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. Nathan

    A little on the cheap side…

    A small rocket, with big potential. I got this rocket with the intention of letting my son help build. It was easy enough, but the cardboard fins or “pressed paper” was a little disheartening. It flys good enough, and I do like that you choose the fin layout.

  2. sean

    fun and easy to build

    nice for a class I have only tried it with b6-4 engines but still go high

  3. richard


    This is the highest flying rocket ever.

  4. Mitch


    Awesome rocket!!! Lots of combos with the fins. Flys fast and far with the C engines so next flight will be with an A or B engine. Looking forward!!!

  5. Kdub

    Winter time fun

    I slapped this rocket together in a day. Put my name and phone number on the streamer. Put a 6C-5 in it and let it go!!!. The day was sunny, but the wind was blowing around 15 miles a hour. So no telling where it would end up. I got a call two days later from a guy that found it in his side yard. Did the math on how far it went, and it was just short of three quarters of a mile from my back yard. Real nice guy to!! He asked a ton of questions about rocketry. It was fun to share my hobby with him.



    This rocket was quite small….which is probably why it ended up across the field & lost. It is skinny, small & FAST!!! Nice rocket if you were to use a smaller motor the first time, instead of a C-6-7…..which made it disappear! Looked good before it flew though! It also flew fast & far….never to be found again. Think I’ll get another!!!

  7. Brick dog

    Awesome first rocket

    It’s was my first rocket , I had never shot a rocket , never knew anybody who had .i built it in a day slapped some paint on it the next day flew it the next and now I’m hooked, way cool!!!

  8. the rocketeer

    best so far

    I shot and it when a least 1000 feet and then I lost it in the woods I highly recomend for beginners

  9. Nathan

    cheap, easy

    i’m a novice to rocketry, so i bought one of these rockets. the directions are easy to understand and assembly is pretty simple.I like that you can choose from many fin configurations. Good rocket for someone with limited experience.

  10. Michael

    Lost it

    Excellent kit but a C6 might be too much for it. I was only able to get a few flights out of this one before it refused to come down! Great kit for groups of students due to the large amount of fin combinations, everyone’s could look totally different.

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