003228 – V2 Semi-Scale Model

(6 customer reviews)


Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

Powered by Estes C11, D and E model rocket engines, the V2 is a must have for the true rocketeer! Hours of flying enjoyment will be at your hands with this rocket!

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Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

Awesome is the word for the kit! Standing 22.4 inches tall and when powered by an E12-6 engine, this rocket can soar over 700 feet high! A great color scheme makes the V2 easy to see in the sky.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, medium ca, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, yellow) 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

725 ft. (221 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


22.4 in. (56.9 cm)


2.6 in. (66 mm)

Estimated Weight

6.3 oz. (178.6 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

6 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.

6 reviews for 003228 – V2 Semi-Scale Model

  1. Paul Alers

    Looks like a wonderful kit but out of my league right now . I would like to see a smaller scale version for standard engines. Maybe just maybe?

  2. Danny

    Bought Another !

    This classic is one you want several of. Paint it White with Black, too…

  3. Mauser

    V2 mod build

    Great kit, modified mine by fiberglassing the body tube and fins, added an elastic cord shock cord system and tied it to the motor tube which has been reinforced. it is painted roll pattern & green and looks stunning. The kit is good and can easily be modified to use larger motors for certifications. It’s a true classic!!

  4. Brian S

    A must have – my favorite!

    This is my all-time favorite rocket. It’s big, wide, looks cool.
    The fins are ultra strong due to the thru-body design. I made them even stronger by using epoxy on all joints. It adds weight, but it is bullet-proof now.

    This rocket is perfect to put a mini keychain camera on too!

    For those starting out, I would build a few others first before attempting this one so that you have a little experience first. The lower body and fins are a little more involved than a lower level. Also, it is a little difficult to paint like the directions suggest. It takes some planning and lots of tape.

    I am actually on my second one because I lost my first to the trees. A word of caution – be sure to use the proper diameter launch rod. I think I lost the rocket because I forgot and used a smaller rod. This gave it some wiggle room and it really diverted of the pad. Add a semi-windy day and I didn’t see it again!

  5. Collin


    this is my base line mid power rocket

  6. JohnVH

    Great rocket!

    Pretty easy to build, classic shape, only problem I had was the parachute lines ripped out of the chute in the air, will have to upgrade the parachute.

  7. Zachary

    Complex, but rewarding

    The instructions are a little difficult to follow, but it is quite an amazing rocket! Very good buy.

  8. Steve

    Great Piece Of History

    This is a beautiful rocket. It flys very straight and you can fit a 24″ nylon chute for softer landings. This always draws a crowd and elevating the rocket base from the launch disc results in a slow rise and rapid acceleration with an E9 motor. Flys great on a D12 too!

  9. Michael


    As a long time Rocketeer, this rocket is the best rocket for intermediate builders. going at over 900 feet, this rocket will give you the small piece of heaven we all want. although the first time my rocket tried to launch, i had assembled it incorrectly, an it exploded. but after i fixed the problem, it flew like a dream.

  10. Nicholas

    Amazing rocket

    This rocket is a good build for an experienced builder, and it’s really fun to shoot off

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