000810 – 220 Swift™


Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

This fun and easy to build “itty-bitty” rocket really scoots through the sky! The 220 Swift is sleek and launches on mini engines then tumbles back to earth.

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Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

The Estes 220 Swift is a super high performance, mini engine powered rocket with attitude that really knows how to rip through the sky. Great things come in small packages has never been more true than with this little devil. This mini rocket is as sleek as they come and can reach amazing launch heights when used with our economical mini engines.

The Swift measures in at an ultra tiny 4.5 inches in length but can reach amazing heights of 850 feet! It’s easy to build and finish, having just 10 parts including wood fins for precision performance, a plastic nose cone for durability and cool black and white, easy to apply self-stick decals. No worries about packing the parachute because this high performance mini rocket safely tumbles back to earth after every launch.

Talk about dynamite performance, the Swift is a blast to fly!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, fien sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (black, yellow) . (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

850 ft. (259 m)

Recovery System



4.5 in. (11.4 cm)


.54 in. (14 mm)

Estimated Weight

.09 oz. (2.5 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.

64 reviews for 000810 – 220 Swift™

  1. JimmyJames

    Terrific flier, but…

    This is a super little rocket – my sons first rocket (though I cut the fins out) and a great starter kit since one doesn’t bother with motor-mount or recovery gear.
    Launched with 1/4A3-3T and the little bird went out of sight – luckily it was windless and landed within 12′ of the launch site. I’d recommend going with a small engine and launch in a green, grassy field to facilitate recovery. Very fun to store this one next to your Mean Machine!

  2. etienne


    i just have a question, how are you supposed to build this thing? i do not see any wings in the picture ESTES NOTE: Rocket has 3 fins and the rocket is very small, only 4.5″ tall.

  3. nobody

    funny but cool

    swift is the smallllllllest rocket ever! it is so small that when it is done it pops out the engine and just floats down to the ground!
    I would recommend it for rocketeers who have a few rockets already because you have to cut out the fins. it is totally coool!!

  4. jordan


    this rocket is a good beginners rocket but recovering it may be tricky

  5. boyleroy

    Thrill Ride!

    Glued it all together with my daughter and launched it for the whole family. Great little design – very light – high flier!

  6. estesman09


    i launched this rocket within a day of building it and it worked perfectly

  7. Scout26

    Lots of Fun

    A fistful of inexpensive engines and a nice afternoon makes this a really fun rocket.

  8. ak


    this rocket was very fun to assemble and fly.

  9. Elliot

    Little but powerful

    This rocket can be assembled about as fast as your glue can dry. And will amaze any beginner, but wind can affect it easily in flight so look out for trees!

  10. newbie

    Awesome Rocket

    This was the first rocket I ever got and it was so
    easy to assemble. It’s about as tall as a lightbulb and flies amazingly

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