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. 001951 - Executioner™

    001951 - Executioner™

    $34.99

    Skill Level 3

    LARGE and IN CHARGE, that's what the Executioner is. Powered by Estes D or *E engines this master of the sky can reach heights of over 600 feet! A must-have rocket for the serious rocketeer!

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Porta-Pad E and E Launch Controller or Pro Series II Launch Controller, when launching E Engines - sold separately

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  2. 007224 - Astron Sprint XL™

    007224 - Astron Sprint XL™

    Regular Price: $19.99

    Special Price $5.99

    Skill Level 2

    In honor of Mike Dorffler, one of Estes great designers. A straight forward build that will look great on the launch pad and in the sky.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately.

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  3. 007225 - Extreme 12™

    007225 - Extreme 12™

    $29.99

    Skill Level 3

    Click here to view more Skill Level 3 Rockets!

    2 stage. Flies 1900 feet. Over 46 inches tall. Need we say more?

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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  4. 007240 - Honest John

    007240 - Honest John

    $26.99

    Skill Level 3

    A 1/14 scale model rocket kit that's sure to be a collector's item! High quality parts you've come to know with Estes kits.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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  5. 007249 - Expedition™

    007249 - Expedition™

    $24.99

    Skill Level 4

    Our newest arrival! Explore the world with the Expedition! Unique 3 fin design. Awesome color scheme.

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  6. 007260 - Protostar™

    007260 - Protostar™

    $28.49

    Skill Level 3

    JUST ARRIVED!! C11, D and *E engine powered, this rocket can top out at 1350 feet! A must-must have!

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Porta-Pad E and E Launch Controller or Pro Series II Launch Controller, when launching E Engines - sold separately

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  • FAST FUN ACTION!

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

    Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $17.99

  • Just a fun Launch Set!

    • Easy to Assemble
    • Flies up to 1,150 feet
    • Launch system included
    $34.99
  • Tons of Fun

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