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    Horten 229 FPV

    One of my winter projects is to build a flying wing.
    I decided to make a semi scale Horten 229 bat wing.
    The wing span is 56 inches.
    I'm building it using 5mm foam board and 1/64th inch 3 layer plywood.
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    Crashing Vitamin J's Avatar
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    Awesome, definitely will be following this one. What specs for gear?

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    Engineer for Jesus Christ IBCrazy's Avatar
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    I have a CNC foam cutter. If you draw the airfoils up in Sketch-up I can put it on my cutter and cut this precisely in no-time. Might get it in the air sooner

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    Cool project! I have always loved the Horten wings. Subscribed.

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    Sweet! Subbed. Looks like a winner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBCrazy View Post
    I have a CNC foam cutter. If you draw the airfoils up in Sketch-up I can put it on my cutter and cut this precisely in no-time. Might get it in the air sooner

    -Alex
    Thanks for the offer Alex but where I live it's minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
    It's building season up here in Canada.
    I might take you up on your offer when I build a bigger wing
    Thanks again!

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    he just wants one too :P

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    Nice work there canadian, that is one of my Favorite planes


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    Quote Originally Posted by paintz2007 View Post
    he just wants one too :P
    Only glad to share my FPV design with others.
    I'm using the original Horton 229 airfoil design.

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    The following drawing shows my motor positioning, extension shaft and 9x6 folding pusher prop location.

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    The following picture shows , in addition, where I plan on having my Gopro camera and battery located. I placed a 14 inch folding prop in the picture to give an idea of
    the prop setup.

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    Build Update

    I managed to find some time to to work on one of my Horton 229.

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    The blunt nose modification is noticeable in this picture Click image for larger version. 

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    In this picture the propeller extension shaft can be seen close to where it'll be mounted Click image for larger version. 

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    I bought a 1/4 inch diameter stainless steel shaft from the hobby store and now I have to find somebody with a lathe to machine it down to 5 mm.I was also able to find some 5 mm ID bearings in the helicopter section of the hobby store.
    I'm planning on using a 25 power 870 KV motor to drive a 14 x 8 folding prop.

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