- Jan 18, 2009
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@mach 7. THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'LL PRINT THAT OUT AND START TO WORK!!!!!!!!
Thanks!@mach7 @Vitruvius - Thanks! Haven't flown my MMX Mars Lander yet. @mach7 I do have a few additional photos that I took during construction, similar to what you posted of your build. I previously posted elsewhere on the forum a photo of a 3D printed Mars Lander that I built earlier this year. My dad and I built an Estes ML together in 1970 and it was one of his favorites; those good memories were the inspiration for the 3D printed version. I have two Semroc ML models unopened and I'm hoping my grandson will help me build one of them. A few months ago I purchased an Outlander on eBay, then purchased a decal sheet for it from Sirius; I haven't yet started that build but I'm looking forward to it.
Yes the 3D files are from Thingiverse, with a "vintage" description. A family member has done 3D printing for me since I don't (yet) own a printer. The workmanship of this particular design allows for easy assembly / disassembly of the parts. I fabricated a 24mm motor mount for the rocket and installed springs for the landing gear that attach to the interior of the rocket as designed. Nearly all of the exterior markings are adhesive vinyl cut on my wife's Cricut machine, from a scan of a decal sheet; I went that route due to several unsuccessful attempts with waterslide decals. I hope to fly this one sometime next spring. Good luck with your new 3D printer!Thanks!
Are the 3D files you made up on Thingverse? If so I have them and I just set up an Enders printer. Unfortunately I'm not very tech savy and havent figured out how to print it yet.
I have 2 more Outlanders and I just ordered the Sirius decals, so I see another Outlander build in my future.
Back in the late '60s early '70s the Mars Lander was out of my reach economically and skill-wise.
It flew Nice! I've only flown it a handfull of times. The inner BT is the Baby Bertha BT-60 with the BB plastic nosecone.@ mach7, Hey Mark, How well did Your "Gooney Lander " fly compared to the "MMX" and the "Outlander"? I notice that the main BT is narrower than the "MMX" body tube, but the LG seems to be the same. Thanks!