UPDATE3: I've successfully covered the wings with Ultracote! See updated pics. Check out the successful flight!
UPDATE2: The latest upload of this model now removes most of the main wing skin, greatly reducing cost and weight! The trade-off is though, now you have to cover the wing with Ultracote or similar wing covering. Not to worry though, the WSF material can take the heat.
UPDATE: Printing success! I've successfully received two initial models, so now that the printing is proven successful, I've opened it up for public sale. I've also updated the model with more lightening holes, and I've also added a tail skid to protect the tails, and a slot for adding a balsa vertical-tail. It's cheaper than adding a plastic-printed tail.
This is the first in what I hope to be an ongoing series of "Design-Print-Fly" RC airplanes; the Wind Skimmer!
Inspired by the birds in nature, namely the Black Skimmer, the Wind Skimmer is designed to showcase the organic design possibilities made available by 3D printing, while still providing a functional and fun RC airplane.
Click here to view an interactive 3D model!: http://skfb.ly/l3hgfec0
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