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. Ron

    Great Beginner’s Rocket

    I got this for my 4 year old son, and really had a “blast” with it! Great beginner’s rocket, the assembly with the tail fin’s a little complicated, too hard for his age but no problem for me. We had so far 14 (!) flights and have tried A, B, and C engines, and still in one piece! Well, the last flight the parachute was partially melted since I didn’t put enough wadding and one time my son sat on the fins and it broke off, but I got it glued back together. Never had a failed ignition, or any mishaps. One cool thing I do is mark a tally of each flight on the fins, plus name and contact number in case the rocket drifts off to someone’s backyard.

  2. Aaron James


    This was my first rocket ever and I still love it. It flies really high with a C engine and i just love to fly it

  3. David

    Great First Rocket

    This was the first rocket I have launched in over 20 years. I bought it for my son for his 13th birthday. Rocket flew extremely high using C6-5 engines. We launched it 3 times before losing the nose cone, which separated from the main body and drifted off into oblivion. We did, however, recover the main body, and I plan to purchase a replacement.

  4. trent

    a little hard to build but awesome

    this rock is awesome but they say quick snap assembly on the box it took me about one hour to build besides that it is awesome

  5. Woodard


    Excellent value, superb rocket. If you are considering model rockets as a hobby, you will be delighted with this set. PS: No, Estes did not pay me to write this review.

  6. peter

    real power

    goes high fun to build

  7. jacob0174

    Very cool like the alpha III !

    Similar to the alpha III except instead of glue it snaps right together! It is bigger and flies a little lower but can be an awesome replacement to the alpha III if you don’t like gluing. FINAL POINT: GREAT BEGINNER FIRST ROCKET!

  8. Trevor

    Flash model rocket Launch Set

    Awesome deal. Flash rocket plus porta-pad II and the electron beam launch controller.

  9. master nastY :)


    awesome shot it three times. Worked great I loved it.Once I shot it,it went so high.I started running and tripped twice.Im ten years old I shot it with my dad and brothers.I got it for christmas ,but now im trying to collect all of them on a paper that my first one came with.Mine is a flash rocket,but now I want the cosmic explorer.

  10. Jon

    Love it ’til i lost it

    summary says it all, thing went high!

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