Browse our selection of Estes model rocket launch sets, kits, and accessories from the comfort of your own home! Looking for a specific rocket kit, but having trouble finding it? Give us a call @ 612-866-9575. We carry additional model rocket inventory in our two Minnesota metro locations and are happy to take phone orders or answer questions.
Rocket Type Basics:
Each Estes rocket falls under a specific skill level: Almost Ready to Fly (ARF), Ready to Fly (RTF), Easy to Assemble (E2X), Skill Levels 1-5.
ARF Rockets (eg. Fractured) are nearly completed models that only require a few minor steps to maintain lift off.
RTF Rockets (eg. Prospector) are instantly ready, after you load the engine and wadding of course!
E2X Rockets require a limited assembly time. For example, the Alpha III kit from Estes which simply requires a few spots of glue to be launch pad ready. (Decals also need to applied as desired)
Skill level rockets ascend in difficulty, with a level 5 being more involved and complicated than a skill level 1. For example, the skill level 5 Asteroid Hunter kit, which contains numerous laser cut wood pieces and intricate detail versus the skill level 1 Baby Bertha, which contains limited wood pieces and detail.