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. Andrew

    easy build

    Built several of these in school. The combinations of the fin assembly makes each one very unique.

  2. Mason (verified owner)

    great rocket

    love the possible fin configurations

  3. Nathanael

    simple rocket, another one best suited to beginners

    This rocket is really simple to construct. just glue in the motor mount, attach the fins and you’re good to go! the simplicity of it makes it well suited to beginners, but by the same token makes it less well suited to advanced rocketeers looking for a challenge. It can fly very well though, if care is taken aligning the fins

  4. Brandon


    The 5 fins make for a unique design. The complexity is only slightly more than a 3-fin rocket. Estes – I miss the old design with the little Viking guy!

  5. Mitch

    High flights!

    This rocket screams off the pad on a C6-5. Keep your eyes on it, our it’ll be gone forever! Durable, light weight, classic looks. Great rocket!

  6. Ryan

    Build it any way you like!

    I use this kit as well as the Wizard in my class builds, and it is a favorite for sure. You can put the fins on anyway you like! Students like the options, and its a cheap kit to buy and build. Can’t go wrong!

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