Hello I wondered if any of you that have experience with the Bell-Imel groups 82" wing span GO-229 model would by anychance know if I might be able to fit the Schubeler DS-94 E D F into this scale. Or if i will have to custom scale up these plans. I would prefer not to but I have these fans available to me at very low cost and i would love to make them fit. They are 120mm fans and i beleive the outside diameter of the fan housing is 124 mm If anyone has any information to offer me before i purchase these plans it would be much appreciated.
Sorry to dig up an old thread, I've just read this and your HO229 V3 is awesome!
I wanted to know if your friend is selling the kits yet? I would be interested in the same V3 as yours, But also possibly a 1/5 with retracts.
Could you PM me with the info?
Looks like a nice flyer. The Hortens, Lippisches, and Gothas are starting to interest me, as the light wing load puts you in a whole new territory.
Listening to the beginning of the video, a truck starts out in first gear and then shifts to second, in perfect sync with the Horten's takeoff roll. For a minute there, I was thinking what's he got in there?
I'm admittedly unknowledeable about flying wings, and have always worried about having success with a design like this. Since Getting 3 jets to fly on the EDF30 fans, I've really been interested in an EDF30 Gotha or Horten design with the fans. The 30mm fans fly nice in a 22" heavy 262. Would be excellent in a wing, to forego the additional airframe weight.
Heiner, if you remember, you are one of the first people to respond years back when I built my first 262 scratchbuild.
I was watching NatGeo the other night, and they had a show on the Ho-229. The Northrop guys built up a replica and did stealth testing to see how stealthy it really was (it was not a flying model). IIRC, the show said the only flying 229's were done by the Horton Bros, and one of their test pilots was killed when he lost an engine and crashed.
One of the originals is still in military storage near DC, but it is not flyable.
Thanks guys can't understand why an agile craft wasn’t reproduce to fly with today’s technologies.. sure would like one in my garage.. I mean 600 mph..living in Hawaii what a craft for island hopping.. think I’ll check on a reproduction of the Horten 229 and it’s legalities…thanks again
HI everyone, Has anyone been able to contact the guys in France who are doing a ho229 kit? Its a very scale replica, their web site is a mine of wondedrfull stuff but no contact is possible(as far as I can determine)!
They are called equation model kits put horten kit into google and its first up. I want one! Cheers Phil.
Hallo Herr Heiner !
Ich habe mit grossem Interesse IHR Horten HO-229 Projekt bestaunt !!
Sie schrieben das Sie das Projekt von einem Herren übernahmen der auch den Design verändern kann.
"I bought the Ho-229 from an older RC-pilot, who caught a balsa alergy. He is able to calculate those Hortens at the computer to scale you want. Minifan, Midifan or even turbine. If you build them, according to the plans, they fly very well. If you are interested in drawings I can contact him for you. (I think he speaks no English) . Next winter I want to build a Horten 229 for 2 x 90mm EDF......."
Können Sie mir BITTE den Namen und die Kontakt Adresse des Herren übersenden.
Funny - yesterday watched the National Geographic programme on the Horten 229 : "Hitlers Stealth Fighter" and the 1:1 scale model built by Grumman in USA to test it's stealth capability ~ 60 years later ...
Amazing ... thinking maybe a nice couple of 50mm EDF's would do nicely ........