Horten Ho XVIIIB Amerika Bomber

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    The scale of this model will be around 1:90 or thereabouts depending on how you print it. I'm almost done with the model; all I have to do is the testbuild and the base. Might probably get this up either later today or on Friday.

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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    Cool, a flying wing! I'm curious: Has this plane ever flown or is this the proposed giant prototype version based on the Horten 229 which was supposed to bring a German A-bomb to the U.S.?
  3. zathros

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    This is the one that was supposed to fly to America. Since Enigma had been broken, I doubt it would have ever made it. I am pretty sure none of these ever flew. They did not have flaperons, or split ailerons, which would made made them flying death traps. Spin recovery would have been impossible and that would mean one engine out and the asymmetrical thrust would have been fatal. Petty concept to look at though. They were a long way of from anything practical though. :)
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    So I'm using tape again only because this is going to be a real simple model, and I'm honestly just building to test the fit and get this thing out before this weekend. Might do a proper build later on if I ever become well-rested.
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    fuselage/wing is done:
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    base is left:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I am not at all proud of this model.
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    If you ever want to make one of these for use as a real glider, find the C.G. put some ailerons at the end, make them so they can split, and add some tape inboard to act as flaps. Make the model so the leading edge (with the fat leading edge) appears as an upside wing. The negative pressure induced by the wings leading edge will generate massive lift. You may see some spectacular spins, but also incredible flights. Use a nickel or quarter for weight, with the finger hole just behind it. Doodle below. Just for fun. Your model looks great! :)

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  9. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Dude. That is an EXCELLENT idea.
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    Don't even go there, dude...

    Rocketman Tan

    I think you should be, after all, YOU created something out of sheer imagination. YOUR imagination. And YOU built it.
    It may look like a simple model, but it's not so easy to glue a wing with real attack angles.
    Of course, your harshest critic should always be YOU, but I think it's great.

    Rogério
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    Totally agreed! :thumb:

    Thank you for the fine model! :wave:
  13. zathros

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    Dude, that is a deceptively complex shape and you nailed it!! I have made flying wing gliders, but they are based on different angles. (We could PM about that). They had some of the most spectacular flights, but sometimes, especially in a steeply banked rising turn, it would go nuts. Thankfully it is a sturdy design. It's been a while since I made one (I did it on a bet).

    You model is awesome, if the German symbols bother you, make one with a black and white Zebra pattern, lines going from front to back. It would look awesome! :)
  14. micahrogers

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    Thanks again Rocketman, another model added to my collection . I love your work.

    Please keep up the good work.