DescriptionThe Waco Standard Cabin series is a range of American single-engine 4–5 seat fabric covered cabin biplanes
Production by the Waco Aircraft Company began in 1931 with the QDC and continued until 1942 when production ended for the VKS-7F. They were used as light passenger and utility transports, navigational trainers, bushplanes and briefly as maritime reconnaissance aircraft during World War 2.
All of the Waco Standard Cabins were powered by cowled radial engines and Waco tried to accommodate their customers preferences for many of the more common commercially available engines of the period, hence the profusion of designations, as the first letter indicates the engine installed. Individual models were each certified with various available engines but not all variations found customers.
More information on the design and development of the series can be found here, along with details of the multitude of variants. The specifications below are for the UEC model as depicted in the photo gallery.
- Upper 33'3"(10.13m): Lower 28'2"(8.59m)
- Empty Weight:
- 1,670 lb(758 kg)
- 2,700 lb(1,225 kg)
- 1 x Continental R-670 210 hp(157 kW)
- Maximum speed: 133 mph(214 km/h)
- Cruise Speed:
- 117 mph
- Stall Speed:
- 49 mph
- 450 mi