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.
Missile Launcher – Dragon Mountain Design (x1)
3D Printer (or printing service)
E6000 Glue (maybe)
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.
4/11/2018 UPDATE: Consolidating the number of places hosting the files. More changes to come, but they’re still available for free.
March 2020 UPDATE: Files can be downloaded directly from this site at the bottom of the page. They are also available on Prusa Printers!
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.
Slide SH-Tail into slot of SH-Body.
Snap SH-Canopy onto studs of SH-Body.
Slide SH-Ski into the slots of SH-Body (x2).
Press-fit SH-CWFan and SH-CCWFan into SH-FanShroud.
Snap fan assembly into recess of SH-Tail.
Press-fit Missile Launcher into slot of SH-Body.
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.
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.
The next #Cheekymandos vehicle flies into action soon! pic.twitter.com/f70WlXPyxt
— DragonMtnDesign (@DragonMtnDesign) June 24, 2017
March 2020 UPDATE: Files are available here! Click the Download button below for a zip file.
Files are available under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.