Waco N

Waco N


During the the "Golden Age of Aviation" the Waco Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio was the undisputed leader in the field of business and private aviation.WACO Aircraft Company was started in the early 20's by Clayton Bruckner and Elwood "Sam" Junkin in Lorain, Ohio. They included a well-known local barnstormer, Buck Weaver, as a partner and used his name to draw interest in their product. Thus came the name WACO (Weaver Airplane Company). Waco was known for pioneering aircraft after WWI and were and still are some of the most popular and beutiful aircraft ever produced. Over a period of fifteen years, up to just before the start of World War II, Waco consistently outsold all of its competitors, often selling more airplanes than its two largest rivals combined. Waco’s formula for success was based on a series of rugged, well-built, high-quality biplanes in a variety of models ranging from fully aerobatic open-cockpit two-seat sport planes to four and five-seat enclosed cabin models aimes at the businessman pilot. Most of the Wacos were custom built to the owner’s specifications and could be ordered with a wide choice of powerplants and color schemes. During those "Golden Years" Waco was the largest producer of personal aircraft in the United States, offering about 70 different models.

The Waco N is no exception. It is the Waco popular cabin plane with an unconventional, tri-cycle landing gear, which improved visibility and greatly improved landing characteristics.

Span: 39 ft. 9 in.
Length: 27 ft. 7 in.
Height: 8ft. 6 in.
Useful Load: 1236 lbs.
Empty Weight: 2564 lbs.
Fuel: 95 gal
Engine: Jacobs 300 hp radial engine

Max speed:161 mph
Cruising speed: 151 mph.
Range: 625 miles
Rate of Climb: 950 ft/min.
Manufactured by Waco Aircraft Company, Troy,Ohio

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