"Red Baron Hand Launched Glider" is a hybrid PLA / balsa wood hand launched glider. Weighing in at a scant 11g (.4oz) before balancing, this model features the Mr. Schulz "Snoopy" character at the helm of his flying doghouse and is designed for indoor / calm weather outdoor flying.
A very short video of Red Baron Hand Launched Glider first test flight is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ9PGAJr7LM.
The design combines a 3D printed fuselage structure in conjunction with balsa wood flight surfaces in order to minimize weight and increase glide performance. Consisting of only three 3D printed fuselage components, and three 3D printed templates (used for cutting the four flight surfaces from 1/32" balsa wood), this model is pretty easy to print, assemble and fly. I used 3D printed templates for cutting the flight surfaces knowing I had many more of these to make.
As usual, I probably forgot a file or two or who knows what else, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask as I do make mistakes in plenty.
Designed using Autodesk Fusion 360, sliced using Cura 3.4.1 and printed in PLA on both an Ultimaker 2+ Extended and an Ultimaker 3 Extended.
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