recent change: 2015-04-29

 

The Heinkel He 162 was equipped with a modern and efficient airfoil. Thus speeds of over 200 km/h (125 mph) can be reached. The testing of the jet is planned for 2015. A Vasafan 120, 14s 9000 mAh, has been chosen as a drive for the EDF version.

The turbine jet was built by Hans-Gerd Mölder.

 

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The solid frames made from plywood and fibreglass together with the ductings and the planked hull form a very sturdy body. This "jet group" is in turn tightly connected to the fuselage cell by the wing plug-in mounts.

 

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By assembling and finally screwing the exhaust components´group the fan will both be trued up airtight to the seams of the ductings and be secured against twisting and slipping.

 

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The fan is installed from behind. A polygon prevents from rotating.

 

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The prototype´s 3D draft is completed. After more than 1000 hours of computer work 3.8 m2 (4.54 yd2) of poplar plywood, 1.25 m2 (1.49 yd2) of balsa and 0,35 m2 (0.42 yd2) fibre glass boards have been milled.

For building the fuselage an easy to handle mounting frame was planned.

Fuselage nose, rear end and the tips of the tailplane´s end plates are from balsa. The kit will contain suitable auxiliary frames for sanding.

As with the D. H. 88 Comet all cables are installed in plastic channels: in the fuselage, in the wing and in the control surfaces.


The servos are mounted in frames so that they can easily be changed.

Due to the high speeds and G-loads the whole stabilizer unit will be firmly glued to the fuselage. Several fibre glass parts and boxed double spars combine the rear end and fuselage to a solid unit at the lowest feasible weight.


Preferably the elevators are controlled by one servo each.

Similarly for each of the two end plates one servo is provided. Upper and lower surfaces are connected by a torsion bar.

[Foto: 'wheelsup_cavu', taken at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, USA]


Heinkel He 162
Volksjäger

glattCAD´s youngest project, quarter scale, wood work! The take-off weight of the model intended to be powered by a modern 120 mm (diam. 4.72") fan is estimated to less than 10 kg. At a fuselage length of 2.28 m (90") and a solid retractable landing gear this is nevertheless an ambitious undertaking.

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The wing tips, the fan inlet, the ductings and all the gear doors shall be glassfibre shell constructions. A canopy from PETG transparent material will be part of the kit, too.

Two aluminum plug-in mounts, exactly parallel, reliably connect wings and fuselage.


In the tips two glass fibre angles are resinated thus guaranteeing a robust connection to the wing: Given the narrow gear track and the model´s tendency to sometimes tilt over the main wheels after landing or while taxiing this feature is quite sensible.


The drives of the flaps are also screwed into frames. The flaps servo can easily be accessed by an opening in the root rib.

The flaps rotate excentrically, like the original.

A practicable wing lock system, as well as a frame for installing "green Mulitplex" connectors are provided.

 

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These screenshots show the flexible locking of the edf-prototype´s battery carrier within a range of 84 mm (3.31") at a raster of 21 mm (0.83").

On the fibre glass carrier a 14S lipo, 8000 mAh size, can easily be mounted!

 

 

 

 

The series kits (jet and edf) will contain the basic components for assembling the cockpit´s scale interior, e.g. glare shield, control panel, consoles, seat, main gun, etc.

 

 

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The main gear´s mounting frames sit perfect angled to accomplish a gear function true to original. The doors are moved by special glassfibre hinges.

Gears electrically retractable are state-of-the-art and recommended for this model. The wheels´ diameters are 160 mm (6.3")and barely fit into the wheel well - as with the original.

 

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