007246 – ESTES® Shuttle™

(6 customer reviews)


Master Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 5)

LOOK no further. The kit of the year has arrived! Awesome glider flight times. Nice lift-off from the launch pad!

ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod – Sold Separately

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Master Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 5)

Own your very own “shuttle” with the ESTES Shuttle. The rocket stands proudly at 23.2 inches and can reach 500 feet when powered with an E12-4 engine. The shuttle itself is 12.2 inches long and has an 8.9 inch wingspan. When the conditions are right, one minute shuttle glides are very possible. Pretty impressive!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, epoxy, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, sanding block, hobby knife, clear tape, primer (red oxide, white), paint (black, white) 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

500 ft. (152 m)

Recovery System

24 in. (61 cm) Parachute, Glide


23.3 in. (58.9 cm)


8.9 in. (22.6 cm)


2.6 in. (66 mm)

Estimated Weight

9.5 oz. (269.3 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

12 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II or Porta-Pad E 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 007246 – ESTES® Shuttle™

  1. James Helman (verified owner)

    Another one of John Boren’s ridiculously cool designs. I LOVE THIS BUILD. The glider flies beautifully and you will learn from building it. Every time I build one of John’s designs I learn something new. Please release more Master builds designed by the master himself.

  2. Launch Pad

    Great Build

    This was so much fun to build! Should you build one? Only if you have great building skills. Take your time with this one. Once you have completed it, you will want to build another one. I have two but one will never be opened.

  3. Chris (verified owner)


    Nice enjoyable rocket to put together haven’t shot it yet but nice details probably the hardest yet to assemble

  4. Darrell


    Follow up to my earlier review….I flew the Estes Shuttle for the first time at our club launch in Dawsonville GA today. It didn’t get as high as projected, topping out at about 300 ft. A word of warning…..this glider goes….and goes…..and goes….we recovered it more than a half mile from the launch site!

    I can’t recommend this kit highly enough. It is fun to build, a blast to fly, and a guaranteed attention-getter at any launch event.

  5. Darrell Ritchie

    Incredible Kit

    I’ve enjoyed building this kit, easily the most fun I’ve had with an Estes product since the days of the Orbital Transport or the Mars Lander. The most welcome aspect was the greatly improved decals. Unlike the Interceptor E, which were ridiculously thin and hard to manage, these worked exceptionally well. The rocket and glider are both of impressive size and it should be quite the attention getter at our next launch. I will review its performance folliowing its maiden flight. Thank you, Estes, for such a fun project!

  6. Louie

    very cool…

    This should be a top seller….I bet these fly off the shelves

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