Happy National Aviation Day! The holiday, which falls on Orville Wright’s birthday, was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and has really taken off since. So today, celebrate all things flying and view more aviation posts here.
The Red Arrows, the aerobatic display team of Britain’s Royal Air Force, during practice. To learn about the technology that helps power the celebrated squadron, visit GE Reports. Image credit: U.K. Ministry of Defense.
We recently added a model jet engine to the design-sharing community Thingiverse, and are loving all the different builds of it so far. The model above was built by user kiwi76 and painted in chrome, and we can only assume it jetted here from the future. Check out the design here, and if you print one, we’d love to see it. Show us your builds on Thingiverse, and feel free to drop us a line if you have any ideas about what we should design next!
Transform your desk into a manufacturing hub with our 3D-printed jet engine assembly kit. This 14-piece model makes the perfect gift for aviation geeks, engine enthusiasts, friends, relatives, baristas, and pets (don’t actually give this to your pets). To create this badass machine right at home, head to our Thingiverse page to download the files and view the step-by-step assembly instructions. Happy jet-setting!