002448 – Mini Comanche-3™

(22 customer reviews)


Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

A great addition to our mini engine powered line of rockets and a 3-stage kit, no less!

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Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

A down-sized replica of the ever popular Comanche-3, only mini engine powered! AWESOME. The 3-stage Mini Comanche-3 features easy straight forward construction with out of site performance. Streamer and tumble recovery brings this awesome rocket back to earth.

When powered by the A10-3T mini engine and two A10-0T Booster engines, heights of 900 feet can be reached!

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

18 in. (45.7 cm) Streamer; Tumble


31.1 in. (79.5 cm)


.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.5 oz. (42.5 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

4 Hours (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.

22 reviews for 002448 – Mini Comanche-3™

  1. Bill

    A 3 stage rocket you can get back when it’s a tad windy. I enjoy the three-stage action and the high flights…without being too high. This one get’s flown more than my full-sized comanche (it only goes up on windless days). A great kit that gives more options and economical flights. It looks great parked on the shelf next to it’s bigger brother.

  2. Stan H.

    Estes, now more than ever it’s time to bring back the long lost A3-6T motor!!! With this and the Check Mate, the opportunity has never been more rich to bring this great motor back into production.

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