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. Bruce

    This is a little beast!

    When flying with a C6-5 or 7 motor – Use a large field and no wind conditions. It’s fast and goes extremely high. Lost mine on the first launch!

  2. Ryan

    love this rocket!

    this is an easy first rocket one of my overall favorites very easy to build and fly’s very high only use A engines or else it will go to high

    this is a must buy rocket!

    5 stars

  3. Kruegon

    The Name Says It All!

    This is one series model rocket for altitude junkies. The flight is so fast and high. Keep your eyes open. Mine flew so fast and high that I was only able to track it after the tracking smoke was burned. The wind caught it and I chased it for almost a mile. Got a good adrenaline rush and my daily exercise. All in all a really great rocket. I’ll be building the Hi-Flier XL very soon.

  4. Trent

    Hi Flying Fun

    This rocket is really easy to build and a lot of fun to fly.

  5. Cameron

    Great build and flight

    It is very easy to build. Flies great. Estes did a great job designing this little thing. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Shane

    Little Missile

    Painted this one a bright, fluorescent orange, launched it on a 1/2A and still almost lost it. Definitely choose your motor and paint scheme wisely. Still a very fun little rocket.

  7. Stormer

    Great Little Rocket

    Fun to assemble and great to fly – only did it once. Initial launch was on a B6-4 engine. It went out of sight and simply disappeared. I want to get another so I can try it with a C engine!

  8. Ryan


    This baby will jump off the pad quickly no matter what motor you use. Easy to build, great looks, get one now!

  9. David

    Hi-Flier Indeed!

    Easy and fun to build. First time launched with a B engine – out of sight fast and took forever to come down. Lost track of it and didn’t find for 2 weeks. Would recommend putting a longer streamer in it so that you can see it easier.

  10. James

    Blink and miss this one

    Like strapping fins and a nose cone to a engine …this one boogies up there and will surprise you in altitude for a standard engine rocket

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