What is this?
This is a 3D printed 1:8 scale model designed based on the SpaceX’s Raptor Rocket Engine – Mark 1
“The Raptor engine is a reusable methalox staged-combustion engine that powers the Starship launch system. Raptor engines began flight testing on the Starship prototype rockets in July 2019, becoming the first full-flow staged combustion rocket engine ever flown.” – source: SpaceX
Rocket engines are very complex machines and I’ve always been fascinating with how they work. So I reached out to Charles Lesher, whom is the original designer of this Raptor model and asked for his permission to let me further improve his design and turn it into an awesome educational model for STEM.
I just bought a SpaceX raptor models, they are fantastic and the owner is very kind and responsive. I recommended this website if you want a good Starship or a Raptor and other 3D stuff.
Scale is 1/80 right? not 1/8