If you’re just getting started with rocketry, then you’re probably wondering, what are the most popular brands and model rockets for beginners?
In this post, I’ll list 8 of the best model rocket kits for beginners that are easy to assemble and get started with for both kids and adults.
Then, at the end of the article, I’ll provide some resources that should help you out when building your first rocket model kit.
This starter kit comes with easy to follow instructions and it’s the perfect choice for someone who has never built a rocket model kit before.
It’s worth noting that in order to fly this Estes rocket, you need to purchase the following items separately:
Model Rocket Engine
The kit does come with a launch controller, launch pad, igniter, nose cone, body tube, tail fin unit, and self-stick decals.
Here’s a 30 minute, step-by-step video that guides you through the build of the Estes Alpha III, and shows you what it takes to get it ready to fly:
If you’re at a beginner skill level and just getting into model rocketry, then I highly recommend that you start with the model I mentioned in the last section (Estes Alpha III). That being said, if you’d like to explore your options, here are a few alternatives:
Great price for the value, solid pick if it’s your first model rocket and you’re budget conscious.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to launch your first rocket model?
This video tutorial does a great job of explaining how to launch/start a model rocket:
How high can Estes model rockets fly?
While every model rocket is different, generally, most Estes rockets can fly from 100 feet – 2,500 feet.
How long does it usually take to build a model rocket?
There isn’t a definitive answer, since each model rocket is different, and everyone has different skill levels. That being said, generally, it should take no more than a day or two for a beginner to assemble a rocket model kit.
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