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Waco 1 / Baby Flying Boat
 
Waco-No1
 
The "Model 1" designation was more symbolic as the ship was built before there was a Waco Company. Designed by Elwood J Junkin and Clayton J Brukner, the 1919 Baby Flying Boat had a mahogany veneer hull, demountable wheels for beaching, and a 6' propeller.
Notably underpowered, with motor vibrations shaking the craft to an alarming degree, it would not unstick from the Lake Erie, so was retired to its room above a dance hall in Lorain OH, and none of the principals recalls its ultimate fate.
 
This effort led to the formation of DJB Aeroplane Co which was basis for Weaver Co the following year.
 
Engine: 15hp Hendee
Wingspan: 18'0"
Seats: 1
 
 
 
 


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