Estes Industries is a company based in Penrose, Colorado, USA that designs and builds model rocket and model aircraft engines and kits.

Estes Industries was founded by Vernon Estes in 1958, after he created the MABLE. The MABLE was a machine designed to inexpensively manufacture model rocket engines for the then Model Missile company.

Today, in addition to producing engines, Estes offers model rocket kits for various skill levels of modelers.


All current Estes model rocket engines are powered by Black Powder. They range from 1/4A to E impulse, in 13mm, 18mm, and 24mm diameters.


Estes produces many kits of various skill levels, from pre-assembled to complex skill level 4 kits.

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