Apollo Abort Capsule Builders Kit
- The Apollo Abort Capsule Kit was inspired by the original KosRox Apollo pad abort test rocket kit from the 1990’s
- The Boyce Aerospace Hobbies kit is sized at 1/27th scale
- Our kit is 3D-printed ABS plastic and requires the builder to supply their own paper tubes (one as the motor tube and the other as the main body of the escape tower)
- Vinyl decals and step-by-step instructions included
- Our model flies on an Estes 24mm D12-3 or higher impulse 24mm Aerotech composite motor (not included)
- Flies up to 200 feet
- Capsule and escape tower are recovered separately on their own chutes (not included)
- Assembled model measures approximately 18” tall and 5.5” across its base
- Includes step-by-step Assembly Instructions
Aside from being inspired by and sharing the same scale (1/27th) as the original KosRox Apollo pad abort test rocket kit from the 1990s, the Boyce Aerospace Hobbies Apollo Abort Capsule Kit is unique. The kit is 3D-printed with ABS plastic and requires 2 paper tubes (not included). Our kit is easy to assemble and includes a complete set of vinyl decals and detailed instructions. Using an Estes 24mm D12-3 or higher impulse 24mm Aerotech composite motor, you can expect to see your model soar into the air at 200 feet. The capsule and escape tower are recovered separately on their own chutes. The 18” tall model measures 5.5” across its base and makes a great display or crowd pleaser at any launch.
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies recommends hobbyists under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
Flies amazing on a d12-3! Perfect takeoff and coast with a spectacular deployment. Will look to modify mine to use 1 larger chute for both the capsule and the tower as my parachutes tangled and produced a harder landing. As far as the Aerotech composite motors, they don't fit. While they have the same case length as the D12s, the larger ejection charge well caused the tower to not fully seat in the tube. I decided to fly anyways with the motor just sticking out the bottom of the motor tube. The E30-4T produced a much larger acceleration and caused the tower to eject under coast, causing no parachute deployment and an even harder landing than before. Repairs will sadly be necessary but easily capable and will fly again next month! All in all a fun different kit! Just make sure to follow the instructions and just fly on the D12-3!