1/100th Little Joe II Builders Kit
- The Boyce Aerospace Hobbies 1/100th Little Joe II Builders Kit is a flying replica of the Nasa Little Joe II test vehicle that was used to flight test the Apollo capsule's design and flight characteristics
- This stunning rocket measures 10.5" in length and weighs a mere 2.1 ounces
- Our replica features a DLSA 3D-printed Apollo boilerplate capsule and tower, a FDM-printed airframe with fins, corrugations and body conduits, glue-on RCS nozzles, screw-on motor retainer, display engine nozzles, highly-detailed cut decals and illustrated instructions
- Single 18mm rocket motor recommended
- Soars to an impressive 850 feet on a C6-5 engine
- Requires additional parts: (1) 65mm long BT-20 motor tube, (1) 15" chute, assorted spray paint, super glue, filler primer and 220 grit wet/dry sandpaper
- Includes step-by-step assembly instructions
The Boyce Aerospace Hobbies 1/100th Little Joe II Builders Kit is a flying replica of the Nasa Little Joe II. The kit, when complete, stands 10.5" tall and makes a fine display piece when not intended for impressive heights. Its total weight is a mere 2.1 ounces and when flown on a C6-5 engine, it can reach 850 feet during flight and then returns to earth on a 15" chute (not included). Each kit features a DLSA 3D-printed Apollo boilerplate capsule and tower, a FDM-printed airframe with fins, corrugations and body conduits, glue-on RCS nozzles, screw-on motor retainer, display engine nozzles and highly-detailed cut decals. Additional parts and supplies required. Complete your 1:100 scale series from Boyce Aerospace Hobbies or display with the Estes Saturn V.
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies recommends hobbyists under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
I purchased one of the first of this kit to be available to complement my 1/100 fleet of Boyce LJ1, Mercury Redstone, Mercury Atlas, and Estes Saturn V. The kit consist of very high quality printed parts. There was some sanding required on the fins but not much otherwise, especially after priming. Assembly is very straight forward. A piece of BT20 is required for the body tube, along with an elastic shock cord and a 12" chute. Everything fit well after some light sanding. The Vinyl decals are of a good quality but very small for Vinyl. I did find it very difficult to get the "UNITED STATES" vertical decal to stay on the corrugated body tube and set down nice. It is very easy to get the letters to move out of alignment if they stick to the backing and dont adhere to the rocket. For these decals only, I probably would have preferred waterslides. I did get it worked out with some toothpicks to push them into the corrugations. I ended up using 1/2 ounce (2 bricks) of Estes clay to balance the rocket for a B6-4 motor. The recommended C6-5 seemed a bit heavy to me and I didn't want the rocket to go that high. The first flight was optimal on a B6-4 with the finished rocket wieghing about 2.8 ounces without the motor. The delay was about right, a B6-2 would hav been early. All in all, I am very pleased with the quality of this kit and am glad to see it available in 1/100 scale.