Dr. Zooch Rockets
SATURN IB AS203
||This is an ant-scale or semi-scale model of the AS-203 Saturn IB. The
completed model stands ~11.7 inches tall and uses 18 mm B's or C's best flights are with C6-7s, Some skill is required in building this model,
but if you can read all of this without moving your lips, you can likely build this kit in a few days. Flights of up to 900 feet can be had.
AS-203 was a one-of-a-kind Saturn IB that was launched in order to test the S-IVB stage in orbit and study the effects of zero-G on liquid
hydrogen. For that reason it carried a nosecone instead of an Apollo spacecraft- and it was really cool looking. In test flights, our model with the same nosecone went straight up like it was on a rail and flew just under 1,000 feet. This kit is in scale with our other Dr. Zooch Saturn I and Saturn IB kits, so you can add it to your set.
Still paranoid about that moving your lips thing... aren't you?
||Commonly asked questions:
Q: What is the scale of this kit
A: One cubit equals 68 meters.
Q: How big is the completed rocket?
A: It will be just over 11 inches tall, but if you stand back and squint... it looks a lot bigger.
Q: How high will it fly?
A: That depends on what you define as "high."
Q: How do I know if I have enough skill to build this kit?
A: We're not sure, you'd better keep buying kits and screwing them up until you get one to turn out right?
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