Model Rocket Kits

Model Rocket Kits

Model rockets come in kit form from a manufacturer such as Estes, Custom, DynaStar, etc. and in various skill levels from beginner to master modeler. Model rocket kits will have the skill level listed on the package or by clicking more information on our listings. The parts are mostly made from balsa, heavy duty paper and plastic. Step by step instructions will guide you through assembly using various types of glue such as Elmer's white, yellow wood glue or plastic cement.

The first thing you need to do is decide on the kind of rocket you would like to use to begin enjoying your new hobby. The most basic model rockets are easy to assemble and are usually referred to as E2X. E2X model rocket kits contain parts that are pre-colored, self-stick decals, plastic fins or fin units and a plastic nose cone. Glue the parts together as instructed, apply the self-stick decals and attach the recovery system. Then all you need to do is setup your launch system, pack the parachute or streamer with recovery wadding, install the engine and it is ready to fly.

The next step up from the E2X skill level would be skill level 1, which usually requires some sanding and painting in addition to the skills need to build an E2X kit. As the skill level number goes up so does the level of difficulty that is required to build the model rocket.

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    Estes Antar flying model rocket kit 7310

    Estes Antar Flying Model Rocket Kit

    MSRP: $29.99
    $24.95
    Skill Level 2Harry Stine (NAR#02) is known as the “Father of Model Rocketry” and founder of the National Association of Rocketry. One of the original pioneers that founded the hobby right alongside Vern Estes, Stine was also a talented writer...
    MSRP: $29.99
    $24.95
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    Estes Baby Bertha flying model rocket kit 1261

    Estes Baby Bertha Flying Model Rocket Kit

    MSRP: $14.99
    $11.99
    Skill Level 1The Baby Bertha is a half-sized version of one of Estes’ most popular rockets, the Big Bertha! The kit features the distinctive looking laser cut wood fins, a blow molded nose cone and easy to apply self-stick decals. When powered with...
    MSRP: $14.99
    $11.99
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    Estes Big Bertha flying model rocket kit 1948

    Estes Big Bertha Flying Model Rocket Kit

    MSRP: $26.99
    $22.49
    Skill Level 1The Big Bertha is burly, big, and beautiful! Over the decades this is the first large (two feet tall) model rocket for many modelers. Slow, realistic lift-offs from this true Estes classic.Skill Level 1:  Requires some painting, gluing...
    MSRP: $26.99
    $22.49
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    Estes Mercury Redstone flying model rocket kit 1921

    Estes Mercury Redstone Flying Model Rocket Kit

    MSRP: $26.99
    $22.49
    Skill Level 3Ready for a skill level 3 model rocket kit that's back by popular demand? Look no further as the Estes Liberty Bell 7 Mercury Redstone has arrived! This historic NASA vehicle is an awesome sight off the launch pad! Take your time with the...
    MSRP: $26.99
    $22.49
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    Estes Big Daddy model rocket 2162

    Estes Big Daddy Model Rocket Kit 2162

    MSRP: $31.99
    $25.99
    Skill Level 2The Estes Big Daddy has been redesigned to fly over twice as high as the old grandpa version! This Big Daddy can fly with E engines that enables this KING to reach up to 900 feet. It now has laser cut fins, waterslide decals and a...
    MSRP: $31.99
    $25.99
  • Custom Sport flying model rocket kit 10037

    Custom Sport Flying Model Rocket Kit

    MSRP: $15.95
    $11.95
    Skill Level 1The Custom Sport is a super long, 2 1/2 feet tall model rocket. Slow, realistic liftoffs! Flights of over 750 feet are possible with a C6-5 motor. Easy to build and fly; makes a great beginner kit. Features an injection molded plastic nose...
    MSRP: $15.95
    $11.95
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    Estes Super Big Bertha flying model rocket kit 9719

    Estes Super Big Bertha Flying Model Rocket Kit

    MSRP: $39.99
    $35.95
    Skill Level 3The Estes Pro Series II Super Big Bertha is an upscale of the Big Bertha and stands over 36 inches tall with a BT80 (2.6 inch) diameter body tube. Spectacular flights of up to 1,200 feet are easily reached with a 29mm F15-6 model rocket...
    MSRP: $39.99
    $35.95