Model Rockets (Starter Sets)

No paint, no glue, no tools, just the pure enjoyment of flight! Complete launch system. Motors required separately

Punch a hole in the atmosphere with this rocket! The Estes Riptide Launch Set contains almost everything you need for hours of high flying fun! This shiny rocket is factory assembled by trained craftsman to give you a top quality beginners' rocket.
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Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 2
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(Product Ref 68359)
Owning the Alpha III means joining the hundreds of thousands of people who had their start in model rockets with this classic. The Estes Alpha III was the very first rocket in the E2X (Easy to Assemble) series. The E2X series was designed with beginners in mind. With all pre-coloured rocket parts and easily applied self-adhesive decals, you're ready for lift-off in minutes. To assemble the rocket, nothing more than a little glue is required.
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(Product Ref 54772)
With the Rascal/Hi Jinks Launch set, you get twice the rockets and twice the fun, all in one self-contained set. Also, these ready-to-fly rockets require no building or painting (unless you want to), so the fun starts all the sooner too!

Bristol: 2, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 2, Plymouth: 2, Stroud: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 40713)
The Taser is a stunning rocket that's capable of subduing any danger it meets! The Taser Launch Set from Estes is an exciting, radically designed high altitude rocket launch set from the E2X (Easy to Assemble) series.

Plymouth: 1Next Warehouse Delivery: May 12
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 68449)

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 110433)
Two definitely is better than one! You'll get X-tra value with the Estes Tandem-X model rocket Launch Set. This exceptional combo features a pair of extreme high performance rockets with an included system for launching them.

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 68448)
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These exciting model rockets are fantastic fun, highly entertaining and following a few simple guidelines will ensure you get the maximum enjoyment and use, out of your new rocket set! There are 4 elements needed to launch your rocket, the model rocket, a launch pad, ignition system and the rocket engine to propel the model skywards. The easiest, most cost effective way to get everything needed is to buy a starter set. These contain a rocket, launch pad, ignition system and full instructions. The starter sets do not contain rocket engines, as these need to packaged separately to ensure safe bulk transportation as they are classed as fireworks. We have found the Taser or the Patriot starter sets together with B6-4 Engines an ideal combination for those exciting first flights! Next, is to find a suitable flying site. A large flat open area, football pitch size at a minimum and away from roads, houses, overhead cables and trees is needed. Choose a nice calm day or evening and set you launch pad up as far upwind as you can, bearing in mind that when the rocket returns to earth on its parachute, any breeze will carry it downwind. Extend the ignition system wires to their full length to ensure that you and any spectators are a safe distance away from the launch pad. 3... 2... 1.. Blast Off! Watch as your rocket races skywards, before popping its parachute and drifting gently to earth, ready for its next flight! A whole range of rocket kits are available, all of which will work with your launch pad and ignition system. Why not build yourself your own deep space collection?

Model Rocketry teaches science, maths, industrial technology and other subjects. There is a wealth of useful information available, including free publication downloads for educators, extensive curriculum support materials and learning software. Click here to access the huge resource centre for teachers and youth group leaders

The fun begins with an Excellent Starter Set then add to your rockets both from pre-painted and decorated rockets kits to be made. With a choice of rocket styles and either streamer or parachute recovery, model rocketry can be seen as a fun hobby, or an exact science.

Delivery : Please note that rocket motors are not accepted for delivery by Royal Mail and these must be sent using a courier service for which additional charges may apply. Orders over £150.00 will be sent free of charge to mainland UK addresses.
We regret that current security and carriage regulations do not allow us to deliver rocket motors or igniters to addresses outside of the United Kingdom.