Flying saucer

by gpvillamil, published

Flying saucer by gpvillamil Jul 29, 2011

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A (mostly) parametrically defined flying saucer. Hollow dome allows for including a pilot figure, eg. octopus, Colbert, etc.
UPDATE (8/1/11): Updated v3 with a hinged hatch on the top dome for even more excitement. Depending on your machine, clearances on the hinge might need to be adjusted.
UPDATE (12/16/11): Uploaded two versions of the hatch with tighter clearances, it should clip in more solidly. V4 is snugger than V3, and V5 is the snuggest, with bigger pins. I usually use a heat gun to adjust the hinge so that the hatch closes properly.


Print the top half and bottom half. Insert 3 small pieces of 3mm filament in the registration holes. Glue together.
If you're using the version with a hatch, print the hatch and snap it into place.

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damn amazing job!! ur amazing

Nice design. Hatch doesn't fit on the top too well, keeps falling off.

I added two additional versions of the hatch with bigger pins, give them a try. I've been using only the new versions, really.

Thanks. I've already given it to my friends kid, so I'll print him out the new hatches for next time I see him. I'll let you know how it turns out.

jetty - in reply to jetty

Incidentally, he loves the saucer and aliens.

Really great design!

Kinda reminds me of the Li'l UFO from Earthbound. One of these days I want to design and print the Sky Runner...

I captured one of the flying saucers. I wonder if it flew directly here or did it come through Area 51? :)

I like that its done in OpenSCAD yellow. Nice.