The Viking rocket is amazing with 48 possible fin configurations. When flown on Estes standard model rocket engines, the Viking is able to reach amazing launch heights over 1600 feet. Build the Viking in a day and fly to the moon tomorrow.


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The Estes Viking is one fantastic research rocket with 48 possible different fin configurations! This kit gives you five special die cut card stock fins that allow you to create a rocket that’s a truly unique rocket of your own design! Take your pick on how you want your rocket to look; fins up, fins down or fins whatever way. You call it, it’s your day to be the rocket designer! Customize your own rocket…no matter how you place the fins, it still offers the ultimate in high performance model rocket flight.

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.

36 reviews for Viking™

  1. Donald

    Easy kit with alot of variety

    The neatest part of this kit is being able to change the look with the many fin configurations available. It flies well and is very quick. Great kit!

  2. connor


    great rocket flew great

  3. JimmyJames

    Well designed

    A super beginner rocket that is also fun for the advanced modeler looking to experiment. My 6 yr old and I put this together quickly (three fin configuration; we want to stretch its limits) and it flew and was recovered successfully.
    I think this would make a great classroom rocket with multiple launches of multiple configurations.

  4. noah


    pretty cool how you can choose your fin configuration.

  5. Seth


    the descent is probably the coolest part

  6. Quinn

    pretty awesome

    It flies pretty high. and its cool looking

  7. 16djshannon


    this rocket is so super awesome

  8. lilx


    this rocket is sweet its yellow and preyyiful

  9. spaceman

    I lost it.

    Flew it once, went too high, never saw it again.

  10. P.O.

    GREAT ROCKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think it’s great because you get to pick how many fins you want on the rocket from 3 to 5. i did 5. It is a great rocket for people who want a harder level 1rocket.

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