On December 9 2020 at 22:45 UTC, Starship SN8 was the first fully assembled Starship to be flown.
Powered by three (3) Raptor engines, RSN 30, 36 and 42, SN8 succefully launched and flown all the way to 12,5km (41,000 ft). It then performed the skydive/bellyflop descent maneuver, relit its engines fueled by the CH4 and LOX header tanks and attempted the flip maneuver.
Unfortunately, low pressure in the fuel header tanks as a result of the flip maneuver, which caused an engine to flame out and the other to not produce enough thrust, resulting in a hard landing and destruction of SN8.
This model is a 1/50 scale 3D printed replica of SN8 and has been designed using dozens of pictures and videos from @Bocachicagal, @RGVaerialphotos, and countless other photographers.
It is a complex project and it is recommended that you have experience with 3D printing.
You will need a printer with a minimum bed volume of 200x200x200mm.
You will need about 3kg of silver PLA and some white and black PLA (less than a 1kg each).
Some detailed instructions are provided to help you with printing and assembling the ship (87 pages)
These files are for personal use ONLY.
STARSHIP SN8- Digital Download
- 1/50 scale
- Dimensions: 100cm x 36cm x 18cm
- Weight: ~2.5kg
- Over 220 parts to assemble.
- Over 700 hrs of printing time (29 days).
- Some sections require over 3 days of printing.
- Can be disassembled into 20 sections and parts once the model is complete