001491 – Taser™ Launch Set


Launch Set – Beginner Skill

(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

The Taser is another great beginner level kit. Launched on Estes standard model rocket engines, amazing heights of 1100 feet can be reached! Spend a little time building and a lot of time flying with this rocket!


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Launch Set – Beginner Skill

(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

The Taser Launch Set from Estes is an exciting, radically designed high altitude rocket launch set that is easy to build. The rocket kit features a brightly colored one piece body tube, molded plastic fin set and bullet shaped nose cone. Simply glue a few rocket pieces together, apply the colorful self-stick decals and in less than an hour you’ll be ready for the launch pad!

The Taser rocket is 17 inches tall. With its custom three-fin design, it climbs to an outta sight altitude of over 1,100 feet. A bright-colored 12 inch parachute returns this rocket back to the launch site. You’ll be ready in minutes for another extreme launch experience!

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

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement 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

1100 ft. (335 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


17 in. (43.2 cm)


.98 in. (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.5 oz. (42.5 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

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.

66 reviews for 001491 – Taser™ Launch Set

  1. Michael


    I am a long time model rocket person but when I flew Taser I was absolutely amazed. This is a great rocket for gifts that will surely get non-rocketeers interested.

  2. karakoram

    best way to get started

    with this starter kit i acquired my first launch systems. the taser really goes on a C6-5

  3. peter c

    easy come – easy go

    My 9-year old son received the Taser launch set as a birthday present. Assembling it was fairly straightforward though he needed help gluing together the engine section.
    The first launch from a huge field on a clear day with a light breeze using an A8-3 engine went fine (although the included Astron Launch Controller didn’t seem to work – used an E Launch controller we had instead) and my son was able to chase it down and catch it before it hit the ground.
    On the second launch we used a C6-5 engine, and yes, I’d say it hit 1100 feet as advertized. The parachute opened, and we could see it drifting across the sky and across the field before getting lost in a forested patch a half mile away never to be seen again.
    I would recommend cutting a small (quarter sized) hole in the center of the parachute to increase the fall rate so as to reduce the risk of the rocket traveling farther horizontally than vertically.

    All that said, it was an awesome sight seeing the rocket take off and tunnel through the sky, even though it only happened twice.

  4. tristan

    great little kit

    I built and flew a number of Estes rockets as a kid. I was in a craft store, saw the rockets and immediately felt nostalgic. Without hesitating I purchased this kit. Assembly was easy and the rocket and launch pad/controller functioned perfectly. Less than a week later I own a total of 6 rockets, and plan to build some custom birds in the near future. You absolutely cannot go wrong with Estes kits for a great introduction to an awesome hobby!! Keep up the great work Estes!

  5. Dank Pit

    Fun times!

    Me and my friend launched this bad boy the other day. We used a C6-7 engine and this thing just took off. I was able to see it all the way up and subsequently watched it head into the woods about 600 yards down range. Good thing my bud had other rockets to launch cause we were never gonna find this thing. Would buy again!

  6. Justin K.

    fun, flies well and straight

    got this as my first model rocket set. Flew great first flight and second flight with A-8-3 engines. Both times landed within 6 feet of launch pad. For some reason the engine wouldn’t fit and I had to sand about 1/8 on an inch off the top to get the cap to screw on. Other than that great for beginners like me.

  7. Shrek

    Good Little Rocket

    Everything you need to start a new hobby! This is a super higher flyer almost right out of the box. An easy build.

  8. Servicetech17

    Great rocket

    This is a fun rocket. Launched it with the A8 motor and it went up and drifted a little but easy to recover. I then put a B6 in it and it soared into the sky! Drifted out of the park I was in, and into a residential area. Was unable to recover as it may have been on somebody’s roof or in their backyard. Definitely a lot of fun. Would recommend to anyone as a started set. Very easy to build with just some modeling glue on the fins and the engine compartment. Really bummed I lost it, hope to get another one. Thinking of adding a label not he rocket with name address and phone # in case that ever happens again with one of my other rockets

  9. Joe


    An easy rocket to build with hardly an measurements

  10. dave

    great for beginners

    great little rocket, flies fast and looks great, great begginer rocket

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