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Dart-A-Ray PLA Glider Extraordinaire

Creation's quality: 4.7/5 (3 votes)
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3D model description

A Glider that Flies Really Well
inspired by stratus and monarch by exosequitur, I teach engineering at a High School academy and promote aeronautical engineering with a PLA Glider design brief and flight challenge. After a few tries, this is the piece de resistance.
It flies better than anything I've printed before
but you have to print it in a good quality PLA with .25 layers,1 or 2 perimeters and top bottom layers, and between 10 and 25 % infill.
Love it, change color after the first layer if you'd like,
but know that while Simplify3D will dial the first layer,
that first layer must be rich in material and laid down on the bed a bit smoooshed so it adheres to itself and creates a strong, fused bottom layer.
Fly it with hand, or with maybe with a rubber band, and bend the entire fuselage a bit to enable more or less lift. Rubber band provides more lift than a hand throw from behind the winds of course.
DC aka vinchlet

3D printing settings

.25mm layers
10-20% infill
1-2 walls or bottom or top layers

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • dartaray.stl

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  • Last update: 2020/08/23 at 06:20
  • Publication date: 2019/03/17 at 04:48





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