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007245 - Comanche-3
007245 - Comanche-3
007245 - Comanche-3


Sku: 007245

Take your rocket launching experience to new heights with the Comanche-3 Model Rocket. This impressive piece of engineering is designed to soar through the skies and reach great heights, thanks to its powerful booster engines that provide the necessary thrust. The rocket is also equipped with a dual streamer recovery system that ensures safe recovery and readiness for future use. With easy and straightforward assembly, you can have the rocket ready for lift-off in no time.

The Comanche-3 uses Estes standard model rocket engines and features a tumble recovery system for the boosters, ensuring they land safely on the ground without any damage. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rocket enthusiast, the Comanche-3 is a perfect choice. Its impressive design and features make it a standout option for any rocket launching adventure. Get your Comanche-3 Model Rocket today and launch your way to new heights!

  • SKILL LEVEL: An Expert level kit, the Comanche-3 is intended for model rocketeers that have advanced building, finishing and model rocket launching skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: Rocket Only : A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5; Two Stages : Rocket : B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7; Two Stages : Booster : Three Stages : Booster : B6-0, C6-0, Three Stages : Rocket : B6-6, C6-7; Three Stages : Booster : C11-0, D12-0
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 2250 ft. (686 m) on a C6-7/D12-0


The Dual streamer recovery system is a mechanism used to bring Comanche-3 rocket back to earth safely. Besides, this system ensures that the rocket recovers in one piece and is ready for future use.

The Comanche-3 Model Rocket is a magnificent piece of engineering. Moreover, it soars through the skies and reach great heights.  Its booster engines provide the necessary thrust to propel the rocket upward, while the dual streamer recovery system brings it back to earth in a controlled manner.

Here are some key features of Comanche-3 model rocket:

  • Tumble recovery for the boosters. The tumble recovery system recovers the booster engines of the rocket, ensuring that they land safely on the ground without any damage.

  • Straightforward assembly. It's easy to assemble this rocket. Thus, you can have it ready for lift-off in a day or so.

  • Uses Estes standard model rocket engines. Comanche-3 Model Rocket requires three Estes standard model rocket engines to achieve liftoff and soar through the skies.

  • Dual streamer recovery system. The dual streamer recovery system ensures that the rocket recovers safely and is ready for future use.

If you're looking for an awesome model rocket to launch, then Comanche-3 is definitely worth considering. Its impressive design and dual streamer recovery system make it a standout option for both beginner and experienced rocket enthusiasts.

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

Rocket : B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
Booster : B6-0, C6-0
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

2250 ft. (686 m)
  • Recovery System

  • Length

41 in. (104.1 cm)
  • Diameter

0.98 in. (25 mm)
  • Weight

2.5 oz. (70.9 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter's glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (red, orange, yellow).
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
David W Mitchell

We launched ours many a time. We always used the largest engines specified and with the longest delay for the 3rd stage. We were fortunate to live in the Tri-Cities area of Eastern Washington on a plateau in the desert. There were only 4 houses in our area at that time so we could find the rocket. We launched from the soccer fields. Make sure the engine mounts are securely glued in. Next time I think I will use epoxy. The third stage mount finally tore loose in a spectacular "rocket disaster" and it went up through the third stage. We had many launches over several months before that happened. You definitely need a huge cleared are to fly these baby, and good eyes to follow the booster stages as they drop back down.

Susan Hardee
Had a blast building and painting this one. The rocket

Had a blast building and painting this one. The rocket looked sharp sitting on the launch pad. However, I was acutely disappointed post launch once it lifted off. The rocket boast 2,250' of elevation post launch, I can honestly say it never reached anything near that height. The rocket lifted off and ignited each stage successfully, then banked left with a straight flat flight just over the tree tops. Like everyone else the main rocket was gone and never able to be recovered. I think this one is a bit top heavy and is in need of much bigger engine for the main rocket stage or Estes needs to cut down the weight on the main rocket stage.

My follow-up: Shot the rebuild yesterday D>C>C. Found both boosters.

My follow-up:
Shot the rebuild yesterday D>C>C. Found both boosters. Lost rocket again.