002440 – Magician™

(29 customer reviews)

$23.99 $12.00

Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

The super talented rocket scientists really cooked up some “magic” with this one! Standing an impressive 33.5 inches tall, the Magician can reach soaring heights of 1,600 feet when flown on Estes D and E Engines. The clear payload section is just an added bonus!

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Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

Conjure up some special, space magic with the Magician! No tricks up anyone’s sleeve here, just a super high performance payload model rocket. The talented Estes rocket shop designers have spun their magic to create an enormous, supersized payload rocket. The Magician can handle all the power you put in the motor tube to send it on a magical mystery tour of the atmospheric kind!

This sorcerer stands an impressive 33.5 inches tall and has a clear payload section. You can launch just about anything into space. Well, not quite anything, but it’s sure to hold a small race car, an action figure, or whatever your imagination can dream up. If it fits into the payload section, launch it!

An advanced skill level rocket, this kit comes with high quality laser cut wood fins and waterslide decals. Designed to be flown on D or E engines, this rocket will scream off the launch pad to heights over 1600 feet. Getting this illusionist back to earth is magically accomplished on a colorful preassembled 18 inch parachute.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (silver, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 3/16 inch launch rod 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

1600 ft. (488 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


33.5 in. (85.3 cm)


1.33 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.5 oz. (99.2 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)


Clear Payload Section

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size

3/16" Maxi Rod (sold separately)

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.

29 reviews for 002440 – Magician™

  1. Keenan

    Went crazy high over 1500 could barely see it. Definently want to cut hole in top of parachute.

  2. John

    My 24mm go to rocket

    Even on “short” 24mm motors this is a great flier – even though purple is my least favorite color the Magician turned out very nicely .

  3. Jay

    A Classic

    The Magician is a rocket of substance (that means it is large and impressive). It is a design I like to look at. Good job designing one good looking rocket. Don’t let the large size convince you that it won’t fly very high. With the E engines it will really get up there!

  4. David

    Great Flight

    I used E9-6 engines, the rocket flew straight and out of sight. The height was amazing. Nothing fancy in construction, simple glue and two coats of paint. This model is amazing. Great fun and performance is superior.

  5. Professor Gadget

    Excellent Rocket

    Launched the rocket with a D-12-6, first flight and rocket went almost out of sight. When I used an E the rocket went out of sight. It took off much faster, much further. I could only track the smoke the rocket makes when the parachute deployed. BUT the rocket is very effected by the wind. Maybe going to a smaller parachute will help?

  6. Thomas (verified owner)


    well we finally got the magician off the ground we bumped up the engine size to an E-12-6 ….That rocket was outa sight ….it flew very well what I could see recovery system worked well I did cut the center out of chute glad I did it drifted about 500 yards from launch site …my neighbor kids were my spotters and they kept a good eye on it … my construction methods must have been right on (epoxy always works best) because I had no damage what so ever…so my next project will be a 2 stage rocket extreme 12 I’ll let you know how that goes….. nose cones if you have a loose cone instead of monkeying around with tape use a small single screw no more lost nose cones..thats it we’ll see ya

  7. Thomas (verified owner)

    magician const. and finishing

    I was building estes rockets 44 years ago and they’ve come along way since then; bigger rockets and better engines..It was a great hobby then and it looks like its going to be a great hobby now… I started with the magician …construction was pretty straight forward and I didn’t run into any unforeseen problems… before I started assembly I prepped the tube with bondo glazing and spot putty to fill in the spirals ,,,I used 5 minute epoxy for assembly and to build up the fillets on the fins then finished with the bondo..I primed it with 4 coats of primer sanding between coats with 400 grit paper .. finished with yellow lacquer and cleared the whole thing after the decals were on, if you want a good finish this is what it takes… we’re going to shoot it tomorrow i’ll let you know how it goes…I plan on doing a few of the skill 3 and 4 rockets then I’m going to the pros…..good job estes keep it up

  8. kylaller


    Very enjoyable and easy assymbly really like the payload viewing compartment. definitely a must have for the serious collector

  9. Mason

    truly magical

    flies super high dude, couldn’t see the thing in the air.

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