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Red Nova™

SKU: 007266

Red Nova model rocket stands 21.6 inches tall and is powered by a powerful D engine that can propel it to heights of up to 800 feet.

What really sets the Red Nova apart, however, is the quality of its design and construction. Estes has a well-earned reputation for producing kits that are not only fun to build and launch, but also made from top-quality components.

In addition to its outstanding construction, the Red Nova also boasts a variety of features that make it stand out from the crowd. The colorful pre-assembled parachute ensures a safe and exciting descent, while the impressive waterslide decals add a touch of style to this already impressive rocket.

If you're looking for a high-quality rocket that is both easy to build and fun to launch, the Red Nova is an excellent choice. With its top-quality construction, powerful engine, and eye-catching design, this rocket is sure to provide hours of entertainment for rocket enthusiasts of all ages.

  • SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: C11-3, D12-5, D12-7 w/Engine Adapter (sold separately)- C6-3
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 800 ft. (244 m)


The Red Nova model rocket is powered by a D engine, which provides enough power to reach an altitude of 800 feet. Furthermore, this rocket is a fantastic addition to any hobbyist's collection. The Red Nova model rocket stands at an impressive 21.6 inches tall and boasts a four fin design.

Once again, Estes has earned a reputation for using top quality parts in their carefully designed kits! Additionally, the Red Nova rocket is a perfect example of their commitment to excellence. Precision laser cut wood fins, a high quality body tube, a plastic nose cone, a colorful pre-assembled parachute, and impressive waterslide decals all come together to create this outstanding model rocket.

Overall, the Red Nova is an excellent choice for anyone who takes interest in rocketry. Finally, with its impressive design and high-quality materials, it is sure to provide hours of fun and excitement for hobbyists of all ages.

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

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

C11-3, D12-5, D12-7
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

800 ft. (244 m)
  • Recovery System

15 in. (38.1 cm) Parachute
  • Length

21.6 in. (54.9 cm)
  • Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)
  • Weight

3 oz. (85 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), paint (red, white) and clear coat (optional).
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
I started with the basic kit and customized it to

I started with the basic kit and customized it to fly 24mm AP motors. So - built an extended motor mount to put all the fins thru the body tube, adding a Kevlar shock cord to it, duplicated the fins so as to add a tab for thru the body tube. Had to change the nose cone to my longest BT-60 spare to reduce the needed added weight - It still took a lot of weight at the tip of that long nose cone to get the CG 2" forward of the CP with the heaviest possible engine!
Painted it red, black and metallic silver and put rail guides on it. Has to be the smallest rocket using rail guides in all our club. Looks out of place on an 8' rail, BUT it sure takes off with authority and makes it's presences known with an F44!!!
I was impressed you could do so much starting with just this basic kit.

Clint Waltz
Awesome sounding take-off that leaves you breathless with a nice

Awesome sounding take-off that leaves you breathless with a nice soft, descent. I use D-engines in a small field and it’s probably my favorite rocket at the moment. Oh yeah, it was fun to build and customize your own paint scheme!

Philip Dougan
Simple build that looks great, I’ve flown 5-6 times without

Simple build that looks great, I’ve flown 5-6 times without any damage. Have thoughts of purchasing a 2nd and modify as a 2 stage or increase motor size or maybe Estes will upscale for E & F motors.