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. 001756 - Alpha® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001756 - Alpha® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $119.99

    Skill Level 1

    The Alpha is the quintessential rocket to use to teach model rocketry! For over 36 years, the Estes Alpha has been the first rocket for millions of model rocket enthusiasts and it still is! This Estes original is the most-used rocket for schools and youth groups around the world. The Alpha’s got all you need in one sleek design, so no wonder it’s the most popular educational rocket we have!

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  2. 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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  3. 001921 - Mercury Redstone

    001921 - Mercury Redstone

    $24.99

    Skill Level 3

    C6-3 engine powered. Slow realistic flights!

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  4. 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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  5. 001949 - Viking™

    001949 - Viking™

    $12.99

    Skill Level 1

    The Viking rocket is amazing with 48 possible fin configurations. When flown on standard engines, the Viking is able to reach amazing launch heights over 1600 feet. Build the Viking in a day and fly to the moon tomorrow.

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  6. 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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  7. 001980 - Designer's Special™

    001980 - Designer's Special™

    $79.99

    Build and fly your own designs. 100+ useful parts to build up to 8 rockets! Be that "rocket scientist" you've always dreamed of being!

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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. 002092 - Mongoose™

    002092 - Mongoose™

    $15.99

    Skill Level 1

    Snakes won't get close to this one! The Mongoose is a two stage rocket that builds into one over the top, high performance rocket! Soars to astonishing heights of over 1,600 feet using the standard engines.

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  10. 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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  • Just a fun Launch Set!

    • Easy to Assemble
    • Flies up to 1,150 feet
    • Launch system included
    $34.99
  • FAST FUN ACTION!

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

    Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $17.99

  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99