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Sku: 007294

Looking for an adrenaline rush? The Vapor Estes rocket is the perfect choice for advanced builders and thrill-seekers alike. With D and E engines, this sleek model rocket disappears into the sky like a puff of smoke, reaching altitudes of up to 900 ft.

The massive motors are sure to send shivers through your body as you feel them rumble through your chest. The Vapor Estes rocket comes in two different looks and requires 2-3 hours of careful crafting to assemble. You'll need a few tools and supplies like scissors, sandpaper, and glue to get started.

To launch your rocket, you'll need to purchase Estes model rocket engines, starters, and recovery wadding separately, as well as the Porta-Pad E Launch Pad and E Launch Controller. Don't forget to grab four 1.5V AA alkaline batteries for the launch controller. Get ready for an exciting adventure with the Vapor Estes rocket!

  • SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 900 ft. (274 m)


The Vapor rocket is a truly stunning sight as it disappears into the sky on D and E engines. You can watch it leaving a trail of smoke behind. This sleek model rocket is not for the faint of heart! The Vapor is designed for the advanced builders and adrenaline junkies who are seeking a challenge.

Furthermore, this rocket demands patience, skill, and attention to detail, with an assembly time of 2-3 hours.

To help you better understand the Vapor Estes rocket, here are some key specifications:

  • Estimated Assembly Time: 2-3 hours
  • Length: 45 3/16"
  • Diameter: 1 5/8"
  • 2 different looks

Once the construction is complete, it's time to take the Vapor Estes rocket to the flying field and experience the sheer thrill of watching it soar up to 900 feet. Revving motors create unforgettable vibrations in your chest.

To give you a better idea of what to expect when launching the Vapor Estes rocket, here are some features:

  • Engine Types: D and E engines
  • Maximum Altitude: 900 ft
  • Required Launch System: Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller (sold separately)

With a length of 45 3/16" and a diameter of 1 5/8", the Vapor rocket offers two different looks to choose from, as well as allowing you to personalize your rocket to your liking.

In summary, whether you are a seasoned rocket builder or a curious beginner, the Vapor Estes rocket is sure to provide an exciting and challenging adventure that you won't forget anytime soon.

What You Need to Fly

Porta-Pad E Launch Pad and Pro Series II Launch Controller. Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Six C 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

D12-5, E12-6
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad E
  • Projected Max Altitude

900 ft. (274 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

45.2 in. (114.8 cm)
  • Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)
  • Weight

3.5 oz. (99.2 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenters glue, epoxy, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, sanding block, primer (white), paint (black) (purple or yellow).
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Great rocket design! Easy to build; But instruction fall short

Great rocket design! Easy to build; But instruction fall short on how to paint that Black/Yellow version and get the black speckled transition to look right.
I purchased both the Vapor and the Hi-Flier XL rocket kits and was building both at same time. Noticed both had the two body tubes. So ordered an ejection baffle for each. Then noticed the long upper vapor body tube was not necessary with a baffle, so cut the upper tube down, bought the 24mm engine mounts kit and made each a booster from that portion of cut off.
Caution - Boosted, either one will go out of sight. Put a screamer if you ever want to find it and launch it a second time!

Eric B
Good, but put an F44-8 and it will be there

Good, but put an F44-8 and it will be there and gone.

Bill Brett
42mm diameter is perfect size.

42mm diameter is perfect size.