The Global Wacky Waco has a full-sized daddy!
seen at the Riverside CA Airshow in March, 2000
In flight shots, September 2003...
A pseudo USN pre-WWII paint job really sets this plane
Construction hints on the kit:
On the fuselage, add 3/8"x1/2" x4" maple motor mounts,
instead of laminating liteply.
Don't plan on using the cheap plastic "cowl", it's junk.
Mount the tank behind the motor on the right side.
On the wing/fuselage joint at the cabane: add dowels at
the front, normal screws at the rear,
per these images...
I built the top wing as one piece. Added shear braces at the
trailing edge sheeting.. this makes the wing rigid at this
stage of construction..Installed the aluminum cabane
struts, and adjusted the wing to a level attitude
then drilled for the forward dowel locations from the
front of the wing..The top wing sheeting is one piece
from wing strut rib to wing strut rib, outer pieces added
Pull-pull hookup at the tail end is easiest to install
Setting up the aileron neutrals: copy the lower wing
upper profile including the aileron onto a hunk
of balsa, and set it on the wing, with the stabilizer
Adjust the lower aileron pushrod length with the servo at
move the hunk of balsa to the top wing, and set the
inter-plane pushrod length
aileron gauge: plunk on the image for more detail
Surprisingly for a Global kit, firstly it flies! Then it
came out to the box weight. With the OS 70 APC 14x5N prop, it is
nicely powered but not overpowered.
...It lost the right horizontal in flight.. ..
and landed well!