by exosequitur, published
This is one of my older planes - its a good flyer, but there's a lot of better ones available to print now!
check them out at http://www.thingiverse.com/exosequitur/designs
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Too big? A similar Full sized glider that can be printed on a 100MM bed can be found at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:300168
Launcher and tools:
Link to lots more premium gliders: http://threedsy.com
My Favorite / Best Gliders FREE here on thingiverse
Stratos Snap together: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:158421
Stratos 100mm bed: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:300168
Stingray Snap Together: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:158430
Super Stratos: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:97803
F47 Jet 100mm: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:300301
Big F16 Jet: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:96242
Monarch Classic: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42637
Link to help on printing glider wings: http://threedsy.com/blogs/news/7974289-3d-printing-airplane-wings-and-other-membrane-structures
Description: An efficient conventional glider, ideal for looping flights and long glides.
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.