Red Sapphire Rocket
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65th Anniversary Red Sapphire

SKU: 009979
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Celebrate 65 years of Estes with our limited edition, Red Sapphire 65th Anniversary Rocket. Sister to the Blue Sapphire released earlier this year, it will complete your collection of commemorative rocket collectibles. Nearly 19 inches long and all the makings of a classic, it will soar from a 1/2 A to C engine. With this limited run, be sure to get yours quick!

  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
  • MAX ALTITUDE: 1200 Feet on a C6-5 Engine


Sixty-five years and 500 million safe launches later, Estes is still the first name in model rocketry!  Commemorate this milestone with this LIMITED EDITION 65th Anniversary Red Sapphire, a special edition kit that compliments our Blue Sapphire released earlier this year. It follows in the grand tradition of so many excellent Estes kits before it. You’ll appreciate the details: from the nose cone, to the two-piece fins, and down to the conventional paper body tubes and engine mount parts, this is old-school rocketry at its best! Enjoy the traditional hands-on construction and build – you’re going to love the results!

Super sleek, and coming in at nearly 19 inches long, the Blue Sapphire has all the makings of a classic. It’s an excellent and versatile flier able to launch under a wide range of Estes engine types, from ½ A up to C, with a maximum altitude of 1200 feet. You won’t be disappointed with the old-style recovery under a colorful 12-inch parachute canopy, either!

Celebrate sixty-five years of Estes model rocketry with the new, old-fashioned, instant classic kit, the Estes Red Sapphire!

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What You Need to Fly

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 (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

1/2A6-2, A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

1200 ft
  • Recovery System

12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
  • Length

18.8 in (47.75 cm)
  • Diameter

.98 in (2.48 cm)
  • Weight

1.3 oz (36.85 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Sandpaper, Yellow Glue, Hobby Knife, Masking Tape, Paint and Primer
Red Sapphire Recovery
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

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