X-Plane Horten Ho III

PreviewThe Horten Ho III was a high-performance flying wing sailplane build by the Horten brothers between 1937 and 1944. This model includes the Ho III-B glider and the Ho III-D motor glider.

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The Horten Ho III was a high-performance flying wing sailplane build by the Horten brothers between 1937 and 1944. This model includes the Ho III-B glider and the Ho III-D motor glider.


Horten Ho III stationary on runway.Detailed 3D and aerodynamic model based on construction photographs and post-war analysis, Horten sin3 bell-shaped lift distribution for improved stability, split differential ailerons for improved control, drag rudder and speed brakes controls integrated into the rudder pedals, detailed virtual cockpit including a complete tube-framed interior; stick, rudder pedals, throttle and flap controls with working linkages; “Astralon” clear reflecting wing covering and a custom fitted pilot, Walter Mikron II Engine simulation (Ho III-B), custom high-resolution WWII German metric instruments, landing gear and leading edge drag rudder animation, high resolution textures and multiple versions and liveries. Documentation included in the package.

By Fred Highland.

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The archive horten_ho_iii.zip has 168 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Horten Ho III07.28.170 B
Airfoils07.23.170 B
Horten 20.afl05.24.1725.21 kB
Horten 20F.afl07.10.1725.21 kB
NACA 0010 (symmetrical).afl07.21.1725.21 kB
Custom Avionics07.23.170 B
auto_carb_heat.lua05.27.17354 B
speedbrakes.lua03.02.17452 B
Ho III-B.acf07.21.171.06 MB
Ho III-B_cockpit.obj07.19.1714.86 kB
Ho III-B_icon11.png07.20.1772.14 kB
Ho III-B_icon11_thumb.png07.20.176.07 kB
Ho III-B_paint.png07.21.17659.12 kB
Ho III-B_paint2.png07.22.176.91 MB
Ho III-D.acf07.21.171.12 MB
Ho III-D_cockpit.obj07.19.1714.86 kB
Ho III-D_icon11.png07.20.1774.47 kB
Ho III-D_icon11_thumb.png07.20.176.11 kB
Ho III-D_paint.png07.21.17659.12 kB
Ho III-D_paint2.png07.22.176.91 MB
Ho_III_cockpit.png07.12.17214.79 kB
Objects07.23.170 B
L-canopy.obj07.19.1771.24 kB
L-canopy.png07.12.17339.66 kB
L-landing_gear_handle.obj07.22.1722.74 kB
L-pilot.obj07.05.171.04 MB
L-windshield.obj07.14.1710.29 kB
L-windshield.png07.10.1744.26 kB
cockpit_frame.png05.17.17243.63 kB
cockpit_shell.obj07.22.17147.07 kB
drag_rudders.obj07.20.178.02 kB
drag_rudders.png07.18.17347.83 kB
drag_rudders_white.png07.04.171.16 kB
drag_rudders_wood.png07.18.17347.83 kB
flaps_handle.obj07.19.1720.95 kB
flaps_handle.png02.21.17904.55 kB
landing_gear.png06.01.17260.72 kB
landing_gear_handle.png12.03.161.36 MB
main_gear.obj07.22.1731.61 kB
pilot.png06.05.172.71 MB
pilot_NRM.png12.02.165.56 MB
stick.obj07.14.1736.54 kB
stick.png05.18.172.10 MB
throttle.obj07.19.1720.99 kB
throttle.png02.21.17904.44 kB
tow_hook.obj07.13.174.65 kB
tow_hook.png05.29.171.54 kB
wire_pedals.obj06.29.1778.99 kB
wire_pedals.png05.26.17147.37 kB
Readme.rtf07.28.175.75 kB
Sounds07.23.170 B
contact07.23.170 B
boom1.wav12.02.1697.13 kB
boom2.wav12.02.1697.13 kB
systems07.23.170 B
flap.wav06.08.17275.67 kB
avionics.lua05.27.171.35 kB
cockpit07.23.170 B
-PANELS-07.23.170 B
Panel_Glider.png07.12.17366.13 kB
