**Nike Hercules Update** Production Begins!
April 22nd, 2018 – Production begins on our new 1/14th scale Nike Hercules kits. We attached a video link to see the new printer in action. It is shown printing a fin can and booster transition:
**Nike Hercules Update** New Raise 3D N2 Printer Has Arrived
April 17th, 2018 – We just received our new Raise 3D N2 printer yesterday. It is now set up and producing parts (see image below). We are currently using three of our printers to produce all of the small parts for the kits (ie. centering rings, motor blocks, tube spacers, electronics sled, etc). These are the parts you’ll get in a bag in the kit. They should be done by Friday when we receive our tube order. After that production should move forward on a 7/24 basis until all kits are produced and shipped. The kit instructions will be emailed to all buyers within the next two weeks. We’ll keep everyone posted as to our production schedule.
**Nike Hercules Update** New Raise 3D N2 Ordered Today
April 5Th, 2018 – Just purchased our 3rd Raise 3D N2 printer today with the proceeds of the “kickstarter” Nike Hercules presale. It should arrive by next Wednesday. We are starting to plan our production schedule for the Nike Hercules parts and will be using all 3 of our N2 printers round the clock until all 40 kits are completed. Sheree and I again want to thank the rocketry community for your trust and support!
**Nike Hercules Update** We Have Made Our 40 kit Nike Hercules Goal
April 4th, 2018 – Sheree and I would like to thank all of our customers who participated in our 1/14th scale Nike Hercules event. We achieved our goal of 40 kits by April 1st and actually have 3 more customers on a back-up list in case someone changes their mind. We have already collected 3/4 of the total amount pledged and will be ordering the new printer today. We’ll keep everyone posted each Friday via email and on this page and our facebook page.
**NH UPDATE** 38 Nike Hercules Kits Reserved In First 32 Days of Pre-sale Event
March 30th, 2018 – Thank you to our many loyal and enthusiastic customers who have committed to purchase our limited production 1/14th scale Nike Hercules kit! After the first 32 days of the event we have reserved 38 kits and only have 2 kits left to make our goal. Trust us you don’t want to miss out on this kit! It flies with a four motor cluster of D12 motors staged to a single upper stage 24 mm motor of your choice. The kit comes with all 3D printed parts, pre-cut body tubes, and full instructions. The buyer has a choice of 1/4 inch launch lugs or one inch rail guides. RESERVE YOURS NOW – AND TELL A FRIEND!
Limited Production 1/14th Scale Nike Hercules Pre-sale Event
February 24th, 2018 – In an effort to expand our product line and buy another new 3D printer we are having a pre-sale event on a brand new product. The kit is a BIG 1/14th scale Nike Hercules powered by a cluster of four 24mm motors in the booster to a single 24mm motor in the sustainer for full two staged flight capability. The booster is sized around four 29mm tubes and the sustainer main body is a BT-70. Once we get pre-order commitments for 40 kits at $100.00 a kit plus $20.00 shipping we’ll send all participants a PayPal invoice, collect the funds, purchase the new printer, filament and body tubing, and start fulfilling the orders as fast as the new printer can produce the kits. We should be able to print 3 kits a week so the total run will take approximately 13 weeks to complete from the date the new printer arrives. This pre-sale event is like a kick-starter for model rockets! Check out the photos below (click on them to supersize) then just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many kits you are committing to purchase. Please tell all your flying buddies about the pre-sale so we can start producing this magnificent kit ASAP. If we don’t reach our goal of 40 kit commitments by April 1st we’ll have to postpone production of the kit until next year. After the first 40 kits are spoken for we will be taking backup commitments in case anyone backs out. Just to be clear there will only be 40 large Nike Hercules kits produced this year if we can reach our goal. The kit will include all ABS plastic printed parts, pre-cut body tubes and motor mounts, Kevlar shock cord and full instructions. The builder will need to provide glue, paint, parachutes and staging electronics. After you email us your verbal commitment we’ll let you know what kit numbers are assigned to you. If we reach our goal of 40 kits we’ll let you know when the new printer arrives and also keep you up to date on where we are in the production and shipping of the kits. Thank you in advance for your patronage.
