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stalkervision
06-23-2009, 03:09 PM
I saw something about a new special on the Horton brothers aircraft as being recreated to fly. Anyone know about this show? I believe it may be on PBS this weekend but i am not sure..

it's on this weekend that I am pretty sure of.

stalkervision
06-23-2009, 03:09 PM
I saw something about a new special on the Horton brothers aircraft as being recreated to fly. Anyone know about this show? I believe it may be on PBS this weekend but i am not sure..

it's on this weekend that I am pretty sure of.

crucislancer
06-23-2009, 04:06 PM
I think it's on at 9pm on the national Geographic Channel, June 28th. That's what I wrote in my Calendar notes. Weird thing is that I can't seem to find the thread about it, should be a little over a month old. Search isn't finding it, though.

Waldo.Pepper
06-23-2009, 04:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
I saw something about a new special on the Horton brothers aircraft as being recreated to fly. Anyone know about this show? I believe it may be on PBS this weekend but i am not sure..

it's on this weekend that I am pretty sure of. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not likely that it is being recreated to fly. Read the article carefully and I think you will agree that it is being recreated to investigate its stealth capability. (Which I predict will be poor given the longer wavelength's used during the war).

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...671015847#3671015847 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3671015847?r=3671015847#3671015847)


EDIT: See also this link...

http://www.avenueedmonton.com/...item/stealth-shooter (http://www.avenueedmonton.com/articles/page/item/stealth-shooter)

stalkervision
06-24-2009, 07:30 AM
FOUND IT!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


http://channel.nationalgeograp...ighter-3942/Overview (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/hitler-s-stealth-fighter-3942/Overview)

Gammelpreusse
06-24-2009, 11:10 AM
This got me curious. Googled a bit around on the topic and found this:

Hey guys, It doesnt compare with "modern" stealth as stated by a previous post but, for its day, it was a masterpiece. Their shot in the dark carbon dust between the layers of skin panels is there for one reason. To attempt to reduce the radar signature of the aircraft. And I wish that I could reveal what the outcome of the R.C.S. testing was, but I made a promise to the Director, Mike Jorgenson, not to reveal the results. We did give it a long major series of spins at diferent angles and from all the other testing I have seen, Many years and programs, It just...... Man, I wish I could tell you now. My jaw was on the floor. We all wanted to have the oppertunity to "tweek" model and do more "modern" treatments to the target but no time and no money. But let me say this, with some easy minor changes and treatments, modern carbon fiber for added strength, updated engines, this plane would be used today. Period. Also the Hortens figured out the secret of a stable non fly by wire flying wing. That was to put the C.G. of the aircraft more forward and the Engine exaust on top of the aft deck... It creates a more stable effect for flight then hanging the engines and exaust aft at the trailing edge... I.E. Jack Northrop's early approch. I saw the final cut of the documentary. It doesnt repeat seens like alot of other shows do.... let's put it this way, it holds you to the screen. Thanks for the interest. Talk soon, Tim

found here:

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/for...graphic-17883-3.html (http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/off-topic-misc/hitlers-stealth-fighter-national-geographic-17883-3.html)

By his statements one of the guys that worked on the Horton Project.

Highly fascinating.