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Jan 01, 2010, 11:07 PM
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Dave,

Had 5 great flights today with the new motor mount. I tried out a new 6x4 prop and my new Hitec HS-81 servos. The servos were for a different wing, but I thought I'd give them a try in the Horten. This wing is fun to easy to fly.

Trying to do some video editing. Will be back soon.

Chewy,

Let me know if these 36"x24" PDFs will work.
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Jan 02, 2010, 10:17 AM
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wjsflywing, the new pdf looks good. Have to try plotting them soon. Again, thanks

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Jan 04, 2010, 10:46 PM
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chewytm,

Hope the drawings helped you out.

Dave,

The Horten Wing is flying great. I finally posted some information and a few videos over on my blog page. I'm looking foward to building a new one with Cellfoam and Elmer's foam board. Should come in a little lighter.

Here is a video for you guys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C4RqbnDPQw

There are a few other videos over on YouTube and I'm still adding.
Jan 05, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Thats going excellent... do you think the zigzags are aiding the smoothness of the flight or would a simple straight KFm4 be as good.. youve no drag tips, the wing is going great...and the zigzags look good..sweet.

Any plans on camo or adding some scale details ? or are you leaving well enough alone..

I am posting your other video here, I love the way it goes powered up, and the glide is good as well.
hope you dont mind.... dave
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGpVLzHb5-A
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Jan 06, 2010, 05:33 AM
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more pictures of bill's wing
Jan 06, 2010, 09:51 AM
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That Zig-Zag still looks like more that 50% of the chord... ???
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Jan 06, 2010, 11:04 AM
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That Zig-Zag still looks like more that 50% of the chord... ???
gpw... This is what I see when saying KFm4 ZigZag.
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Jan 06, 2010, 11:14 AM
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That Zig-Zag still looks like more that 50% of the chord... ???
I thought the same...see post 53, but the good results show the wing works as is... and very well

On my pushy I tried smaller zigzags and had them positioned across an average 50% location...that also worked well...

Who knows whats going on....we only realy learn the limits when the wing is a failure..and wjsflywing's horten is definately not a failure...
Jan 06, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Thats going excellent... do you think the zigzags are aiding the smoothness of the flight or would a simple straight KFm4 be as good.. youve no drag tips, the wing is going great...and the zigzags look good..sweet.

Any plans on camo or adding some scale details ? or are you leaving well enough alone..
Dave,

I think the KFm4 is still the MAIN reason for the smoothness. The ZigZag is aiding in the directional stability. Thats my theory.

I would like to add color and a camouflage pattern to the wing. I have never worked with this foam before (24lb. Kraft paper), so I'm not sure what type of paint to use.

Here is a drawing showing some options for paint schemes from my Revell Horten Go 229 I got for Christmas. If I could only find micro EDF's and servos!!

Bill
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Jan 06, 2010, 12:23 PM
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No , quite the contrary , it does fly Nicely and looks Great too !!! What the heck is going on??? I have Great results with the simplest of KF strips ...
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Jan 07, 2010, 04:56 AM
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I have used the revell enamel paints..and even emulsion, household type, to make a grey ...white emulsion with black watercolor added..
Always try on scrap first...
My Horten was totally covered with clear packing tape, then the revell paint was put on that... It sticks ok and covers ok and doesnt scratch off.. It does take a while to dry..
Jan 08, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Nice smmoth flying Horten.. Well done.
I continue to have some interest in these even after my efforts with a !:12 scale Balsa edf version.
It all seems 'too easy' this way :-).
Only thing that did strike me as somewhat odd was the weight.
I saw it listed at 30 Oz. Is this correct?
I ask as my 55' incher, scale in built up balsa and fully sheeted, using 2 EDF units, batteries, radio etc and 4 servos was approx 26 oz . Airframe was 10 oz
as I made no extraordinary efforts to weight minimisation, given the massive wing area involved.
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My 48" was about 16oz AUW
Jan 11, 2010, 10:34 AM
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No , quite the contrary , it does fly Nicely and looks Great too !!! What the heck is going on??? I have Great results with the simplest of KF strips ...
Experimenting with airflow over a wing...

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Only thing that did strike me as somewhat odd was the weight.
I saw it listed at 30 Oz. Is this correct?
Yes, 6 oz. for the battery and the rest for the wing. It was designed around the battery and I find nothing odd about the weight. I look at wing loading numbers more than AUW. Wing loading came in around 8.5 oz. which works well for the outdoor conditions I fly in. This wing was built solid with foam and basswood.
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