Rubber Band Plane

The rubber band-powered plane is missing its wings and horizontal stabilizers! Students are challenged to design and 3D print these components in this two-part lesson. First, students learn the basics of flight and simple aerofoil designs before designing their own wings. Then they 3D print their wings and stabilizers. Next, students assemble their plane with the provided fuselage and propellers along with their wing designs and horizontal stabilizers. Discuss the various student designs and if improvements can be made.

Recommended print settings

Print profile: Default
Initial platform: None
Print supports: On
Advanced settings: Default
  • Total print time 4 hours
  • Total filament 7 m
  • Additional non-printable components
  • Printed all at once