Waco YMF-5F On floats

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  1. Feb 19, 2018 #1

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    I don't remember seeing this topic on here. I am in total love with this version of the Waco YMF-5 series. Yes, it is seriously expensive, however the cool factor of a Biplane floatplane is just way off the scale. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9MdEu8kX1M[/ame]
     
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    If I had an extra $600k sitting around I'd be interested. AOPA had an article on it this month.
     
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    That's some serious cool!
     
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    If you can afford that you can probably afford a pretty nice share croppers shack on a lake.
     
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    It’s awesome but in a market where you can barely get $40k for a nice two place Biplane...I just don’t see a market for a $600,000 Biplane on floats. Yes it’s certified. So for just $6000 an hour you can get your seaplane rating in it! Wooohoooo
     
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    It’s actually makes sense. It’s the same market you see in business jets right now. The people who can barely afford planes(light jets) are buying less of them. But the highest cost private jets are setting record sales right now. The very rich are doing well.
     
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    While here, saw Indy-Jones movie yesterday. What is the Biplane on floats in the opening scene?

    Thanks,

    Jack
     
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    ubf-2
     
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    You could say the same for a $500,000 Ford GT and yet they sold them out (with a waiting list in case they make more) prior to the first one being delivered.......

    Peter does just fine with his company selling YMF's and Great Lakes, we should be proud of him that he manages to keep two classic Biplanes alive and in production.
     
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    Yup, there are people who can pay cash for a $600K biplane who wouldn't bother to piss on the tailwheels of our airplanes.

    That's life in the cheap seats.

    Jack
     
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    Oh don’t confuse the fact I’m glad he’s making a buck. It’s just a shame it’s not worth it to do it cheaper and sell a lot more units.

    Just like the Ford GT. Back when the original revamp GT came out it was what...double what a new corvette was at the time? Or close. Now it’s 5-6 times the cost. Guess it’s great there’s a small very lucrative market there...maybe if they make less they can sell them for a Million each. Sure am glad they are keeping a classic design going?

    Might as well be a space ship...the price gap is larger today than it ever has been for people to buy new general aviation planes.
     
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    It stopped by our airport for fuel 3 weeks ago. Big airplane with floats. Had flown to Austin area to show it to someone and was headed back. It is a cool airplane!
     

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