HORTON 7/VII

A plane to think about, two blade pusher.

 

 

More drawings 28 January 2019.

27 January 2019. Started cutting parts for wing.

Feb 2019 update on model nearly ready for test flying.

Note Reflex on tips

11 March 19. The wing is so good I am now cutting panels for the MK 2 Horten 229.

16 March 2019 model ready for testing, reports to follow.

Maiden flight 24 March 19. Disastrous results two flights crashed both times un-flyable model flew straight up spun over and came straight down bang broken wing. Took model home repaired wing and reset line guide, reduced movement on elevators to + and – 4mm, re-calculated CG position added a load of lead in nose.

Tested again at Basildon on the 27 March 19 flew like a beautiful plane, took off low speed and high speed flying good, high flying good what was the problem. Happy pilot. Note this was only a test model to prove concept.

 

Problem solved good model.

17 April 19. Four more test flights still looks good will test again next week if all OK will seal drawings and start on next model. Various photos from tests.

29 April 19 will continue test flying this week very pleased with the results, started second model proceeding well.

Wing ready for the centre section to be covered in Obechi veneer and then brown paper.

Just got a copy of the Hortens history, well worth reading.

Some photos of their wings.

1 May 19. Model test flown again repeated results so drawings sealed no further changes required. Making undercarriage parts and top cowl should be ready for Old Warden July 2019.

July 19. Update on progress now ready for tests.

6 Aug 19 update. Model flown many times now really nice to fly.

This is as far as you can go, we have learnt the lessons the model flys very well maybe a larger wing span next ? 60 inch.

Old warden july 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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