RCS Thruster Cloning

After spending 4 hours making just one single RCS thruster i understood that my sanity was at risk. I had to come up with some way to do a bit of real life Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V…

I had to venture into the world of RTV Silicone mold making. There is a first with everything.

it is delightfully simple:

put clay in a form and add your master object. pour on the silicone. wait 8 hours. flip the form upside down. remove the clay and pour new silicone.  another 8 hours later and you have your mold.

Then it was  just a matter of casting as many as i needed. I had a gleeful evening forging my Thrusters in the fires of mount doom…

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