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. Eric

    love this rocket kit

    this little rocket is really a great joy to fly. it uses mini engines so you get 4 launches per pack. there is a reason these little rockets are so popular. 4 launches in one pack and easy to put together? these little rockets are winners.

  2. zach

    Fast and Far

    This was my second rocket and i put it together very easily. As it says it was easy to assemble. I snapped together some parts and it worked great. Overall great rocket. It went super fast off the launch pad

  3. Tyler

    great rocket

    This rocket was easy to build. It is a great rocket for its price. It is one of my favorites.

  4. angel

    great rocket

    a perfect rocket for starting off your rocket fleet.

  5. Cameron

    Small rocket loads of fun!

    This is a very small rocket but it was fun and includes a a parachute unlike most small rockets easy to recover but if it’s windy it may drift off pretty far.

  6. aidan

    Easy to put together

    nice and fast to put together so you can get launching fast

  7. Joe

    trash the parachute

    nice rocket but put a streamer on instead of a parachute

  8. Paul

    easy to build

    fun kit only one launch though- no chance if getting it back 7/10

  9. JOE


    The Bandito is an excellent small engine rocket. Slick looking, easy construction and nice straight flight. Used this rocket for a demonstration for a group of young school children in their playground. They loved it.

  10. Michael

    Great and fast!!

    Fun to build and seems awful fast on a A10-3T. Lost a fin once but found it and still flies great!!

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