Mean, lean and wicked! D and E engine powered at its finest! Breaks down for easy transport.
ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod – Sold Separately
The Mean Machine standing almost 80 inches tall is one TALL rocket and to make transport to the launch field easier, the clever rocket designers developed a unique twist lock connector set that allows you to take your rocket apart right in the middle!
This legendary rocket is an advanced skill level kit and has been one of our highly requested bring backs and you’ve got it now! We’ve just updated the decor and think you will love it as much as we do! This high performance rocket can be flown on our powerful E engines or D engines with the included engine spacer and can top out at about 700 feet. A colorful 24 inch pre-assembled parachute is included for recovery. This rocket kit is another of the favorite classics that no model rocket enthusiast should be without!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (blue, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 3/16 inch launch rod and E Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
D12-3, D12-5, E12-4, E12-6
Projected Max Altitude
700 ft. (213 m)
24 in. (61 cm) Parachute
79 in. (200.7 cm)
1.64 in. (42 mm)
8.5 oz. (241 g)
Estimated Assembly Time
2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)
Laser cut wood
Porta-Pad II and E Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size
3/16″ Maxi Rod (sold separately)
Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.