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. bob

    easy and high

    I made it easy and put a c engine in it. IT goes high. paint it bright because it is hard to find

  2. Jon

    Lots of Choices

    Nice looking rock no matter which wing style you pick. Fast off the pad & supper high flying with the bigger mooter.

  3. Geof

    High Flying

    I love high altitude rockets, and watch this rocket leap off the pad on a C6-5 and out of site was truly a lot of fun for me.

  4. Jcc

    Fun little rocket

    This is a fun little rocket to build, if you been out of rockets for a while! Make sure you secure the engine shooting it off! I didn’t and it fell out during flight! great rocket!

  5. Tyler


    I have this rocket and it is cool. It is fairly easy to build. It goes great with the wizzard rocket.

  6. kevin


    It is a good and the Viking is the best level 1 rocket.

  7. Walter

    pretty cool

    I love the fact that there are so many different possibilities of fin configurations.

  8. Scott

    Nice customizing options

    Awesome looking little rocket that allows you to use one of many fin configurations. Painted mine primer grey.

  9. Mike

    Not bad

    This was a quick build with the kids. The rocket was simple and straight forward to construct. The only thing I didn’t care for was the cardstock fins. I guess we will see how well they hold up. All said, it was a fun rocket to launch.

  10. rocket boy

    great flyer

    flies up to 700ft. with estes A8-3

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