Puddle Jumper

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Puddle Jumper by MaikaiGuy Dec 9, 2012
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Inspired by "Whirly One", created by seedwire (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36217), I wanted to make another toy I had as a child. I looked for some puddle jumpers on Thingiverse, but they were not the same.

I got my first puddle jumper as a small child when visiting FAO Schwartz, when it was a warm and magical toy store on the Southeast corner of 5th and 58th, not the cold commercialized and corporatized version now situated across 58th street.

The puddle jumper sparked my first serious interest in aerodynamics.. It is a very fond memory of mine, as you can probably tell.


Printed on a Replicator with .27 layer height and 10% fill. No support.

Cut the disks from the blades (they are needed to keep it planted to the print bed).

Spin the puddle jumper between the palms with a quick motion.

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Awesome!! Thank you! Works great! I hammered the rotor mast into the blade because I couldn't easily do it by hand. I love the no hassle printing and assembly - no glue or additional parts required!

I remember this from my childhood when everything was just so much simpler and your imagination was your magical gateway, that didn't need electricity nor batteries, to everything you could dream and more.

Yeah. What you said. ;-)