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JGMM_BC
08-17-2008, 03:23 PM
Well after much longer then I want to admit my first scratch built OV-10 finally made it into the air. She hung in there for about 20 feet, then came in hard... Thankfully there was only minor damage. I blew out the right prop and had minor scratches on the nose and right wingtip.

The cause was easy to see and all mine (aren't they all:red:). I over built the plane and she was too heavy for the power system. Lesson's learned the hard way, right? I am now going to put her up on a shelf until I can research and save up for the right power system. Stand by for a new thread in the power system forum.

Time to buy and ARF to have fun with...

firemanbill
08-17-2008, 03:27 PM
Bummer, sorry to hear that John... You'll get her right though.

rcers
08-17-2008, 03:46 PM
So we need pics - what are the dimensions and numbers for this bird? I LOVE my Sparks OV-10.....

But Keith is known for light airplanes (and they sure fly good!).

Mike

jkaven
08-17-2008, 05:51 PM
That's a neat plane. I've seen the CDF fly it at KCIC. Sorry to hear about your crash. :(

JGMM_BC
08-17-2008, 09:51 PM
So we need pics - what are the dimensions and numbers for this bird? I LOVE my Sparks OV-10.....

But Keith is known for light airplanes (and they sure fly good!).

Mike

My OV-10 is also a Sparks. So you know all the plane dimensions. I have 2 E-Flight brushless 400 (4200 KV) with 6:1 gear box and two 2000mah 3Cell lipos.

The problem I know I have is the weight. Being my first build I was worried about strength and hard landings. So my mistake was using too much wood when assembling the fuse and the booms, I doubled everything up on the skins... Yes, I now know that was over kill. What can I say. The plane AUW is just shy of 6Lbs. Almost twice as heavy as it should be according to Sparky's plans.

My plan is to focus on something else for now until I can buy a more appropriate power system for the weight of the plane. Any suggestions would be appreciated by those out there with experience.

As you can tell I still need to finish the small details...

Thanks for the support guys...

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/../photopost/data/500/thumbs/Maden_01.JPG (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/../photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3797)
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/../photopost/data/500/thumbs/Maden_02.JPG (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/../photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3798)
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/../photopost/data/500/thumbs/Maden_03.JPG (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/../photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3799)

aviatordave
08-18-2008, 05:38 AM
Well, it looked good! I did the same thing early on....I built the planes for crashing rather than flying. Its not all wasted for you, you did get hours of enjoyment from building (hopefully)

Can you link me to the original plan/or thread?

rcers
08-18-2008, 03:03 PM
Well, it looked good! I did the same thing early on....I built the planes for crashing rather than flying. Its not all wasted for you, you did get hours of enjoyment from building (hopefully)

Can you link me to the original plan/or thread?

Here is my build thread on Kieth's OV-10 Bronco. Links and stuff are there...

A fantastic airplane!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375467

Mike