Customer Image Gallery Added to Our Website
December 7th, 2017 – Check out our customer image gallery on the main menu at the top of the page. We will feature completed Boyce models that our customers have built and also custom work we have done (provided it’s not TOP SECRET!)
Free Shipping On All Orders Over $125.00
December 7th, 2017 – Don’t forget to bundle your holiday order and save on shipping! We offer free shipping on all orders over $125.00.
New Product Release – 1/15th Scale Pershing 1A
September 21st, 2017 – We just released the second in our scale line of BT-80 based kits! The Pershing 1A is a mid powered kit designed to fly on 24 mm motors but still deliver big performance. It weighs in at 7.5 oz when completed with nose weight and accepts the long Estes E9 motor. Flights to 600 feet on an E9 and much higher on Aerotech composite motors. Check it out on our “Products” page and as always you will find the lowest price for the kit here on our website.
New Product Release – BT-101 Size ET/SRB Kit For Space Shuttle
August 22nd, 2017 – Now available for scratch kit building is a BT-101 sized External Tank parts kit that includes a nose and tail cone along with ST-18 sized SRB nose cones and rocket nozzles to build your own flying Space Shuttle stack. Check it out on our “Products” page and start building that HUGE Space Shuttle model you’ve always dreamed of!
New Product Release – Maxi V-2 Fin Upgrade Kit
August 22nd, 2017 – We just release a fin upgrade kit for the Estes Maxi V-2 kit. The kit includes four 3D printed fins with all the detail of the original vacu-formed fins plus better detailed steering vanes. The fins are direct replacements for the originals and are much stronger/stiffer allowing you to fly the model with higher powered composite motors. Each fin weighs about 52 grams vs the 18 gram vacu-formed fins so additional nose weight will be required. Go to our “Products” page and get yours now!
New Product Release – 1/25th Scale V-2
July 5th, 2017 – We just released the first of many BT-80 based scale model rocket kits on ebay today. The kit is a 1/25th scale V-2 missile with 29 mm motor mount. The kit is being offered on ebay for $69.99 plus $6.00 shipping and includes two bonus items a display only motor steering vane assembly and a launch table. You can get yours here just $65.00 plus $5.00 shipping (you save $6.00). Tell your friends, fellow rocketeers and hint, hint…your wife. Go to our “Products” page and get yours now!
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies BT-80 Mercury Redstone Kit Preview
July 3rd, 2017 – Just a preview of a BT-80 based scale kit of the Mercury Redstone. The parts are being printed on our new Raise 3D N2 Plus along with some of the smaller parts being printed on our ROBO’s. The kit will come complete with a highly detailed Mercury capsule, removable screw on shoulder, escape tower, a set of detailed fins, side vents, launch lugs, and a 24 mm motor mount all 3D printed in high quality ABS plastic. All body tubes, tube coupler, and recovery system parts are also included. And for the finishing touch Boyce Aerospace Hobbies has partnered with Accur8 Space Models to include their super detail skin kit for the model. If you’re interested in the kit shoot us an email and we’ll let you know when they are available and give you a discount to boot!
First New 3D Printer Arrives……Raise 3D N2 Plus!
July 3rd, 2017 – We received our first new 3D printer and now have it online producing new kits! Our new Raise 3D N2 Plus is a high precision huge build space printer. We now have the capability to build parts or models that are 12″ x 12″ x 24″ tall! We already have a backlog of custom work lined up for this printer but are willing to take on more. Send us a email of what you want us to build for you and we’d be happy to provide you a free quote.
