Mercury Red Stone

This is the Mercury Red Stone Flying Model Rocket by Estes. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older with Adult Supervision for Those Under 12. Skill Level 3 Rocket Kit.

Estes Mercury Red Stone Level 3 Model Rocket Kit #1921
 Estes Rockets # est1921
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Specifications :
  • Skill Level: 3
  • Length: 28.6" (72.6cm)
  • Diameter: 2.05" (53mm)
  • Weight: 3.7oz (104.9g)
  • Recovery System: 15"parachute
  • Projected Altitude: 200ft (61m)
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Spotlight Review

"Estes Mercury Redstone Liberty Bell-7, very nice scale model rocket, but can be improved"
I have an older release P/N EST2167 and like the 2 parachutes, Main 18inches, Capsule 12inches and it keeps the Main parachute lines from getting tangled in the escape tower, at ejection. The recent release only has a single 15inch chute. Wish I had up powered the Mercury Redstone to 24mm C,D&E motors, so I will have to purchase another. Upgrade your shock cord to heavy duty 1/4inch elastic band and mount to the tube coupler, this will give you a longer lasting shock cord, mount and give you years of successful launches. Wait to glue the escape tower to the capsule and paint first for easier application and an ejection baffle would help also, for longer parachute life.

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  • Flights up to 200 feet (61m).
  • Laser cut fins.
  • Historical plastic parts set.
  • 15" parachute recovery.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • One year warranty.
  • Detailed assembly and launching instructions.


  • Skill Level: 3
  • Length: 28.6" (72.6cm)
  • Diameter: 2.05" (53mm)
  • Weight: 3.7oz (104.9g)
  • Recovery System: 15"parachute
  • Projected Altitude: 200ft (61m)


One model rocket

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • White or yellow glue
  • Finishing supplies
  • Igniters
  • Recovery wadding (ESTT2274)
  • Launch controller (ESTT2220)
  • Porta-Pad II launch pad (ESTT2215)
  • Fin alignment guide (ESTT2231) - optional
  • Engines: C6-3 (ESTT1613)
  • 4 AA batteries - for launch controller
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"24mm conversion a success!"
The good: Why settle for a mere 200' when you can possibly reach 2000'? I changed the stock Estes 18mm motor mount for a 24mm mount. The bad: Estes might need to work on their quality control a bit as the plastic pieces were warped and had to be bent to fit into place for cement. Also, the balsa fins were punched irregular and are horribly fragile. The fins need a lot of patience with filling the irregular gaps with wood filler, titebond slurry hardening and sanding. Patience is the key to this kit.

"Great Rocket"
Excellent and fun to build and fly. Had no problems

"Awesome rocket"
The Mercury Redstone is not only fun to build but it provides an opportunity to learn about the origins of manned spaceflight. This is the prettiest rocket I've built and I just love the way it looks. It brings me back to my youth and watching our space program in the 1960s. I painted it to look like the Liberty Bell 7 and the decals are just great. I think you'll love it too. The escape tower can be a bit tedious to build but its not too bad if you take your time and read the instructions.


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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