Citation Patriot™

(5 customer reviews)

Citation Patriot™

(5 customer reviews)

A “true” Estes classic and standard engine powered. Over 2 feet tall the Citation Patriot is a rocket you will be proud of!


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A “true” Estes Classic! The Citation Patriot can still be launched on B and C engines and will still go about 600 feet! High quality waterslide decals, laser cut balsa fins, laser cut card stock centering rings and a pre-assembled 18 inch parachute only add to the beauty of this kit now! A simple Intermediate kit is great for the beginner or the hobbyist and everyone in between!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).



Projected Max Altitude

600 ft. (183 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


25.6 in. (65 cm)


1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.2 oz. (90.7 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size


Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

5 reviews for Citation Patriot™

  1. Mike Watson

    Had one of these growing up, going to build another for nostalgic purposes

  2. Mike


  3. Rocket Guru

    The Estes Citation Patriot is a great model to up power to 24mm E BP, or F composite 3 Grain reloadable motors. Slot the tube and redraw the fins, with through tube extensions, to the BT-50 motor tube, using epoxy only, plywood centering rings, for a BT-50 motor tube and use an Estes 9751 24mm Motor Retainer. Upgrade the recovery system, with an ejection baffle, nylon shock cord attached to the plywood centering ring, nylon parachute and 2 feet of Pro Series Shock Cord. To launch, use 2x 3/16inch launch lugs and rebalance the model rocket for a stable C/G, by adding the appropriate weight in the nose cone. D,E and F motors will put the Citation Patriot at least 1,000 feet, so cut a small spill hole in your parachute, for a more rapid descent and you should recover unscathed. Instead of 600 feet you will have sleeper ready to impress.

  4. Crazy Dude

    What sizes launch rod does it need?

  5. John

    This is a great looking model when finished.

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