Dyna-Soar Titan II Builders Kit 1/73rd Scale
- The Boyce Aerospace Hobbies 1/73rd scale Dyna-Soar Titan II kit is a scale representation of the 1960's single seat Dynamic Soaring winged space plane developed for the United States Air Force. It was developed as a space reconnaissance and development platform for a manned military presence in space.
- This 3D-printed model was developed with original data shared by Dr. Roy Houchin II, the author of US Hypersonic Research and Development: The Rise and Fall of 'Dyna-Soar', 1944-1963
- The "Builders Kit" is designed to use BT-60 model rocket tubing and a 24 mm "D" motor power
- Once assembled, the Dyna-Soar measures 20.4" in length
- Empty weight (no motor) is 6oz
- Fin Span - Large fins 7.48 ", small fins 5.55".
- The Boyce Aerospace Hobbies Dyna-Soar flies to 575 feet on a D12-5
- Dyna-Soar space plane is fully detailed with panel lines, windshields, landing gear doors and transition to the Titan II booster
- Kit features 12 quality 3D-printed ABS parts
- Features a full Dyna-Soar Titan II fin can, screw on motor retainer, removable screw on display engines, full instructions and vinyl body wrap decals
- This "Builders Kit" requires the additional purchase of one BT-60 and BT-50 body tube along with a 24" recovery parachute.
The Boeing X-20 “Dynamic Soarer” was a United States Air Force program to develop a versatile space plane. Among the uses were aerial reconnaissance, bombing, space rescue, satellite maintenance and even an interceptor for enemy satellites. Boyce Aerospace Hobbies 3D-prints the Dyna-Soar in 12 quality ABS parts at 1/73rd scale. Our kit is the most accurate currently on the market, designed and developed using original data shared by Dr. Roy Houchin II, the author of US Hypersonic Research and Development: The Rise and Fall of 'Dyna-Soar', 1944-1963. The USAF cancelled the project after construction had begun and over $660 million US dollars (at the time) were spent. The program ran from October 24, 1957 to December 10, 1963. Although the Dyna-Soar never launched, ours can reach up to 575 feet on a recommended D12-5 motor. Each kit features a full Dyna-Soar Titan II fin can, screw on motor retainer, removable screw on display engines, full instructions and vinyl body wrap decals. The Boyce Aerospace Hobbies Dyna-Soar "Builders Kit" requires the additional purchase of one BT-60 and BT-50 body tube along with a 24" recovery parachute.
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies recommends hobbyists under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
Overall I am quite pleased with this kit! Boyd bridges the gap between precision glue together and traditional rocket kits. The scale appears to be on target. For a basic build it will be quick. If your target is realism...get ready for a lot of sanding and filler primer sanding. 3D printing these days is pretty good, but not as precise as kits like Revell. Boyd provides great instructions and nice quality decals. IMHO water slide decals are the best, herein you’ll find more traditional paper stickers. I wish these kits included the tubing. Great job Boyd Aerospace.
Building this Dyna-Soar Titan II Builders Kit was fun. The build went very well. I prepped the body tube with CWF and primed the tube. I probably could have skipped that but it created a very smooth surface for the wraps. The body wraps are highly detailed and are of high quality. I used a NEW X-acto blade when cutting and trimming the wraps. With patience and careful trimming the 2 pieces matched up perfectly. I used a black sharpie to “paint” the upper launch lug so it blended in with the wrap. The space plane is highly detailed and well printed. There was ample room in it for the weights to balance the kit. After applying the vinyl decals to the space plane, I sprayed the entire model with a few coats of clear matte. I made a few changes. I painted the nozzles black and I added black 1/16” striping tape to the bottom of the body tube above the fins. I am looking forward to flying it with my grandkids.
I would have to ask him. I haven't bought a kit for myself. I want to and will soon I hope! Joe Phillips
Very well made. Easy build
It was a nice, simple kit. Very detailed! I haven't flown it yet! I wish the kit was 3 to 4 times it size. I have been impress with the Dyna-Soar project ever since it came out years ago.