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.

  • Viper

    Viper

    Quest

    MSRP: $14.99
    $13.99
    The Quest Viper model rocket matches the simplicity of a single piece fin unit with the added complexity of parachute recovery. The Viper model rocket provides the perfect combination of challenge and precision flight. One piece plastic fin unit simply...
    Q-1008
    MSRP: $14.99
    $13.99
  • Payloader One

    Payloader One

    Quest

    MSRP: $16.99
    $15.99
    The Quest Payloader ONE model rocket kit is one of three Quest model rockets to use TTW [Through-The-Wall] balsa fin attachment. There are three precise pre-cut slots in the body tube that allow for perfect placement and location of the fins. There is...
    Q-1018
    MSRP: $16.99
    $15.99
  • Socrates Model Rocket

    Socrates Model Rocket

    Rocketry Works

    $6.99
    The Socrates model rocket kit is a great first model for elementary school age kids, as it assembles without tools and with just wood glue or school glue. Through-the-wall balsa fins glue on straight and strong.  It flies well on 1/2A through C 18mm...
    RW-SOCRATES
    $6.99
  • Toobish model rocket on launch pad Toobish model rocket kit components

    Toobish Model Rocket

    Rocketry Works

    $6.99
    The Toobish model rocket uses short tube sections for fins to guide the rocket through the air!  It's a great first model for elementary school age kids, as it assembles without tools and with just wood glue or school glue. An adult can assemble the...
    RW-TOOBISH
    $6.99
  • BMS School Rocket BMS School Rocket Deployed

    School Rocket

    Balsa Maching Service

    $6.99
    The BMS School Rocket is a great first rocket for 4th grade on up, and with streamer recovery, it recovers successfully in most any school yard on 18mm 1/2A motors, or in larger areas on A, B, or C motors. Built with a matte white 24mm airframe tube,...
    BMS-SR
    $6.99
  • Phoenix Bird Phoenix Bird Packaging

    Phoenix bird

    Estes

    $23.99
    Through the wall fins make it easy to glue the fins on straight, using the slots to align the fins and create a strong bond between the motor tube and the airframe tube. After a coat of paint, self-adhesive decals make decoration easy. When you're done,...
    EST-3024
    $23.99
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    Hi-Flier Hi-Flier Packaging

    Hi-Flier

    Estes

    $11.99
    The Hi-Flier is a high performance rocket featuring balsa fins and streamer recovery, capable of achieving altitudes of 1500 ft on C motors. For most flying fields, however, you'll want to stick with smaller 1/2A and A motors to keep this small and fastr...
    EST-2178
    $11.99
  • US Army Patriot M104 US Army Patriot M104

    US Army Patriot M104

    Estes

    $18.99
    This 1/6 scale model of the US Army's Patriot surface to air missile is a great scale model for a young builder. As a skill level 1 model, you'll need to glue the balsa fins straight on the BT-60 body tube, and you'll need to paint your model, but the...
    EST-2056
    $18.99
  • Viking Viking Packaging

    Viking

    Estes

    $13.99
    This simple kit gives builders a choice of design styles, using anywhere from 3 to 5 fins in one of 48 different fin configurations. The cardboard fins must be glued straight on the BT-20 body tube, which is the main challenge that sets this model apart...
    EST-1949
    $13.99
  • Wizard Wizard Packaging

    Wizard

    Estes

    $13.99
    The Wizard shows the fundamentals of "3 fins and a nose cone" design, and it makes a good first Skill Level 1 model. The balsa fins must be glued straight on the BT-20 body tube, which is the main challenge that sets this model apart from E2X models. It...
    EST-1292
    $13.99
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    Citation Patriot Citation Patriot Packaging

    Citation Patriot

    Estes

    $26.99
    This classic Estes model is back! With its stable design and stunning waterslide decals, this is an impressive model for fliers ready to move beyond E2X models. The BT-60 body tube and over 2 foot height will turn heads on the launch pad!
    EST-652
    $26.99
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    Crayon Rocket Bulk Pack Crayon Rocket Bulk Pack Packaging

    Crayon bulk Pack

    Estes

    MSRP: $139.99
    $118.99
    The Crayon Rocket Builk Pack comes with 12 different colored rockets and is intended for classroom or group builds. Unlike its standalone kit, this one requires some minor assembly--it's more of a Skill Level 1 build, not Almost Ready to Fly like the...
    EST-1715
    MSRP: $139.99
    $118.99