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Oct 06, 2012, 07:15 PM
"Come and take it B'yatch"
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Ha! Ha!
Your coffee will come out of your nose when I say all of those ribs, and holes are made by hand. No lasers. It has been a task. Also, not a 229. It is the V2 Horten IX, not the Gotha Go 229. Inlets are different.

It is one piece also. It wont fit in my Juke LOL

I figure around 9 lbs after glass and paint, and gear. Bungee launched. May rig fixed gear to get it off for first flight.

I am going to put some 5.8 Ghz FPV setup so I can if you may... fly it from the cockpit just like the real thing.

I have always fantasized of If winning the Lottery, I would approach the same guy that resurrected and flew the real thing Me 262 down in Texas.

He restored one for a museum, made patterns, and made on fly. I would do the same thing for the one at the Smithsonian's Paul E Garber facility, just to have one of my own. I am that obsessed. Oh well back to reality...
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Oct 06, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Ahhh....interesting. I thought the 229 and the IX where the same plane with just different names for prototype and production versions, good to know!

Wow, enourmous effort and patience to cut those holes by hand. I'm lookin forward to seeing it finished!

Yes, I've seens lots of videos of the 262 on youtube. Apparently they've built single and two seater versions. Amazing work and definitely something I would pursue with lotto money

I've bugged the hell out of the Smithsonian about that Horten IX. Ever since I saw some pictures of it's sorry state I've been sending emails about when it would be restored. Turns out that they started the work and it's immensely complicated due to the rotting of the wood surfaces and the processes they used at the time to bend it and the adhesive used.

Smithsonian's blog has some posts about the restoration. Truly amazing stuff!!

http://blog.nasm.si.edu/2011/06/24/p...ship%E2%80%9D/

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Oct 06, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Ill have to post some photos of my 229 later this evening. The outer wing panels are frames and sheeted. I just need to attach and shape the tips and leading edges, then cut the flaps/elevons out and install the LE's and they will be ready for glassing.

19 wing ribs, all with over a dozen holes in them. Not to mention the root rib is 6"x40"
Oct 06, 2012, 11:58 PM
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here is the build log to my HO-229

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1731896
Oct 08, 2012, 05:35 PM
"Come and take it B'yatch"
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Wow invermast!
It looks awesome. I am going to buy the wings on the web canopy for mine, as they are pretty close. 1/8 scale for his I believe too.
The one I vacuformed isn't quite up to my par. I will follow your build thread for sure.
Mine is sitting at the present. It's about 80% done. All that's left is to put in the ducting, shape the tips, and make new ailerons as the ones I made a while ago are warped, and ofcorse glass it / paint it. A task in itself.
Luckily I am a industrial painter, and have access to everything I need. But, its hard to grind and sand on something when I do it all day long for the military.

Also I have to put some lasers incindence meters on the tips to make sure the washout is correct. Radio is all in.

Awesome.... build keep at it. It's very time consuming isn't it.
Oct 09, 2012, 09:39 AM
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That is a work of art!!

Cheers!
Oct 09, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Wow invermast!
It looks awesome. I am going to buy the wings on the web canopy for mine, as they are pretty close. 1/8 scale for his I believe too.
The one I vacuformed isn't quite up to my par. I will follow your build thread for sure.
Mine is sitting at the present. It's about 80% done. All that's left is to put in the ducting, shape the tips, and make new ailerons as the ones I made a while ago are warped, and ofcorse glass it / paint it. A task in itself.
Luckily I am a industrial painter, and have access to everything I need. But, its hard to grind and sand on something when I do it all day long for the military.

Also I have to put some lasers incindence meters on the tips to make sure the washout is correct. Radio is all in.

Awesome.... build keep at it. It's very time consuming isn't it.
The build has actually been pretty easy and fast. It took about 3 1/2 to 4 weeks to cut out 3 outer wing panel kits and frame up one set of the outer wing panels. The center section a buddy of mine (who is also building one) cut out, again it took about 3 1/2 to 4 weeks. We suspect to have the center section done, molded and the composite flying version done by new-years and the first model flying by mid Feb. to march
Oct 10, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Wow, fabulous skills in both those Horten builds guys!

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I have always fantasized of If winning the Lottery, I would approach the same guy that resurrected and flew the real thing Me 262 down in Texas.

He restored one for a museum, made patterns, and made on fly. I would do the same thing for the one at the Smithsonian's Paul E Garber facility, just to have one of my own. I am that obsessed. Oh well back to reality...
There's a very similar project that's currently building a replica of my own personal favourite, the Bugatti 100p racer - gorgeous! Could we have one of these please Hobbyking, pleeeeeeease?!!





http://bugatti100p.com/

Follow them on Facebook for the latest news and pics...
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Oct 12, 2012, 06:26 AM
"Come and take it B'yatch"
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Cool beans man...
Oct 12, 2012, 06:54 AM
Living the dream
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Well lets see....if scott aka phonix racing is. The default voice of hobby king in english....and scott is offering a pic us a picture of a horton........then....
Hobby king must be offering us a horton 229....
This thread should really die. There are going to be too many disappointed people once they start reading it.
Anyway, I don't really think a HO 229 is a good subject for a mass produced foamy. Even guys that are great aerodynamasists have a lot of fine tuning to do on their 229's and then they can barely get them to fly in circles with extended thrust tubes.
Oct 12, 2012, 10:55 AM
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This thread should really die. There are going to be too many disappointed people once they start reading it.
Anyway, I don't really think a HO 229 is a good subject for a mass produced foamy. Even guys that are great aerodynamasists have a lot of fine tuning to do on their 229's and then they can barely get them to fly in circles with extended thrust tubes.
Hmmmmmm, can't really agree with you I'm afraid.
Oct 12, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Hmmmmmm, can't really agree with you I'm afraid.
Ok let's get the drums roll going.
Oct 12, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Hmmmmmm, can't really agree with you I'm afraid.
Let's get the drum roll going.

And here's some eye candy to keep the fire burning.
Oct 12, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Forget the drums. Start rounding up some Chinese to make this thing happen.
Oct 12, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Forget the drums. Start rounding up some Chinese to make this thing happen.
Drums or no drums just make it already!
And please, Durafly quality!!!!


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