The Eagle multi-purpose transporter was the primary spacecraft from the 70's Sci-fi series Space 1999. With a unique modular design, the spacecraft was designed to carry various types of specialized pods. A number of pods, particularly the standard passenger pod, winch and laboratory pods were modeled in this instructable.
The mini popsicle stick version of the Eagle was, to say the least, very challenging to build. The support frame connecting the aft and service modules took a lot of time to fabricate because of its intricate, lattice-design feature. Just waiting for each single piece to dry in place took a long time. Overall, I was very satisfied with how final the spacecraft came out after completing it 'one-stick at a time'.
This project is dedicated to my Virginia-based sister Maria who supplies the special tools and equipment used in all my builds.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
I've got a chance to use the Dremel Workstation for this project. The moto tool mounted on the workstation freed both of my hands to twirl the small delicate parts to get the desired shape. This was especially useful for shaping the main support frames.
Other tools used were:
- Dremel 3000 and MiniMite with the following attachments
- 1/2" coarse/fine drum sander
- 1/4" fine drum sander
- coarse/fine disk sander
- regular and reinforced cutting wheel
- #85422 grinding stone
- #124, #125 & #191 high speed cutters
- Various clamps
- Olfa Cutter
- Stanley cutter
- Fine tweezer
- Mechanical pencil
- Cutting Mat
- Elmers white glue