Mini Honest John Rocket Kit
Mini Honest John
Honest John Package
Rocket Launch
Flying Model Rocket
Parachute Recovery
Mini Honest John Rocket Launch

Mini Honest John

Sku: 002446

Estes Mini Honest John Rocket Kit is a sport-scaled model of a U.S. battle field artillery missile. Powered by a mini engine and constructed to be simple yet feature unique details proud enough to display like the versatile nose cone that fits tubes –

  • * BT-20
  • * BT-50
  • * BT-55

Careful in painting this green or you’ll never find this rocket in a field of tall grass.


The Mini Honest John is a sport-scaled model of a U.S. battle field artillery missile. A molded nose cone and laser cut wood fins grace this detailed flyer. Made of balsa wood fins, this rocket is solid and can withstand high intensity launches.

Although simple in construction, the resulting model in Mini Honest John features plenty of detail that you will be proud to display. To camouflage this military flyer, assemble for an hour and paint green, then fly this rocket in a field with tall grass. Experience how Honest John will be impossible to find.

Use the mini engine mount included to fly on an Estes A10-3T or use a standard mount and fly on an A8-3T engines. The nose cone of this rocket kit is versatile and fits BT-20, BT-50 and BT-55 tubes.

Requirements for this rocket (sold separately): 

  • Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller
  • Building Tools, Construction Materials and Finishing Supplies
  • Estes Engines 1/2A3-2T, A3-4T, A10-3T
  • 4 x 1.5 AA Alkaline Batteries for Launch Controller


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

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

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

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

325 ft. (99 m)
  • Recovery System

12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
  • Length

11.75 in. (29.8 cm)
  • Diameter

0.98 in. (25 mm)
  • Weight

1.2 oz. (34 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (olive drab).

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This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.