Gryphon with Bag
Gryphon Side Flame View
Gryphon Launch
Gryphon Recovery


Sku: 007280

The Gryphon model glider kit is the ultimate choice for rocket enthusiasts. Its incredible height and tracking features make it a real showstopper. With the ability to reach up to 700 feet on an A10-3T engine, the Gryphon will give you an experience of a lifetime.

The colorful streamer that acts, as a tracking and recovery device will show you where the rocket will land, ensuring easy retrieval. Moreover, the Gryphon's sleek design and graceful movements make it a remarkable sight, protecting everything below.

Made from thin paper tubing and laser-cut balsa, the Gryphon model is a great first step above a starter rocket. Building the rocket is easy and takes only about two hours, plus painting time.

Get ready to launch your Gryphon rocket with the Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller. Ready for takeoff? Order your Gryphon model glider kit now and soar to new heights!

  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: A3-2T, A3-4T, A3-6T, 1/2 A3-2T, A10-3T
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 700 ft. (213 m) on a A10-3T


Meeting all expectations set by its legendary name, the Gryphon model glider kit will be the “King of the Air”. The Gryphon can soar to the height of  up to 700 feet on an A10-3T engine.

Upon hitting apogee, a colorful streamer acts as a tracking and recovery device to show where the rocket will land.

While in flight, Gryphon’s stealthy glider moves magically across the sky to serve as a protector to everything below and will gracefully return to earth to be readied for another flight.

Made from thin paper tubing and laser-cut balsa, the Gryphon model is a step above a starter rocket that can be enjoyed by all skill levels. In about two hours, including painting time, rocketeers will build a rocket that will garner attention in both the air and when on display.

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

A3-4T, 1/2 A3-2T, A10-3T
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

700 ft. (213 m)
  • Recovery System

  • Length

18 in. (45.7 cm)
  • Diameter

0.54 in. (14 mm)
  • Weight

0.6 oz. (17 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, plastic cement, wax paper, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (gray, white), and clear coat (optional).
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

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