FeWOlf
I have Zero "Paint" skills, I found this old paper plane display, and always wanted to make it into an Profile RC Plane, OV-10 was support aircraft for us while I was in service, and I developed a love for the aircraft. One request that wings be no bigger than standard Adams Board, I think that is 30 x20 in. Bronco FAC.jpg
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DualDesertEagle
I think this is worth a try for me. Are u going for a specific wing span or "as big as possible"? Removing the display stand, fake props and redundant symmetric parts is gonna free up A LOT of room to make this thing quite big. And just incase a 30x20 inch foam board leaves me enough room for that, would u prefer a one part wing from the start (limiting the span to said 30 inches) or would it be OK for u to join 2 wing halves in the build process?

To make things a little easier I'll ditch any weapon attachment points for the start coz I have a hard time finding pictures of the real thing fully armed with the loadout seen here.

Also, since I prefer to do things right the first time it may take a while for me to come up with a decent plan.
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FeWOlf
20 Inch wing span would be a nice start, I was thinking park flier, I noticed most are 16 to 20 inch wing span, but hey I leave it up to you, all I could ask for is the help you are doing. Was thinking the skin as a print I could overlay, I have gone profile fliers, just alot easier to build and alot of common parts and ect...
  Weapons Pods are not needed, and thank you, I built the paper version on poster board, actually looked pretty good.
I build planes also for the children on the street i live on and they enjoy them.

I saw this video and I got hooked
Fly Like Hell, and you will get there!
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DualDesertEagle
FeWOlf wrote:
20 Inch wing span would be a nice start, I was thinking park flier, I noticed most are 16 to 20 inch wing span, but hey I leave it up to you, all I could ask for is the help you are doing. Was thinking the skin as a print I could overlay, I have gone profile fliers, just alot easier to build and alot of common parts and ect...
  Weapons Pods are not needed, and thank you, I built the paper version on poster board, actually looked pretty good.
I build planes also for the children on the street i live on and they enjoy them.

I saw this video and I got hooked


That's pretty damn small, at that size I'd recommend u throw a thin coat of paint on each part and draw the details on with a pen or something rather than gluing paper on. At that size u should be more concerned about weight rather than strength IMO.

What kinda foam board are u gonna be using?

I'd recommend 3mm depron for such a small model but if u already have some kind of foam board and would like to stick to that then I'll design the model accordingly.
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FeWOlf
I am using the foam board from Hobby Lobby, their brand it is pretty tough, Black Foam Board - 32" x 40", which is 3/16in thick.
  I use 3mm or 6mm EPP foam after I build the first one
  I built a few of the RCpowers ones and FRCFoamies with are in the 20s inch range, ( wing span ).
  Design it as you see fit, as you know more in this department as me
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DualDesertEagle
Ok, then I'll mark the slots where the whole thing is gonna go together with both 3 mm and 6 mm lines so the thing is compatible with both. For that 3/16 stuff, which is essentially 5mm, I would advise to hold a piece of foam against the template, center it between the 6 mm markings and use it as a ruler to cut along.

Tomorrow I'll get to it and from there I'll have to see how long it's gonna take. Since it's just a few parts I'd expect it to go pretty quick tho.
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FeWOlf
Ok, then I'll mark the slots where the whole thing is gonna go together with both 3 mm and 6 mm lines so the thing is compatible with both. For that 3/16 stuff, which is essentially 5mm, I would advise to hold a piece of foam against the template, center it between the 6 mm markings and use it as a ruler to cut along.

Tomorrow I'll get to it and from there I'll have to see how long it's gonna take. Since it's just a few parts I'd expect it to go pretty quick tho.

I find that cutting inside the black lines on the slots gives me the 3/16, aka 5mm whole, or pressing the edge ligthly
Again THX
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DualDesertEagle
Took less time than I thought it would. Haven't tested it tho, so pls tell me how it flies when it's done.
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solentlife
Well done DDE .... 

20" seems a bit on the small side ... for my use - I would probably look at 36" at minimum 

I'm useless at Sketchup and similar programs and that means any designs I knock up are drawn onto large paper by hand. I use a 3 view and then approximate onto paper.

The paper fold OV-10 picture above is actually in my hands - already nearly a profile build 'plan' .... when it comes to slots and notches for joints ... I usually cut oversize along the joint line to allow me to physically create the slots / notches to suit.

When I first saw the first post here - I mulled over how I would create it. The fuselage and booms - of course in profile with embedded CF to strengthen. The wing - I thought about folded as some models are here - but then harped back to an old P39 Kingcobra I had years ago ... it was the WenMac C/L model. The wing was a single sheet but curved by ribs set in the underside. (One rib each side was deeper and provided the mount for rockets. The rockets were 'fired' by a third line .... they being mounted with spring in tension .. the line passing over the rib and trapped by the rocket .. pull line and one rocket fires .. pull again and second goes  )
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DualDesertEagle
solentlife wrote:
Well done DDE ....


Save that for when we know how it flies. Like I said, I haven't tested it even once, I'm currently lacking the 3mm depron to do so and a set of electronics to put on it.
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solentlife


Save that for when we know how it flies. Like I said, I haven't tested it even once, I'm currently lacking the 3mm depron to do so and a set of electronics to put on it.


Just clicked to print ... and the plan you created spans 51" ?? not 20"  28 pages of A4 ..... strange

Accepted it can be scaled back to 20.  I reckon laminated sheets of 6mm for this 51" size ... making minimum 12mm thickness for all parts plus the CF where needed.
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DualDesertEagle
solentlife wrote:


Just clicked to print ... and the plan you created spans 51" ?? not 20"  28 pages of A4 ..... strange

Accepted it can be scaled back to 20.  I reckon laminated sheets of 6mm for this 51" size ... making minimum 12mm thickness for all parts plus the CF where needed.


Weird, the png file I converted to create this PDF was just over 5000 pixels at a resolution of 10 pixels per millimeter. So it should actually be JUST under 20 inches.
I'll take a look at it and see if I can resize it.



Ok, it seems that whatever PDF converter I try they always mess with the size of the image. Last try came out at only TEN inches wing span! I'm afraid ur gonna have to rescale it until I find out how to get it right.
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solentlife
No need ..... Microsoft Print to PDF which is free in Win 10 etc. will scale / tile whatever ... or install Nitro PDF .... 

I looked in properties and it looks like you used Online PDF ? Never had any luck with them.

Your 10" span PDF will be because when it 'printed' (converted) - it referenced to a single page ... A4 or Letter depending on USA / UK etc.
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solentlife
I've printed of as A4 tiled at 70% giving me a handy 32" span version ..

Scaling DOWN is actually good from a large plan.
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DualDesertEagle
solentlife wrote:
I've printed of as A4 tiled at 70% giving me a handy 32" span version ..

Scaling DOWN is actually good from a large plan.


Ok then, can't wait to hear how it performs.
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