Kits By Skill Level

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced modeler, Estes has the kit for you.

We have an enormous selection of model rocket kits that include sport fliers, multi-stagers, payloaders, scale NASA-based transports, military-styled missiles and classic Estes kits.

Estes rockets are grouped into four catagories: RTF (Ready to Fly), ARF (Almost Ready to Fly), E2X (Easy to Assemble) and Skill Levels 1 through 5.

All skill level 1-5 kits require measuring, assembly, sanding, gluing and painting. As the skill level goes up, the difficulty in building skills and time to build and finish is increased.

Skill Level 1-Beginner builder skills.

Skill Level 2-Average building skills.

Skill Level 3-Intermediate building skills.

Skill Level 4-Advanced building skills.

Skill Level 5-Master building skills.

  1. 007259 - Nike-X

    007259 - Nike-X

    $19.99

    Skill Level 2

    NOW AVAILABLE!! Standard engine powered and impressive on the launch pad! A "must-have" rocket to be added to your collection!

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  2. 007247 - Nike Smoke

    007247 - Nike Smoke

    $22.99

    Skill Level 2

    A 1/10 scale model rocket kit that's sure to be a collector's item! High quality parts you've come to know with Estes kits.

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  3. 001760 - Loadstar II™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001760 - Loadstar II™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $159.99

    Skill Level 2

    Advanced, two-stage payloader. Clear payload section.

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  4. der red max model rocket

    000651 - Der Red Max™

    $18.49

    Skill Level 1

    Talk about far-out fun! An Estes classic, the Der Red Max has a large stable design, giving great sport performance. A great addition to any rocket collection!

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  5. 007239 - Sky Warrior™

    007239 - Sky Warrior™

    $18.99

    Skill Level 2

    Standard engine powered. Unique fins. A great addition to our line of rockets.

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  6. 007234 - Crossbow SST™

    007234 - Crossbow SST™

    $14.99

    Skill Level 2

    Impressive yet powerful! Launched on an Estes C6-5 engine, the Crossbow SST can reach awesome heights of 1600 ft. Modeled after the Satellite Interceptor, this rocket is sure to be a hit!

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  7. 007258 - Space Twister™

    007258 - Space Twister™

    $17.99

    Skill Level 1

    Standard engine powered with a little "twist". Use our color suggestion or create your own and have some FUN!

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  8. 007254 - Nike Apache

    007254 - Nike Apache

    $16.49

    Skill Level 1

    It's here! A 1/12.45th scale model rocket kit that's sure to be a collector's item! A true classic!

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  9. 007245 - Comanche-3™

    007245 - Comanche-3™

    $21.99

    Skill Level 3

    Three stage! Three engines! Outstanding altitude!

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  10. 007242 - Super Neon™

    007242 - Super Neon™

    $17.99

    Skill Level 2

    Rugged high performance that blasts to 1000 feet! Over 22 inches tall! Standard engine powered!

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  • READY TO FLY!

    • Only minutes to launch
    • Standard Engine powered

    Regular Price: $11.99

    Special Price $4.29

  • Just a fun Launch Set!

    • Easy to Assemble
    • Flies up to 1,150 feet
    • Launch system included
    $34.99
  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99