# Estes saturn v- 3d printed parts

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#### TRFfan

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Hi,

I recently bought an estes saturn v and am concerned a bit about the strength of the transitions and farings. So i was thinking about having them 3d printed with a thickness of 1mm. If anyone here has a 3d printer or can design files for me, send me a PM.

Thanks.

#### rockets

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I think this might be a little better for the Yard Sale/Wanted area.
Oh, BTW, I know patelldp does it, ttabbal does it too... PM them!! :wink:
Thanks,

#### patelldp

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I'm not skilled enough to design the fairings.

#### rharshberger

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If you are concerned about the strength get some extra cardstock and double or triple the transitions if they are paper, then soak them in CA. Paper transitions can be made very strong with a bit of extra work and it won't add a lot of extra weight, which if you plan on trying to fly on the original motors you cannot afford any extra.

#### TRFfan

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I'm not skilled enough to design the fairings.
There might be some on shapeways.

#### ttabbal

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I appreciate the shout out, and I'm willing to help out people here with prints and even basic design work. But a Saturn V fairing is a complex design. If you have a workable STL I could probably print it, but my CAD skills are not to that level.

I'd love to get there eventually, but today is not that day.

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#### TRFfan

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Here is a source at shape ways.
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tcampbell
Lots of parts, just pricey.

#### Woody's Workshop

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They would be injected molded, thicker and stronger and probably stronger.
Maybe even lighter than printed ones.

#### ttabbal

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Ah, I didn't realize those are actually on Shapeways. So I can't just download the files.

For what it's worth, Shapeways uses high end printers and likely gets a better result than most home printers can achieve.

PhlAsh, nice work on the CAD.

#### TRFfan

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I would like the ones on shapeways but they are a bit too expensive.

#### PhlAsh

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Ah, I didn't realize those are actually on Shapeways. So I can't just download the files.

For what it's worth, Shapeways uses high end printers and likely gets a better result than most home printers can achieve.

PhlAsh, nice work on the CAD.
Thanks! Estes was out of production and out of stock at the time I pranged my SatV. They replaced some of the parts but I had to research and model that...

#### TRFfan

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Does anyone have a template for them so i can print out some extra copies on cardstock? I already cut mine out.