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Old Jun 12, 2014, 01:02 AM
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Thanks guys!

The air was completely still at that time (it was about 10 pm). Some hours before that flight we were on an rc-airfield with nice thermals, but I had no chance to fly the H-I. The covering of the aerotow machine had problems with the temperature and the owner decided to better not tow Anyway, I had a great flight with the Scheewittchen including thermalling together with a milan (kite). Koen Van de Kerckove was so kind to shoot a video:

Horten inspired models by Andrés Chavarria (3 min 39 sec)


We also flew his Dragon Wing, but had problems with a thermally deformed wingtip:
DragonWing first prototype flies again (1 min 24 sec)


BTW the Dragon Wing is derived from the Horten Xc.

The summer is in its begennings and I hope to get thermals with the H-I next time

Cheers,
Andrés

p.s. I'm setting up a four piece webinar on the talks presented in the meeting: Opening and oringinal footage by Jörg Schaden, History of Bonn-Hangelar in relation to the Horten Borthers by Hartmut Küper, Dragon Wing by Koen Van de Kerckhove and Schneewittchen by your most humble and obedient servant.
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Old Jun 12, 2014, 10:36 AM
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Great videos. Glad to see so many Horten designs at the meeting. Looks like the milan found a new friend. You know that you are doing something right when the birds come over to fly with you.

I some times had trouble initiating a turn with my H Xc when flying very slowly. IIRC, elevon deflections of 15 - 20 degrees were regularly needed. Then it turned immediately.
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