000803 – Bandito™

(41 customer reviews)


Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

The high-flying Bandito can be easily assembled in under an hour. This model rocket comes with a pre-colored slotted body tube and plastic parts so you can spend less time building and more time flying!

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Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

Need to spice up your next trip to the launch pad with a slick looking, high performance mini rocket? The Estes Bandito from our beginner series offers the perfect blend of both. This cool looking rocket is just a little over 11 inches tall and is aerodynamically shaped with a ballistic nose cone and radically swept fins for awesome flights to over 600 feet. This hyper velocity mini rocket is easy to build and fun to launch.

This mini engine powered rocket can be assembled in about an hour and features a black, slotted body tube for easy installation of the bright green fins. The matching nose cone tops off this mini powered bullet and the cool looking, yellow and green self-stick decals make it easy to spot as it streaks toward the clouds! The Bandito is one of the Estes rocket kits that fly only on our powerful and economical mini rocket engines. After its galactic voyage, it returns safely to the launch site using a colorful 12 inch parachute.

Make out like a bandit and buy a Bandito today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement and masking tape. (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).

Additional information

Projected Max Altitude

600 ft. (183 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


11.2 in. (28.4 cm)


.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight

.6 oz. (17 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials


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.

41 reviews for 000803 – Bandito™

  1. Tyler

    great rocket

    This rocket was easy to build. One of my favs.

  2. Slick

    Great affordable fun

    Great little rocket, fun for younger kids. Use the 1/2A3 if there is any breeze. For the bigger engine, I would recommend cutting the center out of the chute, or don’t fly it if there is any breeze. It will be out of sight until the chute pops on the bigger engine. Lost the first one 50 acres away with a breeze. Comes down slow with the chute as-is.

  3. dan


    I watched my friend build and launch this rocket, and i can’t wait to get my first!!!

  4. Anonymous


    awesome looking rocket yet

  5. Anonymous

    fun build

    This rocket was the most fun I have had building a rocket yet.

  6. Mikey Taco


    really easy to build

  7. connor


    loved this rocket fun to fly and had a lot of fun with this rocket

  8. noah


    This rocket is very easy to build and fun to launch

  9. Larry

    Perfect Flyer

    Flew this rocket for the first time today. Went plenty high on 1/2A3-2T. I could see it through the whole flight The launch lug came off but I was able to find it right next to the rocket. I put it on with CA which I would recommend. Great little rocket.

  10. Apostoli


    most realiable rocket you will ever find!

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