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. Ryan

    holy smokes

    this rocket is amazing! i got mine to fly so i high could’nt see it. when i got it back my altimeter said it went to 1,235.7 feet! love this rocket. great for beginners and peaple who love drag racing too.

  2. Philip

    Good Beginner Rocket

    As a previous reviewer has stated this is the sister to the Flash rocket than comes in a launch set. I like this rocket – it’s snap together design makes for a easy to build rocket that after it is completed is a bit bigger and heavier and in my opinion tougher rocket some other starter rockets. Although I glued the two halves of the fin/motor assembly together you probably don’t have to since the motor cap also keeps the halves together. But I would glue the fin/motor assembly to the body tube – I wouldn’t trust just the stick on decal to keep the tabs in the slot. Great flyer on B impulse motors like its sister.

  3. Cassie’s dad

    seems to be same as the Flash rocket with different decals

    I bought my daughter a Flash rocket kit for her 1st rocket. started with A, and graduated to B & C as we got more used to chasing it. this seems to be same rocket with slightly different decals. works extremely well, and she is very happy with it. the snap together parts assembly is fast enough to satisfy even the “instant gratification” crowd. very pleased with this and have built several others since. We now have 7 rockets total with more on order.

  4. Michael

    Great little rocket

    This rocket really scoots. My son used this in a contest last year and did well

  5. Nicholas

    Good rocket

    This rocket is a good rocket overall but i dont know what happend the last launch but it just fell from the sky and one of the fins broke off. sadly we couldent find it so we couldent fix it but its an overall good rocket.

  6. Michael

    Small but high flier

    Have enjoyed flights with this one. Has done well mutiple times and one of mine and my son’s favorite

  7. Jason

    Great launch! Very high!

    I assembled one of these today in about 20 mins. I lost it in the trees about a 1/4 mile away on a C6-7 engine. Be sure to have LOTS of space if you use a C6-7.

  8. Singletracker


    Had a launch for a group of Cub Scouts. Two of the boys, including mine, made the Dragonite. Unfortunately these were the only two lost during the event because they flew higher than the rest! Easy to assemble (with adult help) and boy did these go!! Each boy stepped from A to B to C motors and had an excellent time! Thanks Estes.

  9. donno

    cool rocket

    it is a nice rocket good for starters

  10. Aaron

    great beginner

    Perfert for first rocket for my daughter she is hooked

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