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Estes

Description

About Estes Rockets

Estes Industries was founded in 1958 in Denver, Colorado. Vern Estes developed a machine that mass-produced solid propellant model rocket engines.

This invention gave people a consistent and reliable way to launch model rockets. Later, the company branched out into the mass production of balsa nose cones and adapters for model rockets. Estes began selling model rockets by mail in 1960.

The company was moved in 1961 to a 77-acre tract of land on the outskirts of Penrose, Colorado. Rapid growth followed and soon Penrose became known as the "Model Rocket Capital of the World". Estes Industries has grown to be the leading manufacturer of model rocket kits, engines and accessories in the world. COX joined the Estes family of products in 1996.

For over 50 years, COX has been the choice of millions of families getting started in model airplane flying. COX products are designed for first time users who want the best start to a flying adventure and for more advanced fliers. Experience the magic of flying with COX Free Flying, Control Line or Radio Control aircraft. In January 2010, the Estes-Cox Corporation was purchased by Hobbico, a 100% Employee-Owned Corporation based in Champaign, Illinois, and will continue operations in Penrose, Colorado.

Industry leaders in their fields, Estes and COX will continue to turn kids and adults on to flight with innovative new products that will go FASTER, FURTHER AND HIGHER.

 

Launches

TitleRatingSkillLengthDiameterWeightMotor DiameterDescription
002435_package_1.jpg 3 Bandits
Easy 10.80"
27.43cm
0.74"
1.88cm
0.04lb.
18.14g
13mm
  E2X - Easy to Assemble Get to the flying field quick with these mini engine powered rockets! 3 complete rockets, one great price! / E2X - Easy to Assemble Easy to assemble gets you to the flying field quick. 3 rockets, all mini engine powered, can reach
aerobee300.jpg Aerobee 300
100.0
2 users
20.00"
50.80cm
1.00"
2.54cm
0.04lb.
18.14g
18mm
1966 / Easy to build scale model of a great sounding rocket. Gives top performance in flight after flight. Features parachute recovery for gentle landings, payload section for small specimens. Kit is complete with all parts and easy to follow instructions
002158_package_1.jpg AGM-57X Heatseeker
Easy 18.60"
47.24cm
1.10"
2.79cm
0.14lb.
63.50g
18mm
E2X - Easy to Assemble Easy to assemble and no paint is necessary. And a mighty high altitude it goes! / E2X- Easy to Assemble The AGM-57X Heatseeker gets you to the flying field quick! No painting is necessary as all parts are pre-colored. Building the H
003219_package_1.jpg Air Commander
2 32.50"
82.55cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.24lb.
108.86g
24mm
  Skill Level 2 Another great 2-stage rocket enters the Estes line. Powered by C11 and D Engines, amazing heights can be reached! / Skill Level 2 A sleek 2-stage sport rocket standing over 30 inches tall, the Air Commander is sure to "command" the skies!
001101_package_1.jpg Alien Green
Ready to fly 19.79"
50.27cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
18mm
RTF - Ready to Fly 1st in the series and all the colors have arrived! No building necessary means more time for fun! / RTF - Ready to Fly The 1st in a new series. Sure to be a collector's item! Insert an engine, twist on the fin unit (also serves as the l
AlienInvader.png Alien Invader
3 20.50"
52.07cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.10lb.
45.36g
18mm
1976 Catalog: RED ALERT PRIORITY MESSAGE FROM RIEGEL IV COLONY... START - - UNIDENTIFIED ALIEN SPACECRAFT HAVE ATTACKED RIEGEL IV COLONY - - LARGE NUMBER ALIEN CRAFT ARRIVED SIMULTANEOUSLY VIA HYPERSPACE - - OUTPOST DEFENSES CURRENTLY ENGAGING ENEMY VESSE
001225_package_1_1.jpg Alpha
1 12.30"
31.24cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.05lb.
22.68g
18mm
Skill Level 1 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. / Skill Level 1 When a rocket has been sold to millions of model rocketeers for ove
001256_package_1_3.jpg Alpha III
Easy 19.79"
50.27cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
18mm
  E2X - Easy to Assemble Alpha III is the very first E2X - Easy to Assemble rocket. The one piece fin unit makes it easy to build for beginners. No paint, no fuss, no muss with this model rocket! / E2X - Easy to Assemble Join the hundreds of thousands of
001469_package_1_1.jpg Amazon
Easy 29.40"
74.68cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.18lb.
81.65g
18mm
Amazon & Crossfire are  included in the Tandem-X Launch Set   E2X - Easy to Assemble - Amazon Skill Level 1 - Crossfire ISX   X-tra value is what you get with the Tandem-X two rocket Launch Set. The Amazon is a huge rocket standing nearly 3 feet tall
Andromeda.png Andromeda
