A project to build a model of the Horten Ho 229 V3 cockpit in 1:1 scale. The purpose is to serve as a prop for an upcoming National Geographic documentary on the Ho 229.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Throttle quadrant

Worked on the throttle/fuel cock controls this weekend.

The geometry and movement are per the original, straight off the production drawings. They're not connected to anything though :-)

The forward handles are the throttles. The rear two are the "Brandhahn" (fuel cock) controls which control the flow of fuel to the turbojets. The rear position was "Zu" (off), and the two stepped positions (mid, forward) fed fuel from the two different fuel tanks.


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