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Jul 11, 2011, 08:00 PM
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thats a piece of history right there. Try the AMA museum, it is a rc.
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Jul 11, 2011, 09:10 PM
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check this out.... Somebody here has a nice one

Jul 11, 2011, 09:35 PM
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56S, you can search, I believe online you can take the numbers from that prop and find out what it was used on. If not they are in Florida, call Sensenich and they may be able to tell you. I have an old Sensinich Brothers prop they identified for me.
Jul 11, 2011, 10:15 PM
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Just want to thank everyone for the information (contacts, info on the 0Q-2B, history, background, Marilyn Monroe, etc) they've provided, its been fun so far!

I believe I have replied to everyone's PMs and emails, thanks for the inquiries.

Have been in contact with around 7 or 8 museums and as many private parties. I am gathering the information and will relay it to my neighbor and let him make the decision.

The EAA was one of the museums, but Ron Twellman kindly rejected as they already have one and suggested I contact another museum here in Connecticut, which I have.

If it is beneficial, I can take some measurements of the drone. I don't know exactly what to take measurements of (again, I'm know nothing about r/c or planes I'm just helping my neighbor) so maybe a video of me taking a bunch of measurements would be best? Cuz I wouldn't know what to call stuff and all, so ya'll could decide whats important and what isn't. Just a thought, if ya'll think its beneficial then let me know and I'll do that later this week!

Thanks again, and I will keep you all updated as a decision is made.

Jul 11, 2011, 10:41 PM
slow climbing turn to the left
Keep it in CT. Try the New England Air Museum.
Jul 12, 2011, 06:53 AM
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C/r props

[QUOTE=mrittinger;18724648]Contra-rotating props? wow[/QUOT

Not contra rotating, looks like two props though.

Not sure, but its neat!


Jul 12, 2011, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by mrittinger
Contra-rotating props? wow
Yes, they are contra-rotating on this OQ-2B and also on the OQ-2A.
Jul 12, 2011, 07:50 AM
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To be correct, "Co-axial, Contra-rotating".

Is what they are. The controls of this drone were of the "bang-bang" style,
meaning that there was no proportional control. If you sent an "up" signal to the elevator, for example, it continued up, until you stopped sending, then the elevator stayed where it was, until it received another command. There was no self-centering, so it took a great deal of skill to complete a flight, (which, incidentally, terminated with a parachute, deployed from the wing center section, to let the drone down easy).
The expense & complexity of the propeller system made the difference between a contract & no contract, since it meant that the drone would fly straight, with no propeller effects on the crude RC scheme.
Jul 12, 2011, 09:22 AM
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i do hope this ends up on display to the public some where very cool
Jul 12, 2011, 11:42 AM
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It would be nice if you could take complete measurements, lots of pics...I think some of us would be willing to build one if we could get plans...

It would be a lot of work on your end so you don't need to do it, but it would be nice!
Jul 12, 2011, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by tenacious101010
56S, you can search, I believe online you can take the numbers from that prop and find out what it was used on. If not they are in Florida, call Sensenich and they may be able to tell you. I have an old Sensinich Brothers prop they identified for me.
My wife grew up close to the PA HQ and has a butcherblock made by them. She says, " They practice on props until they are good enough to make butcherblocks." in jest. In reality, the BBs were made of prop scraps.
Last edited by 56S; Jul 12, 2011 at 08:35 PM. Reason: Add photos
Jul 13, 2011, 02:42 PM
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thats probly prity rare becos moste of them probly got shot down
Jul 20, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Since there seems to be more than few knowledgeable people on here I thought maybe I could get some help with my plane as well?

Aug 18, 2011, 07:01 AM
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** update **

Just a quick update on the target drone and its fate. A decision was made to donate it to the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA. They picked it up Tuesday and met my neighbor (who donated the drone) and he seems very happy with his decision. They seem to be very excited about the project of restoring the drone.

It was a tough decision, so we thank all those who provided thoughts and suggestions, invaluable information, or made offers. They think it'll take them a couple months to complete so when I hear its finished I'll let ya'll know so you can check it out!

Thanks again, all of your help was greatly appreciated!
Aug 18, 2011, 10:18 AM
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So glad this piece of history found a new home. (even though I didn't get a chance to buy it :-) Some pics of the restored drone would be great!

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