003226 – Hi-Flier® XL

(13 customer reviews)


Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

An upsized replica of the #1 selling Hi-Flier! Powered by Estes C11, D and E model rocket engines, amazing heights can be reached!

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Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

The name says it all! A sleek sport rocket standing over 30 inches tall, the Hi-Flier XL is an upsized replica of the #1 selling 2178 Hi-Flier. This rocket can heights over 1300 amazing feet.

The Hi-Flier XL flies on Estes C11, D and E model rocket engines and a bright 18 inch parachute brings it back to earth. Plan to fly this one again and again!

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

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and E 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

1325 ft. (404 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (46 cm) Parachute


31 in. (78.7 cm)


1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.5 oz. (99.2 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and E 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.

13 reviews for 003226 – Hi-Flier® XL

  1. Nathanael

    one COOL rocket!

    This is an awesome rocket, it flies really great, and truly gets some altitude on E motors. the design is a great looking one, and I love this one as well as its little brother!

  2. mike


    Great build,followed paint scheme and just looks great! D12-5 really took this one off and kept the kids running

  3. Don

    new age Cherokee-D

    Zoom ….this thing is gone in a hurry , for a big rocket it moves! Very cool flights

  4. Cap

    this thing rips

    I like this one ,looks very sleek flies super straight on those big fins. First shot I used a D and almost lost it , went way higher than expected drifted about 6 blocks away ,I got super lucky and found it on the sidewalk! Cant wait to find a bigger field to try the E power!

  5. Billy

    Great Buy

    If you enjoyed the smaller Hi-Flier than you will definitely enjoy this upscaled version

  6. Paul

    Supersize me!

    This is a great looking but simple rocket all built for speed and height. Had 3 launches with awesome height but malfunction on third launch lost nose cone and chute. Rocket plummeted from 1000+ Ft with little damage. Need to get repairs done and get this one back into the sunday launch line up.

  7. Riley


    The HI-FLIER is my first & favorite rocket,I’m sure this one will even more fun!

  8. John

    Another Great One

    Easy to build, and a great flier. First flight was with a E9-6, and it performed great.

  9. Brenton

    i agree

    your right robert, estes should upsize more of their rockets. but i would really look forward to a smaller scale saturn V kit.

  10. Robert

    Cool looking rocket…love when Estes upsizes

    Really look forward to seeing this rocket come to market. Cool design. I think Estes should continue to upsize its products. My kids enjoy when we work on rockets of different sizes and the different versions of a smiliar rocket are in our fleet. My son just asked me when this is coming out and when others (e.g., a big Crossfire) may follow.

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