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. 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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  2. 001948 - Big Bertha™

    001948 - Big Bertha™

    $24.99

    Skill Level 1

    The Big Bertha gives you a slow, realistic liftoff. What a thrill it is to watch! Propelled by powerful standard Estes engines, this beauty travels to 500 feet. In one afternoon your Bertha is ready for an exciting time at the launch field!

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  3. 002123 - Eggscaliber™

    002123 - Eggscaliber™

    $23.99

    Skill Level 2

    Wow! Four different engine sizes using the same rocket! See just how high you can make this unique rocket fly without breaking the egg. With the soft yellow cushion in the clear see-through egg capsule, your little eggstronaut is set for the ride! The Eggscaliber launches using standard engines and the D and *E. INCLUDES standard to D Engine Adapter (PN 2317)

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Porta-Pad E and E Launch Controller when launching E engines

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  4. 002183 - Shuttle Xpress™

    002183 - Shuttle Xpress™

    $19.49

    E2X - Easy to Assemble

    The Estes Shuttle Xpress is a new wave of fighter glider technology that carries two gliding fighter shuttles to the skies for battle. At apogee, it releases the two fighter shuttles that glide back to earth. Using a standard engine this rocket can soar to 575 feet.

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  5. 003229 - Astron Skydart II™

    003229 - Astron Skydart II™

    Regular Price: $28.99

    Special Price $8.29

    Skill Level 3

    Altitude isn't the key with this kit. While it can reach 500 feet, awesome glider flights are what's so great about the Astron Skydart II.

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  6. 007219 - Dark Energy™

    007219 - Dark Energy™

    $19.99

    Skill Level 2

    Futuristic styling gives this sleek rocket a unique look!

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  7. 007228 - Cobra™

    007228 - Cobra™

    $25.99

    Skill Level 3

    An 8 inch wingspan and a 700 foot altitude is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99
  • FAST FUN ACTION!

    • A great family activity!
    • Indoor or Outdoor Fun!

    Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $17.99

  • Tons of Fun

    • Very minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
    • Just Arrived!
    $16.99