compass07.23.170 B
compass_GA-1.png05.20.174.26 kB
compass_GA-3.png05.20.1711.46 kB
compass_GA.png05.20.1733.36 kB
compass_round-1.png04.13.1710.40 kB
compass_round-3.png04.13.1723.72 kB
compass_round.png04.13.1780.80 kB
generic07.23.170 B
ASI_german150-1.png11.29.165.37 kB
ASI_german150.png05.20.1754.92 kB
Aus_label-1.png07.09.17308 B
Aus_label.png07.09.172.98 kB
Ein_label-1.png07.09.17308 B
Ein_label.png07.09.172.04 kB
Engine_Start_Button-1.png07.09.1724.55 kB
Engine_Start_Button.png07.09.1723.53 kB
Engine_Stop_Button-1.png01.24.1726.52 kB
Engine_Stop_Button.png01.24.1725.51 kB
VVI_german5-1.png11.29.165.37 kB
VVI_german5.png05.22.1759.64 kB
alt_german6-1.png11.29.165.37 kB
alt_german6.png05.20.1755.28 kB
blank_trigger-1.png02.05.17440 B
blank_trigger.png01.24.17381 B
blank_trigger_rotated-1.png07.07.17443 B
blank_trigger_rotated.png07.07.17300 B
engine_RPM_german3500-1.png01.12.175.37 kB
engine_RPM_german3500.png05.20.1757.11 kB
standard six07.23.170 B
HSIs03.16.170 B
airspeed05.03.170 B
altimeters05.03.170 B
artificial horizons07.23.170 B
all_attitude-1.png04.13.1719.51 kB
all_attitude-2.png01.09.1711.57 kB
all_attitude-3.png01.09.178.48 kB
all_attitude-4.png03.22.178.84 kB
all_attitude.png01.09.1731.60 kB
all_attitude.txt01.09.17195 B
turn slip03.16.170 B
vertical speed03.16.170 B
image1.jpg07.28.1769.80 kB
image2.jpg07.28.1783.11 kB
liveries07.23.170 B
D-12-34807.23.170 B
Ho III-B_icon11.png07.20.1748.07 kB
Ho III-B_icon11_thumb.png07.20.175.38 kB
Ho III-B_paint.png07.21.17685.80 kB
Ho III-B_paint2.png07.21.17797.00 kB
Ho III-D_icon11.png07.20.1752.74 kB
Ho III-D_icon11_thumb.png07.20.175.79 kB
Ho III-D_paint.png07.21.17685.80 kB
Ho III-D_paint2.png07.21.17797.00 kB
Objects07.23.170 B
drag_rudders.png07.04.171.16 kB
WL-VI-4507.23.170 B
Ho III-B_icon11.png07.20.1745.39 kB
Ho III-B_icon11_thumb.png07.20.175.28 kB
Ho III-B_paint.png07.21.17685.80 kB
Ho III-B_paint2.png07.21.17752.04 kB
Ho III-D_icon11.png07.20.1750.54 kB
Ho III-D_icon11_thumb.png07.20.175.76 kB
Ho III-D_paint.png07.21.17685.80 kB
Ho III-D_paint2.png07.21.17752.04 kB
Objects07.23.170 B
drag_rudders.png07.04.171.16 kB
plugins07.23.170 B
sasl07.23.170 B
6407.23.170 B
lin.xpl07.05.161.98 MB
mac.xpl07.05.161.50 MB
win.xpl07.05.16806.00 kB
OpenAL32.dll07.05.16287.87 kB
data07.23.170 B
components07.23.170 B
button.lua07.05.16438 B
clickable.lua07.05.16106 B
clickable.png07.05.16250 B
close.png07.05.16399 B
digits-tape-bg.png07.05.16248 B
digits-tape.png07.05.161.00 kB
digitstape.lua07.05.162.32 kB
frame.lua07.05.1679 B
freeTexture.lua07.05.16277 B
free_texture.lua07.05.16281 B
lamp.lua07.05.16572 B
needle-top.png07.05.16207 B
needle.lua07.05.16399 B
needle.tga07.05.162.63 kB
none.png07.05.16178 B
rectangle.lua07.05.16169 B
rotary.lua07.05.162.08 kB
rotary.png07.05.161.41 kB
rotatedTape.lua07.05.16514 B
rotated_tape.lua07.05.16514 B
rotateleft.png07.05.16215 B
rotateright.png07.05.16232 B
switch.lua07.05.16761 B
tape.lua07.05.16432 B
text.lua07.05.16182 B
texture.lua07.05.16144 B
textureLit.lua07.05.16194 B
togglePanelButton.lua07.05.16506 B
white-digits.png07.05.161.29 kB
scripts07.23.170 B
init.lua07.05.1641.18 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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