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.
Free Shipping on all orders over $125
August 14th, 2016 – We are offering free shipping on all product purchases over $125 dollars as our way of saying thank you for your business. So bundle up your kit orders and save!
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…
New Product Release – Saturn Launch Vehicles Micro Kits
June 24th, 2016 – Last week we released our first in a series of “Micro Kits” that feature large scale rockets in a micro size. The first releases are as follows: Saturn 1 SA-5, Saturn 1 SA-6, Saturn 1B, and the mighty Saturn V. All models are scaled in 1/312th scale and utilize our innovative motor retainer system that holds the rocket motor in place and also include the model’s launch lug. This allows you to display the models without an unsightly launch lug after you are done flying. All models include simulated display engine bells and complete instuctions. Check them out on our “Products” page.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
New Kit Release – Sprint ABM (1/24)
March 19th, 2016 – We hope we haven’t disappointed too many model rocketeers out there but we had to shift gears and release our 1/24th scale Sprint ABM model as a non-flying static model only. This was due to the amount of nose weight that would have been required to make the model stable. A model that is basically a spear pointed cone that was only marginally stable would have been too unsafe to release as a flying model. But we decided to release it as a static model to complement our current line of 1/24th scale missiles. You can find the Sprint ABM kit at the bottom of our “Products” page.
New Kit Release – Little Joe I (1/100)
March 19th, 2016 – We redesigned our Little Joe I kit and have re-released it for only $14.99 + $3.50 shipping. This makes our Little Joe I model our most affordable offering. It still flies on 13 mm motors but is now tumble recovered. Give it a try, it’s the perfect introduction to 3D printed scale model rockets. Find the Little Joe I on our “Products” page.
March Madness Scale Model Photo Contest
Boyce Aerospace to Build Custom Saturn 1B for AV Stumpfl Professional Technologies
February 25th, 2016 – Boyce Aerospace Hobbies took on a custom model design and printing project for AV Stumpfl Professional Technologies. The model is a 1/85th scale Saturn 1B that will be used to demonstrate the company’s advanced projection capabilities and equipment. Last year the company did a custom projection display for NASA on the side of a full size Saturn 1B rocket located at the Cape in Florida. Our model will be used to do the same projection but at a smaller scale for demo purposes. Check out the video to see the full scale show at NASA here.
Custom 3D Printing and Design Service Now Available
February 15th, 2016 – Our new 3D design and print service is up and running. We already have 7 custom scale models in the que and are willing to take on more. Some of these models will also become part of our regular product line. We’re doing a 1/96th scale Saturn 1B, a 1/48th scale Jupiter-C and more. Wow, we didn’t realize how popular this service would be so thanks again to those customers that have placed orders!
4″ Mercury Redstone Kit Parts (Update)
February 13th, 2016 – Test prints are coming out nicely for our 4 inch diameter Mercury capsule kit. We printed our capsule file and are very pleased with the level of detail and the crispness of the print. When mated to the tower it’s really awesome! The capsule with tower weighs just 5.5 ounces so my guess is that when the printed shoulder is attached we’re looking at a total weight of about 7.0 ounces or less. The capsule has a hollow center section for adding nose weight or even payloads! We hope to release the kit sometime in March. Stay tuned…
New Kit Released – Vanguard 1/48
February 10, 2016 – Today we released our first non-flying rocket model. It’s a 1/48th scale model of the Vanguard satellite launch vehicle. We’ll be converting it to a flying model soon to compliment our 1/48th scale Thor-Able kits. You can find the Vanguard kit on our ‘Products” page.
Progress on 4″ Mercury Redstone Kit Parts
January 25, 2016 – We finally started working on our new website for Boyce Aerospace Hobbies over the weekend and are now about 25% complete. Look for the website to be complete by mid February. We will offer discounted prices on our products from the website as our costs will be lower. Until then continue to look for us on ebay!
New Kit Releases
We currently have a number of new kits in development. Below is a sneak peek at just a few of them. Click on images to enlarge.
Sprint ABM 1/24th scale
SSTO Concept (Single Stage To Orbit)