Waco Model W Aristocraft

Discussion in 'Classics' started by skier, Nov 6, 2012.

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  1. Nov 6, 2012 #1

    skier

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    I hadn't heard of this plane before and thought I'd share it. Here are some photos from around the web of the Waco Aristocraft and the monstrosity it turned into. It was the last aircraft designed and built by Waco Aircraft Company.

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    WACO refined the biplane to a flying work of art. It seems they just didn't know how to adapt to a changing marketplace. I know the expediencies of wartime production meant they were almost a different company by then. I'd like to read that part of their history in more detail.
     
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    I remember this airplane being listed in the homebuilt section of a magazine based aircraft guide in 1978. I still have the copy I bought back then. I puzzled over it and never heard about it again until now.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2014 #4

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    Homebuilder and designer Terrence O'Neil bought it from WACO I believe. He wrote about it on this forum with the screen name "Redhand."
     

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