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CupCakeGlider by tfwesley Apr 21, 2010

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Toy glider designed to be made with MakerBot CupCake CNC.


See assembly drawing.
Parts may require some sanding and/or glue to fit.
Slingshot glider into action with rubber band.
Adjust coin ballast to achieve desired flight characteristics.
Recycle the broken parts and just print new ones!
Use modeling software to play with different airfoils (This design uses classic Clark Y), wing plans, etc.

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please fix the body...as it is impossible to print...(ive tried 3 times)

also, it shouldnt effect the aerodynamics much to make a flat bottomed glider.

Try fuselage2. hope it works, let me know of any other snafus

Thank you for the helpful feed back! I will work on fixing your problem.

Thank for your comments, I have not made it, but looks like Ryan will be the Chuck Yeager for this. Let me know how it goes.

I'm definately making this. Bonus points for using a real airfoil (ClarkY). So many of these attempts pay no heed to aerodynamics.

Very cool! Have you done any test to see if it would fly?