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Following Buck Weaver's death in 1924, Clayt Bruckner and Sam Junkin reorganized the business and soon introduced the company's popular Model 9 (or Nine) in 1925. Powered by a Curtiss OX-5 or Wright Hispano engine, the WACO Nine delivered better performance than the readily available war surplus Curtiss Jennys at an affordable price.
 
The design of the 1925 Waco 9 (ATC 11) was state-of-the-art for its time—a fabric-covered wooden wing structure strengthened with welded steel tubing. The front cockpit was equipped with a bench seat that accommodated two passengers with a single cockpit for the pilot in the rear of the aircraft. An engine radiator mounted under the forward edge of the upper wing became a distinguishing WACO trait.
 
First mass-production model was the three-seat Model 9, steel-tube framing, powered by OX-5, equipped for EDO floats. The first aircraft to be fitted with aluminum floats, by EDO Corp in 1928.
 
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The design of the Nine was state-of-the-art for its time—a fabric-covered wooden wing structure strengthened with welded steel tubing. The front cockpit was equipped with a bench seat that accommodated two passengers with a single cockpit for the pilot in the rear of the aircraft. An engine radiator mounted under the forward edge of the upper wing became a distinguishing WACO trait.
 
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The stylish WACO Nine made a good showing during the 1925 Ford Air Tour. The accompanying publicity quickly translated into increased aircraft sales and 276 Nines were sold between 1925 and 1927 for $2,025-2,500.
An outstanding barnstormer, more than 14 Nines competed in the 1926 National Air Races with several finishing first in their events. WACO Nines also saw duty as crop-dusters—the airplane could be outfitted with floats for water landing—and were also used as an early commuter aircraft.
 
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Mainly poweed with a 90hp Curtiss OX-5, they were also supplied with 100hp Curtiss OXX-6, 100hp Curtiss C-6 or 150hp Hisso A.
 
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Waco 9 with Curtiss C-6
 
Advance 9
Engine: 90hp Curtiss OX-5
Wingspan: 29'6"
Length: 23'4"
Useful load: 780 lb
Max speed: 92 mph
Cruise speed: 79 mph
Stall: 32 mph
Range: 375-400 miles
Seats: 3

 

 

 

 


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