266 Swinnow Ln, Leeds LS13, UK
The Wild Hornet is based on the JET training model, which comes with a high degree of modification. It displays excellent flight characteristics at low speeds, during aerobatics and at speeds above 380 km an hour (240 MPH). All at an affordable price.
During construction, we used the many years of experience of Hans Laubscher. Hans is a multiple Swiss champion in the JET category and is a member of the national JET team. He has extensive knowledge of gas turbine engines and knows some JET trainers on the market. We combined all of the good properties of these models, our experience from working with the JET engine and our advanced design skills. WILD HORNET is the result. The F / A 18 Hornet American fighter jet served as the template, combined with an auto stable delta wing profile. The WILD tag was given to this aircraft because its first test speed reached 400 Km an hour. This was due to its solid construction, which ensures a sufficiently rigid airframe, and its JET CAT P80 turbine. The construction of this aircraft allows for the installation of a turbine with a thrust of up to 14 kg. This gives it the means to do some crazy stuff, including flying and maneuvers at extremely high speeds... As standard equipment, the WILD HORNET is equipped with a plexiglass cabin and an effective design of the pilot’s cockpit with modified partitions for mounting to the frame, engine electronics and servos.
The fuselage is a honeycomb design, made of white fiberglass and plywood parts. This is achieved with a sandwich construction, which increases the strength of the body by several times. For better control on landing, this model was equipped with aerodynamic drag on the bottom of the fuselage. The brake is a split-off design, which increases the strength of the fuselage and undercarriage, with shafts that prevent the "pressurisation" of the fuselage at high speeds.
The wings also use a GFK sandwich construction, using reinforced cantilevered tubes. The wings are designed to exclude the possibility of "fluttering" – the flapping of the rudder at higher speeds. This is a classical construction technique due to the fact that cracks in rudder hinges lead to excessive turbulence. In critical situations, this can damage or cause the loss of wings.
The rudders are similar to the GFK wing design. They are mounted on the fuselage with two struts and secured with screws.
The engine is embedded in the back of the model, closest to the axis of the aircraft. A recess in the hull mounting allows the installation of a turbine with up to 14 Kg of static thrust. When using the standard engine thrust of 6-9 Kg, which has a smaller diameter of about 2 cm, there is better cooling of the turbine casing.
WILD HORNET is designed as a low-wing monoplane with a delta-wing configuration
Wing span 1.700 mm
Length 1.650 mm
Weight 8,5 kg (without fuel)
Minimum speed about 35 km/h
Maximum speed up to 400 km/h
Turbine 80 - 160 N
Fuel tank 2 Litres
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