Viking™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

Viking™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

The Very Versatile Viking is everyone’s favorite research rocket to use with classroom investigations. This rocket has 48 possible fin configurations that can be used for it. Students can hypothesize how their fin arrangement will affect the rocket’s flight then put it to the test by launching it. The Viking is the perfect, low cost rocket for slim budgets.


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The Viking can be built with three, four or five fins in 48 possible arrangements. This makes it perfect to use for comparison studies in aerodynamics. In fact, the Viking is so popular there’s even a GEMS book written for it. No matter how you place the fins, this unique, adjustable rocket offers the ultimate in high performance model rocket flight!

This easy-to-build, Intermediate kit includes a molded nose cone, a single piece body tube, card stock fins and self-stick decals. It’s another friction fit, standard engine rocket that requires simple painting. The Viking can reach amazing launch heights over 1,600 feet and will drift back to earth on a bright streamer. The Viking is our most economical bulk pack rocket, so if you‘ve got a tight budget it’s definitely the one for you!

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

1600 ft. (488 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Streamer


12.1 in. (30.7 cm)


0.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight

0.6 oz. (17 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials


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.

8 reviews for Viking™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

  1. Brett

    boy scout kit

    I lead the Space Exploration Merit Badge for my district. Other than when we have merit badge fairs, with limited time and resources, I use these bulk packs. I always have some handy. Even though I let the scouts buy and bring their own rocket kit, I find that we will need another to complete the requirements. If they forget one, I have one of these handy. This is a great kit because it covers all the parts I expect for the badge. It also performs great regardless of the fin patterns chosen. I even have a video for this kit assembly on youtube to help other scouts and leaders.

  2. Badocter

    Great value

    With the 40% off one item coupon, this set is a steal at Hobby Lobby and comes in at right around $3 per rocket. Same goes for the classroom bulk pack of 24 A8-3 engines which comes out to $1.70/engine with the 40% off coupon.

  3. Dr.Wolfman

    Great Product

    A few weeks ago my nephew took a rocket building class with 4H. This prompted his mother to suggest he talk to me about rockets. I had many hours of fun with Estates rockets as a kid both flying them for fun and showing them in 4H. After talking to my nephew I decided it was time for me to get back into model rockets again. I went to Hobby Lobby to look at what they had to offer. I found the Viking bulk pack and was very happy with the price, remembering that lost rockets are a fact of life I wanted to get more than one to start. When I saw that I could get the bulk pack with a coupon at Hobby Lobby for less than $4 per rocket I knew I was on my way. Two weekends ago my nephew, my oldest daughter and I put together all 12 rockets in the bulk pack. We flew them yesterday. 24 flights all worked perfect and and were recovered and are ready to fly again. I picked up another bulk pack of engines today so we are ready for more flights. I am having so much fun building and flying rockets again and it is great to see how excited my daughters and nephew are as well.

    I think the bulk pack is a great way to start, it is a lot of rockets for the money.

  4. Rustaholic

    Great High Flier

    I bought a set of these rockets because I got tired of losing my more expensive ones going for the high flights. For each family event I assemble one and paint it flat black. First flight is with a C6-7 and so far we haven’t retrieved any of them. They go to Rocket Heaven each time.

  5. Jon

    Grate Scouting Fun

    Got this pack for my boy scouts. The boys had a ball building this rock all together. I on the other hand will not try teaching 13 boys to build rockets all at one time again. LOL Every boy had a diferent fin set up which made each rocket unique.

  6. Kelly

    Great beginner rocket

    This rocket is great to use in the classroom to allow students to design their own rockets and apply concepts taught.

  7. Caley


    if u r launching heaps of rockets and awesome value

  8. Don

    Good Product

    I have one of these. I am in BoyScouts and I took the Rocketry Merit Badge in a Merit Badge Clinic. We got to build these and shoot them off. It is cheap, easy to build, and use. I love it.

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