New Line of BT-80 Based Kits to be Offered by Summer 2017
February 25th, 2017 – We’ve designed and produced some amazing custom parts for our customers during the last 6 months that will soon be released in kit form. Many are based on the BT-80 because we like BIG mid powered kits! These kits will include cut vinyl adhesive decals, custom 3D printed nose cones, fins or fin cans, 3D printed motor mounts and launch lugs, BT-80 body tube, and full instructions. All the modeler will need to provide is a recovery system, finishing supplies, and paint. Here’s our list of designs that are ready to go: X-15, Pershing 1A, Pershing II, Mercury Redstone, Redstone Missile, Sparta Wresat, Jupiter C, V-2, and Saturn V. We also will be releasing a few other plastic and cardboard tube kits including a Vostok and an Aerobee Hi.
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies Expands, Orders New 3D Printers
February 25th, 2017 – We’ve been so busy just keeping pace with our customers regular and custom orders that we haven’t been able to introduce any new kits or products during the last 6 months. All that is about to change. We just ordered two new printers and will use them to produce over 20 new products that are on the drawing board. Stay tuned for more info…
We’ve redesigned and improved our Nike Zeus Kit
January 20th, 2017 – Our Nike Zeus kit was one of our first offerings and was designed as we were learning about #D model design and printing. Now that we have more experience under our belts we felt the need to go back and improve some of our earliest kits. Our Nike Zeus kit now has a more correct nose cone profile, stronger launch lugs, tapered upper stage and booster fins, and a motor retention ring.
New Lower Website Pricing
June 25th, 2016 – In order to drive web traffic we have decided to make a commitment to have the lowest price for all Boyce Aerospace Hobbies products here on our website. So, if you see one of our products on ebay or another sales site you can be sure to pay the lowest available price here. We will also start featuring products that will only be available here at the website. One of those products is the Juno 1 nose cone kit in 1/17.5 scale for 4 inch air-frame tubing. Stay tuned for more to come…
Free Building Plans – 3.90 Redstone Booster for our Mercury Capsule Kit
May 11, 2016 – The free plan set is now available for the Redstone booster. Just email us a note and we’ll email them back to you. We can also email the Mercury Capsule plans if you are interested. Email us at: email@example.com
New Product Release – Mercury Capsule for 3.90 Airframe
April 25th, 2016 – We finally finished design and testing on our Mercury Capsule kit in 1/17.5th scale. The tower which we originally planned on printing as one piece was way to brittle to survive the rigors of flight and landing. We had to go back to the drawing board and design the tower as an easy to assemble collection of horizontally printed parts. The parts are much stronger if they are printed in the long axis just like balsa fins are strongest depending on the grain direction. Anyway, its finished and has been test printed and assembled. THe instructions have been completed and its ready to go! Get yours now on our “Products” page.
New Product Release – Gemini Capsule for 3.90 Airframe
March 29th, 2016 – We are pleased to announce the release of our Gemini Capsule in 1/30th scale for 3.90 airframe. The capsule comes in two parts, the highly detailed capsule with adapter module and a 3.90 shoulder with integral shock cord attachment point. The shoulder is glued to the capsule section after any nose weight that is needed is inserted and secured into the mounting hole. You can find the Gemini Capsule Kit on our “Products” page.
New Upgrade Kit Release – SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing Legs and Grid Fins
March 19th, 2016 – With the assistance of J. Jason Wentworth (Alaska) Boyce Aerospace Hobbies is pleased to announce the release of a 3D printed upgrade parts kit for the SpaceX Falcon 9 flying model rocket kit. If you’ve seen the kit or have one you know it’s pretty cool except for two areas. The first is the first stage grid fins which are just printed on the model. Our kit supplies real 3D printed grid fins that can be glued on over the printed areas. Second the kit suppiies just some foam cutouts that simulate the folded landing legs. Again in our kit the legs are real 3D printed replica’s that are glued onto the model. The parts are all strong, light weight ABS prints that won’t hurt your rockets performance. To purchase your set today please visit our “Products” page.