Z-526 Zlin Akrobat
Almost Ready-to-Fly Glow/Gas Biplane

The Greatest of the Golden Age Bipes!

The number of sleek, fast aircraft boomed during the Golden Age of Aviation, but none could compare with the Waco. Today, the Waco YMF-5D offers the same timeless good looks and the benefits of modern technology. Great Planes' replica recreates its smooth, flowing lines and classic style in sport-scale detail, painted fiberglass and rich MonoKote® film.

  • Builds as a 2-seat trainer or single-pilot mail carrier — and includes parts for both versions.
  • The cowl features a realistic replica radial and factory-painted blister detail that adds to looks while reducing finishing time. A hidden ring secures the cowl without screw holes, preserving scale looks.
  • Painted fiberglass parts — including the cowl, struts, cabanes, wheel pants and fairings — ensure seamless looks and fast installation.

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Waco cockpit detail
The Waco offered more than good looks. It was used as a 3-seat trainer as well as a mail carrier. Parts to create both versions are included and simple to install.
engine options
Engine options are wide open. The O.S® FS-120S-E offers the best in 4-stroke power and scale sound. The low-cost DLE-30 provides true gas economy and the ease of electronic ignition.
detailed cowl and radial engine
Installing the replica radial takes a few minutes, but the cowl blister detail is factory-applied and ready for admiration. What's more, there are no screw holes to distract from the cowl's good looks. A hidden ring secures it "invisibly!"
painted fiberglass parts
The main gear is a scale version of the '34 original. Other painted fiberglass parts include wheel pants, struts and cabanes and fairings to ensure smooth transitions from the fuselage to the wings and landing gear.
Tubes ensure that the horizontal stabilizer is perfectly aligned, as well as faster and simpler to install.

A slow flyby is just right for showing off the Waco's impressive size, stable handling and outstanding looks. Each aileron has a dedicated servo, ensuring swift, dependable response, shorter linkages and easier installation and adjustment.
Waco Classic in action
The Waco's smooth lines and signature trim scheme were instantly recognizable even at the smallest country airfields. A scratchbuilt or kit-built Waco could take months to complete, but you can have this sport-scale ARF assembled and in the air in just a few days.
Waco Classic 4-view
Waco Classic parts


Stock Number
72 in (1830 mm)
Wing Area
1384 in² (89.2 dm²)
12.75-13.75 lb (5.78-6.23 kg)
Wing Loading
21-23 oz/ft² (64-70 g/dm²)
56.5 in (1435 mm)
radio with a minimum of 4 channels, 7 servos & a 2-stroke .91, 4-stroke 1.20 glow or 25-30 cc gas engine.

Recommended Products

Futaba 6J 6-Channel S-FHSS System
O.S. Engine 95AX Engine

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DLE™ DLE-30 Gasoline Engine
(6) Futaba S9001 Coreless Ball Bearing Servos
(1) Futaba S3004 Standard Ball Bearing Servo

Recommended Options

NR4J 600 mAh Battery Pack

For a complete list of required items, see the instruction manual. Ask your hobby dealer for additional recommendations.