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. Dean

    Where’d it go?

    Keep your eyes on this one, even with a 1/4A motor. This is a quick, fun build that’s easy to paint and finish. I lost my first one after 3 flights, so I modified my next Swift for MicroMaxx motors with rear ejection, adding a small streamer. It’s now completely recoverable and still flies great.

  2. Kruegon

    A Tiny Blast

    This little rocket is just fun. It’s very easy to build. Really affordable. No parachute. No shock cord. No recovery wadding. It doesn’t get any easier. The featherweight recovery keeps it close to the launch site. But watch for the wind pushing it away.

  3. Carey


    if you build this make your first flight with a 1/4a. You’ll never see it leave the pad and you may not see it land. We lost two of them.

  4. Ryan

    dont blink

    this are very small, but very cool rocket. i built several of them. dont blink cause you will loose sight of it. use 1/2A engines, if you use a A10-3T you will loose it. only takes 30 minutes to build and then ready to paint

  5. Edward

    Must have in any collection

    This little guy is a must have for any collection. I was surprised that the fins are on a pattern and you have to trace and cut out. I didn’t expect that on a level 1 rocket. Still a very easy and fun build. One of my favorite mini’s! 🙂

  6. Shane

    Keepin’ it simple

    It’s basically a motor with a launch lug and fins on it. I once found one of these in the middle of the desert and tested it out when I got home. I lost the darn thing on the first flight. Make sure that you use a 1/4A motor for the first flight, as this will limit the altitude and increase your chances of finding it. Also make sure paint this sucker a fluorescent red, otherwise you’ll just lose it. Very much worth the price.

  7. Eric

    Small and fast

    I love these tiny rockets. They fly great and are super fast. If you ever race this against the mini mosquito, use the A10-3T rocket engines. they really get up there quickly so keep a close eye on them.

  8. Johnny klebitz

    more of a novelty

    this rocket is small way too small i used a 3/4 t mini engine lost first flight it went too high too see i dont reccomend also balsa fins no parachute no sale for me

  9. Rob


    I lost it on the third flight, I think it is too small.

  10. Tyler

    Loved this rocket

    This was the first rocket I built. I loved the simplicity of this rocket and I enjoyed building it. It also went very high.

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