3 43.30"
109.98cm
0.74"
1.88cm
0.19lb.
86.18g
18mm
1975 Catalog: Design for journeys to distance planets this incredible "starship of the future" will be an outstanding addition to your model rocket collection. Performing interplanetary missions within the galaxy, our engineer's conception of the actual s
009703_package.jpg Argent
56.40"
143.26cm
2.50"
6.35cm
1.03lb.
467.20g
29mm
Pro Series II Builder kit Quick release motor retention system! The tallest in the series, the Argent stands a massive 56.4 inches tall and can soar upwards of 1700 ft! ATTENTION: Requires PS II Launch Base (3552) with 1/4" launch rod and E Launch Control
009706_package_1.jpg Ascender
85.0
1 users
Easy 42.10"
106.93cm
2.00"
5.08cm
0.69lb.
312.98g
29mm
Pro Series II E2X (Easy to Assemble) A payload section to launch the new Estes Altimeter (2246)! ATTENTION: Requires PS II Launch Base (3552) with 1/4" launch rod or Porta-Pad E Launch Pad (2238) and E Launch Controller (2230) with 30' of wire - Sold Sepa
003224_package_1.jpg Asteroid Hunter
5 16.20"
41.15cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.28lb.
127.01g
18mm
Skill Level 5 The Asteroid Hunter has a unique sci-fi design that will blow you away! This cool rocket will launch over 500 feet! / Skill Level 5 Not only does the Asteroid Hunter look amazing as it soars through the air, at a skill level 5, the fun begin
002447_main_2_1.png Astron Elliptic II
2 23.30"
59.18cm
0.74"
1.88cm
0.06lb.
27.22g
13mm
2:13mm
Skill Level 2 A great new addition to our Mini Engine powered line of rockets and a 2-stage kit, no less! / Skill Level 2 With its classic elliptical shaped fins and graceful styling the 2-stage Astron Elliptic II features easy straight forward constructi
Goblin.png Astron Goblin
3 14.32"
36.37cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.13lb.
58.97g
24mm
1972 Catalog: Powerful. Fast. This spooky kit gets up and moves. It's the rocket you'll need a good recovery team for. Adapters permit a wide range of engine possibilities. Recommended Engines: D12-7 (Or others like C6-5 B6-4 and A8-3, with adapter)
Gyroc.png Astron Gyroc
3 9.80"
24.89cm
0.74"
1.88cm
0.04lb.
18.14g
18mm
1969 Catalog: Whirly Bird Rocket Helicopter Recovery Excellent performance and amazing recovery system make the unique Gyroc a "bird" you'll want to own. Its unusual design gives this rocket the ability to reach high altitudes and return safely with helic
003229_packaging_1.jpg Astron Skydart II
3 15.40"
39.12cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.19lb.
86.18g
18mm
Skill Level 3 Altitude isn't the key with this kit. While it can reach 500 feet, awesome glider flights are what's so great about the Astron Skydart II. / Skill Level 3 Powered by standard engines, expect to be impressed with the glider flight of the Astr
Sprint.jpg Astron Sprint
13.80"
35.05cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.06lb.
27.22g
18mm
1970 Catalog: Fantastic single stage performance streamer recovery. An impressive altitude model! Designed to give the highest performance in its class, the Astron Sprint incorporates the most efficient aerodynamic shapes for the velocities it will encoun
007224_package_1.jpg Astron Sprint XL
2 22.80"
57.91cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.21lb.
95.25g
24mm
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. / Skill Level 2 As a tribute to the late g
002452_package_3.jpg Athena
Ready to fly 16.50"
41.91cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.09lb.
40.82g
18mm
  RTF - Ready to Fly One of ever popular Ready to Fly rockets from Estes, the Athena is one cool rocket and comes fully assembled which means you get to the flying field quick. So grab a friend and get ready to have some fun! / RTF - Ready to Fly In a hur
001390_feature.jpg Atomic Sky Launch Set
Easy 18.00"
45.72cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.08lb.
36.29g
18mm
  E2X - Easy to Assemble Easy to assemble and no paint required means only one thing. More time for fun! LAUNCH SYSTEM INCLUDED. / E2X- Easy to Assemble One cool looking rocket is just what the Atomic Air is! And that a launch system comes with it is just
001261_package_1_1.jpg Baby Bertha
84.4
5 users
1 12.75"
32.39cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.12lb.
54.43g
18mm
  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. / Skill Level 1 The Baby Bertha is a half-sized version of one of Estes' most
000803_main_1_2.png Bandito
Easy 11.20"
28.45cm
0.74"
1.88cm
0.03lb.
13.61g
13mm
E2X - Easy to Assemble The high-flying Bandito can be easily assembled in under an hour. This model rocket comes with a pre-colored slotted body tube and plastic parts so you can spend less time building and more time flying! / E2X - Easy to Assemble Need
002132_package_1.jpg Banshee
