Monster OV-10 Bronco

May 29, 2014 16 Comments by

Without a doubt, our friends across the pond take giant-scale modeling seriously … just take a look at this behemoth Bronco! With a 14-foot wingspan, this OV-10 was designed to use two Zenoah 62 gas engines and weighs in at around pounds. The giant was originally built by Tony Nijuis, and new owner Steve Holland is flying it at the recent UK Blackbushe Air Show. It only takes Steve about 20 minutes to assemble the aircraft, and if you watch the video it’s clear that he has it down to a science. This giant twin is impressive on the flightline and magnificent in the air; check it out!

Debra Cleghorn, Featured News, Video Picks

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16 Responses to “Monster OV-10 Bronco”

  1. dannawally says:

    This had to be a labor of love. Nice design and nice overall presentation. Please don’t break it!

  2. Jason says:

    Very nice!

  3. gdledford says:

    “weighs in at around pounds” – Looks like you forgot to enter the number in the final edit ;-) However, if the commentator in the video was referring to this specific plane at around 8 minutes in, then it has a 4m (12-13 foot) wingspan, dual control systems, and weighs in at 20kg (44lbs).

  4. Rafael Hernandez says:


  5. Alan Weaving says:

    Excellent example of an ‘Outstanding Model’ flown well introduced by a ‘First Class’ magazine.

  6. Steve Holland says:

    50kg and it’s great fun to fly. Check out more of our models at the

  7. S. Sales says:

    I think you’ll find it weighs a little more than 44lbs having helped the designer and builder with this model a few times I’d say it is a lot closer to 100lbs

  8. day says:

    Looks like a well built model! Like to see it fly on electric! It would whistle a little like a real turbo prop instead of a weed eater…..

  9. Arne Husby says:

    Impressive! This is not a model you take out for a spin in the afternoon.

  10. Ken Jensen says:

    Beautiful It is a real impressive plane thanks for sharing

  11. Billy Norris says:

    great looking aircraft and great flying- looks like a great labor of love

  12. james haney says:

    Loved them in Vietnam spotting the enemy and protecting the grunts on the ground. Later we jumped low altitude from them after removing the doors. Most people did not know the could carry stretchers in the cargo hold and able to drop 500 pound bombs

  13. Dan says:

    this plane is so cool, cool hobbie

  14. Bob Deily says:

    Very nice. My father was sent to Vietnam to work on these aircraft when they were first put into service. He received the Air Force Accommodation Medal for his efforts and achievements during that time. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Jim Van looo says:

    I did an Airshow years ago in Sioux City, IA and we had OV10 give a demonstration that was fantastic. Your flight was great also, thanks for sharing the video.
    Jim Van Loo AMA822

  16. Paul says:

    I love it and wish that I had one

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