" this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby..." A great flying 100MM jet to take you right into the danger zone!
Dramatic arcing loops, swooping dives, and long glides are the norm with these high performance, durable gliders.
The unbranded version of this jet is part of the 100mm collection at http://threedsy.com, which also includes a special 100mm printable, but full size version of the stingray! (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:158430)
Be sure to read the readme file prior to printing...there are some important things to know when you slice the model.
You may want a launcher ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:95765 )and a 8" x 1/8" rubber band to fully explore the flight envelope of this glider.
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Description: A high performance low aspect ratio glider with supersonc fighter styling, ideal for long looping flights and long glides.
Solid Layers: 2
first layer lengthwise (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 and trim if necesary prior to final assembly with a very small amount of CA Glue.
The F series are roll sensitive due to their low aspect ratio wings.
Launching is by hand or with a 1/8" x 8" (3.5mm) rubber band. Rubber band launch is reccomended for best results. (the micro F47 requires a much smaller band)
Test and adjust by hand launching first. Some of the models are difficult to hand lauch and should be tested with a 1/16" rubber band instead.
A slight elevator - up reflex is required for flight. This is accomplished by latching the elevons up on the relex tabs on the aft end of the fuselage. these tabs may be adjusted by filing to achieve desired flight characteristics. After the desired flight profile is attained, a tiny drop of glue will prevent the elevons from moving from their latched position.
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.
A gradual test/adjust cycle is recommended.