1:100 scale Mercury Redstone

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  1. Oct 15, 2019 #1

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    Boyce Aerospace just released a builders kit for the Mercury Redstone using a BT16 body tube think will look nice next to the Estes Saturn V.
    Flys on a 13mm motor
    Full vinyl body wrap with roll pattern
    Now I just need someone to make a Gemini Titan in 1:100 to complete an awesome flying display
     
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    Kilted, it's a BT-19 tube available from erockets.
    The Boyce kit is just under 10" long. And just under $20.
    I may pick one up.
    Waiting to see what the 1/100 Mercury Atlas is gonna be like and the price point.
    I think the MR will be dwarfed next to the Sat. V.!
     
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    Yes but will look awesome displayed in the same scale.
    I emailed Boyce and said they need to work on a Gemini Titan in 1:100 so all three rockets that took us to the moon can be flown and displayed together.
    Hopefully
     
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    1:100 family
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    Always amazes... the true difference in size of the Saturn V when shown to scale.
     
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    Sweet fleet.
    That is what I am going to work towards.
     
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    Boyce responded to my email.
    Says their Mercury Atlas will be released very soon.
    Then a Mercury Titan will be the next in the works.
     
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    Correction Gemini Titan
     
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    Another scale perspective. AMT's "Man in Space" model set. The MR is on the bottom left. Do you see it? Do you need a magnifying glass? Looks like a matchstick next to the Sat. V. Heck, the diameter of the F1 bell nozzle is larger than the MR.
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    PS Maybe one day I'll finish painting and decaling the two Saturns.
    Then again.....
    Laters.
     
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    That does put things in perspective.
    And to think NASA went from Mercury to Saturn in a decade.
     
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    Heck, the F1 nozzle is bigger than the Gemini capsule.
     
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    When you see the Saturn V in person it really does seem implausible that it could get off the ground.
     
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    And, then down to the Shuttle, wallowing in Low Earth Orbit for three decades, culminating in zero "man-rated" launch vehicles . . . Disgraceful !

    Dave F.
     
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    Boyce Aerospace Hobbies’ 1/100th Mercury Redstone Builder’s Kit is the most detailed of its kind
    This 1/100th model complements the Estes Saturn V, as well as the Boyce Aerospace Hobbies’ Saturn IB, Saturn SA-5, Saturn SA-7 and Little Joe II kits
    Launches using a 13mm motor (not included) to an estimated altitude of 62 feet
    Once assembled the model measures 250mm (9.84”) and weighs only 90 grams
    Parts printed at 50-micron resolution on DLP printers
    Capsule features incredibly detailed hatch, portholes and louvers
    Escape tower is printed in one piece; just add the aerospike
    Kit includes: aerospike, escape tower, capsule, fin can, wire launch lugs and full vinyl body wrap with roll pattern, panel lines and more (BT-19 Body Tube not included)
    Add to your 1/100th Manned Spaceflight collection with the Boyce Aerospace Hobbies’ 1/100th Scale Mercury Redstone Builder’s Kit. This small kit measures a mere 250mm (9.84”) and weighs only 90 grams. Don’t let this kit’s small size fool you into thinking it’s not a BIG deal! This kit is the most realistic flying 1/100th Mercury Redstone model available! The entire kit is printed at 50-micron resolution on DLP printers. The capsule features incredible hatch, portholes and louver details. The included escape tower is printed in one piece; just add the aerospike. Kit includes aerospike, escape tower, capsule, fin can, wire launch lugs and full vinyl body wrap. Modeler provides their own BT-19 body tube.

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    Disappointing. And no other motor options available.
     
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    1) you do want to be able to find again, right?

    2) this is what vintage Centuri B4Ms are for.
     
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    Hmmm….. I see a market for Quest 13mm QJets! B and C.:D
     
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    Very cool. Love the shuttle stack! Is that a scratch build?
     
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    WOW . . . 62 feet and ONLY 90 grams ( less than 10" tall ) . . . Sorry, I'll have to give a hard pass on this !

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    If I recall correctly, the official response to the idea of 13mm Q-Jets is 'Ha ha...NO!'
     
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    I seem to remember someone making experimental 13mm composite motors, maybe even selling some. Let me do some digging.
     
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    It's been done. Even by Aerotech. That's why they have the experience to politely decline.
     
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    Yup, not enough market demand. Looks like they made some for Apogee. And GMA had EX 13mm reloads. Up to a D.
     
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    Hey guys, we made a typo on the weight and altitude on the 1/100th Mercury Redstone kit. Actual weight is 18 grams and altitude with an A10 is 469 feet. Sorry bout that! We'll fix our website right away.
     
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    469 feet.
    Much better.
    Hope my old eyes can see it at apogee.
    Mine should arrive in the mail today.
     
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    Definitely getting this one. I have the Boyce Honest John and love it.

    The Redstone is puny compared to the Saturn but will look great on my fireplace next to it

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    There are some unique build features in this kit.
    2 paper clips and a safety pin are included.
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    The ends of the paper clip are cut off and glued into dimples in the fin can.
    These launch guides replace the traditional launch lug.
    The safety pin is cut and formed into a hook for the shock cord.
    It also serves to act as a thrust ring for the motor.
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    The scale fins occlude the opening from the bottom.
    So the motor must be loaded from the top of the can.
    Therefore the body tube is not glued to the fin can.
    The can is taped to the body tube at launch.
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    When I ordered the bt-19 tube from erockets I ordered a second one with a balsa bt-19 Mercury capsule nose cone.
    Here's a dry fit side by side.
    Will do a scratcher MR from traditional balsa/paper alongside the Boyce 3D model.
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    Here's the same capsule for an 18mm build about five years ago.
    Thin strips cut from electrical tape simulate the trusswork.
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    The body wrap vinyl decal looks awesome.
    Will scan and print on decal paper for the scratcher.

    BTW got an email yesterday. The 1/100 Boyce Mercury Atlas is out!
    https://boyceaerospacehobbies.com/p...lders-kit?mc_cid=67f0534caf&mc_eid=7ff7bfaf55
    Laters.
     
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    My budget and flying field are both on the small side. I adore these 1/100 scale models.
     

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