Model Rocketry



What is a Flying Model Rocket?

Estes flying model rockets are activity kits designed of lightweight materials such as paper tubing, balsa wood and plastic. Fins attached to the body tube help provide guidance and stability. An engine mount assembly holds the engine in place during rocket flight in most models.


Is Model Rocketry Safe?

Yes, Estes rockets have an amazing safety record, with over 60 years and 500 million successful launches! We rigorously test each and every product to comply with state and national standards. Model rocketry is recommended for those ages 10 and above with parental supervision suggested for kids under age 12.


How Do I Get Started?

The easiest entry point into the fun and exciting world of Estes model rocketry is to purchase an Estes Launch Set. Each launch set contains a rocket (or two) and a complete, high tech Estes launch system. In addition to the fun of building, launching and recovery of your own model rocket, Estes flying model rockets have significant STEM educational value. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and model rocketry can foster an early interest in STEM related subjects, which can lead to exciting careers in engineering.


What is included in a Launch Set?
One or two Estes model rockets (either in kit form or almost ready to fly), one each Estes Electron Beam Launch Controller and Estes Porta Pad II Launch Pad and instructions for assembly and use.


What is not included?
Recommended model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding, tools, construction and finishing supplies for rockets and 4 new AA 1.5V alkaline batteries for the launch controller – sold separately.