Skill Level 1

Skill Level 1

Skill Level 1 rockets are a step above Ready to Fly or Easy to Build, and are a great place to start for fliers 10 years or older. Fin construction may be plastic or balsa wood, often with some sanding and gluing required. Assembly and installation of the recovery device is often required.  The build may take around an afternoon of activity, although some drying time may be required for glue to cure.

  • Big Bertha Model Rocket Big Bertha Model Rocket Kit Components

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    Baby Bertha

    MSRP: $13.99
    $11.89
    This smaller sibling to the Big Bertha and Super Big Bertha kits is a great skill level 1 build. Laser-cut balsa fins, cardboard airframe tube, and a plastic nose cone make this a straight forward build that is great for schools or scout groups. It comes...
    EST-1261
    MSRP: $13.99
    $11.89
  • Big Bertha Model Rocket Big Bertha Model Rocket Packaging

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    Big Bertha

    MSRP: $24.99
    $19.99
    One of the classic models from Estes, the Big Bertha has been turning heads at launches for decades.  With balsa fins and a 24 inch length, this kit is a steady flier as high as 550 ft on B or C motors. 18 inch parachute recovery brings the model...
    EST-1948
    MSRP: $24.99
    $19.99
  • Estes Cross Fire OEM version Estes Cross Fire Package Contents

    Crossfire

    MSRP: $13.99
    $11.89
    The Cross fire is a sleek looking kit with a tailcone and complex fins, yet it is a relatively simple build.  Flies on 18mm motors from A through C up to 1100 ft.   This kit is in OEM packaging from bulk packs.
    EST-7220
    MSRP: $13.99
    $11.89
  • Der Red Max model rocket, assembled What's in the box for Der Red Max model rocket

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    Der Red Max

    MSRP: $18.49
    $14.79
    An Estes classic model rocket for generations, this spoof of a WWII era German fighting vehicle is always a crowd pleaser, with its slow, stable takeoff, bold colors, and unique 18 inch parachute (remember to turn the chute upside down so the crowd can...
    EST-651
    MSRP: $18.49
    $14.79
  • Mini Max

    Estes

    Mini Max

    MSRP: $12.49
    $10.62
    It's here--a mini motor version of the Estes classic Der Red Max! Powered by 13mm 1/2A and A motors, this smaller sibling can reach altitudes of 300 ft! Skill Level 1 difficulty means you'll be gluing laser cut balsa fins onto the airframe, building your...
    EST-2445
    MSRP: $12.49
    $10.62
  • Estes Mongoose 2 stage model rocket Estes Mongoose 2 stage model rocket packaging

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    Mongoose

    MSRP: $15.99
    $13.59
    The Mongoose is a great way to get started with 2 stage rocketry. The rugged plastic fin sections and simple construction let you focus on the added complexity of preparing a rocket for 2 stage flight. You'll need booster motors for the first stage--a...
    EST-2092
    MSRP: $15.99
    $13.59
  • Nike Apache Model Rocket Nike Apache Model Rocket Packaging

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    Nike Apache

    MSRP: $16.49
    $14.02
    The Nike Apache is an outstanding first scale model, with simple construction at Skill Level 1. Aerolab originally developed the Nike Apache for the US Air Force and NASA as a two-stage sounding rocket that was launched over 600 times between 1961 and...
    EST-7254
    MSRP: $16.49
    $14.02
  • Estes

    Stratocruiser

    MSRP: $17.49
    $13.99
    This is a great first payload model rocket, with a 24mm diameter payload tube that's ready to carry...you decide!  The transition at the mid section of this model steps down the diameter of the beefy airframe tube to the smaller payload tube for a...
    EST-7215
    MSRP: $17.49
    $13.99
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    Tandem-X Launch Set Estes Porta-Pad II Launch pad

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    Tandem-X Launch Set

    MSRP: $32.79
    $27.87
    This launch set includes two rockets and the launch controller you'll need to see them into the skies! Both of these rockets assemble quickly and offer two different skill levels--great for parent and child. The Easy to Build Amazon rocket is a larger...
    EST-1469
    MSRP: $32.79
    $27.87
  • Estes 220 Swift 220 Swift

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    220 Swift

    MSRP: $8.99
    $7.19
    They don't make 'em much smaller than this!  With just enough room for a 13mm motor, this is just 3 fins, an airframe/motor tube, and a nose cone. Be sure to paint this bright colors so you have a hope of finding it again!  Although it will fly...
    EST-810
    MSRP: $8.99
    $7.19