Dragon Lander 3D print model

NOTE This Dragon lander package has two versions. Version one is larger and fits the larger fairing on the Falcon heavy. Version two is more accurate to the actual model and fits Stage two of the rocket. Because Version 2 is 29% smaller to fit Stage two, there is no scaled down detailed model as it would be too small.

I created this Dragon replica as a cherry on the top for the Falcon Heavy, but decided to publish it on it's own since it's so cute. It was created because of interest from the community.

I decided it had to have a hatch that can open and close as well as a working nose cone hinge. Since I was going that far, I also added chairs inside and made all 20 pieces slot or clip together. So no glue should be needed. As with all my models, it all prints without the need for supports. It can also be printed much larger and all the hinges should still work.

Important print settings are as follows: For the main body I used 0.1 layer height, 0.8 shell thichness and 0% infil = 2.8m filament and +-5hrs print time. For the floor and base I used .15 layer height with 0.8 shell thickness and 25% infill = 2.48m filament and +-3hrs print time. The rest are small pieces apart from the Fairing which is about 8hrs which can be printed the same as the main body. It weighs approximately 50 grams. I provided it in .obj, stl and 3ds max formats. I also included the Gcode files I used to print my prototype.

It's not perfectly accurate because it is hard to find adequate photos of the inside of the craft and I tweaked it to be easy to 3d print. I hope it gives as much enjoyment as I received making it.

  • GGAF
    2019-01-29 19:29
    • mmatthias-christiaens1
      2019-03-03 18:28
      Hi, nice design man! How accurate do you think it is with regards to the Crew Dragon that was launched yesterday 2 March? Also, how large did you print the model?
      • antsinafricaantsinafrica
        2019-03-03 18:54
        Hey! Thanks! After watching the docking of the capsule with the ISS today, I'm actually surprised how close I got. I designed it with 3D printing In mind, so there are slight differences, but maybe 75-80%? My names for parts are wrong though. I included and therefore test printed two versions. A bigger one with hatches that open, which is 80mm tall (90mm with landing legs) and 72mm in diameter, and a simpler smaller one that attaches to stage 2 of my Falcon 9 and Falcon heavy models. That one is 55mm tall and 50mm in diameter.
      • kkarlu
        2019-05-04 23:44
        Excellent, great job!
        Item Rating10
        • dutchbirdiedutchbirdie
          2019-04-23 22:06
          Perfect fit for all components. Nice desktop model. Can't stop looking at it.
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        • Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 (.max)12 MBVersion: 2011Renderer: Mental Ray 2011
        • PDF (.pdf)2.56 MB
        • Stereolithography 201 (.stl)10.3 MB
        • OBJ 2011 (.obj, .mtl)9.47 MB
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        • Publish date2019-01-29
        • Model ID#1884869