NASA Orion orbiter

micahrogers

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Hi all,
This should be an easy build, the plans were posted by Zathros in the resources section, but I downloaded them from the link he provided.
Link=http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/2014_Orion_Desk_Model.pdf

The model is pdf format, and prints out on 8 sheets, 6 of which are parts, 1 is instructions and the last is the official NASA splash page.
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my "New" printer is already messing up... the images have lines thru them that are not in the pdf files... Ohh well.
 

micahrogers

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Simple slot and tab construction, designed to be taped together. I am reinforcing the seams where needed, and adding glue instead of tape.
Construction starts with the Orion module itself, 3 part, Docking collar, Crew Module, and Crew Module fairing.
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I added 4 strips to try and help keep the circular shape of the fairing,
 

micahrogers

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working my Sunday away... this is such a simple kit....

the stand is supposed to represent the Orion in flight

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and the Service Module is taking shape...
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and just to show the overall size, I've sat the Crew Module, on the Service Module without all the greeblies
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I might have to add this one to my list of models to try again with more skill and added greeblies.
 

micahrogers

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and finished, a very simple model, and it suffers from it's simplicity. a good learners model, as it teaches how to make cylinders and cones. It also teaches how to fold correctly, and laminate sections and still have them flat and true.
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simple enough for a beginner, and difficult enough to make me want to throw it in the garbage...
It has lots of room for improvement, and so do I.
 

zathros

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I'm happy you made this model. It's a good kit to start on, printing extra sheets allows for some greebling, but you end up with a representation of a space capsule system that will be in use for decades to come. ;)
 
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