Wizard Model Rocket Kit

The Wizard is an easy-to-build, high-performance model rocket kit. This 12" model rocket skies up to 1500 feet!! Featuring die cut balsa fins, self-adhesive decals, and a bright streamer for soft, gentle landings.

Estes Wizard Model Rocket Kit Skill Level 1 #1292
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Specifications :
  • Length: 12" (30.5 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.74" (18.8 mm)
  • Weight: 0.8 oz (22 g)
  • Recovery: Streamer recovery
  • Fins: Die cut balsa fins
  • Maximum Altitude: 1500 ft (457 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1292
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Spotlight Review

"A favorite from the start"
I've built and flown at least a half dozen Wizards since the first one back in 1978. I picked that one without knowing what a great performer it was going to be. We happened to have both purple and white spray paint at the house and I had it built and painted in a day. When it was done I set my launch pad up in my front yard, loaded a C6 in the Wizard and let it fly. My jaw and the jaw of every kid watching dropped and stayed dropped. I'd previously flown an Alpha on a C6 and had been impressed with the altitude that one attained, but it was nothing like the Wizard. It ejected over 1000' over the church at the top of the street, then rode the streamer back toward us. For a moment I thought I was actually going to pull off the impossible and get it back, but it dropped into a gutter on the tall side of the house at the top of the street. Before I could get the ladder up the skies opened, and my Wizard was ruined. These days I buy Wizards by the handful. I'm not crazy about the new paint and decal scheme, but I know my way around that. Thirty six years later it's still one of the best Estes designs ever. There will always be a Wizard in my fleet.

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  • Self-adhesive decals in bright colors.
  • Die-cut balsa fins.
  • Plain cardboard body tube.
  • One-piece White plastic nose cone.
  • Bright orange streamer.
  • Rocket Skill level 1: quick and easy to build.
  • Estes' full 1 year warranty.
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launch instructions.


  • Length: 12" (30.5 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.74" (18.8 mm)
  • Weight: 0.8 oz (22 g)
  • Recovery: Streamer recovery
  • Fins: Die cut balsa fins
  • Maximum Altitude: 1500 ft (457 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1292


  • One model rocket kit
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions

Requirements & Suggestions

For How To Launch a Model Rocket

For How To Build a Model Rocket

  • Model Rocket Glue (TES3501) or Cement (HLC107)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Sandpaper
  • How to Paint a Model Rocket
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"Great Starter"
The Wizard is a great starter rocket. I first assembled this rocket some 25 years ago in elementary school during technology class. This brought back memories that were great. Can not go wrong with this rocket. Simple but very fun to put together.

"Good Starter Rocket"
This was the first rocket I built and flew as a BAR. If you fly it on anything other than an A motor you run the risk of losing it.

"An Estes classic"
I've built and flown 2 Estes Wizards - the first in the current blue color scheme with the supplied stickers, and the second in the classic purple and white with custom decals. This rocket is a great flier! I pick an A8-3 or A6-4 for most flights, but my favorite motor for the Wizard is the B4-4 on calm days. I've never gotten up the nerve to try a C motor. Building the Wizard is a straight-forward affair with no surprises. Overall, a classic kit that performs great.


No tricks here - just the most magical, high flying model rocket in the Kingdom! The Estes Wizard is an easy to build, high performance model rocket kit that's known for casting spells on all who own it. One minute he's on the pad, then the next...poof...he's in the air!

Standing 12" tall, this trickster can reach magical heights of 1,600 feet (488 m) or more using powerful Estes rocket engines. The Wizard is a Rocket Skill Level 1 kit that includes a one piece body tube, laser cut balsa fins and a bullet-shaped plastic nose cone. The easy to apply, self-stick decals are sure to make this mystic rocket the envy of everyone at your local launch field.

The Wizard is a great high altitude rocket for beginners, schools, clubs and rocket demonstrations. Regardless if you're a beginner or pro, the Wizard promises hours of flying magic!


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

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