Dragon Head Nose Cone
Published onJune 7, 2021

STL file for Dragon Head Nose Cone

The STL file can be downloaded on Thingiverse.

This is a remix of a dragon head (created by falken76) into a model rocket nose cone. Kudos to the designer of the dragon head! It’s a terrific model. I added an adapter “straightened” the model a little using MeshMixer. To 3D print this file, enlarge the print by 198.5 percent to fit a standard BT-60 tube. I would orient the model vertically using lots and lots of supports. I used generic PLA filament, 0.2 mm layer height, and 20 percent infill. For post processing, I would use a filler/primer to get rid of the layer lines and do lots of sanding.

TIPS: This nose cone has A LOT of drag, so you will need to design your rocket accordingly. If you need to add more weight to the nosecone, you can try printing it with increased infill and you can probably epoxy some lead shots under the crossbeams. Designing and flying a rocket with this nose cone will require prior design and rocketry experience. Please don’t do stupid stuff that screws it up for the rest of us.

LEGAL STUFF: I take no responsibility for any damage or injury caused by this rocket part. User assumes all responsibility for making a safe and flyable model rocket. Please follow ALL NAR safety guidelines.

9 Comments

  1. John E Thompson

    Very neat.

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  2. Wyantt May

    I have two rockets with this nose cone and it flies very well. This past weekend I flew one on an F44 and the fins shread off due to the speed. The rocket stayed straight and stable through a successful recovery!!

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  3. Kirk G

    What body tube does this head fit on, or in, snuggly? If we want to build our own rocket, what should we be looking for?

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    • davekoo

      I believe it was a BT-60 tube. But the files can be scaled in any slicer program to fit the tube you need. Best wishes!

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  4. Kirk G

    Shared the link with a man who has 3-D printer, but low on green filament. As a result, he’s hollowed it out a bit, and then started with Gold, switched to green, but then ran out, and went back to Gold. He mailed it to me for Xmas. Very cool. Now to build the BT-60 rocket around it!

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    • davekoo

      Sounds great!! Would love to see a flight video!

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