Ariane 6 drawings

JohnCoker

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Has anyone found dimensioned drawings of the Ariane 6, specifically the A64 variant? (This looks like a fun model to try strap-on boosters.)
 

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Merci!

Interesting, the proposed PPH version replaces the boosters with a third stage. I'll stick with the A64, though, since it's the boosters that look fun.
As of June 2016

Where did you find that drawing? (I'd like a higher-resolution version of it if possible.)
 

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Where did you find that drawing? (I'd like a higher-resolution version of it if possible.)

https://www.forum-conquete-spatiale.fr/t17315-les-nouvelles-du-lanceur-ariane-6
Just under the picture, it is written: Grande taille: ici (bigger scale: here) but the link doesn't work for me.
I found similar (redundant) measurements in science french news.

As for my researches on the web, I did google : "Ariane 6 dimensions et diamètre" or "Ariane 6 dimension à l'échelle"

You can also buy a small replica here: (but the booster nose cones aren't the same.)

https://www.laboutiquespatiale.com/maquette-fusee-ariane-6.html

There is also this one: no measures but hi-res. You also have the under view.

https://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage...iew_of_the_two_configurations_of_Ariane_6.jpg

And a 3D rendering:

https://www.ariane.group/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Ariane-6.pdf

If I find something more interesting, I'll let you know!

Have fun!

Steeve
 

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Thanks, that original drawing was enough to figure out rough dimensions. (I wasn't able to get the larger size either; It looks like he forgot to make it a link.)

If I make the main body 6" tubes, the boosters can be 3.9" couplers without being too far off. That comes out to 2.85% scale and an overall length of 70", which is a manageable size.
 

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Nice!
What mechanism will you use to release the boosters? I'm building a Angara rocket, similar to Ariane 6, and I'm still struggling for the best method. I'm afraid that the boost might push hard on the mechanism.

Thanks,
Steeve
 

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At LDRS 21 held at Wayside, Texas, a Swiss team flew an Ariane with strap on boosters. It jettisoned the boosters during ascent and was very dramatic. Unfortunately the main rocket shredded the chute and suffered a lot of damage on landing. The boosters all deployed chutes and filled the sky. It was quite a flight. I shot video of it that I'm sure I have around somewhere.

Good luck, will be great to see how yours turns out.


Tony
 
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