Estes Mean Machine Rocket Kit (Skill Level 2)

Estes Mean Machine Rocket Kit (Skill Level 2)


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As a scaled down version of the “Mean Machine”, the easy to assemble Mini Mean Machine is almost 40 inches long and features high quality body tubes, laser cut balsa fins in a reduced size for small field launches. The Mini Mean Machine is just as spectacular in flight as it’s bigger brother and can reach altitudes over 200 feet and recovers easily with a colorful 12 inch parachute.

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 and Electron Beam 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).

Recommended Engines

A3-4T, A10-3T

Projected Max Altitude

225 ft. (69 m)

Recovery System

9 in. (22.9 cm) Parachute


39 in. (99.1 cm)


0.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.2 oz. (34 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)


High Quality Plastic Nose Cone

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size


Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

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