Falcon Heavy and Falcon 9 3D print model

This model has been revised and improved. It now fits tighter and corrections were made. I was inspired to create this rocket model after watching the test launch of Space X's Falcon Heavy. Italso includes a detailed Dragon lander with hatches that open and close.

As usual, I designed it to be 3d printable without external supports and as easy as possible to assemble.

All the pieces slot together with a medium to tight fit, so some clean up may be required on some pieces. No glue (Apart from greeblies) will be required.

I also designed adapters so that 50mm PVC pipe can be used for the main body sections to reduce printing time. I have supplied greeblies(detail) that can be glued onto the PVC for some detail.

All pieces fit into each other, so I made mine shorter than the Falcon heavy. So yes... Elon's is bigger than mine. ;)

The total height would be close to a meter high if the correct number of sections is used on this model.

The landing legs snap open with the use of pistons and closes by clipping onto the body. So it can be displayed with the landing legs up or down. I show the release button on the pistons facing up in my video, but for better stability, the piston must be turned around so that the release button is on the bottom.

Items supplied:

  • Main Centre rocket
  • 2 side boosters with attachments
  • Stage 2 rocket with Dragon payload
  • Payload with TESS Satelite
  • Scale workers with fire hose
  • Assembly PDF
  • Mini Tesla
  • Dragon Detailed (Larger and fits larger fairing)
  • Dragon Solid (Smaller and fits Stage 2)

If you are interested in the Free iPad stand design, then follow the link below: iPad Stand - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2914197

I hope you like this model! Enjoy!

  • ddany-thivierge
    2019-02-12 19:08
    the Dragon capsule is not to scale, it should not require the large adapter... widht is 12 feet just like the F9 rocket...
    • antsinafricaantsinafrica
      Author
      2019-02-12 23:18
      Yeah, thanks, it was pointed out to me a few days ago, so I added a second version that correctly fits Stage two of the rocket, but it is so much smaller that the detail on the Dragon would be unprintable, so I included both in the package. I should probably change the thumbnails to show this.
    • jacob1998jacob1998
      2019-07-26 14:29
      Nice
      • ffluza
        2019-09-04 18:20
        great!
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        • sshirob80
          2019-08-28 23:06
          Recommended
          Printed the Free F9 model and it was fantastic, My students loved making it. Hoping for the Falcon Heavy to be a huge hit!
        • eedward-wever
          2019-06-06 10:53
          Recommended
          Wow , really appreciate the time the artist took to make sure everything fits. This is as close as you can get to perfection on an FDM printer. If this print does not work for you it is your fault , this model is pretty much flawless.
        • ddugbot
          2019-05-22 18:16
          Recommended
          Very pleased with this model. My first significant 3D printing project (Endor 3 Pro). I like how everything fits together without glue and prints without supports. I'm printing both the Falcon 9 and the Falcon 9 Heavy at 100% (just under 1 meter high) to sit in my office. My only issue was the landing gear pistons fitting too tight and requiring some scraping down and cleanup to square off the catch so they slide in and lock correctly (but fantastic that they do this). It could be I should have printed these at a finer setting as I also had to sand down the landing leg mount point to slide in to the body mount freely. Minor issues, love the model. Thanks!
        • dutchbirdiedutchbirdie
          2019-04-23 22:05
          Recommended
          Beatyfull model and it all fits perfectly.
        • hhexthekiwi
          2019-04-16 15:30
          Recommended
          This is a really well designed model that prints without the need of supports, making the printing of the components super easy with little cleaning required.
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