001263 – Sky Twister™


Beginner Skill

Upswept fins and brightly colored! Cool helicopter nose cone recovery! Parachute body tube recovery.

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Beginner Skill

The helicopter nose cone along with the vibrant design make this one heck of a rocket. Easy to build no matter what your experience level! Have this rocket on the launch pad in a quick afternoon and enjoy countless launches! And powered on C engines, the Sky Twister can reach heights of 650 feet!

NOTE: Color of product may vary.

Additional information


21.3 in. (54.1 cm)


1.35 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

2.9 oz (82.2 g)


Plastic fins, helicopter nose cone recovery, parachute body tube recovery

Recommended Engines

B6-2, B6-4 (First Flight), C6-3, C6-5

Projected Max Altitude

650 ft. (198 m)

Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required – sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

13 reviews for 001263 – Sky Twister™

  1. Rick

    Not Sure.

    I launched my Sky Twister 6 times. On two of the launches the nose cone drifted much further away and was not easy to find (possibly because it is black). I think I will stick with the conventional recovery system.

  2. Michael

    Great but opps

    Bought this rocket and it did well until it lawn darted on me because the blades didn’t come all the way out. Just has it for few months deciding whether to get another one. It is a blast with the new comer kids at our club launches.

  3. David (verified owner)

    Great rocket, might be better with streamer

    Sky Twister went together very easily, and the attachment of the blades to the nose cone is clever and straightforward. Flew the rocket three times today, two B6-4s and one C6-5, and she flew straight and true each time. Unfortunately, despite careful packing, parachute only opened once, resulting in two nosedives into the ground (and damaged body tube). As others have had this problem as well, I’d recommend replacing parachute with a streamer to make recovery less risky. Otherwise, love the rocket, especially the “helicopter” nose cone recovery.

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