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OV-1 Mohawk

OV-1 Mohawk

The first OV-1 Mohawk was produced in October 1959, and it was the first turboprop-powered aircraft in the U.S. Army’s inventory. It served in Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Alaska, and Central and South America and during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Middle East. The Army retired it from service in September 1996 after 380 original Mohawks had been produced. I think that the Mohawk has seldom been modeled partly because it is a multi-engine plane, but mostly because of its nacelles’ and canopy’s complex shapes. With advances in electric flight, the first problem has been solved. As for the canopy and nacelles, they are available from me at sparky2@att.net.

Flying a scale model should not be an ìeventî every time you take it out. With this in mind, I made a few subtle changes from scale to make it enjoyable to build and fly. If you have never planked a fuselage before, this one would be a good first experience; the only compound curve is near the nose.

To read more, click the link to open the PDF: FSP1206A OV-1 MOHAWK

Updated: July 7, 2014 — 9:51 AM

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