(6 customer reviews)


(6 customer reviews)

Explore the world with the Expedition! Unique 3 fin design. Awesome color scheme.

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Standing over 2 feet tall, the Expedition is a high performance sport rocket! Launched on Estes C11, D and E model rocket engines, this rocket will go well over 1,000 feet! A little bit of a challenge to build but a rocket you will be proud to have in your collection!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (metallic blue, metallic red, 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).



Projected Max Altitude

1100 ft. (335 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


25.6 in. (65.1 cm)


2.22 in. (56 mm)

Estimated Weight

5 oz. (141.8 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 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 Expedition™

  1. Ted Curtis

    I had a little trouble with cutting the tubes. A new blade for my x- acto knife would have helped. I advise take your time with these cuts, as the whole build is centered around the unique 3 fin design. A true master build challenge, and a lot of fun!

  2. Sine Nomine

    Most of the hard work on this kit involves card stock and cut tubes. If you have some experience, this build shouldn’t be a problem for you. The toughest part for me was painting – there are a lot of curved surfaces and recesses. The finished product looks great and flies well.

  3. Sam

    Handsome if challenging to build

    This kit builds into a very nice-looking vehicle, but it does require skill in cutting and fitting some of the parts. I departed from the stock paint scheme and painted mine gloss white with USAF markings, to represent a notional launch vehicle.

    If you take your time and use a steady hand, you will be rewarded with a fine addition to your fleet.

  4. Roger

    Nice Rocket

    Took some time to ensure it was done right. But well worth the time. Have only launched with a D so far, had to reinforce the parachute as it ripped off. I really like the structural strength of this rocket.
    For an experienced rocketeer, I would highly recommend this rocket

  5. Doug

    Detailed build

    This was a detailed build, but well worth the effort. The finished model is beautiful. I needed a little extra nose weight with an E engine.

  6. David

    Very good rocket

    Assembly has been some what tedious, but we are looking forward to its first flight

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