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Old 11-30-2010, 09:12 AM
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Has anyone converted the BH OV-1 Mohawk to glow?
I really likethe looks of this plane. I read Rich Uravitch's
re-paint article on his. He seems to think it wouldn't
work, saying the nacelles/firewalls are too weak.
To me, electric prop planes are about as exciting as
watching paint dry.
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I have not seen one yet. But it should be similar to most conversions I would think. Beef up the firewall with a plywood plate, and fuel proof the area behind and where the fuel tanks will be.
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Is this plane still available?
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:44 AM
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It was the last time I checked, but I haven't
checked in awhile. Hobby people carried
them. I'll look into it, I hope I did'nt miss a
clearance /fire sale on 'em. I'll let you know.


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Yes, the Mohawk is still available. I asked the Guy who answered
the phone if hehad heard of anyone converting this plane to glow,
his answer was; "You can't convert electric to glow power, you
can only convert from glow to electric".

You gotta' like guy's like this... they know everything, yet they know
nothing. You gotta' like proving them wrong!

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I cannot find it
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Mike,
The HobbyPeople I Use is in Mission Viejo Ca.
When I called them on Friday, they said they still carried
them. I hope to get in today and check one out. I'll get back to
you with some info A.S.A.P

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you are lucky to live local to such a big hobbyshop. do they have most of the items from there website? at the same prices?
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Mike,

I believe the prices are the same, except for the instore only/on-line only
sales. I was able to locate one,so I went ahead and orderedit.It was at
a different hobbypeople. It's beingsent to my localstore in a few day's.
Unfortunetly it was the only oneleft in the stores. There could still be some
in the warehouse/mail order dept. I would call and check, as the stores
and mail order dept.don't share their stock.

They've been marked down to $122.00, so they'vebeen selling quickly.

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I just picked up what appears to be the last OV-1 mohawk at Hobby Shack(I think HobbyPeople sounds lame)
The wife insists that it goes under the Christmas tree as a gift from my kids. So there won't be any pics
until at least Christmas day. It looks like the electric to glow conversion is possible, but with some serious
reinforcement needed. It's built very light and should fly well with .20 - .30 four strokes and 3-blade props.
I'll start thebuild as soon as I'm finished with my royal B-17.

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