Falcon Fairing Upgrade

Falcon Fairing Upgrade 3D print model


This Split Fairing is designed to fit directly on to my existing Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy model. It is a really nice addition to complete the Falcon 9 or Heavy models, and adds much more detail and functionality to the rocket with a simple and fun solution to open and lock the fairing closed for display and instructional purposes.

Over a period of a month, I increased the detail substantially and wittled the mechanical design part of it down from 11 parts to just 5, creating the most practical, functional and simple design I could. The lever to release the two fairings is only sprung when it is turned, so it will not warp or distort over time. There are two different latch release options. There is an option to have a lever on the outside, or on the inside by using a string that runs down the centre and out the centre thruster hole. I also supply an additional gear to drive the gears with a servo internally for electronics enthusiasts. The model can be assembled very quickly and is tested to ensure successful prints. As usual, I design my models to print without supports and in most cases, with no infil. I printed this with two perimeter passes, no infil and 0.2mm layer height.

Features in this package include:

  1. - High detail Mini Tesla Roadster Upgrade
  2. - TESS Satilite Upgrade
  3. - Starlink style box with lid
  4. - No Hinge version.
  5. - Option for servo direct control.
  6. - Detailed, easy to follow instructional PDF

I am really happy with this addition to my Falcon series, and I am sure you will be too.

andystechgarage 2020-09-30 03:27:22 UTC
Love it! One of the nicest additions to Andy's growing collection of SpaceX rockets.
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tehmightybutters 2021-03-28 13:18:16 UTC
Fantastic model. Easy assembly and not super complicated. Bought my first 3d printer a week ago and I've almost completed this model over the last few days, so if I can do it anyone can.
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 (.max)11.9 MBVersion: 2011Renderer: Mental Ray 2011
  • PDF 2011 (.pdf)6.68 MB
  • Stereolithography 2011 (.stl)4.02 MB
  • OBJ 2011 (.obj, .mtl)6.74 MB
  • Autodesk FBX 2011 (.fbx)11.1 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2020-08-31
  • Model ID#2585236
  • Ready for 3D Printing