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5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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And more PHOTOS.......

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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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And more PHOTOS.......

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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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And more PHOTOS.......

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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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And more PHOTOS.......

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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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Richard_A
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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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Hello Bob,
You are cracking on well with this fascinating project. It would be good to see a little more detail of how the joiner system works at the centre section/tip section interface if that is possible. I think the last post is leading up to it.
Also are you putting carbon tows on the spruce spars? Again it looks like it from the last post.

Richard.

Bob Bray
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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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Thank you Richard,
Yes I am putting carbon tow on the spars. I don't mind over building even if it means a little more weight. That is not the case here only a little more time. Strength is everything. With such wing lengths I prefer to err on the side of caution. I don't intend to keep this bird for ever so the next owner can be safe in trusting that I built it right and it will last a long time. What better building history than photo proof?
The wing joining is simple. A 7/8", OD aluminum tube is im bedded as a sleeve and the wing rod will either be a solid aluminum rod or a couple of tubes slid together probably with a dowel inside and pinned. I am a budget modeler and am trying to build this one with that in mind as many of you are not interested in springing a hundred bucks or more for carbon fiber or glass parts. It's getting harder to find lengths and sizes in the local hardware and box stores. The sleeve and rod is 4' and everything in the stores are 3' & 2'. Use to be able to find 6' but not now without going online and then you don't know what shipping will do to it!
At any rate, the second wing is ready to receive TOW and final bracing. Then on to sheeting.
Not too bad for 27 days of building. I will have Marc Beaupre post some pictures of the center section and wing joining tube.
Many thanks for following along. Please feel free to comment or request explanation of anything here.
bird.

Paul_Williams
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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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Hi Bob,
as a long time Horten researcher, I had some input to Jilles drawings.
The wing section is pretty thick, although still slightly thinner than exact scale - have you experienced any problems with this feature ?
Slope soaring is my thing and I am considering an H.IIIb of around 3m which is is a bit easier to hang onto in a blow :D
Paul

Richard_A
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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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Thank you for the info Bob. I think modellers everywhere are finding it more difficult to source hardware items these days.
Good luck with the rest of the build. We are following it all with interest.

Richard.

Bob Bray
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Re: 5 meter Horton III BETA BUILD from Vermont USA

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Paul_Williams wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 20:32
Hi Bob,
as a long time Horten researcher, I had some input to Jilles drawings.
The wing section is pretty thick, although still slightly thinner than exact scale - have you experienced any problems with this feature ?
Slope soaring is my thing and I am considering an H.IIIb of around 3m which is is a bit easier to hang onto in a blow :D
Paul
Paul, I'm not sure what you mean about any problems. I'm still building it. This will be my first flying wing except for a ZAGGY foam electric about 48" span. 53 years building and flying experience but I hear this may be a bit of a challenge to fly. We will see! Thanks for your interest.
bird.

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