I released this model sometime ago but I always wanted to come back and fix a few things. On my old post, the Dragon 2 model was not a good model that I was happy with.
After reviewing my references, I compared them to the diagram of the Dragon 2 shown at the SpaceX website, which it looked more accurate, so I re-worked on the numbers.
Overall, I made several modifications that included:
- Changing the artwork on the capsule, lightening the color of the lines.
- Capsule nosecone modified
- Capsule windows resized
- Capsule umbilical panel rescaled.
- 3D capsule umbilical added
- SuperDraco rocket housings modified
- Angle of SuperDraco rocket housings corrected
- Dragon 2 trunk rescaled
- Trunk launch base added
The end result is a better looking model, although not perfect. That is correct, not perfect. There could be a little more work to do on the model, but I will stop here and wait for the real Dragon 2 crewed version to be launched hopefully by the end of the year. That model will be based on real photos and with more details.
The photos shown below is from the redesigned Dragon 2 model. The model used for this presentation is my prototype.
The photos shown are from the entire model in all angles. But this model can be separated in all its components; its capsule, trunk and launch base.
Prototype part of the SuperDraco housing showing the reverse side. Note that the top squared portion that has the number has to be folded backwards so it will be glued covering the respective number on the capsule. This is done once the capsule and nosecone is completely built.
The assembly of the trunk and fins is straightforward and will not be discussed here. But the trunk launch base is the new addition and here are some photos.
The photos below show how to align the parts of the model:
You can now download the model at my website. Look for the Dragon 2 model on the Falcon 9 page here.