Pershing 1A Builders Kit
- The Pershing 1A is the second release in the Boyce Aerospace Hobbies BT-80 based scale kit line
- Kit includes:
- Three-piece 15” hollow nose cone with 1.2mm walls
- Three upper stage steering fins with con-formal bases for easy glue attachment
- Three first stage fins (plus a bonus spare in case of a rough landing)
- Three-piece body detail parts; both upper and lower stage cable cover conduits are included as well as the charge retainer
- Two 3/16 inch lunch lugs with con-formal bases; these can be substituted for 3D printed rail guides at no extra cost
- Three-part motor mount with built-in recovery attachment points
- Two motor retainers with screws
- Kevlar brindle and shock cord included (requires a 28-36” parachute)
- All parts are 3D printed in high quality ABS plastic
- Parts require minor sanding and primer prior to paint
- Once assembled, the model is 27.25” tall and weighs approximately 6.3 oz (without nose weight, paint and parachute) with a 3.70” fin span
- Designed to fly on 24mm motors with an estimated altitude of 380 feet on a D12 and 590 feet on an E9
- This model will fly well over 800 feet when using an Aerotech composite motors
- Includes step-by-step Assembly Instructions
The Pershing 1A is the second release in Boyce Aerospace Hobbies’ BT-80 based scale kit line. The entire kit is 3D printed in high-quality ABS plastic for maximum strength and heat resistance. The Pershing 1A kit includes a three-piece 15” hollow nose cone with 1.2 mm walls and designed so that the required nose weight can be placed at the midpoint for efficient movement of the models center of gravity. It is also joined together at the scale body seam points, so the joints are crisp and clean. Also included are three upper stage steering fins. These are fully modeled, one-piece units that have con-formal bases for easy glue attachment to the body tube (not included). They boast a wall thickness of 1.2 mm and an infill of 5% for strength. There are three first stage fins; plus a bonus spare fin in case of an unexpected rough landing! Again, these are fully modeled, one-piece units with con-formal bases for easy glue attachment to the body tube (not included). Their wall thickness is 1.2 mm with an infill of 5% for strength. Both upper and lower stage cable cover conduits are included as well as the charge retainer. Again, these are printed with con-formal bases for easy attachment to the BT-80 air-frame. You also get two 3/16 inch launch lugs with con-formal bases. These can be substituted for 3D printed rail guides at no extra cost, just send us a note on the order form! And, to finish up the kit you will receive a three-piece motor mount with attachment points, two motor retainers, Kevlar bridle and shock cord and step-by-step assembly instructions. When completed, the Pershing 1A is 27.25 inches tall and weighs in at 6.3 oz without nose weight, paint and parachute. It Is designed to fly on 24 mm motors with estimated altitudes of 380′ on a D12 and 590′ on an E9. This model will fly well over 800′ on Aerotech composite motors.
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies recommends hobbyists under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
I built this Pershing 1-A kit back in the 1980's while I was in Pershing Missiles at Ft. Sill. Not a bad Kit overall. It could be better. Because I was one of those who helped the Martin Marietta Corporation develop the Pershing II System, I would like to see a Kit for the Pershing II as well, to go along with the Pershing 1-A kit. I am glad to see a Pershing 1-A Fin Upgrade kit for it though.
As far as I can tell it seems to be an accurate model in 1/27 scale. I have not built the kit as of yet, but was hoping for a larger model overall. The instruction sheet online was based on the 1/15 scale Maxi kit from Estes and was more what I was looking for. Also did not come with any decals which will be hard to source in 1/27 scale, so that was rather a disappointment as well. I did not purchase this kit to fly - only display. I guess I'll have to make due with this kit until I can find the 1/15 Estes Maxi which I would hope be re-released by them sometime in the future.