Estes® Jetliner™

(9 customer reviews)

Estes® Jetliner™

(9 customer reviews)

Small by mighty, Estes Jetliner is ready for take-off in 2 hours. Looks great and is prepared to be added to your collection!


Availability: In stock

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A mini engine powered version of a real jet! Well almost anyway. The Estes Jetliner features simple and quick construction with out of site performance. Parachute recovery brings this awesome little rocket back to earth. When powered by the A10-3T mini engine, heights of 150 feet can be reached! Being short and stubby keeps this Jetliner close to the ground for easy recovery.

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



Projected Max Altitude

150 ft. (46 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


9.3 in. (23.6 cm)


11 in. (27.9 cm)


1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.9 oz. (53.9 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 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.

9 reviews for Estes® Jetliner™

  1. Mickey

    I bought a bunch of these for a Cub Scout Space Derby. They were fun to build, beautiful to look at, but regardless of build quality they all had an extremely low flight before deployment. The arch was somewhat random, so with an erratic, VERY low altitude flight with 30 Scouts and their families around, people scattered after the first few were launched. They look great on the shelf, but I’ll never fly them again.

  2. Sine Nomine

    Looks great, but flight isn’t. I am somewhat relieved to see that other people had issues with this one arching back toward the ground because of the wings. Guess it’s not my building skills. This one has been relegated to display only.

  3. Andy Rad (verified owner)

    At 1.9oz this rocket needs a “B” motor. Launched a couple times and deployment is nearly at ground level and in one case deployed after hitting the ground. As pointed out earlier, it arches on flight thus lower altitude. A “B” engine might drive it into the ground as the arch is pretty severe.

  4. Rocket Guru

    Nice Jet Airliner design Estes, but I feel this particular rocket is slightly under powered, for such a high drag. So I have up powered mine to 18mm motors, rebalanced for a C6-5, wont chance composite C, or D motors without shredding the wings. I am also building a Jumbo Jetliner out of BT-80, 24mm powered, double decker style hint, hint and should be really impressive;-)

  5. Louis

    Kids loved this one

    Built this one with my kids, they love the look of it. One of their favorites!

  6. Steve262

    Beautiful Flights

    For a mini rocket its flight is impressive. Consistent slight arcing flights really give a solid impression of an airliner in flight. A real crowd pleaser!

  7. Danny


    This was a Great idea for a kit! Resembles the Gooney Birds from the early 70s. Hope more are designed around his frame.

  8. surdumil

    Great idea!

    A Gooney Liner! What a great idea! I’m looking forward to this one.

  9. Lester


    This rocket looks like it will be the first of a new line of “Gooney Bird” rockets. Very cool!!!

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