At the Field with Our OV-10 Bronco
Sitting Pretty (Our OV-10 Bronco Build)
Hold on to your wings, because away we go! Take a look at how beautiful our OV-10 Bronco looks sitting on the runway. This build was an exciting build and we are so happy with how she turned out!
Ground Test on Our OV-10 Bronco
Time To Take To The Skies! But First… (OV-10 Bronco Build)
Check out this ground test we ran on our OV-10 Bronco. It ran so smoothly! Can’t wait till we get it up in the air!
Pre-Flight Weigh In on Our OV-10 Bronco
It Was Worth the Weight… (OV-10 Bronco Build)
Our OV-10 Bronco build has approached the final stages. It was time to get a final weight – and what a process that was! Take a look. Final weight read 46.86 lbs.!
Carbon Fiber Trimmed Canopy On Our OV-10 Bronco
“Trimmed” To The Nines (OV-10 Bronco Build)
Check out the beautiful carbon fiber trim work we added to the OV-10 Bronco. Now Bo and Luke can fly in style!
Two New Pilots for Our OV-10 Bronco
Meet Our New Additions – Bo and Luke (OV-10 Bronco Build)
What aircraft would be complete without someone to fly it? None! So we found some suitable pilots to man our OV-10 Bronco – Bo and Luke… and lets just say, these boys are always up to something!
Take a look at the meticulous details on the cockpit gauges.
Upgraded Cooling on Our OV-10 Bronco
Too Much Hot Air? (OV-10 Bronco Build)
Now, we know that our system is electric, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need efficient cooling! To meet our requirements we added these aluminum cooling vent covers to our OV-10 Bronco. A quick paint job and et voilà – a beautiful new upgrade. Check it out!
Upgraded Hinges on Our OV-10 Bronco
In It For The Long Hall (OV-10 Bronco Build)
Another one of our goals when building our aircraft is to keep the quality up for as long as possible. For this reason, we chose to upgrade the hinges to aluminum hinges. Being made out of a metal, such as aluminum, verses Kevlar fabric (CA Hinges) or nylon, will increase the longevity of the hinges when under repeated stress. The added bonus is how nice they look!
Building Our OV-10 Bronco
Good Start to 2023 – Another Beautiful Build (OV-10 Bronco)
As we approached a new year, we decided that we were in need of a good project. To start, our eyes landed on this beautiful Bronco OV-10 scale warbird. This model has been equip with an Elite 40cc electric motors, Elite Falcon 130 ESC, and Hacker Ditex EL Serovs. Thanks to the EX5/SE6 bus system we were able to complete a clean set up of all our wires, and of course we are running it through a Jeti Central Box 320. (Do we need to mention that we are flying it on our Jeti DS-24… you’re right, I didn’t think so).
With a wingspan of 108″ this giant model is a representation of the original 1960’s North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco. The OV-10 Bronco is an American aircraft which was designed by the U.S. Marine Corps for close air support and ground operations (“North American Rockwell,” 2023). It has a central fuselage that houses the pilots and cargo and two additional booms which are connected with a horizontal stabilizer (“North American Rockwell,” 2023). Each boom supports its own prop engine (or motor in our case).
We love the model as is, but it just wouldn’t feel like ours without a few modifications. Follow along with us as we complete the customization of our beautiful OV-10 Bronco!
The first custom modification we made was adding a droppable fuel tank.
Check out the tank and drop modification below!
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco. (2023, January 18th.) In Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Rockwell_OV-10_Bronco.