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  • After seeing how incredibly well my B52 Bomber flies I realised why my first B2 Stealth Bomber was not reaching fairly the same spaces (I Have managed to get nearly 100m of flight from my B52, video up shortly). The big oscillatory movement of the first stealth glider, whilst being secure, was sapping energy out of the flight and so to counter this I Have designed an incredibly technical aerodynamic damper - a tail!

    Printed here in Hot Pink you can see the version no longer fits the design of the B2 stealth bomber that is real as as the first the flight dynamics have been significantly enhanced. Clearly if this was powered by 4 turbofan engines and had the feedback and system control power of a supercomputer as in the real life version there would not be a demand for the tail! Yet I think it looks trendy and Northrop Grumman have undoubtedly missed a trick there!!

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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 additional 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 discovered the greatest technique for launching is: - Attach an elastic band, you can use trial and error to locate strength and your preferred distance, to the 'cause'. - Hold the airplane by the horizontal tail flaps, place and second fingers on the top side, either side of the tail 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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