SOLIDWORKS Rocket 3D Print Tutorials

Welcome to cudacountry's 2016 Rocket 3D Print Tutorials. The tutorials are written for SOLIDWORKS 2016 but can be used with earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS.

New 2017 Nose Cone Dual Whistles.

The Fins are designed to be interchangeable in the Fin "Can". The Fin slides into the Can so you can swap out different Fin designs and compare performance.

The Body Tube is hand wrapped paper around a 3/4 PVC pipe.
The Can, Fins, Nose Cone and Launch Lug can be printed on your 3D printer.
The Engine Hook can be ordered here or you can make your own.

RocketBuilder. Atlas V starting at 109M.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Body Tube.

2. Fin.

Part 3. Can. Awesome part! Designed with slots to slide fins in and out. Also, tabs to snap in Engine Hook. So, no glue to mess with.
Part 4. Nose Cone. Split revolved solid, shell and combine back into single solid.
Part 5. Engine Casing.
Part 6. Engine Nozzle.
Part 7. Engine Retainer Cap.
Assembly 8. Engine Assembly.
Part 9. Engine Hook.
Part 10. Launch Lug. Great cut revolve!
Assembly 11. Assembly
Drawing     12. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
Part 13. Nose Cone Whistle. Add dual whistles to your nose cone!

New 2017 SOLIDWORKS Nose Cone Whistle! Turn off supports in 3d printer slicer software to reduce clogging of air passages.

Fins slide into Fin housing on Can.
Engine Hook snaps into housing on Can.
Make you own Body Tubes. Use 4 parts white glue and 1 part water. Folding a flap will help start wrap tighter. Wrap around a piece of 3/4 inch PVC pipe. After completely dry trim tube ends with x-acto knife.
Here at cudacountry we tested many types of paper for our Body Tubes.
Align Body Tube with Can body tube retainer and slide on Body Tube.
Cut a small slit in Body Tube on bottom side of retainer. Rotate Body Tube on Can to remove Body Tube to change out your Fins.