This whole Bronco thing started with my idea that it would be a neat subject for my first electric-powered radio-controlled model. I did some checking on the Internet, and there wasn’t that much available… so here we are!! As of this writing (Feb. 2000) I have just started construction… it will have a 44 inch wingspan (1/11 scale) and it will be powered by two Speed 400 motors. Should be fun, when I get further you’ll hear it here or on my favorite Internet model resource, The E-Zone, first!
There are many people here that are interested in the OV-10 as a modeling subject, not only for R/C but for static display and for free flight as well. If you have built an OV-10 model of any sort, we would all like to hear about it and see some pictures! So send them in!!
Lately, there has been increased interest in the Bronco within modeling circles (everyone finally caught on to how neat it is!) so we have separated these pages into three sections covering general model info, flying models, and static models.
Scale Details and Documentation Sources
Of course, all the sections of this site contain useful scale details. However, here are some items that may be of particular use to modelers:
U.S. Air Force Technical Order 1-1-4 defines how all service aircraft are to be marked, from camouflage patterns down to stencils and insignia, and everything in between. A 1994 version, which dates back some ways, covers all current aircraft at that time including the OV-10 (and some other neat planes like the F-106 and F-4.) The original was found at the WR-ALC/TILTA Tech Data Home Office site, which is VERY slow. Therefore, we’ve posted a local copy here. This is a large (5.5 MB) PDF file, but has a lot of great information.