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Yankee Model Rocket Kit

The Estes Yankee is an exciting Skill Level 1 rocket kit that knows how to rip up the skies! When flown with powerful Estes rocket engines, this ultra trim missile screams to amazing heights over 1,800 feet! After a cloud topping flight, the Yankee returns safely with a neon orange streamer. Within minutes after landing, it's ready for another high altitude launch!

Estes Yankee Model Rocket Kit Skill Level 1 #1381
 Estes Rockets # est1381
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Specifications :
  • Length: 11" (27.9 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.74" (18.8 mm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz (12 g)
  • Recovery: Streamer
  • Fins: Die cut balsa fins
  • Maximum Altitude: 1400 ft (427 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1381
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"Flies High!"
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This rocket flies HIGH on a C6-7! I recommend trading the orange streamer with reflective Mylar. With a Mylar streamer I was able to watch it all the way down (even though it landed WAY outside the park and was lost). Construction is a snap!

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  • Self-adhesive decals in Red, White and Blue.
  • Die-cut balsa fins.
  • Plain cardboard body tube.
  • Bright Orange streamer.
  • Estes' full 1 year warranty.
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launch instructions.


  • Length: 11" (27.9 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.74" (18.8 mm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz (12 g)
  • Recovery: Streamer
  • Fins: Die cut balsa fins
  • Maximum Altitude: 1400 ft (427 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1381


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  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions

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"Small and Delicate"
Pretty straight forward build, but the tube and fins can be difficult for large hands or for beginners. The thin fins don't have a lot of gluing surface, and required a long holding time before they would set with out sliding. Would definitely consider the fin gluing rig for this rocket. Also, the fins are not die cut - had to trace the paper pattern onto the balsa wood and cut each out on own. Not a huge deal, but I was building it with my 7 year old son who wanted to help with each step, and I wasn't quite ready to let him use the knife yet! May have gone with a different rocket if I had known this about the fins. This rocket flies HIGH as advertised - definitely stick to A or B engines unless you have a very large area to launch at, and if you use a C engine take the advice of other and replace the orange streamer with a reflective mylar streamer.


The Yankee stands 11 inches (27.9 cm) tall and features a one piece body tube, laser cut balsa fins, conical shaped nose cone and colorful red and white, All-American looking self-stick decals. Just follow the suggested paint scheme and your Yankee will really stand out on the launch pad or on your shelf. Be patriotic, get a Yankee and add it to your collection today!

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