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. 001225 - Alpha®

    001225 - Alpha®

    $14.99

    Skill Level 1

    Click here to view more Skill Level 1 Rockets!

    The Estes Alpha has been the first rocket for millions for over 36 years! This easy-to-build, high perfomance rocket is the perfect model to get you started.

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  3. 001261 - Baby Bertha™

    001261 - Baby Bertha™

    $11.79

    Skill Level 1

    A miniature version of one of the most popular kits of all time, the Big Bertha. There's nothing childlike about the Baby Bertha! It's fun to build and decorate.

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  4. 001292 - Wizard™

    001292 - Wizard™

    $11.49

    Skill Level 1

    Conjure up some magical flights with your Wizard rocket! This magical wand of a rocket is an easy to build, high perfomance model. A great first or second kit that creates launch magic and fun!

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  5. 001381 - Yankee™

    001381 - Yankee™

    $11.49

    Skill Level 1

    This Estes rocket is Yankee doodle dandy! The patriotic Yankee is a super performance model with a one-of-a-kind shaped nose cone. The aerodynmaic nose cone gives this patriot the extra push it needs to fly way above the average rocket its size.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 002056 - U.S. Army Patriot M-104™

    002056 - U.S. Army Patriot M-104™

    $18.20

    Skill Level 1

    What a classic! That's what you'll get with the Estes U.S. Army Patriot M-104 rocket that dominated the skies in the past. This 1:10 scale model rocket of the desert hero and mother of all air defense missiles is based on the U.S. Army's M-104 surface-air missile. Blast 600 feet high using the standard Estes engines.

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  9. 002178 - Hi-Flier®

    002178 - Hi-Flier®

    $9.49

    Skill Level 1

    One of our most extreme, super performance model rockets you can own and can easily be built in one afternoon. Standard engine powered.

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  10. 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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