Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock
The Product includes:
· STL files
· Prusa 3MF files with complete settings
· Gcodes compatible with Original Prusa printers
We understand that everyone builds aircraft models in different scales, and it is not feasible for us to create a set of models for every scale. Therefore, you can adjust the size of the model according to your requirements.
To change the scale, modify the .3MF file by either increasing or decreasing the model size in percentage. The model is provided in a 1/8 scale.
Examples of scale changes:
To change to a 1/6 scale, increase the model size by 33.3%.
To change to a 1/10 scale, decrease the model size by 20%.
3D printable figure pilot
The pilot figurine sitting in the cockpit is one of the most important components of every RC airplane. It is crucial for the overall aesthetic impression, as nothing is worse than seeing a beautifully built model airplane spoiled by an unattractive or missing pilot figurine. However, many modelers consider this small detail to be insignificant. Nevertheless, we believe that it is a misconception, and therefore, we offer a wide selection of 3D printed pilot and crew models ranging from the 1st and 2nd World War eras to the modern era of aviation.
Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock was a British fighter pilot who served during World War I and is regarded as one of the most successful and respected flying aces of his time. Born on May 24, 1887, in County Cork, Ireland, Mannock grew up in poverty and left school at the age of 14 to work in various jobs, including as a clerk and a teacher.
In 1914, Mannock enlisted in the British Army and was assigned to the Royal Engineers. However, he soon transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and trained as a pilot. He was initially posted to France in 1916 and served as an observer in reconnaissance aircraft, before being transferred to a fighter squadron in 1917.
Mannock quickly established himself as an exceptional fighter pilot, scoring his first victory in June 1917. He developed a reputation for bravery and skill, and by the end of the war, he had been credited with shooting down at least 61 enemy aircraft, making him one of the top scoring aces of the war. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross for his actions in combat.
Mannock’s success as a fighter pilot was due in part to his tactical innovations. He developed a strategy of attacking enemy aircraft from above and behind, which gave him a decisive advantage in combat. He also trained his fellow pilots in this tactic, helping to improve the overall effectiveness of British fighter squadrons.
Despite his success, Mannock was also known for his humility and his concern for the welfare of his fellow pilots. He was deeply affected by the loss of his comrades in combat and was known to take unnecessary risks to protect his fellow pilots. He also campaigned for better conditions for pilots, particularly in terms of their pay and living conditions.
Tragically, Mannock’s career was cut short when he was shot down and killed during a mission over France on July 26, 1918. His death was widely mourned, and he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. Mannock’s legacy as a brave and innovative fighter pilot lives on to this day, and he is remembered as one of the greatest heroes of the Royal Air Force.