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Old Oct 30, 2004, 10:30 PM
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Dave,

It used two OS 46FX engines with custom cranks. One engine turns clockwise and the other counter clockwise. The engines are 17" in front of the trailing edge. The attached picture will give you an idea how the engine pod is mounted. The wing weighs 16 lbs and I get about 8 lbs of thrust out of both engines...way too much power....it flies easily on 1/3 throttle.

The engines are cooled using two electric ducted fans that can be turned on and off. This is a great feature to have during ground operations.

The show picture is from Toledo 2004. I hope to be at Toledo 2005 with a large Ho 229....but we gotta see how this prototype is going to perform first.

Jeff
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