002446 – Mini Honest John

(43 customer reviews)


Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

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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Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

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).


Additional information

Projected Max Altitude

325 ft. (99 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


11.75 in. (29.8 cm)


.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.

43 reviews for 002446 – Mini Honest John

  1. Alexander

    Another great Missile Replica

    It is indeed an awesome replica the wings are small however. If you would like to make this a high flyer simply replace the 13mm motor mount with an 18mm motor mount and modify the wings to be a little more stable. I have used rocksim for that sort of modification. The parachute I must admit is too tight to pack. Still a nice rocket to own and one last thing. It needs better instructions on how to Alternate fin bevel the fins for a more scale like appearence.

  2. mickey S

    Great Flyer

    I had read a review somewhere else that this model was unstable but it is not true. It flies straight and high and it is very easy to make this rocket look great. The local club guys were impressed with the mini’s I brought and this was a crowd pleaser.

  3. JimmyJames

    good beginner rocket

    Very easy to build and finish – great beginner scale rocket. Flights are safe as it doesn’t go very high… I’d love to see this scaled up to launch with bigger engines as the design is just so much fun.

  4. connor


    loved this rocket so much

  5. Jim

    cool looking rocket

    This rocket is a fun and easy build. It looks cool too.

  6. noah

    great looking

    This is a great looking scale rocket.

  7. mason

    looks cool

    sounds good and simple. i’ve just gotten into rockets, and bought the “Monarch”. the next will be “mini honnest john”

  8. rocket man

    cool little rocket.

    this little guy is really cool. it compliments my mini max well. however i think it should have had streamer recovery because the chute is a little tight when packed in.

  9. Alphanut

    An honestly great rocket

    A quick and easy build for a awesome scale rocket. Launch was straight and true and made me a proud owner with the applause received upon recovery at our club event.

  10. cool rocket

    pretty cool

    This was one of my first rockets… It is very easy to assemble and launch… i reccommend not painting this rocket the color it says to because if your launching it in a grassy area theres a good chance you might not see it again after the first launch.

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