Falcon 9 Block 5 #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Shared by FrankTheTank on Thingiverse:

A model of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 (version 7). I have split this into multiple parts to make it possible to print on an FDM printer, and all components should print a ‘standard’ build volume 3D printer.

Parts will need gluing together

There are two main configurations:

  • The ‘landed booster’ look with grid fins and landing legs deployed
  • Take off configuration, with grid fins flattened and legs folded.

    The main booster components remain the same, but the files for grid fins and legs differ slightly, so bare this in mind before you start printing.

Important to note:

I have not yet had the chance to print and test parts, but due to the popularity of my Reddit post, I have decided to upload the files for those that cannot wait! Feedback on how the build goes is much appreciated, as I will alter parts if any issues arise.


– Leg Supports added 16/04/18

– Simplify 3D file with recommended orientations 16/04/18

More payloads and accessories to follow.


Download the files and learn more

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