BRONCO OV-10

NOTE FOR INTERESTED & NOVICE SCRATCH BUILDERS:
RCBuilder constructed a new OV-10 with photo lessons included with the purchase of the OV-10 Plans. Follow along with RCBuilder in a step-by-step illustrated guide while constructing your own OV-10 BRONCO.

OV-10 PLANS & MANUAL PRICE LIST




  • FUN SCALE = 1/5
  • WINGSPAN = 96 INCHES
  • POWERED BY TWO ASP-91 2-STROKE ENGINES
    SPINNING 16 BY 5 PROPELLERS
  • 6 CHANNEL RADIO
  • WEIGHT = 19 LBS. 2 OZS.
  • WING AREA = 1776 SQ.IN.
  • WINGLOAD = 24.8 OZS./SQ.FT.
  • BUILT BY RCBUILDER [LEFT IN PHOTOGRAPH {MEMBER OF RAMAC}; CDF BRONCO PILOT ON RIGHT]
  • PHOTOGRAPH: REDDING, CALIFORNIA - CDF BASE
  • PLANS DEVELOPED FROM MEASUREMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORKING OV-10A BRONCO #N403DF [TOP PLANE IN PHOTO].
  • CONSTRUCTION: BALSA AND PLY; ULTRACOAT COVERING
  • FUEL: 15% NITRO IN STANDARD GLOW FUEL
  • DESIGN MODIFICATIONS FROM FLIGHT FEEDBACK: PROPS CHANGED TO 15 BY 6. RAISED NOSE GEAR 1/4" TO RAISE ANGLE OF ATTACK ON TAKEOFF. LESSENED TRAVEL OF NOSE GEAR FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.
  • PLANS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. E-MAIL RCBUILDER.
  • A SAMPLE OF THE PLANS & BUILDING MANUAL ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

  •           LATEST:
    SEPT. 4, 2007
    2007 Corning IMAA Fly-In


    MAY 12, 2007
    Twin OV-10s Fly at Ash Creek Field

    NOV., 2006
    New OV-10 First Flight 11/18/06

    COMPLETED - All New Bronco OV-10

    Movie of Original OV-10 Flying 11/12/06



    fly-in

    ON JUNE 20, 1999, THE OV-10 BRONCO SOARED AT THE MOTT FIELD FLY-IN. HERE'S THE NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT WITH PHOTO OF ITS EXPLOITS.

    MORE PHOTOS OF R/C MODELS AT THE MOTT FIELD FLY-IN.



    ON MAY 23, 1999, THE OV-10 BRONCO WAS FLOWN SUCCESSFULLY. TWO TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS WERE COMPLETED. HERE'S A SERIES OF PICTURES OF THE FLIGHT.
    Bronco Airborne



    CANOPY

    IN FEB, 1999, THE ENTIRE CANOPY OF THE OV-10 BRONCO WAS REDONE. CANOPIES CAN BE TRICKY AFFAIRS WHEN BUILT FROM SCRATCH; FINALLY I GOT THE CONFIGURATION WHICH SEEMS JUST RIGHT AND FAITHFUL TO THE ORIGINAL. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REWORKED CANOPY.



    LATEST MODIFICATIONS 2/99:

    THE ENGINES ON THE OV-10 SEEMED TO HAVE A FLAT SPOT WHEN RUNNING FROM 1/4 THROTTLE TO FULL OPEN, I DRILLED OUT THE FUEL TANK PRESSURE FITTING; THE ENGINES RAN BETTER, BUT THE WALL WAS DOWN T0 .015. A LARGER PRESSURE FITTING ALONG WITH EXHAUST SYSTEM AND CARBURETOR MODIFICATIONS HAVE THE ASP-91'S RUNNING SMOOTH.



    ON 1/9/99, AFTER TWO YEARS IN THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION PHASES, THE OV-10 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT. ABOUT 50 ONLOOKERS VIEWED THE FLIGHT WHICH LASTED ABOUT 5 MINUTES.




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