Horten Ho-IX


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Horten Ho-IX  
by Jack Lynn Bale
84in span
Tags: Scale Glider R/C Military
formers incomplete :(

This plan was found online 01/11/2011 at: http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/categories.php?cat_id=42
Outerzone planID: oz1736 | Filesize: 535KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: jmorin12


About this Plan

Horten Ho-IX V3/ Go 229 - Scale model flying-wing, for radio control. Scale is 1/8. For power or glider versions.

Also known as the Ho 229, as it's a scale version of the "Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229 (or Gotha Go 229 for extensive re-design work done by Gotha to prepare the aircraft for mass production)." See wikipedia entry.


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User comments

Horten IX is a seductive plane. It's also one of the most complex to model in all of modelling. Mr Bales got it 100% wrong he had no idea what he was doing with this one. Honestly suggest no one download this plan...
Bare - 10/06/2012
I tried to build from these plans and gave up. The airfoil sections are even wrong. No one that I know of has built a flying model from these plans. Wings on the web can help. Or Traplet.
DrEvel - 08/01/2016
Here are some photos of my Horten Ho-IX [more pics 003-007]. Reading some of the other comments, apparently either this is not scale or too difficult to build. I assure you this is not for the faint of heart. These drawings must've been from a kit that had possibly a fiberglass top and bottom plastic or something, because the center section is very vague and there's not enough ribs to plank it with balsa or so forth. So looking at a lot of photos on the internet, I got inspiration and here's the result. After initial assembly of the wing I did give it a glide test and it flew. Now trying to engineer power system with EDF Jets. I made it from dollar store foamboard mixed with some balsa pieces & spruce here and there, but this project was actually just for a test to see the feasibility if it would fly. I've read a lot of things on the internet and people were asking about this particular plan by Jack Lynn Bales. Well, a test glide on the hill was successful. However, the CG I had to place it back further than on plan.
LarryW - 06/02/2017
I have more photos that you may like to post [more pics 009-011]. First photo is one of scale just to show you how big the Horten 229 is. The second one is the underside of the Horten.
LarryWelle - 08/02/2017
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