by exosequitur, published
Update... New Model - better looks and performance! the old model is still on here too...and an improved, unbranded version with dihedral is available at threedsy.com
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If you liked the Stratos, you'll probably love the Monarch! With a little bit of retro feel and a more organic appearance, this glider now holds the title of my highest performing flyer! (edit - not any more, check out the Super Stratos at thingiverse.com/thing:97803) Flying slightly better than my very popular stratos (not the Super Stratos) glider ( thingiverse.com/thing:31944 ), the monarch even looks great standing still! Enjoy!
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I just built 4 of these to play around with at a family outing. Took one for a test flight and was blown away. Incredible distance, dramatic loops, and all kinds of fun.
FYI, I Dremel'ed the groove in the underside of the 'cockpit' then superglued the front fin into it. Makes for much easier and stronger assembly and only takes a sec. For about 50 cents of plastic and a 30 minute build, these are hours of entertainment. Thanks! Love it.
I'll be trying out the space shuttle version from your site soon. Got a ball field nearby perfect for losing one over the fence!
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Solid Layers: 2
filament use / weight (3mm) : Approx 1100mm
first layer lentghwise (0 degrees to fuselage), altrenate by 90 degrees. A 45 degree (or non right angle) axis will cause asymetrical wing warping under load (bad).
Allow to cool before carefully removing from build platform. The wings are easily deformed during removal, and must be absoultely symmetrical for proper flight. Removal with a very thin plastic spatula (print one!) is preferred. Test fit all parts and trim if necesary prior to final assembly with a very small amount of CA Glue.
Launching is by hand or with a 1/16" (1.7mm) rubber band.
Test and adjust by hand launching first.
A slight elevator - up reflex is required for non-inverted flight. This is accomplished by latching the elevons up on the relex tabs on the aft end of the fuselage. A tiny drop of glue will prevent the elevons from moving from their latched position.
A gradual test/adjust cycle is recommended. To correct turning or spiraling, differential elevator control (elevon) is preferred, though some aileron bending may be needed if the wings are warped from improper bed removal. Carefully bend this in with finger pressure, but avoid creasing or excessive strain.
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