002178 – Hi-Flier®


Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

One of our most extreme, super performance model rockets you can own and can easily be built in one afternoon. Estes standard model rocket engine powered.

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Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

How high will a High-Flier go? The answer is OUTTA SIGHT!! No one knows for sure. Or maybe you do?

The Estes Hi-Flier is an ultra high performance model rocket with tons of attitude. Be sure and keep your eye on this stream-lined missile as it climbs to amazing heights over 1,500 feet, (OK we told you) and recovers with a fluorescent orange streamer. Watch it climb and climb and climb and…well, you get the idea!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler,fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, silver 1/32 inch pin stripe tape or silver paint, primer (white), paint (black, gray, red) 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).


Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Projected Max Altitude

1500 ft. (457 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Streamer


12 in. (30.5 cm)


.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.1 oz. (31.2 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

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.

43 reviews for 002178 – Hi-Flier®

  1. Nathanael

    great rocket that really does fly high

    this rocket looks great but was lost on my first flight. this was because of multiple factors: a bent launch rod causing a spiral, late night launch (couldnt see streamer) and it flew high even on an A8-5. i will be getting another one as soon as possible

  2. Alec


    i love this rocket it went high and i got it back almost every time except when i flew it on c C6-7 it landed on a high school roof!!

  3. Nathan

    fast build, pretty durable

    This rocket is pretty cheap, i bought mine on amazon. the assembly is quick and took me less than and hour and a half. first launch was a success and even after falling 1000 feet with only a streamer onto hard, dry soil, the fins held up and will fly again. love it!

  4. Billy

    Good Value

    This was one of the best value purchases I’ve ever made in a hobby store. 10 bucks, and hour or 2 and it’s ready to go. Flies well and goes high!

  5. TX RocketWorks

    Get a Spotter

    Great Bird! Tries real hard to hide in the clouds. Second pair of eyes is good idea with C6-5 & 7. Second wider streamer might help in recovering. Get one!

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  7. peter

    the name dosent lie

    wow it goes at least 1000+ feet

  8. I love it…

    great first rocket

    I love it,I’ve launched mine 6 times. It’s simple and fun to assemble. Great first rocket!

  9. Darren


    This little rocket really moves! It is just so light am going to have and try the smaller motors with adapter so I won’t lose it. Son wanted it painted black nose cone and neon green body. Looks great.

  10. Scott

    Fast build and flies high

    Got this for a few bucks cheaper at my local hobby lobby. The fins gave me a few issues but patience will go a long way. Painted candy apple red using provided decals.

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