002448 – Mini Comanche-3™


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.

20 reviews for 002448 – Mini Comanche-3™

  1. Tyler and Will

    Very cool

    It is almost an exact duplicate of the Comanche 3. It is fun to make and has an amazing three stages. I don’t expect to find this rocket again. I just wish they still made the normal Comanche 3. This should be a skill level 3 as well in my opinion.

  2. Alex

    Super Fun

    Owned two of these. Completely satisfied. Takes at least an hour and a half to put together without painting. Totally worth it. It really is a treat to have a three stage rocket, especially nice is the cheap price you get it for. If you have good weather and a good launch location, you should be able to recover the two booster stages. I will admit that I lost those during the first launch of the first one of these I owned.

  3. Nathanael

    awesome rocket, just take car with the motor…

    This is an awesome rocket, and a fun, complex build! The paint scheme is simple, and the decals add a lot. Also, seeing three of those A engines stage is quite impressive. However, only fly in very low wind, as it can “weathercock”, or turn into the wind, which is a problem with multiple stages.

  4. DannyMrMissile


    Is multi staging is your thing, this one will surprise you and is very cost effective!

  5. Louis

    My Son Picked This One

    My son (4.5) picked this one – he helps with the gluing and sanding, and everything. No more complicated than the level 1 really – just more fins and glue. we had trouble with getting one engine mount in – nothing else. Great first multistage rocket I think.

  6. Ryan

    Fun size of the original

    It was great to see the mini motor version of this kit come out. I built my own version years ago to go along with the full size version. Must have!!

  7. Alec

    Great flyer!

    Flies great, haven’t lost it yet!

  8. Rascal

    Excellent 3-stage!

    This is a excellent 3-stage rocket, but it seems to fly better on the 3/16 in MAXI launch rod. Hope they bring back the full size version.

  9. dave

    great rocket

    fun to build. its cool to see the multi stages but it takes many engines per flight. good thing A engines are cheaper than others.

  10. Randy

    Cool Mini Motor Rocket

    Bought this mini Comanche 3 rocket to fly a 3-stage rocket that doesn’t go out of sight. Makes a companion to build and display next to the bigger Comanche 3 rocket.

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