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Airplane Picture - Waco EQC-6 Custom at the Calgary Aerospace Museum in 1996 showing the longer cabin glazing of late C series aircraft

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Waco C Series

Airplane Picture - Waco EQC-6 Custom at the Calgary Aerospace Museum in 1996 showing the longer cabin glazing of late C series aircraft

Aircraft Picture - Waco EQC-6 Custom at the Calgary Aerospace Museum in 1996 showing the longer cabin glazing of late C series aircraft

Role: 4-5 place cabin sesquiplanes
Manufacturer: Weaver Aircraft Company
First flight: 1935

The Waco C series were the firm's first successful cabin biplane design, and was based on the F series airframe. The Model C series had a raised centre and rear fuselage to form a four-seat cabin which was entered through a door over the lower wing and had a rather ugly framed rear-view window dispensed with in the later standard cabins. The initial QDC model of 1931 had a 165 hp (123 kW) Continental A70 cowled engine and was fitted with a triangulated shock-cord tailwheel undercarriage.

1932 brought the OEC and UEC models which were powered respectively by the 210 hp (157 kW) Kinner C5 and the 210 hp (157 kW) Continental R-670. Continuous refinement and improvement by Waco Aircraft resulted in production of various sub-models continuing until 1939.

In 1935, Waco introduced its Custom Cabin series (which featured a sesquiplane layout without ailerons on the lower wing) and decided to differentiate between the Standard and Custom Cabin types by appending an S to the model designator. in 1936 the C-S was replaced with an 'S' signifying 'Standard'.

Operational history

The Standard Cabin series, with its cabin comfort, proved to be popular with private pilot owners. Many were purchased by small commercial aviation firms and non-aviation businesses. Approximately 135 Standard Cabins series aircraft of several sub-models are currently registered in the USA.

Variants

The Waco C series included all cabin models 1931-1935, and Custom cabin models from 1936, produced by the Weaver Aircraft Company (Waco), Advance Aircraft Co. and Waco Aircraft Co. in Ohio, USA.

Aircraft Picture - Waco UEC of 1932 at the Yanks Air Museum Chino California in 2008

Airplane Picture - Waco UEC of 1932 at the Yanks Air Museum Chino California in 2008

BDC
ODC
PDC
QDC
UDC
BEC
OEC
UEC
AGC-8
300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs L-6 engine. 17 built, 2 modified to EGC-8.
DGC-7 Custom Cabin
285 hp (213 kW) Wright R-760 engine. 2 built.
EGC-7 Custom Cabin
320 hp (239 kW) Wright R-760 engine. 38 built. 3 used by US Navy & Coast Guard as J2W.
EGC-8
MGC-8
Menasco Pirate inline engine. Unknown number built.
UGC-7
Aircraft Picture - Waco UIC standard cabin biplane

Airplane Picture - Waco UIC standard cabin biplane

210 hp (157 kW) Continental R-670 engine. None built.
VGC-7
240 hp (179 kW) Continental W-670 engine. None built.
YGC-7
225 hp (168 kW) Jacobs L-4 engine. Possibly none built.
YGC-8
ZGC-7
ZGC-8
ZGC-7
285,400 hp (212,823 kW) Jacobs L-5 engine. 28 built.
ZGC-8

Aircraft Picture - Waco UIC of 1932 at the NASM restoration facility at Silver Hill Maryland in 1982

Airplane Picture - Waco UIC of 1932 at the NASM restoration facility at Silver Hill Maryland in 1982

UIC
CJC-S
CJC
DJC-S
UKC
UKC-S
YKC
YKC-S
UOC
210 hp (157 kW) Continental R-670-A or 225 hp (168 kW) Continental R-670-B engine. 4 built.
YOC
225 hp (168 kW) Jacobs L-4 engine. 50+ YOC & YOC-1 built.
YOC-1
285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs L-5 engine.
AQC-6
300 hp (224 kW) Jacobs L-5 engine. 7 built.
CQC-6
250 hp (186 kW) Wright R-760 engine. None built.
DQC-6
285 hp (213 kW) Wright R-760 engine. 11 built.
EQC-6
320 hp (239 kW) Wright R-760 engine. 20 built. USCG used 3 as J2W-1.
SQC-6
300 hp (224 kW) P&W Wasp Jr. engine. None built.
UQC-6
210 hp (157 kW) Continental R-670 or 225 hp (168 kW);hp W-670-K or 220 hp (164 kW);hp W-670-6. Probably none built.
VQC-6
250 hp (186 kW) Continental W-670 engine.
YQC-6
225 hp (168 kW) Jacobs L-4 engine. 13 built. 1 ex-RAAF example re-engined with 200 hp (149 kW);hp DeHavilland Gypsy 6 inline engine.
ZQC-6
285 hp (213 kW) Jacobs L-5 engine. 68 built. USAAF designations UC-72H, UC-72Q; Swedish AF Tp-8a

Aircraft Picture - Waco CUC of 1935. Anoka-Blaine airport near Minneapolis, June 2006

Airplane Picture - Waco CUC of 1935. Anoka-Blaine airport near Minneapolis, June 2006

CUC
250 hp (186 kW) Wright R-760-E engine. 30+ built of all CUC types.
CUC-1
285 hp (213 kW) Wright R-760-E1 engine.
CUC-2
320 hp (239 kW) Wright R-760 engine.
Waco J2W

Operators

Australia

Royal Australian Air Force

New Zealand

Royal New Zealand Air Force

Specifications (ZQC-6)

Data from

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 4
Length: 25 ft 3 in ()
Wingspan: 33 ft 3 in (upper) 28 ft 3 in (lower) ()
Height: 8 ft 6 in ()
Wing area: 130 sq ft (upper) 110 sq ft (10 m) ()
Empty weight: 1,882 lb ()
Max takeoff weight: 3,250 lb ()
Powerplant: 1 x Jacobs L-4 7-cylinder radial, 225 hp ()

Performance

Maximum speed: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Cruise speed: 146 mph (235 km/h)

Waco Standard Cabin series
Waco F Series
Waco ZQC-6

Bibliography

Brandley, Raymond (1981). Waco Airplanes - Ask Any Pilot - The Versatile Cabin Series. R.H. Brandly. ISBN 0-9602734-2-5.
Brandley, Raymond (1989). Waco Airplanes - Ask Any Pilot - The Authentic History of Waco Airplanes and Biographies of.... R.H. Brandly. ISBN 0-9602734-0-9.
FAA Registry Search for Waco
Juptner, Joseph P. U.S. Civil Aircraft Vol. 1 Los Angeles, California: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1962. Library of Congress # 62-15967.
Brandly, Raymond H. Waco Aircraft Production 1923-1942 Troy, Ohio: Waco Aircraft Co., 1986 (2nd Edition). ISBN 978-0960273454
Kobernuss, Fred O. Waco - Symbol of Courage and Excellence unk : Mystic Bay Publisher, 1999. ISBN 1-887961-01-1.
O'Neill, Terry. from Sport Aviation March/April 1964
Various. Aerofiles Waco Page
Green, William (1965). The Aircraft of the World. Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. ISBN none.
Simpson, Rod (2001). Airlife's World Aircraft. Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84037-115-3.
Brandley, Raymond (1981). Waco Airplanes - Ask Any Pilot - The Versatile Cabin Series. R.H. Brandly. ISBN 0-9602734-2-5.
Brandley, Raymond (1989). Waco Airplanes - Ask Any Pilot - The Authentic History of Waco Airplanes and Biographies of.... R.H. Brandly. ISBN 0-9602734-0-9.

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