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45" Waco YMF-5 Complete Short Kit (Now Produced by Manzano Laser Works)

Based on the design of our little 30" span Waco YMF-5, this larger version has great flight characteristics and easy setup.

Our "big" Waco is a 1/8 scale electric powered version of the YMF-5. It features a scale structure with proper rib spacing and fuselage stringers. The power system is designed to slide out the nose for easy battery access.

The traditional balsa and plywood construction features self jigging structures with the accuracy of laser cutting. The wing attachment uses a series of wire hooks and pockets in the wing ribs to make field setup up a snap.


Construction is traditional balsa and plywood.

Laser cut parts ensure everything fits.

The pull-out tray makes battery access a snap. Appearance and flight performance is very scale.


  • Scale:1/8
  • Wing Span: 45"
  • Length: 33.5"
  • Wing Area: 553 sq. in. 
  • Weight: 50-55 oz. 
  • Wing Loading: 13 oz./sq. ft. 
  • Recommended Motors: Scorpion 3020-16 
  • Recommended Battery: 3S 3300mAhr LiPo's 
  • Balsa and plywood construction

Kit Contents

  • 14 Sheets of laser cut balsa and plywood parts
  • Full size plans now included
  • Photo illustrated construction manual
  • Order from Manzano Laser Works