George Edward Henry McElroy – 3D printable figure of a famous R.A.F. World War I pilot
Highly-detailed 3D model of a WWI pilo ACE t from the R.A.F. George Edward Henry McElroy at a 1/8 scale, with a choice of two head types, suitable for 3D printing
- The Product includes:
· STL files
· Prusa 3MF files with complete settings
· Gcodes compatible with Original Prusa printersCUSTOM SCALING
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.
George Edward Henry McElroy was a Canadian World War I fighter pilot who served with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. He was born on May 14, 1893, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and joined the Canadian Army in 1915, serving in the trenches in France.
In 1917, McElroy transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and trained as a pilot. He was posted to No. 24 Squadron, flying the famous S.E.5a fighter aircraft, and quickly gained a reputation as a skilled and daring pilot. He became one of the top scoring aces of the war, credited with shooting down 31 enemy aircraft and balloons.
McElroy’s success as a fighter pilot was due in part to his mastery of the S.E.5a, which he was able to fly with exceptional skill and precision. He was also known for his bravery and tenacity in combat, and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions in battle.
Despite his success, McElroy was known for his modesty and humility. He was deeply affected by the loss of his fellow pilots in combat and was known to visit their graves regularly. He was also committed to improving the welfare of his fellow pilots, advocating for better living conditions and higher pay.
Tragically, McElroy’s career was cut short when he was shot down and killed during a mission over France on June 6, 1918. His death was widely mourned, and he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his exceptional service and bravery. McElroy’s legacy as a brave and skilled fighter pilot lives on to this day, and he is remembered as one of Canada’s greatest heroes of the First World War.