The Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco 30cc ARF

This RC OV-10 is the biggest ARF yet! At 108" wing span it is HUGE and the price is pretty big too but bear in mind what you get and the time you save, compared to building a similar model from scratch.

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All the images here are from the Horizon Hobby website.

Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108
Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108



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Features




  • Detailed, printed, satin fish covering includes panel lines, rivets and weathering.
  • Electric retract system, with shock absorbing struts, is included with combo package.
  • Constructed with laser cut balsa and plywood.
  • Fiberglass cowlings include scale details and weathering.
  • Pre-painted plastic spinners. 
  • 3-piece wing, with center section landing gear support for easier transportation.
  • 30-35cc gas engines can be used, or equivalent electric power.
  • Large top hatch with two latch systems.
  • The cockpit is complete with a pilot and 3D instrument panel.
  • Includes motor mounts for either gas or electric power options.
  • 4-panel flaps use internal linkage.
  • Guns, sidewinder missiles and drop tank.
  • Spare sheets of covering, for repairs.
  • Complete hardware package is included



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Specifications

Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco

  • Scale: 1:4.44
  • Wingspan: 108" (2743mm)
  • Length: 113" (2870mm)
  • Wing Area:  2,268 sq." 
  • Wing Loading: 42.66 oz. Sq. Ft
  • Weight: 40-42lbs(2268oz)
  • CG:-6.5" ( 165mm) from L.E.(See manual)
  • Power system:-6S-12S, 5000-10000mAh
  • ESC: 100A min (2)
  • Motor:- 120-180
  • Flight time:- 6 mins approx.
  • Engine:-30cc Gas
  • Propeller size:-17-20" diameter
  • Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts
  • Ailerons-Yes
  • Elevator-Yes
  • Rudder-Yes
  • Flaps-Yes
  • Material-Balsa, plywood, fiberglass
  • Skill Level-Experienced.
  • Build Time-20+ Hours




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Parts Included




Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108

Here is the list of all the parts, as shown in the manual. I could not find a photo or image of all the parts-I guess they are all too big to get in one photo!

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I have added this video as it shows the parts "dry" assembled, as they come out of the box. It is in German, but you can see the subtitles, by using the gear symbol at the bottom part of the screen.

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Extras Required




The lists below show the parts needed-all are listed as Horizon Hobby parts, complete with parts numbers

Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108

There are a lot of parts required to complete this BIG RC OV-10!

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Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108

Here is the list for a gas powered version.

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Videos




The next 5 videos, by David Snyder, show the complete assembly and include many tips and suggestions.
















This last video, is from Horizon Hobby, and depicts Ali Machinchy, maybe the best RC pilot in the world, putting the RC OV-10 through it’s paces. Ali was instrumental in the design process as well as flying the prototypes.




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Manual




Hangar 9 RC OV-10 Bronco,30cc ARF 108

This is a long manual, that is in four languages. It consists of hundreds of photos that show each stage and good description in detail.

Click here, or on the image, to download a PDF file.




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Pros




  • Giant scale twin war bird.
  • Very well-built from laser cut balsa and ply.
  • Printed covering with panel lines, rivets and weathering
  • Excellent retractable landing gear with shock absorbing scale struts.
  • Good grass field performance.



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Cons




  • There is a lot of long wiring to be done. Think ahead and plan! (Note that the total number of servos is 18 or even 20)
  • 12 channel minimum radio required. 20 channel is probably best.
  • Some may not like the finish.



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Modifications




  • Add a second pilot
  • Add a light system









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Purchasing




The Hangar 9 OV-10 Bronco 30cc ARF 108" with landing gear is available from Horizon Hobby. Click here, or on the image to visit the web page.

The price is $2,199.99

For our Canadian friends, the OV-10 is available From Great Hobbies and can be paid in Canadian dollars.

Click here to visit the web page. The price quoted is $2,799.99 CAD.

Please note that the above links to Horizon Hobby and Great Hobbies pages are provided solely for your convenience. We do not receive any commissions or royalties from Horizon Hobby or Great Hobbies. The price you may pay is exactly the same as if you were to approach the sites independently.