By always developing and improving their products, Estes has become a constant leader in the model rocket industry. Estes rockets are known for safety, high quality, and durability. At eHobbies, we have a wide variety of Estes Model Rockets, including Estes Launch Sets, Estes Starter Sets, Estes Ready To Fly (RTF) Rockets, Estes Rocket Kits, Estes Rocket Motors, and Estes Rocket Accessories.
Estes Launch Sets & Estes Starter Sets
Estes Launch Sets and Starter Sets are designed to give you the core materials necessary for a successful launch. Each launch set comes with a model rocket (sometimes two), a launch pad and launch controller (rocket motors sold separetly). Buy choosing a Launch Set, you not only get a great Estes Rocket Kit but also streamline the process of selecting the appropriate launch equipment!
Since the 1960's consumers have looked for "Starter Sets" for their young beginning rocket enthuasiasts. However, recently Estes renamed these kits from Starter Sets to Launch Sets and to streamline complexities with shipping, removed the motors from the kits. At eHobbies, many of our customers still look for "Starter Sets" and have not completely adopted the new terminology. Therefore, the Launch Sets and Starter Sets links lead to the same products and are repeated within the Estes page for your convenience.
Estes Ready To Fly (RTF) Rockets
Ready to Fly Rockets are ideal for anyone wishing to bypass the building phase of model rocketry and go straight to launching. These rockets emerge from the package ready to go, needing only a motor, igniter and wadding. For many beginners, RTF rockets are a fun way to explore the fun of launching model rockets without considerations skill level of build. Estes RTF rockets perform as well as assembly required rockets and are a great way for an individual or group to get flying.
Estes Rocket Kits
These are the backbone of the Estes product line and are what many remember as their origin in model rocketry. Estes Rocket Kits are simply the rocket itself, no launch materials. If you launch at a local rocketry club, or already own a launch pad, this is the product category for you. Estes Rocket Kits are available in all skill levels including Easy to Assemble (E2X), Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Pro.
eHobbies also sells Estes rockets in Value Bulk Packs. If you are working with a youth group or classroom, bulk rockets are a great way to do a large launch without the hassle (or cost) of individual kits.
Estes Rocket Motors
Estes manufactures a wide selection of rocket motors (engines) and eHobbies carries them all. Select the appropriate motor for your rocket by visiting the individual rocket's product page and read the technical data. Model rockets typically have a "First Flight" motor recommendation to ensure a safe, stable launch before ramping up to more power.
Remember; always choose your motor by considering not only the rockets specifications but also launch conditions. Wind, altitude restrictions at the launch site, even the size of the open space (nearby trees or bodies of water being a terrible way to loose a new rocket).
Consider buying rocket motor Value Bulk Packs to save and ensure you have enough power for repeated launches.
Estes Rocket Accessories
Need spare parts, eHobbies carries a full line of Estes Rocket Accessories from parachutes, launch controllers, launch pad parts, body tubes, nose cones and motor mounts.
Educators will find the Estes Rocket Labs DVD invaluable in designing classroom projects that utilize rockets to aid in education. Subjects covered include Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technology and lesson plans are provided to help you get the most out of your effort.
Regardless of your skill level, we have the Estes rocket kits products meant just for you! You'll see the amazing control and high performance that you'll always get with Estes' model rockets and accessories. While Estes is mainly known for their rocket products, they also make other top quality action toys. Whatever rocket products you're looking for, you'll find it here.
For those just beginning to fly the friendly skies, we offer rocket starter sets that include everything you need for hours of rocket flying excitement.
For you seasoned veterans that already own all of the launch gear or for those that just want to add another rocket to their expanding collection, we have ready-to-fly Estes model rockets.
If you're the type of person who likes to know what's going on from start to finish, Estes model rocket kits will suit you. You can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Learn how to build and operate with some of the best equipment out there!
Want to make a wish-list or consider Estes Rockets off-line, view or download the 2012 Estes Catalog.
Our selection the full line of Estes Rockets will satisfy rocket enthusiasts of any skill level and age, from 10 and up and you can experience the fun of model rockets at with eHobbies' always low prices.
Estes Radio Control
While primairly known for their model rockets, Estes also offers a fine line of radio controlled aircraft including helicopters and an RC Airplane. Visit the Estes Radio Control section to see these exciting products at great prices.
Estes Air Powered Rockets
Have a rocket fan that is too young for model rockets; try the Estes Air Powered Rockets. These beauties use only air pressure to launch themselve to surprising heights and can be shot in the back yard or park without concern. Air powered rockets are a brilliant way to introduce rockets to young people while having a load of fun.