Easy 15.60"
39.62cm
1.10"
2.79cm
0.10lb.
45.36g
18mm
E2X - Easy to Assemble Back by popular demand! Easy to assemble and no paint is necessary. High altitude rocket!   / E2X- Easy to Assemble The Banshee was a crowd pleaser in the 90's and is sure to still be a hit today. No painting is necessary as all par
001948_package_1_2.jpg Big Bertha
90.8
4 users
1 24.00"
60.96cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.16lb.
72.57g
18mm
  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
002162_package_4.jpg Big Daddy
50.0
1 users
2 19.00"
48.26cm
3.00"
7.62cm
0.33lb.
149.69g
24mm
  Skill Level 2 This Big Daddy is a real head-turner at the launch field! It's been redesigned to handle our super powerful E engines so it will fly over twice as high as it used to. The Estes rocket engineers have given the Big Daddy a contemporary new l
002476_package_1.jpg Black Diamond
Easy 26.25"
66.68cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.21lb.
95.25g
18mm
  E2X - Easy to Assemble Get to the flying field quick with this standard engine powered rocket! Great for the beginner rocketeer. No paint needed. / E2X - Easy to Assemble With all pre-colored parts, no painting is necessary and makes for the Black Diamo
001107_package_3.jpg Black Hole
Ready to fly 19.79"
50.27cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
18mm
RTF - Ready to Fly 1st in the series and all the colors have arrived! No building necessary means more time for fun! / RTF - Ready to Fly The 1st in a new series. Sure to be a collector's item! Insert an engine, twist on the fin unit (also serves as the l
BlackHole.png Black Hole 1350
2 25.00"
63.50cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.10lb.
45.36g
18mm
1980 Catalog: Features include die-cut balsa fins, quick-release engine mount, plastic nose cone and display nozzle. A 12" recovery parachute deploys automatically for a safe flight and gentle recovery every time. Space Probe Rocket can attain altitudes o
007222_package_1.jpg Black Star Voyager
5 39.70"
100.84cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.44lb.
199.58g
24mm
Skill Level 5 The latest addition to our Skill Level 5 line of rockets and a must have! D & E engine powered at its finest. ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi? Launch Rod - Sold Separately   / Skill Level 5 Hands down, the coolest rocket to hit the Estes
001105_package_1_1.jpg Blast-off Blue
Ready to fly 19.79"
50.27cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
18mm
RTF - Ready to Fly 1st in the series and all the colors have arrived! No building necessary means more time for fun! / RTF - Ready to Fly The 1st in a new series. Sure to be a collector's item! Insert an engine, twist on the fin unit (also serves as the l
003233_package_1.jpg Blenders
2 4.80"
12.19cm
0.03lb.
13.61g
13mm
Skill Level 2 2 rockets. Very unique recovery. Fun builders. / Skill Level 2 A straight forward build that is as much fun to build as it is to watch fly. Enough pieces are included to build 2 complete rockets. And did we mention they are fun to watch fly?
BlueBirdZero.png Blue Bird Zero
2 39.75"
100.97cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
18mm
1980 Catalog: Experimental sounding design over 3 feet tall. Easy-to-assemble with die-cut balsa fins, plastic nose cone, and scale-like kit decals. High performance flights and gentle recovery with big 18" recovery 'chute. Recommended Engines: B4-2 B4-4
002502_blue_dragster.jpg Blue Storm
Ready to fly 11.25"
28.58cm
13mm
  Ready to Race The fully assembled Blurzz are back! Includes a launch controller, 90 feet of race track and a really cool carrying case. / Ready to Race Back by popular demand, the Blurzz Rocket Powered Dragsters have returned! Scream down the 90 foot ra
007000_package_4.jpg Bull Pup 12
2 15.60"
39.62cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.11lb.
49.90g
18mm
  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. / Skill Level 2 For all you sport scale enthusiasts, this one's for you! The Estes Bull Pup 12D is a highly detaile
003232_package_1.jpg Centuri
2 29.30"
74.42cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.19lb.
86.18g
18mm
Skill Level 2 A great addition to our Skill Level 2 line of rockets. Standard engine powered. Sure to be a crowd pleaser. / Skill Level 2 A multi-finned misssle powered by standard engines, the Centuri can reach heights of 600 feet. Parachute recovery bri
CherokeeD.png Cherokee D
87.5
2 users
2 21.60"
54.86cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
24mm
1971 Catalog: Big strong "D" engine rocket that will practically sail out of sight. 18" chute brings it down safely flight after flight. Pre-cut fins, quick change engine mount, decal sheets. Beautiful kit. Recommended Engines: D13-5 D13-7 D12-7  Using EM
