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Old Feb 02, 2013, 06:30 AM
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We could go with four 4s packs for an 8s setup, but it would NOT be any lighter than a 12s setup, or a 6a setup

Now i know your going "whoaa, wait a minute, yes it would be lighter, 8s has four less cells than a 12s setup!"

True, but it still would NOT be any lighter.

The reason being, even with four 6s 5000 packs, we still had to add 6 to 8oz of lead in the nose to get the thing at the calculates CG position.

So, if we were to go to an 8s setup, we would have to add even more weight to get it to balance properly.


Cg is the Sole reason for either a 6s or a 12s setup and nothing else even considered. The airplane weights 32lbs RTF, and flew on only 12lbs of thrust. Even if the cg had been perfect on the first flight, it wouldnt of kept flying for much longer as the second setup was fan was losing power as well

Bu going to 12s jetfans, if for any reason one fan quits, the other provides the same thrust a pair of fans on 6s makes. This will atleast give us enough power to keep the thing flying long enough to make it back for landing.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:40 AM
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well, I didn't say my idea was perfect................just an idea. LOL.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Lol, its all good
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Well the bottom half of Tom's HO-229 center section is infused and since this picture had been taken, its been removed from the bag and the peelply and flow media removed.



The top is also nearly ready to be infused as well:



The top will get infused this afternoon and the internal's will get test fit to the bottom half and the wing tube sockets epoxied and glassed to their respective bulkheads. Tomorrow we will close the mold halves and on Wed. we will have a 2nd Horton.

THEN we will do a third one.. probably, most likely. The third one isn't sold to anyone, and no one has expressed interest (monetarily) in this project, so I will possibly build the third one up at a later date for Top Gun or something...
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:32 PM
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Horton #2's top is infused:


Wing tube sockets epoxied and glassed to their bulkheads:


Main Landing gear mount structure all assembled as well:



Plans for tomorrow is to pull the top half out of the bag and assemble the halves. We will have the 2nd Horton out of the molds by Wed, then they go into storage. We have pretty much decided we are done with molding Horton's for now. Maybe in a few month's we will do some more, you never know!
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:33 PM
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looking good guys!

well, if i had the extra cash, id be interested for sure, just dont have it right now.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Oh we understand. We are beginning to get burnt out anyways, so its not bothering us at all.

When you do uave some spare cash, let us know.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:31 AM
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humm, this would be a nice winter project. I will be interested in a kit in about 5-7 months, it is still winter here in sweden and this summer all money will go for a logo 800.
But that leaves me with some questions.
Will you ship it to sweden?
What would the price be for a kit containing a center fuselage, wing tubes and just drawings for the wings?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:06 AM
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I'll ship anywhere... At the buyers expense. Price for center section, wing tubes, gear doors, clear canopy and outer wing panel plans is $1500+ shipping.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:41 PM
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great price for a limited production airplane. wish my wife would allow me to spend that kind of money. yeah, I know who the boss really is. LOL.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 06:25 AM
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Haha, i know what ya mean! Price is a bit higher than we expected, but thats the lowest we feel its worth in order to make it worth while to be away from family for a few days.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 09:33 PM
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Look what we got today


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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Haha, i know what ya mean! Price is a bit higher than we expected, but thats the lowest we feel its worth in order to make it worth while to be away from family for a few days.
I think it's pretty cheap, considering what you get. I bet you could ask more and people will pay it. it's not your typical Chinese cookie cutter airplane, is it!? there are guys out there that will jump on this. wish I could be one of them. I have a bit of a love affair with the Horton and I've never built or flown one. time will change that, I'm sure.

if I win the lottery on Friday, I'll put my order in.

Rich
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:35 AM
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Awesome project!

Been lurking silently but just had to add my admiration for the work you guys have done.

Btw. What's that huge mold under both of the hortens

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:20 AM
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Awesome project!

Been lurking silently but just had to add my admiration for the work you guys have done.

Btw. What's that huge mold under both of the hortens

raipe
Thata the fuselage mold to my 1/7 (actually 1/6.8) F14D Tomcat
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