Der Red Max Model Rocket Kit
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Der Red Max™


The Der Red Max rocket model is a classic, fun addition to any rocket enthusiast's collection. With a large stable design, this rocket performs great and reaches heights of over 500 feet with standard engines. Featuring laser cut wood fins for improved performance and a waterslide decal set, including the iconic skull and crossbones, this rocket is a must-have.

You'll need some basic tools and finishing supplies to build it, but the result is a 16-inch tall rocket that looks as good as it flies. To launch Max, you'll need Estes model rocket engines, starters, and recovery wadding, as well as the Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller. Don't forget to grab some AA batteries for the launch controller, and get ready to blast off!

  • SKILL LEVEL: The Der Red Max is an Intermediate level rocket that will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-5
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 600 ft. (183 m) on a C6-5


Thinking about far-out fun? Think of Der Red Max Model Rocket! An Estes classic, the Der Red Max has a large stable design, giving great sport performance. A great addition to any rocket collection!

The Der Red Max model rocket is a classic that not only looks good, but also performs as good as it looks and has a personality all its own!

Standing just a tad over 16 inches tall, the Max is one of our rockets that's a must have in your rocket arsenal. Not to mention, every launch with our standard engines will give you stellar flights over 500 feet. To top it off, a colorful 18 inch parachute accomplishes the recovery for safe landings.

In addition to retaining all of the great looks and flying qualities of the original, this new version now features laser cut wood fins for improved performance and it has a waterslide decal set that replicates the original - including the totally cool skull and crossbones.


What You Need to Fly

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 (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-5
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

600 ft. (183 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

16.3 in. (41.4 cm)
  • Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)
  • Weight

2.4 oz. (68 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter's glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (black, red).

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This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.