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horten 229

#1
David did a wonderful job on the viggen but it only had one fan. I think it got up to 80 mph the horten 229 has 2 motors and I have always loved the looks of that plane.do you think you could talk him in to cutting a horten 229 from foam? With David doing the foam I know it will turn out grate. I bet it will go over100 mph. Or you could put 2 rocket motors in it.that is if you can find the templets for it.thanks black-hart
 

earthsciteach

Moderator
Moderator
#2
There are drawings available for the 229. It is one of the most beautiful airplanes to ever be designed. I'd love to see the FT guys do it justice.
 
#3
For a plane that came out of the 40 s it wis light years ahead of its time. Even jack Northrup had a long way to go to catch up with the shorten 229.
 

pgerts

Old age member
Mentor
#4
There is a big difference.
The new "jets" are designed for huge area turbines compared with the older ones.
I guess that the H229 in about the same size would have two 35 mm fans instead of one 70 mm in the J37 - making it slower with less power.