(36 customer reviews)


(36 customer reviews)

This Estes rocket is Yankee doodle dandy! The patriotic Yankee is a super performance model with a one-of-a-kind shaped nose cone. The aerodynamic nose cone gives this patriot the extra push it needs to fly way above the average rocket its size.


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The Estes Yankee is an exciting Intermediate kit that knows how to rip up the skies! When flown with powerful Estes model rocket engines, this ultra trim missile screams to amazing heights of 1,700 feet! After a cloud-topping flight, the Yankee returns safely with a neon orange streamer. Within minutes after landing, it’s ready for another high altitude launch!

The Yankee stands 11 inches tall and features a one piece body tube, laser cut wood fins, conical shaped nose cone and colorful red and white, All-American looking self-stick decals. Just follow the suggested paint scheme and your Yankee will really stand out on the launch pad or on your shelf.

Be patriotic, get a Yankee and add it to your collection today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (blue, white) and clear coat (optional). (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).



Projected Max Altitude

1700 ft. (518 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Streamer


11 in. (27.9 cm)


0.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight

0.4 oz. (11.3 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.

36 reviews for Yankee™

  1. Brandon

    High Flier!

    Be careful flying this on a C6-7, it will go out if sight! It’s very easy to build and the stickers and paint scheme make for a very patriotic display model.

  2. Gabe


    this rocket was probably the highest flying rockets with the littlest power engine

  3. Ryan

    Simple, durable and a bit crazy.

    This is the rocket to get altitude with stand size engines, Almost lost it on the first launch with a B engine. The second launch on a C it went out of sight. On an a composite D engine it disappeared for good, but man did it scream towards the heavens!

  4. Jim

    Super quick off the pad!

    This is a fun rocket kit that can accept larger engines, but we have the most fun with the simple “A” sized engines. It performs well – and the streamer recovery is fun to watch. We’ve launched this rocket a number of times and have had perfect recoveries every time. I definitely recommend this one if you are considering it.

  5. zach


    This rocket goes miles! At least it seemed. The rocket was easily built and shot amazingly. It just went and went and went. Im very thankful there was no wind cause it landed 100 yards away anyway. Great rocket.

  6. Twyla

    Moves out!

    Built this for my son. Don’t need much more than an A in this one. Lost mine as a kid with a C. I wonder if the Big Yank is ever coming back. Maybe just glue 2 Yankees together? I don’t know if that would be safe though. Either way, this is a fast, high flying, awesome rocket, everyone must add to the collection. One of my favorites .

  7. Zac

    Pleasing simple build

    This was my and my son’s (<10) first build since I've been back into rocketry. Easy enough to build and great for those that are short on time. It suited my son's short attention span very well, and at the launch site, the reactions were even better.

  8. Ryan

    4th of July favorite

    Since the Yankee first came out, I have flown several, and it is always a patriotic crowd pleaser, Simple to build and paint. You’ll love it….Buy 2 or more!

  9. Paul


    soared into the sky very far away and dissapeared Awesome

  10. Gyes

    Quick and Easy

    Straightforward build and an easy paint job make this a quick and fun rocket. I picked up this kit because it was easy and inexpensive, but I was a bit worried about streamer recovery and not having laser cut fins. Both of those are actually good things, however. This rocket flies so high that if it came down with a parachute and even the slightest breeze, you’d need a field much bigger than I can find around me. There’s enough spare balsa to build a replacement fin if you manage to crack one in a rough landing.

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