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Blue Origin New Shepard

by chemteacher628 Jun 16, 2017
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any idea on what i need to scale the stl's to to match your falcon 9 HO scale (1/87)?

What scale is it compared to the actual rocket?

It was difficult to find measurements of the actual rocket, but from what I can find, the model is at about 1/30th scale.

It was hard to find stuff! The only measurement I found that was close to helpful was a 7m diameter, but I don't know that that is the diameter of. It was actually easier to find the dimensions for their New Glenn rocket concept than for New Shepard.

Is your Falcon 9/Heavy also at 1:30 scale?

The Falcon 9 works out to be about 1/87th scale. The size was chosen based on what I needed to make the different joints print correctly for both models. It would be cool though to print them at the correct size relative to one another.

Love your work. Working on the Falcon 9 when I saw this New Shepard and had to do the size comparison. What is most striking is that the F9 landing legs are almost as big as the whole New Shepard!

Thanks! I never realized New Shepard was that much smaller. Your prints really show that difference well.

Wow. Just wow. If there was a way to do it, I would adapt this baby for actual flight and have a small parachute bring it back to land on its legs (although then I would make them out of steel bar). This puppy is going on my printer tonight!

I'm glad you like it! Seeing it actually fly would be cool and I bet it could at least be modified to have a parachute that comes out of the top of the capsule.

It really is nice work. I got wrapped up in Father's Day stuff this weekend and didn't print it, but it is in the queue. Estes made a 'Mars Lander' that had legs that also acted as fins and landed on the legs. I would add transparent acrylic fins for stability and fly it. Hmmmmm

Similar thoughts have crossed my mind. Unfortunately, PLA plastic, and probably ABS, would melt with an Estes type engine.

Not from my countless launches they didn't. I have launched many rockets printed out of ABS and PLA. Here is my daughter's design lifting off a couple of years ago as featured in MAKE:

http://makezine.com/2014/09/24/3d-printed-rockets-launched-at-nasa-goddard-video/

I'm Samer.

Wow, I never would have expected that! I' looking forward to seeing whatever modifications you come up with.

I'll pull the model into Tinkercad and get to playing. I am thinking a C6-5 engine for this baby.