(5 customer reviews)


(5 customer reviews)

Expect extraordinary launches with the Estes XTREME! Designed for quick build and high altitude, this is a rocket true to its name! The XTREME features an elongated nose cone and low-profile, laser-cut, card stock fins for fast construction and maximum performance. Flies up to 1600 ft. on a C6-5!

$15.99 $12.79

Availability: In stock

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Looking for XTREME altitude and XTREME excitement? Look no further than the extraordinary Estes XTREME! This rocket is XTREME in every way! XTREME performance! XTREME styling! XTREME coolness! And – best of all – XTREME  fun! There’s no mistaking the XTREME capabilities of this extra-streamlined flier. The Estes XTREME is an easy to build, Intermediate-Level model rocket kit that delivers in every way!  

From the tip of its stretched nose, to its rear engine-retainer hook, the 16-inch Estes XTREME is a striking model that even novice rocketeers can build quickly and easily. Designed around an Estes BT-20 body tube, with surface mounted, laser-cut card-stock fins, and an old-school engine-mount block, this traditionally configured three-fin model rocket achieves exceptional performance on a range of Estes engines, from 1/2 A to C. The narrow, swept fins are precision shaped for maximum stability and minimum air resistance. Cut from durable card stock, the low-profile fins require no shaping, and only minimal finishing before they’re ready to fly. Topping it off, the elongated plastic nose cone slices through the atmosphere with ease. There’s nothing holding this one back – the Estes XTREME is engineered to impress! 

Made for XTREME altitudes, the Estes XTREME can reach up to 1600 feet on a single C6-5 engine. If the launch site or weather conditions dictate a more modest outing, try launching with the A8-3, B6-4, or one of the other recommended engines. Even with a lower rated engine, the Estes XTREME still packs an impressive punch. Recovery drift is kept to a minimum with the fast-return, 24-inch reflective silver streamer, which also makes tracking this one back to the ground much easier!  

Ready for that little something extra? Expand your fleet now with the extraordinary Estes XTREME!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, yellow glue, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, paint (black). (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

1600 ft. (488 m)

Recovery System

24 in. (61 cm) Silver Mylar Streamer


16.8 in. (42.7 cm)


0.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight

0.8 oz. (22.7 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials


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.

5 reviews for Xtreme™

  1. Andrew Haskett

    Very similar to the Hi-Flier and improves/optimizes the design in several ways to get even more performance while keeping the cool fin design that draws me to the Hi-Flier family of rockets.

  2. ryan

    only my second rocket i flew it for the first time on a c in windy conditions. and after losing my chute rocket i was extremely surprised when it barley drifted ind i got it back. i recommend this for beginners and you should diffidently buy it

  3. itzeddieboi (verified owner)

    This was my first model rocket and I say it was great! Had an easy time constructing it. Only thing I’m a little upset about is how badly it drifted away. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to recover it, but I launched on a windy day so that’s my fault. Highly recommend buying.

  4. Tom Szczepanski (verified owner)

    Great rocket. On a windy day when the chute recovery rockets drifted away, this baby came home every time.

  5. Rocket Guru

    This is an ESTES Extreme 18mm motor powered rocket and looks similar to the ESTES Hi-Flier, just 4 inches longer and lighter. Will there be an Extreme XL in the future, hint, hint ESTES? Use epoxy, in constructing and reinforce fins by laminating with printer paper and C/A adhesive, if you plan using 18mm composite motors, or say bye, bye fins. Overall, great design ESTES.

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