Horten HX-2 Takes Flight in Germany
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December 15, 2019 - by Jason McDowell for flyingmag.com
The striking Horten HX-2 flying wing that was unveiled in Friedrichshafen, Germany, at AERO in April 2018 has completed its initial stages of flight-testing and continues to progress through ground vibration and flutter testing at Horten headquarters near Eisenach, Germany.
During the initial flight-tests, the HX-2 was flown at speeds up to 124 mph and has returned promising preliminary data.
When flown at the long-range cruise speed of 87 mph, the HX-2's 100-hp Rotax 912is engine demonstrated a fuel burn of 2.64 gallons per hour. With 64.4 gallons of fuel capacity, this translates into...
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