Tandem-X Model Launch Set
Tandem X
Tandem X
1469 Tandem X Launch Set Box
Estes Tandem X Launch Set Side Flame View
Tandem X Up
Tandem X Recovery
Rocket Flight Sequence
Amazon Flight Sequence
Estes 1469 Tandem X Launch Set Parts
Building the Amazon Rocket

Tandem-X Launch Set

Sku: 001469

Big value and even bigger fun! Estes 1469 Tandem-X Rocket Launch Set includes the impressive, easy-to-assemble Amazon rocket and the high-performance Crossfire ISX rocket. The Amazon builds quick with pre-colored plastic parts and self-stick graphics. The Crossfire ISX is a perfect next-step to an Intermediate level model with laser cut wood fins and self-stick decals.

  • Over 29 in. tall, the Amazon rocket is the giant amongst all Estes rockets in launch sets
  • Over 15 in. tall, the second rocket Crossfire ISX is of average size.


Two is better than one with this Tandem-X Launch Set! This duo features two extreme, high-performance rockets and a powerful beast of a launch system. 

Designed with plastic fins, the beginner rocket Amazon stands at 30 inches tall and can be built in an hour. Launching from an Estes standard model 18 mm rocket engine C6-5, this giant can reach heights over 600 ft.

Crossfire ISX, on the other hand, is an Intermediate-level rocket that features a totally streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins and nose cone. At 15.6 inches tall and launched with Estes 18mm rocket engine C6-7, the Crossfire ISX reaches cloud busting heights of 1,150 feet. A 12-inch recovery parachute glides gently in mid-air and returns the Crossfire back to earth to launch again and again.

Both bullets of this Estes Tandem-X Launch Set take off from the sturdy Porta-Pad II Launch Pad by push button command from the Electron Beam controller.

Requirements for this Ready-To-Fly (RTF) set (sold separately) include:

  • Building Tools and Construction Materials
  • Finishing Supplies
  • Estes A, B or C engines
  • Batteries for Launch Controller

Learn the basics of crafting soaring models with Tandem-X Launch Set and blast these flying objects to amazing heights with Estes model number 1469! One of our most popular kits for beginners!


Includes Launch System!

  • Rocket

1 Crossfire ISX Rocket Kit
1 Amazon Rocket Kit
  • Launch Pad

 Porta-Pad II
  • Launch Controller

 Electron Beam Launch Controller

What You Need to Launch

Estes Engines, Recovery Wadding, Starters, and AA Batteries.

What You Need to Build

 Scissors, Fine Sandpaper, Carpenter's Glue, Plastic Cement, Hobby Knife, Masking Tape

Tools, Construction, and Finishing Supplies Not Included.  Shop Supplies

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

Amazon : B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C5-3, C6-3, C6-5
Crossfire ISX : A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

Amazon : 600 ft. (183 m)
Crossfire ISX : 1150 ft. (351 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

Amazon : 29.4 in. (74.7 cm)
Crossfire ISX : 15.6 in. (39.6 cm)
  • Diameter

Amazon : 1.33 in. (34 mm)
Crossfire ISX : 0.98 in. (25 mm)
  • Weight

Amazon : 3 oz. (85 g)
Crossfire ISX : 1.3 oz. (37 g)
  • Fin Material

Molded Plastic

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Gordie Blackwell
Este rockets are an amazing fun product...great play for kids and us bigger adult kids.

Started the New year 2024 in calm sunny conditions on grass field at the school...first rocket 600' up and landed 200' north...adjusted trajectory and second rocket launch landed 700' south in field...adjusted again and 3rd launch 1200' up landed 20' from launch site...yes we got lucky and got the video!...6 and 8 year old grandsons did all the launch button pushing and some retrieving...was awesome...get a set...grab some friends and launch some rockets ! have some fun...we had a blast !...quality fun product at a great price !

Michael Dye
Amazing launch set!

Very happy with my purchase, I got this for the launch pad because i needed a new one. The rockets in this launch set are perfect for a beginners to assemble or nice for launching when you don’t wanna launch your shelf queens. The Amazon rocket can be assembled very quickly and launched in one day, just a little glue drying time. The Crossfire requires a little more time if you want to let the wood glue cure properly and paint it. Crossfire is a good first rocket. This kit is perfect if you have kids or like me you’re getting back into the hobby after years. Very happy to get back into model rocketry.

Great job

Don’t get it in a tree or it’s probably not going to come back to you but it’s very nice and fun to build it’s good for beginners

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