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. 001921 - Mercury Redstone

    001921 - Mercury Redstone

    $24.99

    Skill Level 3

    C6-3 engine powered. Slow realistic flights!

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 007216 - EPM-010™

    007216 - EPM-010™

    $21.99

    Skill Level 2

    Another great high performance sport rocket from Estes! Standard engines, 925 feet, what more do you need!

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  5. 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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  6. 007229 - Dark Silver™

    007229 - Dark Silver™

    $26.99

    Skill Level 4

    Sharpen you building skills before tackling this one. Awesome on the launch pad and even better in the sky!

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  7. 007262 - Starship Nova™

    007262 - Starship Nova™

    $24.99

    Skill Level 3

    A straight forward but very "unique" build that will look great on the launch pad and in the sky.

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  • 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
    $34.99
  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99