The Apogee Components Saturn 1B model rocket kit is a 1/70th scale replica of the famous rocket flown into space by NASA in the 1960’s and 70’s. More than just something that sits on your shelf as a display, this rocket can actually be launched in the air.
The reason the Saturn 1B ranks on top of everyone’s favorite is because it includes the eight fuel tanks in a big cluster, the unique transition section that conforms to the eight tank tubes, and eight fins – twice as many as any other NASA rocket. Plus it has lots of corrugations that give the rocket lots of surface texture. Finally, it has an elaborate paint pattern that makes it unique and eye appealing.
This kit features:
Highly detailed injection-molded Apollo Capsule, engine nozzles and transition section that fits over the 8 fuel tank tubes.
Meticulously detailed vacuum form wraps for the booster thrust structure, Interstage, and 2nd stage
Eye-popping detailed embossed wrap for the transition of the 2nd stage to the Service Module
Special “raised ink” wrap for the Service Module portion to bring out the raised panel lines on the rocket
Five-color water-slide decals. Includes markings for all Saturn 1B missions flown by NASA, including Skylab
Four hours of video instruction. These not only show where to place the parts, but how-to put them together correctly. The CD is not a DVD disk. It works on both Macintosh and Windows computers. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader and Apple QuickTime player.
10 pages of superb painting instructions and drawings show the colors on the rocket
Vacuum-form baseplate that shows the excellent surface detail on the bottom of the rocket.
Two Nylon-cloth parachutes
Recommended 29mm diameter rocket engines: Aerotech F20-4W, or F42-4T
Requires a rocket launch pad equipped with a 1/4-inch diameter launch rod, plus finishing supplies like glue and paint.
1/70th scale replica of the famous NASA space rocket.
Flies to 245 Feet on an “F” size rocket engine.
Skill Level: 5 – Challenging to build and paint.
Length: 38.3 inches (97.3 cm), Diameter: 3.78 inches (9.6 cm)
Recovery Type: Two nylon-cloth parachutes: 36 inches, and 24 inches.