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  • Inspired by the impressive Super Stratos Glider comes a colection of 3D printable airplane models of actual aircraft that really fly!

    Here's the classic B52 Heavy Bomber. Capable of flight times that are endless due to air to air refuelling and responsible for many US bombing assignments. This version is accurate to the B52's kind apart from a somewhat increased wing area to enabe better gliding (endless flight time has yet to be acheived though!). Fast, affordable and simple to print (support free), these airplanes supply hours of pleasure and all you need is an elastic band!

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  • If you've got a heated/glass print bed afterward it can save you lots of effort and time if you print the glider with no raft. Your print layers should be set to either 0.2mm or 0.1mm (the wings are 0.4mm thick and the wing detail an extra 0.2mm). Your first print layer cannot surpass 0.2mm. Ideally align your first print layer running parallel to the cockpit after which vary your print layers by 90 degrees (not 45 degrees) to prevent warping of the wing. It is not the end of the world should youn't do this but it's urged. The dihedral wing joint (the two grooves running down the cockpit) must be clamped and glued to the central rotating shaft in order to pull the wings upwards into a shallow, symmetrical 'V' - exceptionally significant for steady flight. Assemble using an excellent model adhesive. I have located the greatest technique for launching is: Attach an elastic band, you can use trial and error to locate strength and your favorite distance, to the 'trigger'. Hold the airplane by the horizontal tail flaps, place your first and second fingers on either side of the tail, the top side and your thumb on the underside. Pull back and raise the tension in the elastic band making sure it is not twisted. Train the airplane at fire and a small up angle! From experience, if flying your airplane in a field with long grass be sure you keep an eye on where it lands!


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