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Old Sep 16, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Rich Uravitch 52" OV-10 Bronco

Here is my 52" Rich Uravitch OV-10 Bronco converted to electric power.

Specs:

wing span 52.5"
weight 8lbs
motors Hacker A30 1100kv's
props APC 11/7
ESC Castle Phoenix firebird 36amp's
Battery pair of 11.1v 2200mah 25C

I added extra weight to see how she will fly because I wanted to add retracts over the winter. First couple of attempts to maiden the Bronco she failed to rotate. There has been a lot of stories that the wing was built to small and you had to get her below 6.5lbs to fly and even you had to fly it at full power most of the time to keep it in the air. The only thing I needed to do was to get the nose to sit up a little higher and she took to the air just fine. With this power setup I can fly it at half throttle even in the turns. The maiden flight was last Sunday and the video below is the 11Th flight.



Broncoflight11 (5 min 23 sec)
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 04:53 AM
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Ov-10 52" cg

Great looking aircraft. I have a quick question for you... I have a 52" OV-10 in Coast Guard markings, 2 ea O.S. 35's What is the CG for this aircraft?

Thank you very much for your time.

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Old Feb 09, 2012, 08:01 AM
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ov 10 retracts

I just purchased the Ov 10 and I will build it electric I'm looking to install retracts. did you install retracts on yours yet and if so what type did you use?

Thanks
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Ov-10

Hi,
Mine came with fixed landing gear, I'm going to fly without having retracts installed. Have not maidened my OV-10 yet, getting motors fine tuned before I even attempt to get off the ground. I have two OS25's installed and getting them synced has been a chore. Good luck on your build.
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Hi BadLemon;

I love twin prop aircrafts. Your Bronco nice and beatuful video.
Some photos, turboprop Bronco, Jet-Power 2011 Germany..

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Old Apr 02, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Hi Cem and Thanks

Looks like we have the same taste in planes! I was the one that posted the pictures of the different tails sections on the Ta-183 Huckebein build you are doing.

As for the Bronco I installed electric retracts and I should have the Bronco back in the air this weekend. I'll post another video.

Good Luck with your Ta-183 maiden.




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Hi BadLemon;

I love twin prop aircrafts. Your Bronco nice and beatuful video.
Some photos, turboprop Bronco, Jet-Power 2011 Germany..

Regards
Cem
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Cem

I also see pic's for that awesome turboprop Monster Bronco! Have you seen any video posted on it? I would like to see that!
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Old May 15, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Hey Bad Lemon,

Great job on converting your OV-10 to electric. I've been considering building mine electric as well. Can you tell me where you placed the ESC's and batteries for yours? Looks like she flys well even with the small wing, your landing was beautiful!

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Old May 15, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Hi Brian

Thanks for the comments! It was a fun and easy conversion the ESC's are in the nacelles on the back side of the firewall. I ran power leads through the wings to the Fuselage the batteries are located right under the wing. I was hoping the batteries where farther forward for easy excess but that is where she balanced out at. I'm almost finished with the retract modification, I'm installing E-Flite electric retracts. Here is a post I put on RCU with pic's showing where the ESC's and batteries are located. Also here is a thread here on Rcg about converting the OV-10 to electric that will help.

Good luck with your build

Doug

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10758810/tm.htm

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ighlight=ov+10



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Hey Bad Lemon,

Great job on converting your OV-10 to electric. I've been considering building mine electric as well. Can you tell me where you placed the ESC's and batteries for yours? Looks like she flys well even with the small wing, your landing was beautiful!

Brian C
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 12:28 PM
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What type of electric retracts did you use?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 12:41 PM
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I used the E-Flite 25-45 90 degree mains and 105 degree nose retracts. So far this Summer I've got 30 flights and the gear work like new. I'm very happy with them.


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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Nice job, good video!
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Hi Rich

Thank you for the compliments that means a lot to me coming from the designer!


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Nice job, good video!
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Where can I get this kit?
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Go to hobbyhangar.com or richuravitch.com

http://www.hobbyhangar.com/newhh2_002.htm

http://richuravitch.com/

Hobby hangar as 52" arf kits for 200.00 plus shipping

Great flying plane!
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