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President (as of the upload date of this page) Andy Heins of the National Waco Club sent the images at left. Andy runs the day to day business of the Club, and we should all thank him for the effort he expends to help us understand better the Waco aircraft that were signed so long ago in the Registers of Delta Mike Airfield, Inc.
WACO Model RNF NC839V
NC839V (S/N 3255) is signed once in the Willow Grove Register, on Wednesday, June 18, 1930 (about a month after it left the factory, see below). It was flown (solo?) by R.H. Taylor, who cited his home base as Central Airport, Camden, NJ. He entered no other information in the Register. I have no photographs of the airplane.
The manufacturer's specification sheet for this airplane is below. NC839V left the factory on May 22, 1930. It was minimally equipped with a Heywood starter and a metal propeller. It left the factory with a Warner engine, S/N 720. It was painted all over vermillion with silver wings. In this respect, it was very similar to sister ship NC677N.
This airplane was transferred from the manufacturer to the Wings Corporation of Philadelphia, PA. It received several upgrades to the landing gear and wings before transfer to Cornelia Jones of chesnut Hill in Philadelphia. It went through three more transfers before WWII. I don't know if it was taken over and flown by the military for courier or liaison work during WWII. Regardless, in 1945 it was registered to an owner on Long Island, NY.
NC839V appears in no other Registers. Information about the Waco company is at the link. NC839V is not registered with the FAA today. I do not know its fate after its visit to Pitcairn Field. If you can help fill in the blanks, please let me KNOW.
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