002416 – Flip Flyer™

$20.99 $15.75

Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

Easy to assemble and dual recovery!

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Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

A couple of hours of your time and you’re off to the flying field with the dual recovery Flip Flyer! This time the rocket is the heli-blade recovery while the nose cone is the parachute! Hours of fun with this rocket!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Carpenter’s glue, plastic cement and hobby knife. (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

Projected Max Altitude

900 ft. (274 m)

Recovery System

9 in. (22.9 cm) Parachute; Spin


19.2 in. (48.8 cm)


.98 in. (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.2 oz. (90.7 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.

5 reviews for 002416 – Flip Flyer™

  1. Michael

    Just got it cant wait

    Just got this one for Christmas. Was at a launch and someone flew one of these and that’s all it took. I got one know just need to get it together and launch that sucker. I have the a green ad yellow Sky Twister and Helicat. Love Helicopter recovery. See how it does and let you all know

  2. John

    Father’s Day rocket

    Built this and flew it the day I received it as a Father’s Day gift. What a fun rocket ! Even when I launch my bigger models the Flip Flyer goes up too.

  3. Dr. Roy F.

    Great Demo Rocket!

    Like the Skywinder before it, the Flip Flyer makes a great demonstration rocket. And with a slight modification (in our NAR Section, several members have made slightly different mods), it can be flown as a one-piece rocket…Just like the Skywinder! Lots of fun!

  4. Leo

    Great Unique Flyer!

    I’ve flown this rocket 5 times to date and each of the flights was great to watch. Once the wings fold out the rocket will come down spinning with a slow decent. The main body tube may point upward or downward on the decent depending of it’s orientation at apogee. The rocket is well designed and easy to assemble. You might consider added some of the decals before putting the pieces together.
    You can view the maiden flights on YouTube by searching for “Maiden Flight Estes Flip Flyer”.
    Kids will love this rocket.

  5. Louie

    updated version

    Looks like an updated version of the old Estes Skywinder. if it works as good as the Skywinder did I am sure it will be a big seller.

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