001478 – Flash® Launch Set


Launch Set – Beginner Skill

(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

In a “Flash” you will have this rocket ready for the launch pad! No paint or glue is necessary which means more time for fun! Powered by Estes standard model rocket engines, this quick build rocket reaches heights of over 925 feet!


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Launch Set – Beginner Skill

(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

High performance model rocketry at a moderate price. The 16 inch FLASH is a great addition to the Snaps line of model rockets from Estes. You can experience the thrill of building and flying your own high performance model rocket without the need for gluing or waiting. The FLASH rocket kit literally “snaps” together in minutes with the uniquely molded fin set. The pre-colored body tube attaches easily and the die cut decals are a breeze to apply. In just minutes you will have built your 1st model rocket that will look like it was made by a pro! Ease of assembly is just one of the great features of this set. The main feature of the FLASH is the sleek, drag defying design that provides high performance, cloud punching flights over 925 feet on Estes standard model rocket engines.

Each Flash Launch Set comes complete with a wicked looking FLASH snap together model rocket kit and our super reliable Estes Launch System.

LAUNCH SYSTEM includes Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, fine sandpaper and masking tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): 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

925 ft. (282 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


16.2 in. (41.1 cm)


1.1 in. (28 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.8 oz. (51 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour


Quick Snap Assembly

Fin Materials


Decal Type


Launch System

Includes 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.

38 reviews for 001478 – Flash® Launch Set

  1. cheddar


    awesome rocket flies high and straight

  2. Luis

    Fantastic and easy to assemble

    My 4 year-old daughter LOVED this rocket. Unfortunately, dear old dad got a little overzealous and put a C-engine in it with not enough field space and lost it after quite a few sucessful B-level launches. It flies straight, true and HIGH when given the proper enginee. Rest assured, we’ll be buying another one – awesome rocket that kids and adults alike will love.

  3. Noah

    Great Rocket

    This is the best rocket EVER!!!

  4. Cale

    Great time

    I bought this for me and my little boy to play with. Easy to put together. We had a great time flying it.

  5. Scouter

    Great Beginner Rocket Set

    I bought this rocket set to teach some Cub Scouts about physics for a science activity that they were working on. It was easy to assemble and provided an enormous amount of entertainment. It made the teaching of physics easier to understand and more fun for the kids. Great kit !

  6. jml


    i really enjoy this set, it is a great first rocket and it soars high and lands perfectly.

  7. Nathan



  8. ice

    out standig

    it went high and far

  9. mac

    Great rocket!

    Best bang for your dollar. family fun in a snap

  10. DECK

    Fast, easy, Fun

    Compared to the rockets I used 20 years ago, this set got my family up and running in just a few short minutes with no pain! excellent new engine mount system and solid craftsmanship for a secure flight.
    Great set! highly sugest getting this one to save time and money for more engines and more flights. Our 4 year old was in heaven!

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