Cheekymandos – ShockHawk

Hee-hee HA-HA

IT’S THAT GUY, WHO FLIES THAT PLANE!

This model is a very loose interpretation of the 1984 GI-Joe Sky Hawk.  I remember playing with that as a kid (had the later chrome version) thinking that, VTOL or not, there was no way it would fly in real life (aeronautics engineers, please weigh-in on that), so as a disclaimer, I should say that this also does not fly.  That doesn’t make it any less fun to swoosh around the house making airplane noises though.

Parts List:

Missile Launcher – Dragon Mountain Design (x1)

Helpful Tools:

3D Printer (or printing service)

Flush Cutters

Sandpaper

E6000 Glue (maybe)

  1. Print out Parts

    All files are available for free on Thingiverse, YouMagine, Cults3D, and MyMiniFactory.  PLA was used with 20% infill on most components (supports needed only for SH-Canopy).  SH-Ski (x2) and SH-FanShroud were printed in NinjaFlex SemiFlex.

    This one is for my nephews. Christmas is coming...

  2. Post-Processing

    Using the flush cutters, clean up any strands left over from printing with SemiFlex.  Sandpaper can help if any of the press-fits are too tight.

  3. Tail

    Slide SH-Tail into slot of SH-Body.

    Had to sand a bit on this first try because some two-year-old decided to explore the z-axis settings on the Prusa.

  4. Canopy

    Snap SH-Canopy onto studs of SH-Body.

    I'm not even a little mad about it.

  5. Skis

    Slide SH-Ski into the slots of SH-Body (x2).

    I mean, we both probably learned important information about the printer.

  6. Fans

    Press-fit SH-CWFan and SH-CCWFan into SH-FanShroud.

    She learned that turning knobs and pressing buttons is pretty fun.

    And I learned how to adjust the z-axis back to the proper height.

    Snap fan assembly into recess of SH-Tail.

    Win-win.

  7. Missile Launcher

    Press-fit Missile Launcher into slot of SH-Body.

    Really getting some good mileage out of this design

  8. Try to Think Up a Better Commando Name!

    If the Cheat Commandos aren’t your thing, you can still fly into battle with the troops of your choosing.

    Daughter calls him "Baby Bacca"

Like what you’re seeing here?  Follow me on Twitter @DragonMtnDesign to stop Blue Laser from building a button that will make it snow at the beach.

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