Mela. Plane model. Glider, airplane.

by MVano Mar 24, 2019
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Where is the file for the two rods used to attach the wings?

I have everything else printed and ready to go.

This is a carbon or plastic stick. The wing is only centered.

FYI: if I scale to 120%, I get a stabalizer

I really like your design, but it doesn't print. I have a .4 nozzle, but even if I switch to a .2, the stabilizer is so thin, it doesn't print.

If you are using Slic3r. It prints with .4 nozzle if you select the option "detect thin wall"

Thanks. I like this glider and will try again.

I use a 0.4 nozzle, 0% infill and vase mode for wing. For body I don' t use vase mode. On this setting is plane very good.

That's what I tried, but I'm using Slic3r. I got it to work though. The default extrusion width is .45 for Slic3r. I had to change it to .35 for the stabilizer to print. I have one wing printed so far and it looks like a great little flyer. I'll post a make when I'm done.


Beware of weight! It's hard enough already.

Sorry, but this model doesn't work for me. The stabilizer is too thin (broke on second flight) and it's very tail heavy. I've done RC models for 30 years so I can appreciate the challenge of designing this model. I love the wing design so I may remix it in another model.

Mela 2 Plane model. Glider, airplane.
by MVano

Thanks. That's a great looking glider too.

It's hard, but it works fine.