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.
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.
The fan is installed from behind. A polygon prevents from rotating.
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.
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.
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]
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.
Two aluminum plug-in mounts, exactly parallel, reliably connect wings and fuselage.
The flaps rotate excentrically, like the original.
A practicable wing lock system, as well as a frame for installing "green Mulitplex" connectors are provided.
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.
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.