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DrewPetitclerc
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LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:03 am

Hi All,
I wanted to share my latest personal build.

Over several years I've been designing a more "realistic" CAD model of the famous Jupiter 2 spaceship from the iconic "Lost in Space" TV series, the 3D CAD model grew into a large project and when I first bought my UP Plus printer it was this model I intended as the first to try, well over the next year I struggled with the printer to get the quality and performance I wanted and during that time I was able to create the "Frame" of the model.
The frame is about 2 feet in diameter and can stand on the landing gear or it can be hung from a purpose built clip in central hanger, the only internal portion that I attempted to detail is the lower engine room and that is the color parts in these photos.
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My first build of this model, I was learning and when done I sold this to a collector.
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Here is the only inter detail I added to this printed model
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Closeup of landing gear and internal struts.
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This first build had many issue both with the printer quality and the CAD model design so after almost a year and a half I'm ready to start again, my printer is now working at its peak and I've collect more than 40 colors of ABS so now the fun begins.
Drew Petitclerc
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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:13 am

Here is the start of the new model, this is the center bottom of the first level of the frame and "engine room", the frame will be made from "MakerBot" silver ABS and the bottom engine disk is made of "Octave" grey ABS.
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Here are the first three parts of the frame assembled.
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The motor assembly slides down to expose the engine room for external access, used raw filament for the hydraulic cylinder rods.
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model flipped so bottom detail can be seen.
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More to come!
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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by FallGuy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:51 pm

Drew,

Love the update on the project! I was thinking about this model the other day and was about to PM you and see how it came out. I hope this time everyone appreciates how hard it is to create these models and parts, and that sometimes not everything need be posted for free dissemination on Thingiverse just because pictures are shown. Keep up the good work!
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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by Marcus » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:00 pm

Very nice!

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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by juancr » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:35 pm

Amazing job :shock:
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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by Lawrence » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:49 am

Remember this? "Danger Will Robinson! Danger!"

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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by josejuako » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:52 am

Nice Drew very nice . Thanks

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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by roller » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:40 am

Beautiful Drew! Although there seems to be a downside to your topic ... I've had the Lost in Space theme drumming around in my head since I read your post a couple of days ago ;)

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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:46 am

roller wrote:Beautiful Drew! Although there seems to be a downside to your topic ... I've had the Lost in Space theme drumming around in my head since I read your post a couple of days ago ;)
Sorry can't help that, just keep say "Danger Will Robinson, Danger!"
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Re: LIS Jupiter 2 model

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:13 am

Hi All,

So here is the next update, I've added the spars and mount points for the landing gear and Chariot ramp and now I will be printing the internal storage tanks and the reactor and computer systems for the engine room, then I will be using the extruded plastic I've been collecting from each time I've changed color over the last year approx. 6 foot strands of 0.4mm plastic as electrical cables throughout the model, I'll also be using raw 1.75mm filament as piping from tanks and systems.
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For those looking too close, I'm not performing any painting or extra surface treatments to the parts except for removal of extra plastic bits, this is intentional as I want this model to show the raw nature of what the printer is capable of, there are all kinds of examples of after effects that can be achieved in painting and surface prep but I want this to show what can be achieved without all that.
Drew Petitclerc
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