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. 001295 - Mean Machine™

    001295 - Mean Machine™

    $32.99

    Skill Level 2

    Watch for an early JULY arrival! Mean, lean and wicked! D and E engine powered at its finest! Breaks down for easy transport.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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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. 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. 002162 - Big Daddy™

    002162 - Big Daddy™

    $31.99

    Skill Level 2

    Click here to view more Skill Level 2 Rockets!

    This Big Daddy is a real head-turner at the launch field! It's been redesigned to handle our E engines so it will fly over twice as high as it used to.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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  5. 002448 - Mini Comanche-3™

    002448 - Mini Comanche-3™

    $14.99

    Skill Level 2

    A great new addition to our Mini Engine powered line of rockets and a 3-stage kit, no less!

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  6. 003226 - Hi-Flier® XL

    003226 - Hi-Flier® XL

    $19.99

    Skill Level 2

    An upsized replica of the #1 selling Hi-Flier! Powered by C11, D and *E engines, amazing heights can be reached!

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  7. 003227 - Loadstar™ II

    003227 - Loadstar™ II

    $20.99

    Skill Level 2

    The Loadstar II is one AMAZING rocket that can reach heights of 1000 feet! Step back and watch it soar! A must-have two-stage rocket with a payload section for anyone's collection.

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  8. 003232 - Centuri™

    003232 - Centuri™

    $19.99

    Skill Level 2

    A great addition to our Skill Level 2 line of rockets. Standard engine powered. Sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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  9. 003233 - Blenders™

    003233 - Blenders™

    $13.99

    Skill Level 2

    2 rockets. Very unique recovery. Fun builders.

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  10. 007000 - Bull Pup 12D

    007000 - Bull Pup 12D

    $19.49

    Skill Level 2

    The Bull Pup 12D is the sport scale version of the USAF AGM-12D Bull Pup and a great choice for your first scale model kit.

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  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99
  • Tons of Fun

    • Minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
    • Best Seller!
    $16.99
  • Just a fun Launch Set!

    • Easy to Assemble
    • Flies up to 1,150 feet
    • Launch system included
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