000651 – Der Red Max™

(68 customer reviews)


Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

Talk about far-out fun! An Estes classic, the Der Red Max has a large stable design, giving great sport performance. A great addition to any rocket collection!

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Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

The Der Red Max is a classic. A uniquely decorated model, this model performs as good as it looks and has a personality all its own!

Standing just a tad over 16 inches tall, the Max is one of our rockets that’s a must have in your rocket arsenal. Every launch with our standard engines will give you stellar flights over 500 feet. Recovery is accomplished with a colorful 18 inch preassembled parachute for safe landings.

In addition to retaining all of the great looks and flying qualities of the original, this new version now features laser cut wood fins for improved performance and has a waterslide decal set that replicates the original – including the totally cool skull and crossbones.



Additional information


16.3 in. (41.4 cm)


1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

2.4 oz. (68 g)


Laser cut Wood Fins, Waterslide Decals, 18 in. (46 cm) Parachute Recovery

Projected max Altitude

600 ft. (183 m)

Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required – sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

68 reviews for 000651 – Der Red Max™

  1. Ernie Lee

    A MUST have! I have SEVERAL! Substitute a full length body tube (BT60) and make a Big Der Red Max!

  2. mark Benvenuto

    A great demonstration rocket

  3. Jeff (verified owner)

    Classic rocket that’s LOTS of fun

    The Der Red Max is probably one of my favorite Estes rockets ever. I cloned one a few years before the re-release of this version and I’m so glad they brought it back. The easy build, combined with it’s great flights, and the fun decor all make it a real crowd pleaser, both in the air and on the pad.

  4. Scott

    Great rocket!

    This is a MUST have!! I built this rocket almost 30 years ago and was a staple of my collection. Can’t wait to build this again…Great rocket!

  5. John

    Fun to build and fly

    This is one of those rockets you just have to have. Easy to build and a plastic nose cone, and the goofy/intimidating decals make this bad boy look great.

  6. Gregory

    Classic must have

    Everyone should have one in their fleet. A very iconic rocket that has stood the test of time. Looks cool very reliable flights.

  7. Collin


    good rocket basic, good, reliable flights

  8. draney13


    This is a cool looking rocket. Flies great and easy to build.

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