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DER RED MAX Classic Model Rocket Kit

This Der Red Max Model Rocket Kit by Estes is designed for the Beginner (rocket skill level 1). This re-released classic stands over 16" tall, flies to over 550 feet, and lands softly with it's 18" parachute. Recommended for modelers 10 years of age and older.

Estes DER RED MAX Classic Model Rocket Kit Skill Level 1 #0651
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Specifications :
  • Length: 16.25" (413mm)
  • Diameter: 1.64" (42mm)
  • Weight: 2.4oz (68g)
  • Recovery System: 18" parachute
  • Estes Product Number: 0651
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"Der Red Max"
Had one of these before and can't wait to build this kit again. Easy to build and fun to fly

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  • Soars up to 577ft (176m)
  • Parachute recovery
  • Designed for repeated launching durability
  • One year warranty.


  • Length: 16.25" (413mm)
  • Diameter: 1.64" (42mm)
  • Weight: 2.4oz (68g)
  • Recovery System: 18" parachute
  • Estes Product Number: 0651


  • One body tube
  • One sheet balsa fins
  • One nose cone
  • One decal
  • One instruction sheet

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"Der Red Max, A Goblin Sibling, One of the Easiest Estes Rocket For Mods"
This rocket is awesome and I'm glad they brought (Max) back. Max has been modified by Estes 3 times, Der Red Max-Length @ 16.3, Der Big Red Max-Length @ over 24 and Mega Der Red Max-Length @ 40. I have seen just about every Mod and some were really impressive. Clustering 3x18mm's is the cheapest way on a standard Der Red Max, or Der Big Red Max to go with more bang for your buck. Simply line up the cluster motor mounts between the fins and include 3 engine retaining clips. I have seen 7x13mm's motors clustered, for an almost explosive launch, using 7xA10-3's, they are just tricky to wire. A 24mm motor mount is the easiest mod, just use epoxy when assembling. The BT-60 can except up to a 38mm, or a 29mm motor tube, but you will need plywood fins, with through tube extensions. Slotting your tube, full length tube couplers, for laminating to the interior of the BT-60. Appropriate plywood centering rings, improved nylon parachute, nylon, or Kevlar shock cord, swivels and an ejection baffle and 1/4 launch lugs, or rail buttons. It's going to see some altitude, so put a GPS tracker in the nosecone, with the extra added nose weight. What about a 2 stage Der Big Red Max ll?

fspangle (Springerville, AZ)
Beautiful flyer, strait as an arrow. Fun and easy to build. One of my first since getting back into rockets after fifteen odd years. The only thing this rocket needs is a bigger engine! It only takes standard A B or C engines. Think I'll get another one and mod it to take E engines, then let the fun begin.

"easy build with impressive looks"
Unique proportions make for an impressive looking rocket. Once the rocket was assembled we realized we had to put more care into the paint prep to do the rocket and it's collection of waterslide decals justice, to include filling the spiral on the tube and ensuring the fins were smoothed of wood grain. This kit went together easy and quick and flew straight to an altitude of 600', watching it coming down on it's skull and crossbones chute was the perfect way to end a session of rocketry. Not the biggest rocket we have but definitely the one my 5 y/o is most proud to show off!


The Der Red Max is a classic Estes model rocket and another of our most requested bring back models...and for good reason. Not only is this a uniquely decorated model, but this model performs as good as it looks. This is one of those model rockets that has a personality all its own!

Standing just a tad over 16 inches (41 cm) tall, the Max is one of our rockets that's a must have in your rocket arsenal. From the long, ballistic-shaped nose cone to the stubby fins and the truly unique decor, this rocket has attitude! Every launch with our standard engines will give you stellar flights over 700 feet (213 m). Recovery is accomplished with a colorful 18 inch (46 cm) preassembled parachute for safe landings

In addition to retaining all of the great looks and flying qualities of the original, this new version now features laser cut balsa fins for improved performance and has a waterslide decal set that replicates the original - including the totally cool skull and crossbones. Pick up a classic Der Red Max today and add it to your collection. You are sure to be the envy of all your model rocket buddies...until they get theirs.


For your safety and enjoyment, always follow the NAR Model Rocketry Safety Code while participating in any model rocketry activities.

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