A next-gen "jet" glider, the T-49 follows in the footsteps of the F47, but with better stability and easier adjustment.
Huge flights, big loops, and graceful glides are sure to bring out the jet jockey in every aspiring aviator.
Premium versions, the Larger T48, the unbranded T-49, and the long distance F-48 are available at http://threedsy.com.
Larger versions aren't just scaled up, the wings are redesigned for light weight and strength, and the hinges change in scale as well.
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:
For instructions look at my glider instruction thing:1465700.
Link to help on printing glider wings: http://threedsy.com/blogs/news/7974289-3d-printing-airplane-wings-and-other-membrane-structures
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ABS or PET is preferred for durability.
Bed must be leveled and printer adjusted to produce good single layer prints. Measurement and calibration of your filament is highly recommended.
Use .2mm or .1mm layer height, 30% infill, with 2 outer perimeters.
Designed to print with 0.5mm or smaller nozzle.
Orient model so that first layer infill is printed parallel to the span of the wings. Diagonal infill in the wings will result in a model that will not easily fly straight.
Use a spatula or similar tool to carefully lift the print from the print bed. The wings are easily damaged by bending during removal. A printable one is included in the zip file, along with more comprehensive instructions.
Download the .zip file for instructions on building and flying this glider.