Thor-Able Pioneer Model Rocket Kit

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  • This Boyce Aerospace Hobbies 3D printed kit is a scale model of the Thor-Able that launched the Pioneer moon probe
  • Modeled in 1/48th scale, this model is almost 21 inches tall and weighs in at 4.5 ounces without motor
  • Fin span measures 3.25 inches
  • Includes 7 parts:
    • Pioneer satellite shroud
    • Upper air frame
    • Keyed separation coupler
    • Lower air frame with fins
    • Launch lugs
    • D motor mount
    • 2 motor retention rings
    • Removable display engine bell
  • The model uses one D12-5 Estes model rocket motor (not included)
  • Estimated altitude of 575 feet
  • Includes step-by-step Assembly Instructions

This 3D printed kit is a scale model of the Thor-Able that launched the Pioneer moon probe. Modeled in 1/48th scale, this model is almost 21 inches tall and weighs in at 4.5 ounces without motor. The kit must be assembled using super glue and includes 7 parts: Pioneer satellite shroud, upper air frame, keyed separation coupler, lower air frame with fins and launch lugs, D motor mount, 2 motor retention rings, and removable display engine bell. The model uses one D12-5 Estes model rocket motor to reach an estimated altitude of 575 feet. The model includes assembly instructions but no parachute or decals (the modeler must provide his favorite recovery system). For a smooth, glossy finish parts should be quickly sanded using fine grit wet/dry sand paper. Replacement parts are also available should your model get damaged during flight.


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