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WACO aircraft #319635
16/11/15 09:14 PM
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This is where Morgan should be aiming to be with finish and quality. These two companies seem very the same in their thinking. Thought the aviators out there might be interested. [google Waco aircraft corporation]


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Re: WACO aircraft [Re: Ray] #319637
16/11/15 09:24 PM
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In the same vein; the Mk 1 Supermarine Southampton Flying Boat had a wooded hull/fuselage. (Picture attached) The Mk 2 went to Duralumin for the hull. Check out the craftsmanship!

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Re: WACO aircraft [Re: Ray] #319643
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Originally Posted By Ray
This is where Morgan should be aiming to be with finish and quality. These two companies seem very the same in their thinking. Thought the aviators out there might be interested. [google Waco aircraft corporation]


Ray as you've spotted, the Waco is a thing of beauty both in the original and in the modern version. Never had the chance to fly one but I have seen the originals flown in airshows in the US and also the new Wacos in their role as modern day barnstormers. In the Morgan analogy the only thing missing is that continuous family company history. Anyone who has a Morgan will relate to the Waco.


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Re: WACO aircraft [Re: Ray] #319662
17/11/15 03:54 AM
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Without a doubt!
Having flown both an original (UPF-7) and the newer 2013 (YMF-5) I can whole heartedly agree. They absolutely capture the spirit of the original with fantastic creature comforts and efficiency (glass cockpit, uprated engines, etc).

Sad that I can offer an opinion on this but not a Mog, having never actually driven one!

Re: WACO aircraft [Re: Ray] #319886
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"Using a combination of the original 1930’s drawings and modern-day CAD technology, our engineers and artisans put more than 5,000 labor hours of the finest craftsmanship into each WACO aircraft."

http://www.wacoaircraft.com/quality/

Re: WACO aircraft [Re: Ray] #319934
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They make Morgans look cheap!


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