Horten X Volksjäger

by   5,894 Zippy6  7 days ago
Auto Credit Based on AdlerSteiner's LuftWaffe Challenge - Reborn

Horten Ho X Volksjäger

Historical Background

Due to the worsening condition of the war for Germany, the German Air Ministry (RLM) put out a specification for a fighter that would use as little raw resources as possible, be easily mass produced, and have excellent performance. Although not among the many companies chosen to develop this new Volksjäger, the Horten brothers submitted their own design that followed a similar design philosophy as their Ho 229. The Ho X (ten) was to be built of steel pipes sheathed in plywood for the centre section, while the outer wing panels were entirely wooden. The wing had two sweepback angles, starting with 60 degrees at the centre section but then being reduced to 43 degrees on the outer wings. Control was to be maintained through elevons on the wing tips where the drag surfaces that provided yaw were located as well. An advantage of this design would have been its ability to accept a variety of powerplants, be it the planned BMW 003E turbojet or the He S 011. A single 30mm cannon was to be fitted in the nose with two 15mm MG's mounted in the wing roots. A scale protoype was built to determine CG location, and a full size glider was under construction by the end of the war in 1945

Controls

All normal flight controls
TRIM is trim

Notes

She's a little squirrel-y when you give full and sudden up elevator. Slow to Roll in a hard turn.
This basically a redo of my old Ho X that was complete garbage. This one is far more accurate, being made using some original plans from 1945 (Shown below)
1:1 scale

Gallery

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Original drawing from 1945
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Camo inspo
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Somewhere... at some sekrt mountain testing facility....

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor LuftWaffe Challenge - Reborn
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 42.2ft (12.9m)
  • Length 26.6ft (8.1m)
  • Height 8.6ft (2.6m)
  • Empty Weight 9,598lbs (4,353kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,936lbs (4,507kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.678
  • Wing Loading 18.1lbs/ft2 (88.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 549.3ft2 (51.0m2)
  • Drag Points 1280

Parts

  • Number of Parts 273
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    5,706 CrazyCatZe

    Looks amazing!

    5 days ago
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    5,894 Zippy6

    @Freerider2142 yeah boi go for it

    +1 6 days ago
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    @Zippy6 hey, Do you mind if I do a Video test of this?
    Link

    6 days ago
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    Really nice!
    I liked the first one, and I really like this one!
    wish it was a bit faster but hey... it's a WWII era :)

    6 days ago
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    5,894 Zippy6

    @AceOfSpade Custer channel wing. This specific one is the ccw-5

    7 days ago
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    4,401 AceOfSpade

    What is your profile pic of? I cant find that plane anywhere!!
    @Zippy6

    7 days ago
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    5,894 Zippy6

    @AceOfSpade perhapssssssss

    7 days ago
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    4,401 AceOfSpade

    No probs!!! Isnt it Volksjager?
    @Zippy6

    7 days ago
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    5,894 Zippy6

    @AceOfSpade I literally just posted it let me at least finish the desc before you upvote man XD

    Edit: its done now, feel free to upvote away!

    7 days ago