Now that the OV-10 Bronco build is complete, it is time to start something else. What do you think of a little TopModel CZ, Jetec, and Jeti action? We are thinking of installing the Jetec Sailplane power launching system into our TopModel ASH 31 Mi Scale Sailplane… and of course we will be running Jeti!
Ever wonder what makes up those high quality parts? Well, wonder no-more. We can show you!
Top Model designs their scale wings to be sturdy, light weight, and easy to transport. The wings have a foam core surrounded by obechi sheeting with carbon fiber reinforcement. The wing is then covered in Ultracote. Both the wing and fuselage have pre-installed wiring harnesses that also include multi-pin connectors for fast, trouble-free setup at the field. Due to Topmodel’s ingenious retention system, the wings are easy to remove and transport, yet kept secure when in flight.
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!
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.