This is the 3D printed THOR, and I like what that stands for – Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality. It’s the reality bit that grabs me. There are plenty of BS 3D printed airframes out there, more weight than wow, anyhow rant over. THOR is on display for the first time at the ILA Berlin Air Show.

It’s already completed a 40km test flight and a further 18 test flights are planned this year.

Now if only they would open source the files we could all have a go at building one.





By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.