Honest John Model Rocket Kit
- Boyce Aerospace Hobbies has 3D printed the classic Cox Honest John model from the 70s and 90’s
- The kit is 1/24th scale with minor changes made to facilitate printing
- Our Honest John kit includes a fin can/motor mount, air frame, and nose cone
- Features 4 spin motor covers modeled as well as all of the motor casing and fin retention bands
- The kit flies on the following motors (not included): Estes A8-3, B6-7, C6-7 and RMS 18 mm D13-10 with estimated altitudes of 143 ft, 381 ft, 812 ft, and 1392 ft, respectively
- Weighs 2 ounces
- Measures 14 inches long
- Fin span measures 5.5 inches
- Includes step-by-step Assembly Instructions
This 3D printed kit is a reproduction of the classic Cox Honest John model rocket from the 70’s and 90’s. Sized in the original 1/24th scale with small changes made to the original design to facilitate fabrication via 3D printing. Our kit includes a fin can/motor mount, air frame, and nose cone. The model uses one 18 mm Estes model rocket motor. The kit includes assembly instructions but no parachute or decals (the modeler must provide his favorite recovery system). The parts should be sanded with fine grit wet/dry sand paper and primed to achieve a smooth glossy finish. Your Honest John is sure to get lots of attention at your next launch. It’s a super quick and easy build and features 4 spin motor covers modeled as well as all of the motor casing and fin retention bands. The kit flies on the following motors: Estes A8-3, B6-7, C6-7 and RMS 18 mm D13-10. Estimated altitudes for these motors are 143 ft, 381 ft, 812 ft, and 1392 ft, respectively. Replacement parts are available.
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies recommends hobbyists under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
Good quality, easy to build rocket.
This all plastic Honest John kit went together without any problems. I took my time sanding it and the result was well worth it. Having a “compartment” in the screw together nose cone made balancing it a cinch. I purchased 1/4 inch white vinyl letter sheets from Ama**n to add the “US ARMY” lettering to the model. They were close enough to scale in my opinion. I also used a clear matte spray to seal the “decals”. A nice quality 3D kit.
Haven't flown it yet, but the quality of the 3D printing is outstanding. The ease of construction makes it a skill level one in my book. Saving my spare change to get a builders kit next.
Have yet to fire it. No reason why it should not perform well that I can see! Very nice quality is apparent, a little light sanding and should be ready to paint.