002495_package.jpg Chiller
Easy 19.40"
49.28cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
18mm
ARF - Almost Ready to Fly A shiny chrome nose cone makes this one easy rocket to track on a sunny day! Assembly is so simple, slip the fin into the fin slots, attach the recovery system and that's it! / ARF - Almost Ready to Fly An Aqua chrome nose cone -
003009_package_1.jpg Chuter-Two
1 18.50"
46.99cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.08lb.
36.29g
18mm
Skill Level 1 Dual parachutes bring you back to Earth in style after blasting off to heights of up to 900 ft. The unique fin design and colorful body of the Chuter-Two make it a great rocket for anyone. / Skill Level 1 Another great addition to our classi
007228_package_1.jpg Cobra
3 18.10"
45.97cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.18lb.
81.65g
18mm
Skill Level 3 An 8 inch wingspan and a 700 foot altitude is sure to be a crowd pleaser! / Skill Level 3 Ready for a skill level 3 kit that's just really fun to build? If you are, then the Cobra is YOUR rocket! Standing just 18.1 inches tall and powered by
002455_package_1.jpg Code Red
Ready to fly 18.75"
47.63cm
1.35"
3.43cm
0.14lb.
63.50g
18mm
  RTF - Ready to Fly Fully Assembled! It just doesn't get any easier than that. The Code Red flies to an amazing height of 725 feet on standard engines. / RTF - Ready to Fly Ready to Fly means Ready for FUN!! A great flying, high performance rocket is jus
Comanche-3.png Comanche-3
3 41.00"
104.14cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.13lb.
58.97g
24mm
2:18mm
3:18mm
1982 / Available 4-15-82 Big three-stager with mighty "D" powered booster. Can be flown in single, two-stage, or three-stage configurations. Incredible flights over 2,600 feet. 2016 version is projected at 2,250 feet, Recommended Engines 2016 version 3 St
007230_package.jpg Conquest
5 28.60"
72.64cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.34lb.
154.22g
24mm
  Skill Level 5 Are you ready to be the star at the flying field? If so, this rocket is for you! ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi? Launch Rod - Sold Separately / Skill Level 5 Are you ready for the hottest rocket going this year? With a 12.8 inch wingspan,
002421_package_1.jpg Cosmic Explorer
1 24.00"
60.96cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.17lb.
77.11g
18mm
  Skill Level 1 Just another great rocket! What can we say? Only that we employ some of the finest and best rocket designers in the world! A Skill Level 1 kit, the Cosmic Explorer is a high performance, sport rocket that won't take hours and hours to buil
001351_feature1.png Cosmic Interceptor
80.0
1 users
4 40.50"
102.87cm
2.00"
5.08cm
0.63lb.
285.76g
24mm
Skill Level 4 Sharpen you building skills before tackling this one. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser. / Skill Level 4 D, E and E Composite Engine powered. One awesome rocket! Standing 40.5 inches tall, this is one impressive rocket on the launch pad and in
007234_package.jpg Crossbow SST
2 15.00"
38.10cm
0.74"
1.88cm
0.07lb.
31.75g
18mm
  Skill Level 2 Impressive yet powerful! Launched on an Estes C6-5 engine, the Crossbow SST can reach awesome heights of 1600 ft. Modeled after the Satellite Interceptor, this rocket is sure to be a hit! / Skill Level 2 If you love the Satellite Intercept
007220_package_1.jpg Crossfire ISX
1 15.60"
39.62cm
0.98"
2.49cm
0.08lb.
36.29g
18mm
  Skill Level 1 Now available seperately! The ever popular Crossfire ISX has always been a hit and will continue. Already have your launch system, this rocket is for you. / Skill Level 1 - Crossfire ISX A great beginner kit that is hot in looks. Previousl
003231_package_1.jpg Curvilinear
1 10.50"
26.67cm
1.64"
4.17cm
0.09lb.
40.82g
13mm
Skill Level 1 A great addition to our mini engine powered line of rockets. Don't let his low altitude fool you, this is one cool rocket! / Skill Level 1 The Curvilinear features simple and quick construction. When powered by the A10-3T mini engine, height
007219_package_1.jpg Dark Energy
2 29.80"
75.69cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.24lb.
108.86g
18mm
Skill Level 2 Futuristic styling gives this sleek rocket a unique look! / Skill Level 2 One of a kind! The Dark Energy is unlike any rocket before. It features an awesome fin design, and the waterslide decals and paint give it a sweet futuristic look! Tec
007229_package.jpg Dark Silver
4 29.80"
75.69cm
1.33"
3.38cm
0.26lb.
117.93g
18mm
  Skill Level 4 Sharpen you building skills before tackling this one. Awesome on the launch pad and even better in the sky! / Skill Level 4 Looking for your latest building challenge? If so, then the Dark Silver is calling your name! Standing 29.8 inches

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