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Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Aero-space => : Alvis 3.1 August 13, 2018, 10:07:57 AM

: Sea Bronco
: Alvis 3.1 August 13, 2018, 10:07:57 AM
The North American Sea Bronco, or Seahorse in civilian service. While an actual specification in reality, the floats option was dropped and no OV-10 was produced with floats.
I feel it would make an awesome Fishing Adventures aircraft, with loads of storage for rods, gear, food, beer, life jackets, beer, inflatable raft, beer, and an anchor.


Alvis
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: Alvis 3.1 August 13, 2018, 10:09:52 AM
Work in progress, as I need to move the floats back (somehow screwed up their placement, bah!) and add some extras. It's the 1/72 Academy Bronco (a very very nice kit) and the floats from the Revell Germany/Matchbox Twin Otter.

Alvis
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: kerick August 13, 2018, 10:16:59 AM
An ultimate bush plane!!!
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: Alvis 3.1 August 13, 2018, 10:42:07 AM
While the ideas has been floating around in my head (see what I did there?) what finally got me to build it was a series of fake Action/Adventure book covers i've been making on Facebook for a year or so involving a fictional astronaut, Bad Bobby. The Sea bronco has appeared a few times on some covers.

Alvis

https://imgur.com/a/PT1jqx5

https://imgur.com/a/Ef24K2n
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: Alvis 3.1 August 13, 2018, 10:51:56 AM
Okay, beats the #@#$!@ out of me how to post images here.
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: Old Wombat August 13, 2018, 01:04:57 PM
All you do is copy the image location (right click on the image & select "copy image location"), paste it into where you want it, highlight the location descriptor, click on the "Insert Image" icon (looks like a framed picture, next to the big red circle icon with a white "f" in it).

Should look like (img]https://i.imgur.com/yXJXhSY.jpg[/img) but with square brackets at each end.
The size of the image can be adjusted by adding width=?? (where ?? is the desired width value in pixels), such as (img width=850]https://i.imgur.com/5z1vahr.png[/img).

(https://i.imgur.com/yXJXhSY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5z1vahr.png)

I don't know how you "share" out of imgur but that can provide the location descriptor to paste into your post, too. The rest remains the same.

 :smiley:
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: Alvis 3.1 August 13, 2018, 01:21:41 PM
Ok, seems to work now for me. Thanks.

Alvis
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: Camthalion August 13, 2018, 01:21:59 PM
very cool
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: ericr August 13, 2018, 03:13:12 PM

nice floatplanization !
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: buzzbomb August 13, 2018, 05:20:55 PM
Been used in lots of other roles so why not
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: pigflyer August 13, 2018, 08:19:25 PM
Wow, really nice, and, (don't know if you thought of it but) room for beer too.

 8)
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: kitnut617 August 13, 2018, 10:39:16 PM
Nice one Alvis, got a similar plan for one of these too
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: LemonJello August 14, 2018, 12:19:47 AM
It needs some under wing hard points  added to carry an adequate supply of beer.  Drop tanks converted to coolers.

Carry on. This is making me want to add another OV-10 to the stash.
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: Brian da Basher August 14, 2018, 07:18:58 AM
That's a killer concept carried off with great aplomb!

Most excellent, Alvis!

Brian da Basher
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: tankmodeler August 14, 2018, 11:46:08 PM
It needs some under wing hard points  added to carry an adequate supply of beer.  Drop tanks converted to coolers.
No, no, too high up and over the water.

You build a cooler into the top surface of each float, silly man. Then you can land, open the top of a float and just reach down and grab a beer.

The top-of-the-line version has removable deck chairs and a fold-out BBQ built into the floats as well...
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: Modelling_Mushi August 16, 2018, 07:53:00 PM
It needs some under wing hard points  added to carry an adequate supply of beer.  Drop tanks converted to coolers.
No, no, too high up and over the water.

You build a cooler into the top surface of each float, silly man. Then you can land, open the top of a float and just reach down and grab a beer.

The top-of-the-line version has removable deck chairs and a fold-out BBQ built into the floats as well...

And WASTE all that capacity in the floats?? Oh no, each float gets sealed off into an individual keg, tank her up at base and everyones happy!!

PS. Is the Canadian Dollar really that weak against the US dollar?
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: Alvis 3.1 August 17, 2018, 12:56:54 AM
It needs some under wing hard points  added to carry an adequate supply of beer.  Drop tanks converted to coolers.
No, no, too high up and over the water.

You build a cooler into the top surface of each float, silly man. Then you can land, open the top of a float and just reach down and grab a beer.

The top-of-the-line version has removable deck chairs and a fold-out BBQ built into the floats as well...

And WASTE all that capacity in the floats?? Oh no, each float gets sealed off into an individual keg, tank her up at base and everyones happy!!

PS. Is the Canadian Dollar really that weak against the US dollar?

Good idea, you just have to either have cross connections between the floats are make sure you always drink the same amount from each one to ensure proper balance.
No, our dollar isn't that bad, it's my in joke at always getting screwed on exchange rates though.

Alvis