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...
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  • 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...
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  • Citation Patriot Citation Patriot Packaging

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    Citation Patriot

    $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!
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  • Comet Chaser Comet Chaser Bulk Pack Packaging

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    Comet Chaser Bulk Pack

    MSRP: $89.99
    $76.49
    The Comet Chaser Bulk Pack comes with 12 identical rockets per box. It is intended for classroom or group builds. The Comet Chaser kit is a small payload model that flies on 18mm motors.
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  • Crayon Rocket Bulk Pack Crayon Rocket Bulk Pack Packaging

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    Crayon bulk Pack

    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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • Hi-Flier Hi-Flier Packaging

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    Hi-Flier

    $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...
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    Mini Max

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    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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Phoenix Bird Phoenix Bird Packaging

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    Phoenix bird

    $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,...
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