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Old Oct 22, 2012, 02:27 AM
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Thomas

Nice CAD work.

It is a shame you didn't manage to get hold of Arthur Bentley's scale drawings.

You should try at the least to get hold of the book Horten Ho229 Spirit of Thuringia, The Horten all wing fighter by Andrei Shepelev and Huib Ottens.

This has detailed scale drawings of the various versions of the plane and some of Arthur's superb drawings.

The version that flew was the V2 and its nose leg was different from the almost completed V3. The V2 has a solid yoke which was replaced with the arrangement you have drawn for the V3. Also the V2 has a straight leg. You could make things very much easier for yourself if you used the V2 leg. The only downside to making it a V2 would be the UC door for the nose leg is fixed to the leg on the V2, giving pitch changes that would be difficult to handle. Incidentally the nose doors I found to be a pain to make and mount and easy to damage if you have a retract failure! They are shaped like 2 bananas! The hinge points, as you will have discovered, need to be located outboard with a substantial stand off.

Nice detailing on the pull up frame, which will need a cylinder to help pull it up.

The tyre you have drawn could have a larger hub, which will make sourcing a suitable stock wheel easier.

John
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