WACO Air Museum is proud to announce the arrival of the 1940 RPT model airplane. This particular WACO airplane is unique in that it is the only low-wing aircraft made by WACO Aircraft Co. in Troy, Ohio. The aircraft was a prototype aerobatic trainer for the USAAF trials and was designed to compete for the military CPT training program. The project was halted when a large order for the UPF-7 came in.
The RPT was donated by the family of Dean Mitchell of Wisconsin. It was disassembled and trailered to the museum by 5 WACO volunteers. The airplane will undergo some renovations to return it to its original design and will be on display in the soon-to-be-built Learning Center Building.