimmy Franklin's Waco. A major selling point was the lack of mods and no damage history. I should have years of fun selling rides and doing mild aerobatics in it.

I'm sure you're trying to be funny, but show a little class.
 
T

transpondersoff

U of I Tweak said:
I'm sure you're trying to be funny, but show a little class.

Your right, I am sorry. I shouldn't make jokes right now. When do you suggest I make jokes. Mod input: Actually, I'm proud to say that Jimmy Franklin was a friend of mine, and he was probably the finest hands on pilot I've ever known. Make jokes of his death on another web board but not here, not now.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

BD King

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 9, 2004
Posts
407
Total Time
14000
Lead Sled said:
I helped restore several Wacos back when we were living in Ohio. The big thing is to get checked out on the round engine. It's not complicated, but you can bugger the thing up if you don't do it right.

'Sled[/QUOTEl

El correcto. If you have a couple thousand hours in a super cub, especially if some of it is from the back seat, you should have no problem. As for the annual, just get a ferry permit.

My brain is getting fuzzy, but the old Kinner 125 has a peculiar sound to it, and if I remember correctly, the primer is on the engine itself, and not in the cockpit.

www.bdkingpress.com
 

VNugget

suck squeeze bang blow
Joined
Dec 4, 2002
Posts
809
Total Time
1700
Can I be your brother?
 

BD King

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 9, 2004
Posts
407
Total Time
14000
Actually, one of the fun things in aviation is to check yourself out in an airplane. No dual, maybe a couple of hints, but get in the mother and FLY IT.

www.bdkingpress.com
 
Top