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Small Thunderbolt Glider Hand Launch

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (1 vote)
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Licence CULTS - Private Use
Publication date 2023-11-19 at 22:44
Design number 1589021
3D design format
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  • Thunderbolt-Glider-stl_SmallThunderbolt.stl
  • Thunderbolt-Glider-stl_Thunderbolt.stl
  • Thunderbolt-glider-3mf_SmallThunderbolt.3mf
  • Thunderbolt-glider-3mf_Thunderbolt.3mf

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3D model description

Lightweight hand throw glider (HTG)

Awesome little glider with bendy nose and the wing geometry of the iconic warbird of WWII, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt!

This one can glide very slowly. Be gentle to it and it will bring you lots of fun!

Includes full size version and a properly scaled down variant for smaller printers.

Bend wings slightly upwards
Bend tail to a V shaped stabilizer
Bend tail slightly upwards directly behind the wings.

Grab between wings and tail as seen in the picture and throw gently

3D printing settings

Layer height: 0.1mm (works best) - 0.2mm

Infill: 100%

Outer Lines: Min 3

Placement: Glider is rotated 45° in z-axis so that the infill of the first layer goes along the wings. This gives some rigidity when bending the wings and stabilizers.


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