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The Weaver Aircraft Company (WACO) of Lorain, Ohio was established in 1921. In 1924 they moved to Troy, Ohio and became America's leading civilian aircraft manufacturer from 1928-1935.
WACO also produced the large troop carrying glider used in all the major invasions of WWII.
The best selling WACO was the Model 10, over 1100 models were produced by the end of 1930.
The UEC was the first Waco, and the only bi-plane in the Yanks collection, to use tension-compression struts to replace the familiar crossed steel flying wires.
Many innovative ideas were incorporated into the UEC, like the speed-ring cowling and wheel pants for streamlined appearance and performance. A center hinged bar allowed the swing-over-steering wheel to provide dual control capability.
Versatility best described the new Waco, it quickly adapted to many new occupations.
A much improved version of the QDC Waco of 1931, it found a career as an air ambulance, seaplane, air-service, family-fun, government service and sport plane.
Certified with ATC #467 the Waco UEC was a go-anywhere plane. It was a reliable, economical aircraft that the pilot and passenger could both enjoy.
Delivered: Dec 20, 1932
|MFG: Waco Aircraft Co.
Built In: Troy, OH
First Produced: 1932
Powerplant: Continental R-670
Prop: Hamilton Standard
Service Ceiling: 15,000 ft
Cruise: 117 mph
Top Speed: 133 mph
Range: 450 miles
Empty Weight: 1,670 lbs
Gross Weight: 2,700 lbs
Wing Span: 32’2” upper
Wing Area: 245 sq. ft
Number Built: 45 total