I'm a huge fan of SpaceX and with the launch of their Dragon 2 demo-mission I wanted to release a detailed model to celebrate!
All updated files are named "release 2). 1st released files are clearly named "old..." updated design is closely based on live footage during the actual docking with ISS.
I've also designed a hinge for the nose cone (that's easily replaced if broken when playing with it).
If you print this model at 100% scale, there are 2x 1.75mm holes that you can cut away a piece of filament and push in, to keep the hinge-parts to move out. Don't glue as you might want to replace it if you accidentally break the lid/hinges!
This is designed to be printed in PLA with a 0.4mm nozzle on a 200x200mm build plate. Scaling down to around 75% is OK to fit on smaller build plates. NOTE: scaling to 90% is confirmed with Release 2 (hinged version) Lower than that will be troubles on standard FDM-printers.
There is a tiny gap modeled for better fitting in "full" scale. If you want to create a HUGE model, contact me and I'll adjust the gap for you. The circle in the heat-shield and (upcoming) main capsule is to help break surface tension on the first 2-3 layers, reducing risk of warping, but as a commentator stated; will add a little to the print time.
Note - You're NOT allowed to redistribute, share or otherwise make these files available to others. These files are for your personal use only. For selling this 3D-print, make sure you contact me first and we (might) be able to work out a deal.
PLA settings for your machine. The better quality, the better this will look and work! Use some support on the Nose-cone and possible front-door. The capsule don't need support at 100% scale or smaller. Use 4 bottom layers for best results.
I'm Anton Månsson! 3D Printing and CAD is what I do.
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