Endeavor Model Set Features:
The five (5) zip archives contain the 3D printable stl files for three models; the Crew Dragon Capsule, its Trunk and the display Stand. The Endeavor set is organized into five (5) subsections each in their own zip archive; Exterior, Interior, Nosecone, Trunk, and Stand. A twenty-three (23) page assembly guide in pdf format is include as well as the Amazon ASIN numbers for the hardware. The BOM has 65 printable files and the Endeavor set needs 85 individual plastic parts. (Not counting the Amazon hardware) Not all the files need to be printed for a single Endeavor set, but the design gives you some alternatives in both printing and final configuration. A perfect print has about 800 grams of PLA and takes about 200 hours to print. I have never come close to a perfect print, but I wish you all the best of luck in your Endeavor to attain this elusive goal.
In every image I could find that shows the Nosecone Seal, it appears red to me, but I have it first hand, the Nosecone Seal is orange. I would like to share the story of why I made this particular model. It was at the request of a Production Supervisor working out of the SpaceX Hawthorn plant. After making both the Raptor and Merlin rocket engine models for him, he proposed I design and build a bunch of these Endeavor sets for him and his crew and they would pay up front, so that’s what we did. It took me six months to develop the models, to debug my Fusion files and to improve my 3D printing skills. So I want to express my sincere thanks to all the SpaceX Hawthorn Techs. Not only do I owe them for the encouragement and finances to build them models, but they let me do it on my own schedule. I’ve got three kids and six grand kids among the many other of life’s distractions and they gave me time to develop my own Fusion 360 files, work through all the 3D printing issues, and come out with a decent effigy to Endeavor. Thanks guys!
All Rights Reserved - Published by Charles Lee Lesher, June, 2021