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63" OV-10A Bronco

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  • #61
    Beautiful job!

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    • #62
      That thing looks sweet Michael.

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      • #63
        Bronco looks great, Michael!

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        • #64
          That looks great! Have you given any more thought about the landing gear? Do you think the FreeWing 90mm T-45 main gear would work? I ask because that's what I bought for my as yet not built Uravich 52" Bronco.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Boots Whirlygig View Post
            That looks great! Have you given any more thought about the landing gear? Do you think the FreeWing 90mm T-45 main gear would work? I ask because that's what I bought for my as yet not built Uravich 52" Bronco.
            You know Boots, I have given it some thought, and I have been hunting around, but the gear that I have on it, with the custom bent mains and the Intruder nose strut are working rather well. Of course the Bronco had a single nose wheel, on a trailing link, in a wishbone, so that is really the only thing I have been looking for. The problem is, the nose strut has to be pretty short to keep the mains at a decent length. I am looking at the Freewing F-5 main gear strut as a possible replacement, since it is a trailing link, and rather squat.

            With this project being finished, it is time to move on to the next big thing, how about a nice 80 or 90mm F4D-1 Skyray!! Got the tracings done last night, HERE WE GO!!!

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            She will have a 43 inch wingspan and is 54.5 inches long. Not sure just yet whether I am going to build on a central vertical keel, or on a horizontal one, but for ease of installation of all of the electronics, I am leaning toward horizontal. Any way, I will work it all out, and will create a new thread for it in the EDF section, so be on the lookout for it!!

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Boots Whirlygig View Post
              That looks great! Have you given any more thought about the landing gear? Do you think the FreeWing 90mm T-45 main gear would work? I ask because that's what I bought for my as yet not built Uravich 52" Bronco.
              Hey Boots..........
              I've been looking at the FW Yak-130 gear system. It is about the closest your gonna find to emulating the bronco gear in an oleo configuration
              I even used the Yak's nose strut as a tail gear on my demised Seagull Skyraider.
              Here's some quick links to them.
              Nose:
              https://www.motionrc.com/products/fr...rut-rj30111082
              Mains:
              https://www.motionrc.com/products/fr...trut-rj3011087
              https://www.motionrc.com/products/fr...rut-rj30111088

              OHHHH........and since FW has these, just a simple matter of pushing them over to the FL line and giving us a 1500
              Warbird Charlie
              HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
              Incinerator Loss 16

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              • #67
                Ok Kloverzero, you have made an incredible OV-10 and are now undertaking another iconic all time favorite of mine and many! You work for MRC. I hope is not an indication, i.e. Insider knowledge, because you know these won't be models available from MRC?!?

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Boots Whirlygig View Post
                  Ok Kloverzero, you have made an incredible OV-10 and are now undertaking another iconic all time favorite of mine and many! You work for MRC. I hope is not an indication, i.e. Insider knowledge, because you know these won't be models available from MRC?!?
                  I KNOW.............I've been having the same dreadful thoughts
                  Warbird Charlie
                  HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                  Incinerator Loss 16

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                  • #69
                    Calm down out there boys. They keep us like mushrooms around here, in the dark and....well, you know the rest of it

                    I am a busy body, I can not stand an empty workbench, and I have a TON of foam laying around. I try to pick planes that I like, and that I have plastic models for to aid in shaping and detail. I picked up an old Lindberg model of the F4D-1 at Ollies awhile back, and it just looks too cool not to attempt a model of!! Believe me, I would much rather have a store bought version of ANYTHING rather than scratch building it, but I have the ability and the material, so off I go...

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                    • #70
                      Okay, it seems this plane just DOES NOT want a good video of it taken. I did the second flight today, put the MrRC Sound Aspire sound card in it, running two TT-25's and the sound live was absolutely incredible. The camera used for the video was loaned to my wife by the middle school for her to film their football games. Needless to say, some research on to how to make the thing work better is in order. She did not get the landing, but it was smooth as silk, and the plane is right as rain, ready for more sorties. I did do an aileron roll with it, and an Immelman, but they were during the attempts to zoom in, which completely blurred out. I will ltry again for some better footage next week, but this is what I have for now!!!!!

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz2Ps4V_PQE&t=187s

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                      • #71
                        So it's been a 9 month dry spell here Michael. I'm guessing that the promised follow-up video couldn't happen because Alpha snagged your model to take back to the FLRC factory to give the designers a jump start.
                        Warbird Charlie
                        HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                        Incinerator Loss 16

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                        • #72
                          The Bronco drum beat

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSttPLaTx_M

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                          • #73
                            PERFECT
                            Warbird Charlie
                            HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                            Incinerator Loss 16

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                            • #74
                              I never did get another video of it flying OV-10. I was flying it one day a few months back, and the entire front of the left nacelle from the TE of the wing forward disembaked the model in flight. I lost the retract and the motor. STILL managed to land it with a whacked out CG on two wheels beautifully. A true testament to the excellent flying qualities of the design. I have it back together, and took it to Nall, but the event was cancelled before I had a chance to fly it. I plan on taking it out this weekend, and I will get some video of it!!!

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                              • #75
                                We look forward to the video Klover!
                                Still Learning:D

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                                • #76
                                  Been real quiet here Michael with no follow up vid
                                  cause I live vicariously through you guys for the time being since the of and so on.
                                  Now I if you tell me ya gave Alpha those proto drawings that were promised to us on post #35 18 months ago
                                  Warbird Charlie
                                  HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
                                  Incinerator Loss 16

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