"Red Baron II: Hand Launched Biplane Glider" is yet another hybrid PLA / balsa wood hand launched glider and is the result of the numerous thoughtful comments and emails I received regarding my "Red Baron Hand Launched Glider" model. Some reminded me that while indeed Mr. Schulz's "Snoopy" character was at the helm of his doghouse, he imagined it to be a "Sopwith Camel" which of course is a "biplane" not a "monoplane". So in thanks to those who reminded me, here's the biplane! And as is the monoplane model, this model is designed for indoor / calm weather outdoor flying.
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 six 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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