002169 – Dragonite™


Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

The Dragonite is perfect for the first-time rocketeer. With this rocket, you can experience the thrill of building and flying your own high performance model rocket without gluing or waiting. This rocket is as much fun to put together as it is to fly! Just snap the pre-colored parts together and you’re ready to fly in minutes.

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Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

High performance model rocketry that’s a SNAP! The 16 inch Dragonite is the newest addition to the Estes Snaps line of model rockets.

When you don’t have lots of time for building and painting a rocket, this is your best bet. Snap together rockets are perfect for young, new rocketeers.

The Dragonite rocket kit literally “snaps” together in minutes with the uniquely molded plastic fin set. The precolored body tube attaches easily and the die cut decals are a breeze to apply. In just minutes you will have built your first model rocket that looks like it was made by a pro!

As easy as the Dragonite is to assemble, the main feature is the high performance flight profile which can easily reach altitudes over 1,100 feet on Estes standard model rocket engines. Recovery of your rocket after each cloud-topping flight is provided by a colorful, 12 inch parachute.

Additional information

Projected Max Altitude

925 ft. (282 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


16 in. (40.6 cm)


1.1 in. (28 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.8 oz. (51 g)


Snap Together Assembly

Fin Materials


Decal Type


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.

22 reviews for 002169 – Dragonite™

  1. Dillon

    good rocket

    flies extremely high off just basic engine, good rocket for beginners, having snap-on wing. One of the best EX2 rockets out there.

  2. Robert

    Definitely for first-timers

    I thought it would be cool to assemble a snap-together rocket and started with this one. A good experience for first-timers but I can see how the appeal of a more involved assembly can make this a less appealing option. The parts are colored nicely and I love the decal. Make sure you file down any extra pieces of plastic – otherwise the pieces will be more difficult to fit together

  3. Larry

    Nice first rocket

    My grandson and I put this together for our first rocket. He did a great job for his first time around. We flew it a couple of times with good results. The last time he flew it, it landed about 30 ft. from a bunch of trees. A very enjoyable time for us.

  4. Ryan

    greay rocket

    this is my first real rocket. it flies great.have had no problems with it at all. very easy to assemble and fly. all around great rocket!

  5. Red7fifty

    Fun Rocket!

    Gave a couple of these to my neighbors’ 6 year old kids. Have to show them, the little details so the fins assemble correctly, but able to complete both rockets and fly the same afternoon. Happy and excited kids!

  6. Andrew

    Easy to build? Yeah

    The snap together plastic for this rocket is great. I put glue strips along all the plastic join spots for added strength. It’s great rocket, and easy to assemble.

  7. First rocket perfect.

    Awesome first rocket for new rocketeers.

    This was my very first model rocket and I’m proud to say it! This rocket was very easy to assemble and when i launched it, it went very straight and very high and the parachutes deployed perfectly. Every time I launch it, it works perfectly. In my opinion, I think this is the best model rocket for beginners.


    Best first time builder rocket.

    This was my first rocket i ever built. It is very reliable and is fun to assemble. This rocket comes with very clear instructions that are easy to follow. This was my first rocket and it only took me 30 minutes to build.

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  10. Rob

    Great beginning rocket

    First rocket model I ever assembled. Easy to do, good instructions. Flawless first launches.

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