Mini Honest John

(44 customer reviews)

Mini Honest John

(44 customer reviews)

Mini engine powered, this sport scaled model of a U.S. battle field artillery missile features a detailed molded nose cone and laser cut wood fins.


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Mini engine powered, this sport scaled model of a U.S. battle field artillery missile features a detailed molded nose cone and balsa fins. Although simple in construction the resulting model features plenty of detail that you will be proud to display.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (olive drab). (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).



Projected Max Altitude

325 ft. (99 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


11.75 in. (29.8 cm)


0.98 in. (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.2 oz. (34 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.

44 reviews for Mini Honest John

  1. Marcel Veronesi

    It’s a great flier. I used a smaller yellow chute to solve my extraction problem. The smaller chute makes for a speedier recovery & less chance for the wind to take control of the landing. Never retire this design.

  2. DHos

    Modded this one with some extra detail, larger fins and a standard size engine and she flies great.

  3. robert priddy

    Honest flier! Using the A3 engines makes for a longer burn, a bit slower rise which is great to watch on a fatter body like this. Don’t forget the clay in the nose, use a bit of CA to seal it in there. Use minimum 4 prefer 5 sheets of wadding to keep the rubber cord from singing. It floats down, and I mean floats, on that parachute. I cut a 2 inch hole in it and it still comes down nice and easy. A great first rocket for the day to check wind.It’ll fly as high as advertised. Durable gem.

  4. Doug

    Nice kit

    I love the nose cone, the fins could use some width to appear more scale. have had several good flights, in calm and breeze

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